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Ecotourism is Trending in New Hampshire’s Grand North

July 18, 2018 Meadowstone Farm

Looking for a different kind of adventure this summer? What says summer better than returning home with fond memories of your northern New Hampshire vacation, along with a bounty of yummy, just-off-the-vine tomatoes, ears of freshly picked corn, crisp lettuces, a couple of juicy watermelons, eggs laid that morning, humanely raised beef, pork and lamb, ...

Mountain Biking Like a Local in the North Country

June 7, 2018 Mountain Biking

The Whites are well known for summer hiking. But sometimes it’s nice to step out of line and trade in your hiking boots, pump some adrenaline, and ride. Mountain biking is still fairly new in the North Country, which means the trails are generally quiet, even on peak weekends. Parker Mountain Trails, known as PRKR MTN, ...

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

June 1, 2018 The Mount Washington Cog Railway

The majesty and allure of Mount Washington hovers in the distance like a carrot on a rope. Being the tallest peak in the northeast, I know that getting to the summit of the mountain would offer amazing views for any family or visitor that would leave them saying “wow!”. Of course, being able to Explore Mount ...

From the Eyes of an 18 Year Old Local

June 1, 2018 Mount Washington

By Shamus McKim, NH Grand Intern, 2017-18 Age: 18 Many people come here to hike, ski, explore and try their best to see and do things they haven’t experienced. Possibly because their city life is lacking it, or maybe because they’ve heard the many stories and tales of what you can do up here. Whatever it may ...

Discover the Upper Connecticut River

June 1, 2018 Lopstick Lodge

by Rob Giannino | May 27, 2018 It was like a calling. Something from deep within.  You here about at the shows. You see the photos on online.  The Upper Connecticut Lakes and the headwaters of the 407 mile Connecticut River has a magical lore that draws you.   I always knew I would get there but for some reason, ...

Gorham Through the Eyes of a Thru-Hiker

May 24, 2018 Gorham, NH

Gorham Through the Eyes of a Thru-Hiker Posted by Jean Clarke It was 2016 and my daughter, Mikayla aka Brightside, was thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. As a thru-hiker mom, I had visited her in places like Hot Springs, North Carolina and Vernon, New Jersey. But, after five months, she was finally in New Hampshire and I was thrilled ...

Hike Like a Local in Shelburne Valley

April 30, 2018 SHelburne Valley

The narrow Shelburne Valley, defined by the Androscoggin River and mountain ranges to the north and south, has a long history of hikers enjoying its mountain trails. Settled late in American history, the first white settlers did not venture into the half-mile wide valley until just before the Revolutionary War. The river bottoms, at an ...

Eat Like A Local: Plenty of Options in Whitefield and Lancaster

April 26, 2018 Mountain View Grand Resort

As spring folds gently into summer, the urge to get out and explore the highways and byways of northern New Hampshire takes over. Many travelers heading north enjoy the ride along Route 3, which takes them right through Whitefield and Lancaster on up to the Canadian border. When hunger strikes you might consider stopping at ...

Hike Like a Local in the Androscoggin Valley

April 20, 2018 Mascot Pond

Spring has officially sprung in the North Country. Now it’s time to get out there and explore those trails! If you want to hike like a local, here are a couple hidden gems we like to keep all to ourselves. A short easy hike would be onto Mount Jasper. It is located right behind the Berlin ...

Visit Art Galleries & Theatres Like a Local

April 2, 2018 Nicole Knowlton

Northern New Hampshire is brimming over with exciting cultural activities and events to attend, art-filled galleries to visit, and many beautiful and historic buildings to explore and enjoy. Year round, but particularly during the summer months, there are so many cultural happenings to choose from that it would be easy to be out every day ...