Top 3 Adventures at Danforth Bay

When planning your next camping trip to Danforth Bay here are a few things you might want to consider adding to your list if you are looking for an escape to the great outdoors.

1. Bike Ride Through the Freedom Town Forest

The Freedom Town Forest spans over 2,661 acres of conservation land and connects to several other already conserved properties to create a 5,300+ acre area of conservation land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort is conveniently located to the Jackman Ridge Trail for a moderate 3.6 mile bike ride that will take you through the lush forest, over streams and around picturesque Trout Pond. All you need is a mountain bike, helmet, water and a trail map that can be found here online or at The Depot. 

2. Rent a Boat and Explore Danforth Bay and Ossipee Lake

Did you know Ossipee Lake is the sixth largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire? With its four connecting bays, Ossipee Lake is the perfect place for guests to relax on the open water or explore the hidden nooks and crannies within the channels. Danforth Bay has a boat ramp on property next to Cove Beach, which provides easy in-and-out access for guests wishing to bring their own motorboats. Boat rentals are available at the Brookside Beach. Boats include kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, paddle boards, row boats and motorized boats. If the boat-house is unattended, please check with the Depot.

3. Hike Mary’s Mountain

Named for a Shawtown resident of the late 1800’s who tended sheep in the meadows near the top, Mary’s mountain is a ¾ mile hike up a moderately steep trail. The hike one way can take between 20 and 30 minutes, and rewards you with 2 rocky outlooks offering sweeping views of Ossipee Lake and the surrounding mountains, as well as Danforth Bay and the campground. It is well worth the effort. The trailhead can be found in the right hand corner of our upper RV storage lot. The activities department leads frequent trips up this trail, please check the activities schedule or inquire at The Depot. 

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