To find out how to actually go about using the Loj, please see theÂ How the Loj WorksÂ page.
Owned by the Tufts University and run by the Tufts Mountain Club, the Loj serves as a retreat destination for all members of the Tufts community. Many students use the Loj as a base camp from which they enjoy a wealth of activities including hiking, skiing, swimming, rock climbing, apple picking, etc., but the Loj is also a place to just relax and get to know new people.
The Loj is located in Woodstock, New Hampshire, about 2 hours North of Tufts Universityâ€™s Medford Campus up I-93. Close by is Franconia Notch State park and the Pemigwasset River. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful place in the heart of New Hampshireâ€™s White Mountain Region.
Only a quick drive down the road is Lincoln, New Hampshire where you can find a movie theater, supermarket, plenty of places to eat and go shopping. In the other direction and only a few minutes away is Mirror Lakeâ€”a beautiful small lake with public beach.
For students who are not familiar with the this area of New Hampshire, there is a binder at the Loj which students and past visitors of the Loj have filled with information about all sorts of trips and activities which are easily accessible from the Loj. The binder has everything you need to know about these trips such as trail lengths, peak elevations, maps, directions, any fees associated with use, levels of difficulty and much more.
There are about 26 bunks and plenty of floor space and extra mattresses. There is a full size kitchen and refrigerator which any guests are allowed to use at their convenience. Other features include an outdoor fire circle, two large full bathrooms, a large common room with a wood stove, 3 bunk rooms (and a swanky trips cabin), and a library with oodles of books and board games. There is also plenty of outdoor gear accessible free of charge to any guest of the Loj. Some of the gear we have includes canoes, XC skis and boots of all sizes, snowshoes, and more!
In addition to the gear, the Loj also has a large supply of food. The majority of the food is non-perishable items such as canned soup, pasta, cereal, pancake mix etc., but the caretakers usually buy fresh items before they arrive on Friday. This food is available to everyone.