The half-mile hike along the gushing torrent of Flume Brook might just be the ultimate family outdoor experience. Much of the hike is along a wooden walkway built into the sides of the gorge, making it easy for the youngest (or oldest) family members to keep up. At the same time, the scenery of leaping waterfalls and soaring granite-walls is absolutely top-notch, right out of the car. Only 20 feet wide at its widest point, the gorge was carved by glaciers centuries ago, and continues its dance with erosion to the present day. For hardier hikers, a two-mile loop trail continues through pine woodland back to the parking lot.