DATE: Jul 22, 2022 to Jul 24, 2022
Hiking Vacation Mountainside Part 2

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Event Coordinator: nhclimber03264
Hinsdale, NH

Max # People: 50

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate


After an amazing start to the summer, please come and join in a SECOND weekend of camping and adventures at Mountainside Campground, located in southeastern (Hinsdale) New Hampshire. This weekend’s focus will be a MODERATE TO STRENOUS hike on Mount Ascutney via the Windsor and Brownville Trails. Excellent views including an observation tower.

The campground provides a variety of options including tent and camper sites, cabins, and a bunkhouse. Hot showers and cooking space is also available. All reservations and funds for the campground will go through the campground owner and NOT the leader of this activity. Please contact Mountainside directly regarding reservations. Contact info listed below.


Phone: 603-398-7871

Day-tippers are more than welcome to join us at the trail head parking lots. Contact trip leader directly for details.


This weekend will provide an opportunity to explore nature. There are several adventure options which include…

  • Guided hike up Mt Ascutney that will be MODERATE to STRENUOUS (Pace, elevation gain and distance).  Total distance is 6 miles with 3100 ft at highest elevation.
  • If you wish to lead a hiking group, please contact. Additional leaders are VERY welcome to join and lead groups.  
  • Self-guided, resources will be available for those who wish to seek solitude or more challenging hikes.
  • Not a hiker? Many back roads through rural NH and VT. Maps and suggestions are available for “site seeing” adventures.
  • Several local swimming options including “gay friendly” locations. For more information visit Gay Outdoors “swimming holes in Vermont”. Hiking groups might consider a visiting or meeting up after a good wilderness adventure.  
  • Guided night hikes around Mountainside. Exploring nature up close and in the dark.  
  • Potluck/cook out/campfire on Saturday night. Several cooking options are available at Mountainside along with refrigerators for storage.

Participants can arrive Friday evening and settle in. Guided adventures will be scheduled for 9am Saturday, rain or shine. 

Any questions, suggestion or concerns please email directly.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Mountainside campground is located in Hinsdale, NH, and is easily accessed from I-91 and Rt. 119.  To maintain privacy, the campground owners have a policy of only releasing their address when you book your stay.  They will be happy to assist you with directions at that time.  This campground requires reservations. You may make reservations by phone or email.  Book early if you want to reserve lodging such as a cabin, camper, tent site or bunkhouse bed. All reservations and funds will go through the campground and NOT the leader of this activity. Please contact Mountainside directly regarding reservations.