It's an adventure that combines the beauty and mysteries of nature with the excitement
of exploring! Lost River Gorge is a journey through time. As you travel
this timeline, you’ll explore steep walled gorges and rugged boulder
caves still lit by lanterns and guided by boardwalks. You’ll marvel
at the colors and delicate beauty of over one hundred species of native
flowers, ferns, and shrubs in our nature garden. Along your ¾ mile
journey, the river will keep you company along the way, playing hide
and seek among the huge boulders and deep crevasses. Even when it’s
not visible, the river is never far away—you’ll hear it babbling over
the rocks, just out of sight, and you’ll understand why it's called
Your exploration of Lost River can be as easy or as ambitious as you
choose. You may remain on the boardwalk, or accept the challenge
of boulder caves such as the Dungeon and the Lemon Squeezer; it’s up
to you. To make your adventure more enjoyable, sturdy footwear and
recommended and no strollers are allowed in the Gorge.
Of course, Lost River offers more than caves and boardwalks. Enjoy a
stroll on the Ecology trail or, for the very experienced hiker, climb
up the Dilly Cliff. A short video on the history of Lost River as well
information and exhibits concerning New Hampshire wildlife can be viewed
in the Log Cabin.
Panning for gemstones or fossils at the Lost River Mining Company is
enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Even if you don’t discover
diamonds or rubies, finding a treasure at our Country Store Gift Shop
is a sure thing! We've been told that we offer the best selection
of fossils and gems around. At the end of your visit, relax and have
while you enjoy the views from our deck or sit under our new picnic pavilion.
For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Lost River Gorge is a smoke-free
environment and designated service dogs are the ONLY animals allowed in the gorge.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder
1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262