“Your Adventure Starts Here” – Time to plan your family adventure in the Androscoggin Valley!

NH_Grand_Great_Glen_TrailsIt seems like Mother Nature does not want to let go of winter just yet in the Androscoggin Valley.  There is STILL some great downhill & cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, tubing and snowmobiling for the winter enthusiasts out there! Visit the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce website to make plans to Eat, Shop & Explore our winter wonderland while it lasts! You will find a great variety of lodging, dining, exploring & retail establishments that will be sure to satisfy every visitor.

 

Bisson Sugar House In the Androscoggin Valley, you could say we have 6 seasons instead of 4!  With the warmer temps during the day, our sweetest season of all is in full swing…Maple Season!  A visit to Bisson’s Sugar House in Berlin, NH is a treat for the entire family.  Family owned and operated dating back to 1921. Their family will make your visit a memorable one while touring the facility and sampling some maple butter, taffy, candy and my all-time favorite…pure maple syrup over vanilla ice cream!  Visit their website and call ahead for operating times as the weather has a major influence on their hours.

Wondering what the 6th season is that I mentioned? Well…with the days getting warmer and warmer and the snow melting, you guessed it – Mud Season!  The miles and miles of trails will be closed for mud season soon so be sure to check the trail conditions often and you can also sign up for trail updates to be sent to your email.  What can you do during Mud Season? You can take the time to plan YOUR next adventure in the Androscoggin Valley.

Santa's Village Whether you are planning a weekend or week, with a family or as a couple…the variety of things to do and places to explore are endless!  Storyland, Santa’s Village and the Mt. Washington Auto Road are just minutes away.  Then…take a ride on the wild side…Ride the Wilds that is! Pack up your OHRV and head north, stay at our OHRV friendly lodging hotels, cabins or campgrounds and ride right from your room!  Don’t have an OHRV?  We got that covered too! Call to reserve at one of our local rental businesses.  The fun is endless with hiking, biking, kayaking and white water rafting too!

Paula Kinney, Executive Director
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

RiverFire

RiverFire

When the nights are getting colder…Berlin heats things up with RiverFire! Bouncy houses, hayrides, food vendors, beer tent, live music. Lighting of the Boom Piers & Pumpkins on the Bridge! RiverFire 5K is back too!

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Just as the nights are getting colder in New England, the City of Berlin will be warming things up with one of the best fall festivals around—RiverFire!Come to “the city that trees built” to catch a full day of fun, ending with some dramatic fires on the river.

RiverFire burns bigger and brighter every year, and this year there are some fun new activities for everyone. The gates of the Service Credit Union Heritage Park, 942 Main Street, Berlin, NH will open to activities and vendors for visitors of ALL ages. Admission to the park is FREE. Date is October 14, 2017.

Enjoy plenty of family fun activities such as:

  • Pumpkins on the bridge
  • Hay rides
  • Duck races
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • The “Not So Scary” Halloween Party
  • A costume parade
  • Live Music
  • Mouth watering food
  • Spectacular fires on the water

RireFire 5K

RiverFire_logoRun or walk in the RiverFire 5K along the picturesque Androscoggin River. End your race at Berlin’s RiverFire celebration.  Hurry and register before October 8th to receive a free RiverFire 5K t-shirt!  Click Here for more information and the registration form.

Lighting of the Fires on the River

jackolanterns riverfire androscoggin valley berlin nhAt dusk, the Androscoggin River will be lit up with fires that appear to be floating on the water! The blazes will actually burn on the historic boom piers that dot the river. These piers were used during the height of the logging era, when they separated and guided the many trees that were sent down the river to the mills of Berlin. For RiverFire, these old piers will be stacked with skids, which when set aflame create a dynamic contrast of light over the dark waters. Take a walk along the bridge and admire the wonderful glowing carved pumpkins on the bridge.

RiverFire promises to be the hottest event of the season.  It is a spectacle you won’t want to miss!
For more information, call 603-752-6060 or find RiverFire Berlin, NH on Facebook.