Explore Getaway Blake Brook

Here’s a handy guide for getting to our Boston Outpost and local spots to pick up any supplies you may need. While there’s a lot to do in the area, we suggest taking a break from planning in excess and simply enjoying the time away from your daily routine and hustle.

Parking + Public Transportation

Nestled in the New Hampshire woods, your secluded escape is easily accessible from Boston. Driving is the quickest way to travel to your Getaway—parking is easy, just pull up right beside your tiny cabin. If you don’t have any wheels, you can take a Greyhound bus to Concord, then hop in an Uber or Lyft for the remainder of the journey.

Walks in the Woods

Take a trip down one of these nearby hiking trails in your Getaway cabin backyard.

Lake Winnipesaukee
The largest lake in New Hampshire, Lake Winnipesaukee, is a great option for those looking for some time near the water. With options to canoe or kayak, go fishing, or just dip your toes beneath the waves, Lake Winnipesaukee is a beautiful feature of New Hampshire’s landscape that your whole family will never forget.

Pawtuckaway State Park
The options are seemingly endless at Pawtuckaway State Park. This is a great spot for families year-round. In the summers, you can take advantage of the beach area by swimming, renting kayaks, or fishing, while in the colder months, you can stick to exploring the hiking trails or the geological features left by glaciers.

North Meadows State Park & Northwood Lake
Year-round North Meadows State Park is a great place for all your outdoor activities. With trails suitable for hiking, biking, horse-riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, not to mention lakes for fishing and canoeing, you’ll never be bored by a visit to this park.

Marjory Swope Park
Distance: 0.8 – 1.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

This park boasts beautiful vistas with views of Penacook Lake, an observation tower, and a few trails that allow you to explore the area. Each of the trails is less than two miles long, but each has points of interest to keep you busy all day long like an outcrop of granite called Gifillan Rock.

Winant Park
Distance: 0.25 – 0.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Winant Park has three trails to choose from, each with its own unique features. These trails have old growth trees, a view of the State House, mountain vistas, and even an old ski tow site for hikers to explore.

Epsom Town Forest and Neville Peak Trail
Distance: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

For a slightly more challenging, but all the more rewarding trail, the Neville Peak Trail in the Epsom Town Forest is a great uphill climb, leading to amazing views.

Catamount Trail
Distance: 3.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Starting in a third-generation red pine forest, this looping trail will lead you up Catamount Hill to a viewing area where you can gaze upon other mountains in the region. This route should only take you a couple of hours, so you can plan to head to the Blasty Bough Brewery on your way back to your cabin for a pint and a bite to eat.

Great Brook Trail
Distance: 4 Miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
This out-and-back trail features a river and a pond, and it’s a great trail for beginners as well as seasoned pros. It’s accessible year-round, so if you plan your Getaway for the winter, you may want to bring along a pair of snowshoes if you have them. Keep an eye out for wildflowers and wildlife along the trail—you’re likely to see plenty of both.

Little Bear, Bobcat and Broken Boulder Loop Trail
Distance: 5.1 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Dogs allowed on-leash
This trail, which is best used between April and November, is a nice long one, great for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing in the cold months, and more. It’s a great bird-watching spot as well, so bring some binoculars, a couple of friends, and enjoy a great day on this trail.

Oak Hill Trails
Distance: 5.8 miles, about 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
For a long but not difficult hike, try the trail leading to the old fire tower. Climbing the fire tower will provide you with a lovely panoramic view of the area.

Sustenance & Snacks

If you’re in need of extra supplies, you can find several stores nearby to fulfill your needs and fill your belly.

Chichester Country Store, 257 Main St, Chichester, NH 03258
An old-fashioned, small-town shop, Chichester County Store is a place where you can grab the basics along with a deli sandwich. We suggest the store’s pride and joy, a maple glazed cider donut.

Heritage Corner Market, 1380 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
If you’re looking for beer and wine, Heritage Corner Market is fully stocked with libations to make your stay a little more lively. They also have a butcher shop and deli counter if you’re in the mood for something heartier.

Hannaford Supermarket174 First, N.Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
For any grocery items and snacks you might need, you can always stop at Hannford Supermarket. Be sure to try some of their pastries as a small treat to celebrate your Getaway—and once your Getaway is over and you’re on your way home, drop off any food you didn’t eat at the Loudon Food Pantry to give back to the community of Epsom, NH.

Day Trips from Getaway Blake Brook

Pats Peak 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH 03242
If skiing and snowboarding seem of interest to you, Pats Peak is definitely a mountain to check out. They have 28 trails of varying levels of difficulty, for both beginners and experts alike. You could spend all day with your family gliding down the side of the mountain, and make tons of memories here on a day trip from your Getaway.

Gunstock Mountain Resort 719 Cherry Valley RoadGilford, New Hampshire 03249
If some of your family members would prefer not to ski or snowboard, Gunstock Mountain Resort is a great option that allows everyone to pick which winter activity they’d prefer to do. You can, of course, ski and snowboard, but you can also go tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and even biking with giant snow tires. The resort has 227 acres for skiing and snowboarding, and 55 trails for you to explore.

Gilmanton Winery and Vineyard 528 Meadow Pond Road, Gilmanton, New Hampshire 03237
Year-round you can visit Gilmanton Winery and Vineyard for a nice wine-tasting or brunch with your family and friends. Guests are encouraged to explore the land owned by the Vineyard, and to meet the pigs, goats, rabbits, and chickens that are housed there.

New Hampshire Audobon 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
To learn more about the wildlife and the natural environment that you’ll be enjoying on your Getaway, you can stop at New Hampshire Audobon. This nonprofit has been executing programs to educate the public, conserve wildlife, protect the land, and influence environmental policy since 1914, so you can be sure that you’ll learn something new on your visit.

Blasty Bough Brewery 3 Griffin Rd, Epsom, NH 03234
This farm-to-kettle brewery sits on the same land where a tavern sat long before the American Revolution. To taste local brews in the same spot that has been sharing the spoils of the craft for centuries, make sure to make a stop at their brewery that’s less than five minutes away from Getaway Blake Brook.

Robie’s Country Store 9 Riverside St, Hooksett, NH 03106
Robie’s Country Store is a historic spot in Hooksett, NH. A general store, owned by the Robie family, opened in 1887. It was recently redone and has become a cafe, though the original wall decorations will remain untouched by the new owners to keep the spirit of this historic spot alive and well. This is a great stop for history buffs, looking to learn more about the area around Getaway Blake Brook.

Prepare for your upcoming day trip with the new, non-medicated ZYRTEC® Soothing Face Wipes. Through October, our guests at Getaway Blake Brook will receive a complimentary sample. The gentle, ultra-soft cloths instantly remove particles as small as pollen, dust, dirt, and other impurities. Plus, they come in a portable, re-sealable bag so you can easily tote them along as you explore the trails and sights Epsom, NH, has to offer.

Notes on Nature

  • New Hampshire is known as the Granite State, so if you’re not sure what type of rock you’re looking at while you’re exploring, granite is a good guess.
  • On a clear day, you might be able to see Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet.
  • The wild animal you’re most likely to encounter during your stay is the white-tailed deer, which has a population of about 100,000 in New Hampshire.
  • The Town Forest is just a short walk away. We encourage you to go by foot, but if you need to drive, there’s a small parking lot within the forest that you can park at.
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