Best Views in the North Country
For more scenic views, Diamond Ridge in Pittsburg offers incredible views of the wooded forest below. Standing at 3,230 feet, you can ride perfectly groomed, wide trails to the summit of the mountain. On bluebird days, you can see for miles. Be sure to pack some snacks for the Canadian Grey Jays that will happily eat out of your hands. Don’t be surprised if you see a moose! For more seasoned riders, Shatney Mountain has some of Pittsburg’s steepest trails, but riders are rewarded with breathtaking views of Back Lake. It’s a local favorite.
Located in Coleman State Park, Sugar Hill in Stewartstown may be a little smaller than Diamond Ridge, but it still offers great views of the North Country’s wilderness. The Swift Diamond Riders maintain all the trails in Stewartstown, including the spruce-covered Sugar Hill. They also have a warming hut open on the weekends that serves up hot dogs and hamburgers trailside. Perfect for when you need to refuel your sled, as they also sell gas, and your belly! From here, head over to the soon to be redeveloped grand hotel - The Balsams - for a quick peek at what will soon be an epic resort rivaling any destination worldwide.
For those up for the challenge, follow the trail to Dixville Notch. A steep and challenging ride to an amazing view just below the windmills is worth the effort. No matter where you go in the North Country, you’ll find great trails and views.
Lopstick in Pittsburg has been providing refuge for outdoor lovers since 1928. With 57 cabins of various sizes located on or near a snowmobile trail, the Lopstick is a great place to call your home base for a week or stop by for a night or two along your route. Lopstick also offers snowmobile rentals for one or two riders, including full coverage snowmobile helmets to help keep you safe and warm.
Surrounded by the Connecticut Lakes, Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg is another popular winter destination for snowmobilers. Their lodging options vary from one to four-bedroom rustic lakeshore log cabins to luxury cottages to lodge rooms. Tall Timber Lodge also rents snowmobiles by the day or half-day and is located near New Hampshire’s State Corridor Trails #5 and #20. Both Lopstick and Tall Timber Lodge offer special stay and ride packages during the winter months.
Satisfy Your Hunger
If it’s just the two of you, Parsons Street is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the trail. Relax in a luxurious suite and have an elegant meal at their in-house fine dining restaurant. Ask Linda and John, the gracious owners, to be seated at “the nest” for a truly romantic experience.
The Rainbow Grille, located in Tall Timber Lodge, is an award winning “North Woods Fine Dining in a Rustic and Casual Atmosphere.” Seven days a week, the Rainbow Grille serves up some of the best food in the North Country. It’s breakfast and dinner menu is extensive and includes nightly specials, like Dry Aged Bison Cowboy Steak, Rack of Lamb, and more.
Located on Snowmobile Trail #142, Buck Rub Pub is a family owned and operated pub and lodge in Pittsburg. It features hearty food at a great value and fresh cold beer from the tap.
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