Outdoor Activites & Attractions

Trail Running Like a Local in New Hampshire’s Grand North

August 29, 2018 Trail Running Blog

As a local runner, I’m often asked about good running routes or trails.  I have a variety of favorite running sequences that mostly fulfill mileage goals set by a predetermined training schedule.  Mornings are easy.  I lace up my sneakers, walk out my front door, start my GPS watch, and run.  These routes are not ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Winter is Better in New Hampshire’s Grand North!

January 9, 2018 Bretton Woods

Plenty of snow has us raring to get outdoors and enjoy all that white gold! If you like to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, snowmachine, dog sled, fat bike, ice fish, or ice skate, head for points north this winter for a wonderful day, weekend or longer visit. We’ll start you off with a few of our favorites! Choose ...

Wrap Up the Year in Style

December 20, 2017

During December plan a visit to Northern New Hampshire, where our shops are brimming with gifts for everyone on your list, outdoor recreational opportunities abound — we have our fingers crossed for lots of snow! — and the pace of life is a bit more relaxed during this hectic season. Bring the kids for a visit ...