This spring, consider taking a trip to the Flume Gorge in Lincoln, New Hampshire, only a three-hour drive from downtown Montreal.\nAn elevated wooden path takes visitors right through the deep chasm and past several waterfalls.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nDespite what current weather conditions might have you believe, spring is fast approaching, and with it, opportunities for escape from what can sometimes feel like our dull urban prison. Once the thaw begins, consider adding the Flume Gorge in Lincoln, New Hampshire to your spring bucket list. The gorge, a deep chasm punctuated by cascading waterfalls, is tucked away in the White Mountains and only a three-hour drive from downtown Montreal.\nA narrow, elevated (and somewhat creaky) wooden path takes visitors directly through the narrow split in the earth. The path stands precariously on the rocks below. It's not for the faint of heart.\nImpressive, mossy rock walls and blowing mist from the waterfalls make the space feel like a micro-rainforest.\nIn fact, according to the New Hampshire State Parks website, the first settler to view the Flume Gorge, "93-year-old 'Aunt' Jess Guernsey" even "had trouble convincing her family of the marvelous" otherworldly "discovery" in 1808.\nToday, the falls and chasm are one of the most popular attractions in New Hampshire.\nAnd though it's the highlight of a gentle two-mile hike through Franconia State Park, there are plenty of other natural features to explore, as well.\nA covered bridge wedged between two high cliffs along the path offers spectacular views of a deep pool below.\nView this post on Instagram #fms_water throwback to 2015, checking out the treasures of New Hampshire #fmspad A post shared by Jennifer (@bluejenna710) on Jan 13, 2020 at 5:40pm PST\nThere are also two narrow caves, the Bear Cave and Wolf Den, that visitors are welcome to enter — if they dare.\nThe Flume Gorge trail opens for the season on May 10 and closes to the public on October 20.\nAdults can access the site for $16 and the experience takes about two hours to complete.\nView this post on Instagram Hiking through . . . . #flumegorge #franconia #franconianotch #newhampshire #visitnh #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #instatravel #travelblogger #traveljournal #traveling #ustravel #travelusa #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #vacation #vacationmode #roadtrip A post shared by -riah- (@inf4m0uz_chik) on Dec 5, 2019 at 7:31am PST\nA complete list of park rules and natural features along the trail is available on the website of New Hampshire state parks.\nFlume Gorge In Lincoln, New Hampshire\nPrice: $16 for adults\nAddress: Route 3, off I-93 Exit 34A, Lincoln, NH\nWhy You Need To Go: To walk through a deep natural chasm and past a series of waterfalls for some pretty remarkable springtime views.\n View this post on Instagram Flume Gorge, Lincoln, NH This natural gorge is located at the base of Mount Liberty and is between 12 and 20 feet apart. The granite walls are 70 to 90 feet tall and it extends 800 feet. The Flume was discovered in 1808 by a 93 year old lady while she was fishing! Can you imagine that! We can only hope to discover something this amazing when we're that age. Apparently she had trouble convincing her family and friends of her discovery. We can imagine how that conversation went. After much persuasion, we bet they were glad they listened to "Aunt" Jess Guernsey and went to see it for themselves. 😊♥️ At the time she discovered the Flume, a big boulder hung suspended between the two walls. A rainstorm in 1983 dislodged the boulder and it has never been found. How crazy is that!? How does a huge boulder like that go missing after falling? Does anyone have any clever theories? Even though we didn't get to see the boulder that Aunt Jess saw, we sure appreciated having the boardwalk that is there now, allowing us to walk the entire way and admire its beauty. #crosscountrytrip #roadtripusa #explorenewhampshire #flumegorge #waterfalls #tinyhousetravel #neverstopexploring A post shared by Robbie & Priscilla (@going_boundless) on Sep 25, 2019 at 9:08pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n \nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.