Stop number two on this year’s anniversary trip was New Hampshire. I know, probably not the top of everyone’s list, but I did some Googling and found this cool place called “Moose Alley“. There’s a stretch of Route 3 that runs from New Hampshire into Canada that is famous for it’s moose – they literally wander around on the roads.
We pulled into a little store on the side of the road to chat it up with the locals. When I asked where to go to see moose, the shopkeeper very kindly informed me that it was moose season and we wouldn’t be seeing any moose. Now, I don’t know if anyone else’s brain works the way mine does, but that became a challenge for me to actually find one. We cruised up and down the highway a little more and then headed in to find a place to stay for the night.
We stumbled across this great little resort called Ramblewood. They’re a combination of cabins and campgrounds located right on First Connecticut Lake. We spent the night in a three bedroom cabin overlooking the lake for a whopping $80.
The owner of Ramblewood confirmed that we would probably not see moose this trip… but was kind enough to humor me and gave us a few logging roads to scope out. We spent the next two or three hours bouncing round logging roads with our eyes peeled for moose. No luck. We headed back out on the highway to go to the cabin and BAM:
We also saw a pair of moose walking together, but by that point it was getting a little dark and my photography skills were not up to par. I could not believe how big they are… they’re the size of my horse! Unfortunately, we didn’t see any males (would have been neat to see the antlers!) but I was super excited to see these ones!
New Hampshire was beautiful… we were about a week or two late for the fall colors, but still got to see beautiful scenery!