I recently hiked to Holt’s Ledge along the Appalachian Trail for the first time. Holt’s Ledge is located in Lyme Center, NH.
Although the top is only 1930 feet, hikers can enjoy great views to the east and south.
Looking towards the south we could see Goose Pond and the ski trails of Mt Sunpaee in the distance.
Zoom photo of Mt. Cardigan from Holt’s Ledge.
To the east we could see Mt. Cardigan with it’s distinctive bald top and fire tower on the summit.
Way off in the distance we could see the distinctive profile of Franconia Ridge near Woodstock, NH.
After enjoying the view for a while the group walked over to Dartmouth Skiway lift and ski trails. From there we had a nice view of Smarts Mt. to the North.
We walked down the Upper Papoose ski trail for part of the return trip.
We even found a small pile of snow on the Upper Papoose trail.
We had a great view of Lyme Center and the mountains of Vermont off in the distance.
An interesting sight along the Papoose trail is a giant boulder beside the trail.
Holt’s Ledge is a great hike since you get impressive views yet the hike is under two miles.