Recent Trip to the Flume in the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

With the change in the weather and the beautiful colors of the leaves we thought it was a good time to travel up to the mountains to take in all the beauty. It was a perfect day in the low 70’s and dry.

I included some of the information about The Flume from the booklet that we received. I thought you might enjoy learning more about it. It’s fascinating.

Riding up to the mountains
Lovely drive up to the mountains
A Glimpse of Mountains peaks
A little bit of color showing
More mountain views
Getting closer to the mountains
The Flume
Beautiful covered bridge
A lovely view with some color in the trees
View from one of the bridges
On top of the bridge
Rocks bare of water due to the drought
Table Rock where the water from the top of the mountain rushes over the flattened rocks – but there was very little water due to the drought.
Walking over the wooden pathway
A long way to go to the Flume
Stairway to the Flume
Avalanche Falls – the water is usually rushing so full and high that it splashes everyone as we walk by. But with the drought it was just a trickle.
Stopping for a selfie at the Flume
Another view of the falls
Another lovely view
View of the front of the building of The Flume looking from the inside.
The Building which houses a restaurant and restrooms to The Flume
Moose at The Flume Building
Stagecoach at The Flume Building

After our trip we stopped at the Woodstock Inn in Lincoln, New Hampshire for a burger which was delicious! Tables were safely distanced with plastic screens between booths and masks were worn until seated and eating. We felt comfortable and safe.

Reservations for The Flume must be made ahead of time through your phone. Masks must be worn on the trip throughout the two-mile round trip climb and you must keep six feet or more between other climbers. We didn’t know about the reservations until we arrived there. The two attendants were accommodating and helped us through the process of reserving our tickets. We were able to get right into the group that was scheduled at that time, so there was no waiting. We just had to show our tickets from my phone and get in line safely distanced. There were only a couple of families of four or more ahead of us. We always felt safe walking and not at all crowded. People were polite some times while other times some younger ones ran by us without excusing themselves. We do tend to walk a little slower.

I have to say that The Flume was very pleasant to walk through even though I was feeling it a little in my knees when we had to climb and coming back down was quite steep. I used to be able to traverse this climb without getting out of breath. I guess I am getting up there in age. Sigh!

We had more color back at home in Londonderry, New Hampshire than we saw in the White Mountains. I think it was past peak by a week or more.

Well, I guess this will be it for this year until 2021 when we may go back for another visit but earlier so we can see more color in the trees. Like I said previously it is all due to the drought – the trees lost color sooner and there was less water at the falls. I still think it was impressive and enjoyable.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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7 Responses to Recent Trip to the Flume in the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

  1. Jennie says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this, Janice! Super photos and information. I must put this on my to-do list next summer. Hopefully Covid will be gone by then.

  2. Looks like an amazing trip Janice and just the tonic after the last few months.. wonderful weather too…hugsxx

  3. What an amazing trip. Enjoyed it. than you for sharing

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