My youngest son, Nick, is coming to spend the summer with me. To say I'm very
excited would be the biggest understatement ever. But at the same time, I have to find fun things to do to keep him busy and having fun.

Thankfully, New Hampshire is a virtual paradise for outdoor adventure, especially if you like to hike. And there's one one hike everyone should take at least once.

According to, The Flume is one of the most well-known hikes in the Granite State.

It extends 800 feet at the base of Mt. Liberty, according to The website states that as you make your way down the narrow gorge, you'll see the sides are made of sheer granite, and extend to 90 feet in some parts. Once you reach the bottom, a walkway allows you to make your way along the floor of the gorge. If you can handle stairs, then you should have no problems. Besides the walkway, there's a 2-mile hike that loops through the surrounding woods, according to the website. You can contact the park office if you have disability access needs.

While you're there, don't miss Avalanche Falls -- a 45-foot waterfall that cascades to form Flume Brook, according to And one of the state's oldest-covered bridges is a must see.

If you plan on visiting this summer, you can only get to The Flume through the Visitors Center at 852 Daniel Webster Highway in Lincoln. It's open 8:30 am to 5 pm daily, through October 22. Get more information, including ticket prices here.

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