CANCELLED – Annual Maple Season Dinner at The Rocks


The Rocks will once again celebrate the transition from a long winter to a welcome spring with its annual Maple Dinner on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s dinner will be held at Chef Joe’s in Franconia following the loss to fire of the program center at The Rocks. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Rocks. Programs at The Rocks offer opportunities to learn about maple sugaring, growing Christmas trees and sustainably managing forests and wildlife habitat. The 1,400-acre property has trails open to the public that wind through fields and forest with stunning views of the Presidential Range. For more information please visit

Franconia’s Old Home Day

Franconia’s Old Home Day events include a Pancake Breakfast, 5K Fun Run, Magic Show, BBQ, Open House at Dow Academy with tours of the Clock Tower, flea market, art show, library book sale and duck race. A concert featuring Tribute to the Beatles band begins at 7:30, with fireworks following at dusk.

25th Annual Lupine Festival

Join the fun at the 25th Annual Celebration of Lupines!

Paying homage to the annual blossoming of this captivating wildflower, the Celebration of Lupines is a time honored regional event. The brilliant spikes of the lupine flower carpet local fields and pastures in a rolling sea of vibrant purples, pinks, blues and whites. The long-lasting blossoms attract equally dazzling butterflies and create a breathtaking floral display against the majestic backdrop of the Franconia, Presidential, and Kinsman Mountain ranges. Every visitor is sure to find abundant photo and recreational opportunities in the Northeast’s most spectacular mountain region. Our local greenhouses and businesses will be offering lupine plants and seeds so you to start your own field of lupine.

Ongoing events including Lupine Inspirational Walk and horse drawn carriage rides through the lupine. Special events featuring the Open Air Market with music & artisan demonstrations, Free concerts, Touch-A-Truck, Wildflower Trail Walk, workshops and much more.

Most events take place in Sugar Hill, but check out the website for full event details.

Peepers, Toads & Spotties — Amphibians in Our Backyards & Forests

Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Franconia Town Hall for a great evening of learning about the unseen amphibians of our wetlands, backyards and woodlands, with ACT’s Consulting Wildlife Biologist and Ecologist, Jesse Mohr. We’ll cover a range of amphibians waking up in our region why they’re important and where to find them. We’ll also talk about things you can do to help them survive and thrive.

Registration is requested to help organizers plan accordingly but not required. Everyone who pre-registers for ACT events in 2018 will be entered to win a cool prize later in the year.

This is a FREE program, but donations are welcome and gladly accepted.

Ammonoosuc Amble

Register today to join us for the 25th Annual Ammonoosuc Amble, 5 MILE RUN/WALK and 10th annual Kids FUN RUN! It’s our Silver Anniversary and this family-friendly community event will have something for everyone.

Meet up with family and friends at the Amble, participate in either the 5-mile walk or run, sign the kids up for the Fun Run, and enjoy a great post-race party, including a spaghetti feed, awards ceremony and a terrific raffle! All proceeds go to support Miles for Smiles – ACHS Oral Health Initiative.

Registration is $25 pre-race day, $30 day of the race. Sign up by April 7 and get your Free Amble gear. Register and more info: