Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rte 118 - Woodstock to Warren

Route 118 between Woodstock and Warren NH is one of the most popular scenic roads in the White Mountains. Starting from the Lost River Road in Woodstock or Rte 25 in Warren. If you are looking for a round trip route you can return via Rte 112 from Bath or go south to Plymouth and north on Rte 3.
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For Road Warriors:
Beginning in the Center of Woodstock at the Junction of Rte 3 and the Kancamaugus Highway follow the signs to Lost River Road, Rte 118 and Rte 112. Rte 118 bears left off this road at about 3 miles and winds its way through hardwood and then boreal type forests. Don't be surprised if you see a moose or two along the way, especially around dusk or dawn. Just before the junction of Rte 25 in Warren you will see a pulloff that is well used. Make a point of stopping here and viewing the Warren Gorge where locals and visitors alike gather to swim and cool off on hot summer days.

For Bicyclers:
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Tour or Mountain Bikes
Parking: There is a pulloff to the left just before Rte 118 leaves Rte 112 (Lost River Road).
The Bike trail along Rte 118 is winding and steep but well worth the trip. There is no short loop so plans should be made for a pickup vehicle or a very long trip. To make a loop, continue north on Rte 25 after reaching Warren and then North on Rte 116 to the town of Bath where Rte 112 will take you back to Rte 118.

Photo by Andrew Thompson
Moose Alert!
This road may be populated by extremely large and beautiful creatures!

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