May NH Grand Events Calendar:
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May’s Signature Event is the hugely popular Ride the Wilds OHRV trail system
, scheduled to open on May 23, providing Mother Nature cooperates and sends us a lot of sunshine to dry out the 1,000+ miles of trails. We’re looking forward to a great season out riding!
You’ll also find dozens of other suggested activities and itineraries, along with dining and lodging options at
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
May 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16, 17 & 18, and 23-31
Get ready to ride The Cog to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. Spring is the perfect time to hop aboard and experience an outstanding excursion on the world’s first mountain climbing train. Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The Cog is open weekends early in May and begins its 7-day-a-week schedule later in the month. Reservations are strongly recommended.
(800) 922-8825 or in New Hampshire (603) 278-5404.
Ride the Wilds ATV Trails Open
The Ride the Wilds trail system opens today, weather permitting. The ATV/OHRV trail system, largest of its kind in the Northeast, offers over 1,000 miles of excellent riding across northern New Hampshire. Novice to expert riders will enjoy the variety of terrain, outstanding scenery and access to services like restaurants and gas stations appeals to novice to expert riders.
Santa’s Village, Guest Appreciation Days
May 23 & 24; May 30 & 31; June 6 & 7; and June 13 & 14.
Experience the magic of Christmas and dozens of rides and activities during Santa's Village Guest Appreciation Days. Bring your bathing suit and try out the exciting water feature, Ho Ho H-2-O. A special reduced admission rate of $25 per person applies on Guest Appreciation Days for tickets purchased at the park or online on the web site. Children 3 and under are free. Santa’s Village, 528 Presidential Highway (Route 2), Jefferson.
Alton Weagle Day
Alton Weagle Day is a celebration of all the firsts at the Mt. Washington Auto Road. To show his passion, Alton Weagle climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar…just to name a few. This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all those from camels to unicycles to Segways to pogo sticks to autos who have been the first up the mountain. Think you’re up to it? Dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and run the idea by the Auto Road team — you just may get invited to celebrate with them on May 23.
Alba’s Edge at the Tillotson Center
Hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts as part of its Spring Concert Series, Alba’s Edge makes its first appearance in northern New Hampshire this evening at 7 p.m. on the Tillotson Center stage. This Boston-based group is making music headlines all over the Northeast. Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive melodies of Scottish fiddle music are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called “a wonderful concoction.” Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the door. Tillotson Center for the Arts, 14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook.
(603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998.
Drive in the ‘50s
Classic cars will line the streets of Berlin beginning at 5 p.m. Stop by and check out the fabulous “oldies,” enjoy music throughout the downtown, and nosh on a variety of foods as you stroll along. The free event is rain or shine!
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