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

NH_Grand_Great_Glen_TrailsIt 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 our winter wonderland while it lasts! You will find a great variety of lodging, dining, exploring & retail establishments that will be sure to satisfy every visitor.


Bisson Sugar House In the Androscoggin Valley, you could say we have 6 seasons instead of 4!  With the warmer temps during the day, our sweetest season of all is in full swing…Maple Season!  A visit to Bisson’s Sugar House in Berlin, NH is a treat for the entire family.  Bisson’s is family owned and operated dating back to 1921. Their family will make your visit a memorable one while touring the facility and sampling some maple butter, taffy, candy and my all-time favorite…pure maple syrup over vanilla ice cream!  Visit their website and call ahead for operating times as the weather has a major influence on their hours.

Wondering what the 6th season is that I mentioned? Well…with the days getting warmer and warmer and the snow melting, you guessed it – Mud Season!  The miles and miles of trails will be closed for mud season soon so be sure to check the trail conditions often and you can also sign up for trail updates to be sent to your email.  What can you do during Mud Season? You can take the time to plan YOUR next adventure in the Androscoggin Valley.

Santa's Village Whether you are planning a weekend or week, with a family or as a couple…the variety of things to do and places to explore are endless!  Storyland, Santa’s Village and the Mt. Washington Auto Road are just minutes away.   Or pack up your OHRV and head north, stay at our OHRV friendly lodging hotels, cabins or campgrounds and ride right from your room!  Don’t have an OHRV?  We got that covered too! Call to reserve at one of our local rental businesses.  The fun is endless with hiking, biking, kayaking and white water rafting too!

Paula Kinney, Executive Director
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Hub North Open House

Come by the Hub this Thursday evening! Have a snack, tour the glamping and see what we’ve been up to!

hub north open house

5th Annual Zombie Poker Run


Zombie - ATV PokerAnother ATV friendly event! Join in on all the zombie fun…dress up like a Zombie and decorate your ATV! 5th Annual Zombie ATV Poker Run at RiverFire. Prizes will be awarded for the BEST hand and the WORST hand. Be the BEST Zombie and decorated ATV and win that contest too! The poker run fun starts early enough in the day that you still make it to the RiverFire Event in time to join in all the festivities. What a way to start your day! So much fun collecting all your cards…invite all your friends for a scenic and adventurous ride to RiverFire.

Event Updates will be posted here.

Get Your Summer On with Whitewater Rafting and Paws & Paddles Packages at Raft NH & Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel

A variety of whitewater rafting adventures that range from mild Class II to wild Class IV along with rolling sled dog rides headline the thrilling summer packages offered by Raft NH and Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel.

The family-friendly trips are designed to appeal to everyone, with no experience necessary. The popular Paws & Paddles package lets you pack both activities into one day-long adventure: daytime whitewater rafting and evening rolling dog sled rides.

Make your reservation today for a memorable summer adventure!

Errol Class II Rapids for ages 6 and up — For families, beginning rafters and anyone looking to have fun on the water. The 3.5-hour adventure includes three runs on the water on rafts or river tubes, all safety gear, transportation to and from the raft base to the river and a light riverside snack.

Pontook Dam Class II+ Morning & Afternoon trips for ages 6 and up — These weekend adventures includes 2 runs down a 2.5 mile stretch below the Pontook Dam on the Androscoggin River. With sections of class II+ rapids and sections of calmer water, guests will hit the rapids with time to swim as well. All safety gear, transportation to and from the raft base to the river and a light riverside snack are included.

Magalloway River Class III & IV trips for ages 10 and up — Experience two runs down the rapids of the Magalloway on this exciting Class III & IV adventure. Choose from morning or afternoon trips. All safety gear, a guide, transportation to and from the raft base to the river and a light snack and lunch are included.

Rapid River Class IV trips for ages 12 and up — For the truly adventurous and adrenaline thrill seekers, this amazing trip is offered only 10 times during the summer season. Famous for its holes the size of SUVs and towering waves, the four-mile river run features rapid after rapid in increasing intensity. All safety gear, a guide, transportation to and from the raft base to the river and a light snack and lunch are included.

Paws & Paddles Package — Guests may select a rafting adventure of their choice, along with a rolling dog sled adventure for a full day of fun. The rolling dog sled ride is an interactive experience, with a 40-minute educational piece where you’ll meet the sled dogs, help your musher harness and hitch the team, and then take off on a two-mile sled ride that lasts approximately 20 minutes. You’ll go home with wonderful memories and a few doggie kisses, too!

Medallion Opera House Presents: Beatles for Sale

BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine.

This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at www.beatlesforsale.net.