While hiking in New Hampshire, you'll have the chance to see animals like snowshoe hares, grouses, ospreys, brown bats, woodpeckers, wrens, deer, black bears, raccoons, crows and coyotes. The common fish you'll find in New Hampshire are American shad, monkfish, haddock, cunner, brook trout, Atlantic salmon, longnose dace and common sunfish.
On Black Mountain, which is about a 20-minute drive away, you'll see wildflowers, red maple, yellow birch, red spruce and paper birch plants. The most common tree types across the state of New Hampshire are "white pine, northern hardwood, spruce-fir, red oak, hemlock and aspen-birch," according to the University of New Hampshire.
Why go hiking?
Hiking is great for those looking to find peace and relaxation.
According to an article published by the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, "Time in nature can lead to health benefits through contact with the natural elements, participation in physical activity, restoration of mental and emotional health and time with social contacts."
Another study published by Southern New Hampshire University found, "Hiking has been shown to demonstrate a change in a person's attitude... which creates a positive outlook for one's self, relationships and life."
What hikes should I do near Bath, NH?
Cobble Hill Trailhead
Length: 2.1 to 3.5 miles
Address: 444H+77 Landaff, New Hampshire
Features: Small waterfall
Distance from Hibbard House Inn: 15-minute drive
Length: .25 to 1 mile
Address: 7292 US-5, Newbury, VT 05051
Features: English-style barn, Historic South Newbury Post Office, Sleepers meadow tourist cabin and farm pond