The Highland Center Lodge is just one of six rustic lodges created by the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) along the Appalachian Trail. Located in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, the Highland educates families on conservation and outdoor adventure. Family members can take classes (even kids as young as three can take classes on making snow shelters, for instance!) and there are always guided hikes and activities on offer.
The eco-lodge has several room types, the most popular for families being rooms with bunk beds. Room rates include BOTH breakfast and dinner! There's a fun game room for when the weather is bad, and best of all, an L.L. Bean room with outdoor gear available for check-out during your stay. No need to buy or rent equipment you may only use once!
From the lodge, there are a number of easy to moderate hiking options, and you can buy discounted tickets to Bretton Woods for downhill skiing or cross-country skiing. Sledding, snow play, and snowshoeing on site in the winter, and hiking and biking reign in summer.
Highly recommend for families with kids of ALL ages.