Outdoor Activites & Attractions

How Sweet It Is! Maple Season Gets Underway in Northern New Hampshire

March 15, 2019 The Rocks Estate

Get ready to sweeten your visit to the northern reaches of New Hampshire in March and early April. During this time of year, warm sunny days and freezing nights signal the sap to flow in our sugar maple trees.  Throughout the region, sap is collected in a run that lasts for about six weeks. In times ...

How to Hike in the Winter

January 23, 2019

By: Duncan McKee GoAllOutdoors.com Cold weather can be a huge deterrent to taking a hike in the winter months. This should not be the case, however. Winter offers some of the most spectacular and jaw dropping views that cannot be seen when it is sunny and 75°. When it is cold, however, different precautions are required to ...

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 ...