Itineraries

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 ...

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, ...

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

March 28, 2018 NH_Grand_event_Great_Glen_SkiNaturalis

It 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 ...

Fall in Love with Northern New Hampshire This Autumn

September 18, 2017

Colorful Foliage & Outstanding Attractions Are A Winning Combination Visitors arrive from all over the world to view New Hampshire’s brilliant fall foliage. In the northern part of the Granite State peak foliage, the point at which the color of the leaves is the brightest, generally happens between mid-September and mid-October, from north to south. “The fall ...

Family Summer Road Trip: ATVing and White Water Rafting in NH’s Grand North

July 21, 2017

Every summer we take a family vacation but the challenge is trying to find a place to go with two active boys ages 19 and 20 who want high adrenaline pumping activities.  This summer, we decided to go up to Northern New Hampshire. Here is a recap of our days adventuring in Northern NH. ATVing with ...

Littleton Welcomes Visitors To Its Friendly & Vibrant Downtown

July 17, 2017 NH_Grand_blog_Littleton_Itinerary

A vibrant Main Street lined with interesting shops and historic buildings, an intriguing Riverwalk, a covered pedestrian bridge over the Ammonoosuc River, and the world’s largest candy counter are just some of the delights awaiting visitors to Littleton. Littleton is a gateway community to the northern White Mountains and Great North Woods and the innumerable outdoor ...

Northern New Hampshire: Where the Arts & Outdoor Attractions Meet

July 12, 2017 NH_Grand_Best_Of_WREN

The region’s beautiful mountain views and pastoral vistas first drew artists to the White Mountains and the northern reaches of the state in the early years of the 19th century, drawn here by a dramatic landscape of towering peaks, rushing rivers and stately forests, and capturing them forever on canvas. These 19th century artists gave ...

Upper Ammonoosuc River Paddle-Hike

May 11, 2017 NH_Grand_Blog_Upper_Ammonoosuc_River_Paddle_Hike

By Karrie Thomas, NFCT Executive Director PUBLISHED APRIL 12, 2017, Reposted from the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Blog   I plan on revisiting the Upper Ammonoosuc River this summer and combine a paddle with a hike of the Percy Peaks Loop. Bill Schomburg, a dear NFCT friend who passed away recently, told me about Percy Peaks and the ...

A Complete Guide to Must-Visit Coffee Spots in New Hampshire’s Grand North

April 28, 2017 NH_Grand_Blog_Coffee_Shops

Contributed by Jess Walter On a chilly New Hampshire morning, there’s nothing like a cup of hot coffee to get you feeling toasty. From the Great North Woods to the White Mountains, New Hampshire’s majestic Grand North boasts plenty of local coffee spots where guests can find fine food, artisanal brews, and friendly service. Start your ...