Hinman Cabin

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Hinman is a one-room cabin on the shore of Reservoir Pond. Hinman is located 17 miles from Hanover, between Lyme and Dorchester, New Hampshire.


Hinman has gas lighting and gas stove for cooking, along with a wood stove for heating. There a four bunk beds, and a big loft which sleeps five, for a total capacity of nine.

There's a small shed on the lake with two canoes, paddles, and life jackets in it. If you plan on canoeing, be sure to ask OPO for instructions on using the canoes (and to make sure they're still there!).

Nearby trips

  • Smarts Mountain
  • Go canoeing on the lake! If you're lucky, you'll get to see (and hear) Reservoir Pond's loons.


Hinman Cabin II was built in 1960, under the direction of Ross McKenney, Eric Sailer '60, and Jack Prescott '61, to replace the first cabin built on the site as part of the cabin chain between Hanover and Mt. Moosilauke.

Trip Reports

Thursday March 1st-Friday March 2nd 2012

Reed's Heeler Overnight (co-lead by Will Bishop)

Tripees: Josephine Coury Amy Bray

This trip was a wonderful escape from campus busy-ness. We cooked potatoes, played hearts, warmed our toes by the fire, and played Triscuit Olympics. The recent snowfall almost endangered the parking, but it did make for a wonderful atmosphere!

May 15, 2012 Leaders: David CS and Hannah McGehee Description: We went for a quick campus getaway to Hinman cabin; this cabin is perfect because it is close and easy to access. After the short drive, we arrived to the cabin (well stocked with wood, cooking supplies, water turned off, all lights working but one). We made breakfast for dinner (pancakes and eggs) followed by s'mores, a hilarious game of spoons, and quick dip in the lake. The next morning, we got up and cleaned out the cabin, making it back in time for classes. Overall, a great "weekend" trip during the week.

October 18th-19th, 2014

Leaders: Perri Haser (Heeler) and Hunter van Adelsberg

Tripees: Bradley R. Geismar Annette P. Denekas Caroline M. Berens Fiona L. Bowen Renata Hegyi Lars-Olaf Hoeger

Description: We went on this trip as a midterm-ending celebration/homecoming recovery. We had some trouble finding the turn off on the road to the cabin (well stocked with cooking supplies, water off, a fair amount of wood- though missing some small stuff, and all but one light working) but when we arrived we made some dinner (mac and cheese and peppers) and played apples to apples and cards against humanity. It should be noted that this cabin is fully stocked with plates, cups, mugs, and utensils as well as some extra blankets so don’t feel the need to tell tripees to bring those things. Though we did not use them, this cabin was also well stocked with other games. We attempted some stargazing but the clouds unfortunately covered most of our access. In the morning, we made breakfast (bagels with peanut butter, jelly, and cream cheese) and cleaned up the cabin for an early return to campus.