“No trip to New Hampshire (at least in the summer) can be complete without a trip to the Flume Gorge up in the mountains. The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor’s Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge (this time around we only did the gorge due to time constraints) or do a two mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns and mosses found there.
The Flume was discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old “Aunt” Jess Guernsey when she accidentally came upon it while fishing. She had trouble convincing her family of the marvelous discovery, but eventually persuaded others to come and see for themselves. At that time, a huge egg-shaped boulder hung suspended between the walls. The rock was 10 feet (3m) high and 12 feet (3.6m) long. A heavy rainstorm in June of 1883 started a landslide that swept the boulder from its place. It has never been found. The same storm deepened the gorge and formed Avalanche Falls.
Hailey deemed the walk through the gorge AWESOME!!!
After the long walk and stair climb we headed for lunch and miniature golf. We picked the Pirates Cove Adventure Golf in Lincoln. Here we stepped back to a time when hobos had the life. We putted through a first class putting course amongst lavish landscaping, cascading waterfalls and meandering streams.Their imaginative theming, and natural beauty, made for great fun. The holes were long and lots of stairs (just what we needed after the flume – right?) We made it back to Nashua in time for lunch with Great Grammie.