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Mount Cardigan Professional Review and Guide
"A challenging hike to one of the best viewpoints in New Hampshire. The state of New Hampshire's website for Cardigan State Park lists hiking as the only activity in this 5,600-acre park. While backcountry skiers may argue the point, hikers are certainly grateful for the 50 miles of trails that head up and around Mount Cardigan, both in the park and in the adjacent AMC preserve. The shortest and easiest hike up Mount Cardigan (nicknamed Old Baldy) and its spectacular views is via the West Ridge Trail, which begins from the state park parking area to the west of the mountain. This trip, however, makes a loop over more interesting terrain from the east and the AMC’s Cardigan Lodge, which provides overnight lodging and meals in summer and on fall weekends."
--Jerry & Marcy Monkman, Discover Southern New Hampshire (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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