White Lake State Park offers some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, or to try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a campground with family campsites as well as youth group sites.

Nice hike, worth the views at the top and the fun scrambling on the ramparts. My only complaint is that the trip back down was very uneventful, although the brook along the way is very pleasant and nice for a quick splash of cool water on your face in the heat!

The trail was quite narrow in some spots and I'm not a fan of having to pay to get to the trail head

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail from the trailhead on route 16 up to the Carter Notch Hut (July 15, 2017). This was a relatively easy hike and from my research of the AMC huts, one of the easiest to access. There had been a good amount of rain over the preceding week and the brook was active in several places. Weather was warm and humid and not much sun going in, but the canopy was so dense, it would not have reached us until we neared the hut. I will write additional reviews of hikes from the hut up Wildcat and from the hut out over Carter Dome, Mount Hight and down the Carter Dome & Nineteen Mile Brook Trail.

A nice walk around the lake. It's a great place to camp also.

Very nice walk around the lake.

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Friday, January 15, 2016

walking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Nice walk around White Lake that I do often with and without grandchildren. There are herons, loons and other water birds to be seen.

hiking
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

trail running
Friday, August 28, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Nice walk around the lake, well marked though very narrow in some areas. Good for kids which is the main reason for five stars.

hiking
Thursday, April 16, 2015