Last weekend, my family and I spent a day at Camp Coniston in Croydon, NH. Usually, the 1200 acre camp on Lake Coniston would be full of young campers spending two weeks out of their fleeting summers learning new activities like archery and horseback — but due to COVID-19, the camp was closed for this season. However, Camp Coniston was generously open for families to safely and responsibly enjoy instead.
The day we went was mostly set aside for Lebanon, NH residents. Each family had a personal cabin for changing, and there were many activities available to enjoy; such as paddleboarding, archery, and swimming. I took the opportunity to hike around the lake with my camera (both film and digital) and to try paddle-boarding for the first time. It was a great day to relax and not worry about the world’s problems.
My Hike Around Lake Coniston
Half-way around the lake on the southern tip, I found the Flume Trail. It is a short out and back trail that takes you to The Flume, a deep chasm cut out by years of water erosion and the remnants of an old sawmill. The old moss-covered stone walls were quite impressive.