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Women's Fall Foliage Adventure

 New Hampshire White Mountains
October 6-9 2023

Explore. Adventure. Nomad.

Sit back and relax during this scenic, fun-filled 3-night, 4-day road trip-style adventure! Find yourself surrounded by foliage and crisp fall air as our driver takes us through the White Mountains and along the Kangamangus Highway.

 

We'll walk along the Flume Gorge trail, complete with boardwalks and bridges as we pass by waterfalls, natural pools, and moss-covered granite walls. If you'd like to enjoy the foliage from a different vantage point, take an aerial tramway ride up and down a mountain, hop on an alpine coaster to enjoy a leisurely scenic ride down a mountainside, soar through the sky on a seated zipline, and if you're a real thrill seeker, the giant swing is for you.

No road trip is complete without some great eats and adult beverages! We'll feast at a highly rated brunch spot, stop at a brewery, cidery, and winery for a tasting, and savor warm, fresh cider donuts and handmade pies.

Where We're Staying

Connect with nature and the outdoors! We'll set up camp at some of the most scenic sites along our way through the White Mountains. Enjoy evening free time to sit around the campfire, talk a walk, or lay on the beach and stargaze.

 

There's a 1-person, 2-person, and two 4-person tents available for use with your reservation and you're welcome to bring your own 1-2-person tent if you'd prefer to have your own accommodation.

 

Our campgrounds have picnic tables, fire pits, running water, flushing toilets, and shower facilities. 

What We're Doing

Sit back and relax during this scenic, fun-filled 3-night, 4-day road trip-style adventure!

 

Your host will be driving a rental vehicle large enough to accommodate our group and gear, and has organized some pretty cool adventures and excursions for us to enjoy. 

 

As we depart on our journey, transportation and pickup/dropoff is provided along I-95 Bangor to Gray Park-n-Rides and Greyhound/Concord Bus station, along Route 302 in Gray to Fryeburg, and from BGR or PWM airport. 

We're leaf-peeping by car, on foot, and by air!

 

Soak up all the sights as we drive on the Kangamangus Highway and through the White Mountains. Walk along boardwalks and bridges as we pass by waterfalls, natural pools, moss-covered granite walls and gorgeous mountain views along the magical Flume Gorge trail (easy, 2mi, 1.5hr).

If you'd like to enjoy the foliage from a different vantage point, take an aerial tramway ride up and down a 4,000 ft mountain, grab some refreshments at the peak and enjoy the 360-degree observation deck, hop on an alpine coaster to enjoy a leisurely or thrilling (you control the speed, reach up to 25 mph) down a mountainside, take a seated zipline ride as you soar through the sky, and if you're a real thrill seeker you'll reach speeds up to 40 mph and experience gravitational force on a giant swing.

No road trip is complete without some great eats and adult beverages!

 

We'll feast at a highly rated brunch spot (the crepes and eggs benedict are to die for), stop at a brewery, cidery, and winery for a taste testing, satisfy your sweet tooth with freshly baked pies and cider donuts from a specialty market, and enjoy some campfire meals along our way.

What To Pack

Sleeping Bag

(medium-heavy weight)

Small Blanket

(something to wrap up in around the campfire)

Camp Pillow 

Sleeping Pad/Mat

 

1 Pair of Sneakers

1 Pair of Slide-On Shoes/Crocs

(you might want these to double as shower shoes)

2 Pair Warm Socks

2 Pair Athletic Socks

Sports Bra + Undies

Comfy Activewear/Lounge Clothes

   1 Sweatshirt/Fleece

   1 Cozy Sweater

   3 Pairs of Pants

(1 Leggins, 1 Pants, 1 Jeans)

   3 Shirts/Tops

(1 Short Sleeve Tee, 2 Long Sleeve Tops)

Rain Jacket and Jacket

(light-medium weight)

 

USB Battery Pack + Charger Cords

Headlamp + Flashlight

Ball Cap/Beanie

Sunglasses

Nalgene Bottle and Insulated Mug/Thermos

Fanny Pack or Small Day Pack

(for wallet, snacks, water, etc.)

Cash/Bank Card

(for food/alcohol/etc that's not included)

Towel and Travel Toiletries

(for shower)

Book

BYOB

Good Vibes

Itinerary

Friday 10/6

Road Trip Pick Up

(transportation and pickup/dropoff is provided along I-95 Bangor to Gray Park-n-Rides and Greyhound/Concord Bus station, along Route 302 in Gray to Fryeburg, and from BGR or PWM airport)

Grab Lunch on the Road

Scenic Drive Along the Kangamangus Highway

Set up Camp in Franconia Notch Along the River

(pull in site - running water, toilet, and shower facilities)

Free time

Campfire Dinner

 

Saturday 10/7

Campfire Breakfast

Free Time

Flume Gorge Walk

(easy-moderate, 1.5hr roundtrip, 2mi)

Aerial Tramway Ride

(20 min round trip, observation deck & cafe at peak)

Lunch/Snacks at the Peak

Back to Camp in Franconia Notch

Free time

Campfire Dinner

Sunday 10/8

Campfire Breakfast

Free Time

Pack Up Camp

Drive through the White Mountains

Alpine Coaster Ride

Seated Zipline Ride

Thrill Seekers Sky Swing

Tasting at a Brewery, a Winery, and a Cidery

Fresh Cider Donuts and Handmade Pies

Set up Camp Along the Saco River

(pull in site - running water, toilet facilities)

Campfire Dinner

 

Monday 10/9

Break Down Camp

Brunch Stop

Road Trip Drop Off

(transportation and pickup/dropoff is provided along I-95 Gray to Bangor Park-n-Rides and Greyhound/Concord Bus station, along Route 302 in Fryeburg to Gray, and from PWM or BGR airport)

Your Reservation

Included

Transportation

Driver + Host During Our Road Trip

(so you can sit back and relax)

Pick Up and Drop off along route

(transportation and pickup/dropoff is provided along I-95 Bangor to Gray Park-n-Rides and Greyhound/Concord Bus station, along Route 302 in Gray to Fryeburg, and from BGR or PWM airport)

Overnight Camping Accommodations for 3 Nights

(1-person, 2-person, and two 4-person tents are available for use with your reservation; you're welcome to bring your own 1-2-person tent if you'd prefer to have your own accommodation. Pull in, riverside sites with running water, toilet, and shower facilities)

Leaf Peeping Tours and Booked Adventures for 4 Days

Scenic Drive Along the Kangamangus Highway

Scenic Drive Through the White Mountains

Flume Gorge Walk and Entrance Fees

Aerial Tramway Fees

Alpine Coaster Ride Fees

Seated Zipline Ride Fees

Thrill Seeking Sky Swing Fees

Brunch Stop

Mountain Top Cafe Stop

Brewery, Winery, and Cidery Tasting Stops

Cider Donuts and Baked Goods Stop

Meals (2 Breakfast and 3 Dinners)

Saturday and Sunday Breakfast

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dinner

Not Included

Flight to/from BGR or PWM

Meals (1 Brunch, 2 Lunches)

 Monday Brunch

Saturday and Sunday Lunch

 

Alcohol, Shopping, Additional Activities

Cost

Paid in Full $525 pp

Non-Refundable Amount Due Immediately $525

-OR -

5 Payment Plan $150 | 4x$105 pp

Non-Refundable Deposit Due Immediately $150

Non-Refundable Amount Due in 4 Payments of $105

Full Payment Must Be Received By Sept 15th, 2023

*Payment is non-refundable. If you're unable to make the trip for any reason, you'll need to sell or gift your spot to someone else.

*Weather. We'll have a great time in rain, snow, or shine! Unless extreme weather conditions are forecasted, our adventure is on.

To Reserve Your Spot

Use the "Contact Us" form below to ask us any questions. If you're ready to book this Women's Wanderlust Retreat, let us know which payment plan works best for you so we can send you an invoice to reserve your spot!

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