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Lost River Gorge

Hall of Ships

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 “Lost River.”

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 outdoor clothing are 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 as information and exhibits concerning New Hampshire wildlife can be viewed in the Log Cabin.



Lost River Mining Sluice

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 a bite to eat 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.