1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
This one will remind you of the Flume Gorge, but adds a little bit more drama. Portions of the caves are lit by lanterns, so there's a mystique of spookiness that is appealing. The Dilly Cliffs Trail, accessed near the parking lot is enjoyable, but quite steep and ruggedâ€"best left to the experienced hiker.
This place has long been a favorite place for active children, with lots of caves and hidden places to explore. There are many stairs, so this is not the ideal place for strollers or the mobility challenged. There are lantern tours of the caves, a half mile of "ecology trail," a nature garden showcase of NH flora and fauna and a trout pool.
The history of Lost River Gorge is an interesting oneâ€"the land was saved from being stripped treeless by a Paper Company in 1912â€"and a trust was established to safeguard the area. The geologic history is also fascinating, and explained wonderfully by the Timeline at the Park.
Lost River Gorge is located about 6.5 miles off I-93 at Exit 32. There are many dining choices along Main Street (Route 112).