Contact Information:

Karl Stone: 603-788-2700 x 2143

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LANCASTER, NH, APRIL 2015 – Northern New Hampshire is an area of rugged mountains and untamed wilderness. Visitors revel in the fact that here, like nowhere else in the Northeast, they can explore and enjoy a large concentration of adventurous and nature-related activities in a setting of unparalleled beauty.  What really sets northern New Hampshire apart is the feeling of being far away, yet still being close to home.

Vacationers will find traditional outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, biking, moose viewing, golfing, skiing, camping, and much more. Those seeking more extreme adventures can zip through tree lines on a canopy tour, go white water rafting, explore snowmobile trails, and more. Children and parents can enjoy amusement parks that are among the United States’ Top 25 Amusement Parks according to TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. The highest peak on the east coast, Mt. Washington, offers multiple ways to reach the summit including driving your own personal vehicle or ascending via historic steam locomotive.

The changing seasons create their own diverse offering of activities.  Fall annually welcomes foliage that attracts visitors from across the world to northern New Hampshire.  The quiet, winding roads and hiking trails provide a relaxing environment to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in North America.  Spring allows the maple sap to flow and maple sugar houses across the region welcome guests to learn more about how classic New Hampshire maple syrup makes it from our trees to their own kitchen.  Leading up to the December holidays it has become a tradition for families to visit the region to select, and cut their own Christmas tree at
one of our numerous Christmas tree farms.

The historic Grand Hotels, stand tall and majestic against their pristine backdrops. The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, perched on a hill overlooking the small town of Whitefield, is a destination for some of the best sunsets in the northeast. Beneath the staggering grandness of
Mount Washington rests the Omni Mount Washington Resort & Hotel, with its red roof offering a sharp contrast to the blue mountainous landscape.  The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel (currently closed and potentially being renovated/expanded in the very near future), nestled beneath the cliffs of Dixville Notch, is reflected in beautiful Lake Gloriette.

Quaint locally owned shops and restaurants are peppered throughout the region, with their owners ready to welcome visitors seeking a unique adventure. Dining options vary from the pristine dining rooms of each Grand Hotel to the cozy pancake parlor down the street. Lodging in New Hampshire’s Grand North can accommodate families looking for a campsite to cook s’mores, or a couple searching for a perfect suite for their get-a-way weekend.

More recent additions include Ride the Wilds, the Northeast’s largest interconnected ATV trail system, offering over 1,000 miles of trails across Coos County.   Trails are suited for both novice and experienced riders alike.  To accommodate riders, all the towns within the Ride the Wilds trail system allow ATVs on town roads to access services such as food, gas and lodging, or to connect with other sections of trail.

Visitors to New Hampshire’s Grand North can truly look forward to something to please all ages and audiences.

About New Hampshire Grand

“Experience New Hampshire’s Grand North” is the brand of New Hampshire’s North Country marketing initiative — also known as NH Grand — and is the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the Northern White Mountains. New Hampshire Grand is an
initiative of the Northern Community Investment Corporation to promote Coos County to potential visitors. This outreach effort includes introducing visitors to the diverse range of lodging, dining, events, and outdoor activities available in Northern New Hampshire.

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