Nearby Attractions: The Appalachian Trail


About the A.T.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy claims that the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world  More than 2 million people are said to do at least one day-hike on the trail each year.

Folks both through-hike the entire trail system, or section hike and day hike at their leisure. The nearest trailhead at Smarts Mountain is only 3 miles from the Dowds' Country Inn, with a fire-tower at the summit and a cabin for overnighting. 


Closest Trailheads & Intersections

A number of trailheads that follow the A.T. are accessible from the Dowds' Country Inn, and are great for guests to visit for day hiking.

Smarts Mountain Trail - 3 Miles Away
7.6 Mile Day Hike
Dorchester Road
Lyme, NH 03768

Mount Cube - 14.3 Miles Away
6.6 Mile Day Hike
Route 25 A
Orford, NH

Mount Cardigan - 19.5 Miles Away
3.3 Mile Day Hike
Orange, NH

Mount Mooselauke - 36.8 Miles Away
7.3 Mile Day Hike
Benton, NH


Services in Lyme, NH for A.T. Hikers


The Dowds' Country Inn & Event Center
9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768

Our Services:

  • Discounted Room Rates (including a full country breakfast)

  • Free Laundry Services

  • Free Shuttle Services to the nearest trailheads, and affordable shuttle services to those further away

  • Free Wi-Fi to connect with friends & loved ones

  • Restaurant On-Site for a delicious, hot meal

The Lyme Inn

The Breakfast on the Connecticut


The Latham House Tavern at the Dowds' Country Inn
9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768
View our full menu here.

Arianna’s at the Lyme Inn


The Lyme Country Store
Sandwiches, Bottled Beverages, Beer & Wine, & More!

Lyme Home & Hardware