ACT’s May Bird Walk

Join us for ACT’s first bird walk of 2018 on Saturday, May 19, from 7 – 9 a.m. in Littleton! We’ll be out on two of ACT’s properties, near Lowe’s in Littleton and at ACT’s Ammonoosuc River Wildlife Management Area in Lisbon to see and hear the birds returning to our region including warblers, tanagers, vireos, and thrushes.

ACT’s Executive Director Rebecca Brown will lead the group and offer tips and tricks for bird identification including birding by ear.

Register today!

Registration is required – for your safety and enjoyment we must cap the walk at 15 participants; please be sure to pre-register ASAP. Be aware registration closes at noon on Friday, May 18th. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details on the meeting location.  If registration fills up early please reach out to Gal at [email protected] to be added to the wait list as cancellations do happen.

What:    ACT’s May Bird Walk!
When:   Saturday, May 19th 2018
What Time:    7 – 9 a.m.
Where: ACT properties in both Littleton and Lisbon. Details available once registered.

What to Wear: Layered comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, mud boots, trekking poles.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, bug spray, a birding book if you have one, a snack, and water.
Free!  This event is free and open to the public; $5 donations are gladly accepted!


Visit Art Galleries & Theatres Like a Local

Northern New Hampshire is brimming over with exciting cultural activities and events to attend, art-filled galleries to visit, and many beautiful and historic buildings to explore and enjoy. Year round, but particularly during the summer months, there are so many cultural happenings to choose from that it would be easy to be out every day and night of the week — and still miss some.


Find locally-created art and local history at the Tillotson Center for the Arts, with its community heritage museum and art gallery, and attend a concert of local and national performing artists in its 175-seat theater. The historic building was originally the horse barn for The Balsams hotel!

The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts organizes musical, cultural and performing arts concerts at the Colebrook Country Club  and Monadnock Congregational Church.

The artists of the Connecticut River Artisan Group display their talents in an on-site gallery at Fiddleheads on Main Street, where you can also find U. S. and Canadian-made products, and Fair Trade items.


Look for the big red barn on Route 3, home to The Weathervane Theater, whose summer playbill includes seven classic and contemporary shows in alternating repertory, along with daytime performances of timeless tales and musical stories for the kids. On the playbill this summer are “Hairspray,” “Seussical,” “Inherit the Wind,” “West Side Story,” and several other exciting productions.

The North Country Chamber Players & White Mountains Music Festival present six summer weekends of classical music at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield and the Sugar Hill Meeting House in Sugar Hill, along with a variety of community events.


Drop by the William Rugh Gallery in downtown Lancaster to view the abstract expressionist paintings of Ed Widmayer (1923-2010), award-winning photographs by Olympics photographer Fletcher Manley, and a selection of locally made fine furniture.

There is an old-timey feeling to the Rialto Theatre. The theater’s distinctive marquee advertises first-run movies, a free summer family film series, and a growing schedule of concerts and other community events.


The beautifully restored Medallion Opera House (in the same building as the Town Hall) is the heart of the town’s cultural activities, with a year-round schedule of performing arts.

Grab a cup of coffee and check out the rotating art exhibits at the White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore, along with books by local and regional authors, White Mountains maps and guides, and children’s books and toys.


Both the terrific performing arts series and the lovely architecture of 500-seat St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts are worth a look. The former church was built in the baroque architectural style, and includes a central portal with a rose window and two elaborate stained glass accents. The Hook and Hastings pipe organ, donated in 1898, is in excellent condition.

Overlooking the city is the oft-photographed Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church at 20 Petrograd Street, with its six cross-topped domes and distinctive blue and white exterior. The interior includes Byzantine-style Icons, early 20th century oil paintings, framed imported prints and faux marble wainscoting.

A glimpse into Berlin’s history can be found in the Berlin Murals, adorning a wall of the former Brown Company Research Building on Main Street, just south of the Service Credit Union Heritage Park. The images depict scenes from Berlin’s history including the city’s paper industry, logging, ski jumping and hockey. 

Bretton Woods

The AMC Highland Center hosts an impressive display of the mountain photography of explorer, mountaineer, and pioneering aerial photographer Brad Washburn. And the AMC’s series of Free Evening Programs introduce visitors to a variety of subjects, from musical evenings and visiting authors to tales of mountaineering in far away places and identifying the stars overhead.

Although it’s neither an art gallery nor a theater, it’s worth a stop at the architecturally magnificent Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, a National Historic Landmark. First opened in 1902, the hotel was built by 250 master craftsmen in the Spanish Renaissance style.

The WREN Local Works (Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network) gallery in the lobby of the hotel showcases the work of dozens of regional artisans, including original art, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography and unique and handmade gifts.


The Colonial Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operated movie theaters in the country. The summer season features Grammy Award-winning artists, independent feature films, film series & festivals, children’s programs, community events and more. The Live! 2018 season includes performances by Greg Brown, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Secret Sisters, the Cashore Marionettes, Girls Guns & Glory and more!

Don’t miss First Friday at the Gallery at WREN where you can meet the local and regional artists whose art will be on display for the remainder of the month. The juried artists include painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, fiber and multi-media artists. While you are there, browse the adjacent Local Works store for handmade jewelry, pottery, textiles and more.

Sip a latte, munch on a scone (recommended!), or order up a delicious breakfast sandwich or luncheon salad at Maia Papaya while you browse the art on the walls. The café’s rotating selection of arts and artists is always interesting and is guaranteed to add some extra spice to your coffee or sandwich!

Housed in a historic church, circa 1877, 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center includes a communal working art studio, a fine art gallery, and live performance space. Resident artists include sculptor Valery Mahuchy, Nitty Gritty Pottery, Kool Kinetics, Deathmau Studios, The Artworks Custom Framing and Larcom Studios. Artist receptions are held on the first Friday of each month.

A rotating selection of art, including an annual jewelry show, adorns the walls at the Cold Mountain Café, just across the street from The Colonial Theatre. Great food, the cozy atmosphere, and artwork on the walls makes this a must-stop spot.

And new to Main Street Bethlehem, Rek’-lis Brewing Company will be featuring local artists in their stairway to the sum•it bar, the highest bar in a town east of the Rockies. They will also be part of First Friday’s in Bethlehem! 


Situated on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River, the League of NH Craftsmen Littleton Gallery showcases some of New Hampshire’s finest craftsmen working in jewelry, clay, glass, fibers, wood, metal, photography, baskets, printmaking and mixed media. Or sign up for a hands-on workshop in pottery, jewelry making, basketry, painting, and more at the gallery’s Studio School.

The Loading Dock is a multi-disciplinary collaborative space, with performances by emerging artists, open mike, art studio and classes.

Jax, Jr. Cinemas has been a Main Street destination since 1951, with two cinemas showing first-run movies.

For a wonderful photo op stop check out the Pollyanna statue on the Littleton Library front lawn. The hometown of Eleanor H. Porter, author of the beloved children’s book “Pollyanna,” Littleton is now known as the “Glad!” town.


Poet Robert Frost’s former homestead is now a museum for poets and poetry. The Frost Place hosts three summer poetry writing conferences, including poetry readings open to the public.

Winter is Better in New Hampshire’s Grand North!

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!

Bretton Woods Choose from a Full Roster of Winter Activities at Bretton Woods Ski Area

Mother Nature has dumped over five feet of snow on the Bretton Woods Ski Area so far this season, making for some great runs on the mountain, which boasts an incredible 62 trails, 35 glades, three terrain parks, and 10 lifts for days and days of terrific skiing and snowboarding. Try the night skiing, too!

Just across the road from the downhill ski area is the Bretton Woods Nordic Center with its 100 km of groomed trails through beautiful forested areas and open fields, providing lots of choices for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Both ski areas include knock-out views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, as well as the iconic and much photographed red-roofed Mt. Washington Hotel.

The Bretton Woods Ski Area and Omni Mt. Washington Resort pull out all the stops when it comes to winter activities. In addition to skiing or snowshoeing, bundle up for a fun time dog sledding, take a sleigh ride, go snowmobiling, twirl around on your ice skates, tube down a slick hill, fat bike some trails, let the kids zoom around in their own snowmobile park, try an ascent on the slopeside climbing wall, and be sure to leave some time for the resort’s amazing canopy tour!

Winter Ski Specials:

  • 2-4-1 Wednesdays, when two adults ski or ride for the price of one, during non-holiday periods.
  • $25 Powder & Pasta. Ski or ride from 4-8 p.m. and fuel up with a pasta dinner on Friday and Saturday nights through March, including these holidays — January 14 and February 18-22.
  • $55 Next-Day Upgrade. Available for Monday-Friday next day, non-holiday tickets.
  • MLK Monday Madness. On January 15, celebrate with $60 tickets (must be purchased in advance).
  • Ski NH Weekend. On January 28, first time Alpine ($39) and Nordic ($19) skiers can take advantage of these learn-to-ski packages. Bonus: On January 27 & 28, come to Bretton Woods with lift tickets or season passes for three or more NH ski areas, including Bretton Woods, to be entered into a raffle for a 2017-18 season pass to Bretton Woods to be drawn at the end of the weekend.

Check the website for additional information and more deals!


NH_Grand_attraction_Great_Glen_winter_Tubing_BoyPlan to Get Your Winter Fun On at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Bring the family to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Pinkham Notch for a day of energizing winter fun. Eager to try out those new cross-country skis? Choose from 45 km of groomed and backcountry trails that wind through the most beautiful scenery at the foot of Mt. Washington; most trails are double-tracked for both classic and skate-style skiing.

Snowshoeing is even easier than cross-country skiing, and if you’ve never strapped on a pair of snowshoes this is the place to give it a try. Bring your own or rent a pair at Great Glen.

Kids just love the tubing hill (and aren’t we all kids at heart!). This is tubing done the traditional way: tube down the hill and walk back up. Over and over, for a whole lot of fun!

Fat biking has quickly caught on as a major sport, and winter fat biking is something you should try. It’s especially exhilarating on the Great Glen trails.

Winter Specials:

  • January is Learn to Ski Month. Just $19 every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (except January 15); for first time skiers only. Includes skis, boots and pole rentals. 1.25 hour lesson.
  • Ski with a Naturalist. Ski with an Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist and learn all about the flora and fauna of Pinkham Notch. Free tour, with purchase of a trail pass. Offered January 13 & 27 and February 10 & 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunrise SnowCoach Tour. Board the heated coach for a ride up Mt. Washington to treeline for an amazing view of the mountain and the winter sunrise. Offered January 14, and February 18, 21 & 25. These tours fill up fast! Reservations required.
  • Ski with an Olympian. The three, one-hour lesson package ($199) will have you taking tips from Olympian Sue Weymss, the ski school director.

Great Glen Trails has an incredible number of winter programs in progress throughout the season. Check the website ((( for more information.


MuddyPawsBizDogSledWebMush On! at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel

The frisky and friendly sled dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel are born to run and love nothing better than pulling a sled of happy visitors on the beautiful, snowy fields and trails around their Jefferson kennel.

Visitors are encouraged to pet the dogs and help harness them to the sleds. You can even take a turn driving. At the end of a run, it’s traditional to walk the line petting each dog, handing out treats, thanking them for a job well done, and getting some doggie kisses in return!

Winter Tours:

This winter the dogs (and their owners) are loving the snow and have cooked up some exciting excursions.

  • Fido’s Favorite is a 1.5-hour introductory dog sledding adventure, suitable for anyone 2 or older.
  • Mini Mush is a cost-cutting option that is perfect for families and small groups. The 1.5-hour introductory course includes meeting and greeting the dogs, helping to prepare the sleds, short rides, and time at the end to properly thank the dogs.
  • 3-Hour Adventure. For those who want a longer ride time.
  • Musher for a Minute. This crash course is for anyone who has dreamed of handling a sled and team of dogs. For those 12 and older.
  • Howl at the Moon. Experience the thrill of a nighttime sled dog ride. 1.5-hours; for those 5 and older.

Get all the details at


NH_Grand_Tall_Timber_Lodge_SnowmobilingSnowmobiling in Northern NH Means Miles & Miles of Groomed Trails

Every winter, thousands of people head to northern New Hampshire to zip along the more than 1,500 miles of excellent groomed snowmobile trails that wind through the region — from the deep woods at the Canadian border; over stark and lovely Dixville Notch and onto the shore of Lake Umbagog; to the top of Jericho Mountain in Berlin; under the shadow of Mount Washington in Bretton Woods and Twin Mountain; and along the wide open meadows of Jefferson and Lancaster.

You’ll discover a snowmobile trail for every skill and every expectation, and snowmobile trails that lead you right where you want to go. Many restaurants, hotels, motels and inns have direct access to the extensive snowmobile trail system that crisscrosses the region. Check out for dozens of dining and lodging options to help you enjoy your stay.

Tip #1: Trail conditions are updated each week by New Hampshire State Parks. Sign up so you know about the snow before you go:

Tip #2: All snowmobilers must register their sleds in New Hampshire. The fees are considerably less expensive if you join as members of a local snowmobile club. Registration information is available from the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association.

Deals & Details:

  • Tall Timber Lodge. Pittsburg has over 200 miles of groomed trails and you can enjoy them all with the lodge’s All Inclusive Snowmobile Rental Package that includes a daily machine rental along with top notch accommodations for two in a cabin with a fireplace and Jacuzzi, a full breakfast each morning and a nightly three-course dinner. Two options are available. Learn more here.
  • Cabins at Lopstick. All 57 comfortable cabins are on or near a snowmobile trail in the Pittsburg trail system. Bring your own sled or rent a Skidoo from Lopstick. Lopstick offers several two- and three-night Ride and Stay Snowmobile packages or can create one to suit your situation. Learn more here.
  • Located right on Route 3 North, Mom’s in Lancaster has everything you need to enjoy your time on the trails, including new and pre-owned sleds, dozens of accessories, parts and service. You can also register your snowmobile here.
  • White Mountain ATV Rental in Gorham can help you out in a jam. Their experts can tune up your snowmobile, fix a pesky problem, and have you back on the trails in no time.
  • Ice Fishing is also popular in the Pittsburg region, and the Cabins at Lopstick ((( can set you up with all you need to enjoy great fishing on Lake Francis (brown trout) and First, Second and Third Connecticut Lakes (cusk lake and brown trout).

Legends, Lore, Meals & More Await Hikers at AMC’s High Huts of the White Mountains

Northern New Hampshire is a hiker’s paradise, and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s High Huts of the White Mountains offer a unique brand of hospitality, including overnight accommodations with hearty home-cooked dinners and breakfasts. Each of the eight High Huts is spaced a day’s hike apart, with self-service and full-service seasonal options.

The Huts’ origins can be traced back to the 19th century, when lack of adequate shelter above treeline hampered early trampers’ alpine forays. In 1888, Appalachian Mountain Club members set about building the network of what’s known today as the High Huts, similar to those found across the European Alps.

Beginning at Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch and traversing the highest peaks in New Hampshire, ending at Carter Notch in the Mount Washington Valley, the eight High Huts are spaced a day’s hike apart along a 56-mile-long stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Accessible from each other, the huts can also be reached from individual trail heads.

Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or taking your children on their first hike, all of the huts are renowned for their unique mountain hospitality. Along with providing home-cooked meals and overnight accommodations, Hut naturalists present programs on the legends and lore of the mountains, and share Hut history, from the changes in transporting supplies (think donkeys and helicopters!) to the recent use of green technologies. All of the Huts have always been off the grid.

Huts include:

The present-day Madison Spring Hut is constructed on the site of the AMC’s first high mountain hut, built in 1888. Madison Spring, located above Madison Gulf, has spectacular views of the Presidentials, Kilkenny, and Pilot ranges.

The Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, is located between Wildcat Mountain and Carter Dome.

The highest, largest and most popular hut, Lakes of the Clouds Hut is situated on the southern shoulder of Mount Washington. Visitors enjoy expansive views and proximity to rare alpine flowers.

Mizpah Spring Hut is set on the southern flank of Mt. Pierce and overlooks Montalban Range, the Dry River Wilderness, and Crawford Notch.

Located in Zealand Notch, the four-season Zealand Falls Hut is located near waterfalls at the eastern edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness.

The most remote hut, Galehead Hut offers spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area. It was completely rebuilt in 2000.

Greenleaf Hut, at treeline on the shoulder of Mount Lafayette, provides outstanding views of the Franconia Range.

The westernmost hut in the system, Lonesome Lake Hut, is located near Franconia Notch State Park and offers a spectacular view of the Franconia Range across a clear glacial tarn.

At ground level, the AMC maintains facilities at the Highland Center at the head of Crawford Notch in Bretton Woods and the Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch.

The Highland Center is an outdoor education center and four-season lodge with accommodations that range from private rooms with private baths to lodge bunkrooms with shared baths. The dining hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for lodge guests, through hikers, outdoor recreationalists and members of the public. Kids will want to tackle the outdoor mountain playscape on the Highland Center lawn.

Joe Dodge Lodge  is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest and is the perfect jumping off point for a day hike on one of the many trails nearby. The Lodge features comfortable beds and bunks, and dinner and breakfast are included in your stay. Both locations offer a wide variety of free, walk-on programs for guests, from guided day hikes to evening talks on astronomy and other topics.


Get Your Outdoor Adventure On At ELC Outdoors

Whether you like your outdoors wild or mild, ELC Outdoors has created a choice mix of adventure and recreational packages that explore the rivers and forests of Northern New Hampshire and Western Maine. Choose from a menu of single or multi-day experiences that include a variety of whitewater rafting options, high ropes aerial adventures, and wildlife tours. Both experienced and novice adventurers will find the perfect outdoor experience at ELC Outdoors. All of the adventures are based out of ELC’s beautiful 11-acre property in Errol.

A variety of Whitewater Rafting options are available, including rafting excursions on Class II, III and IV waters.

  • Families with young children and anyone looking for a great paddling experience can embark on a Class II/III Androscoggin River adventure. There are several options for enjoying the river on multiple runs.
  • For a more intense experience, choose the Class III Magalloway River outing, which includes running Class III rapids. This is an excellent trip for youth groups looking to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting, and families looking for a little adventure.
  • Rapid River Whitewater Rafting is a one-of-a kind wilderness rafting experience down one of the steepest rivers in Maine! This classic New England River trip includes a riverside lunch and snacks, pontoon boat ride across Lake Umbagog, and transportation from Errol, NH.

During the Whitewater Rafting & Wildlife Tour, you’ll spend the afternoon whitewater rafting the Androscoggin River in Errol. Then jump aboard the Pontoon Boat for an evening cruise to discover the wildlife of beautiful Lake Umbagog.

If rafting isn’t your interest, you can choose to explore Lake Umbagog on a relaxing Afternoon Wildlife Tour via pontoon boat, with outstanding opportunities to see eagles, osprey, loons, moose, deer and other wildlife.

Learn the basics of whitewater kayaking during ELC’s one- or three-day Whitewater Kayaking courses. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, students learn all the basics, including safety and self-rescue, strokes and maneuvers, scouting rapids, paddler etiquette, and river conservation and stewardship.

ELC’s Zipline & Ropes Courses take participants through an exhilarating aerial course — a  series of ropes, wires, platforms and bridge suspended 12- 40 feet off the ground. Spend two hours up to 45 feet above ground on the 10-element ropes course and 2 ziplines.

Participants in ELC’s popular Rafts and Ropes packages have the chance to spend half a day high among the tree tops on the aerial ropes course followed by time on one of the region’s many rivers for a thrilling whitewater rafting experience.

Explore the Androscoggin River or Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge from one of ELC Outdoors’ fleet of Rental Canoes and Kayaks — truly a great way to spend a day, soaking in New Hampshire’s beautiful scenery.

ELC has a fleet of Fat Bikes for rent, making it easy to navigate the many mountain trails in the region. Rental includes the bike, helmet and trail map.

ELC also offers Leadership and Teambuilding events to suit various group needs, making it a good option for schools, corporate groups, families and individuals seeking a unique experience.

ELC supports the principles of sustainable tourism to help foster community development and growth. ELC Outdoors is a proud supporter of 1% for the Planet. A portion of profits also goes to support The Enriched Learning Center, an alternative education program serving youth throughout northern New Hampshire.

Whatever adventure you are seeking, ELC’s knowledgeable and experienced guides will make your trip a memorable one.

ELC Outdoors is located 983 Upton Road in Errol, NH. Click on the website for detailed information about all of the many adventures ELC offers:


Mt. Washington Auto Road Summer Events

Subaru Mt. Washington Hill Climb: July 7-9, 2017

Three days, 75 cars, some of the best race and rally drivers from around the world, competing for “King of the Hill” honors on the Northeast’s tallest peak-Mt. Washington!

Known as one of the oldest motor sports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904 and is now returning on July 7-9, 2017!

Check the navigation options to the left for additional information and history of this amazing race.

Click HERE to view our 2017 program!

Seek the Peak Expo: July 22, 2017

The Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts the Seek the Peak after-party and expo at the base starting at 2pm. Seek the Peak is the largest annual fundraiser for the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory.

Enjoy vendor booths, live music, a cash bar and the famous all-you-can-eat feast by New Hampshire’s Hart’s Turkey Farm. All Seek the Peak hikers, friends, families and members of the general public are invited to attend.

Seek the Peak participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum automatically receive free admission! All others may purchase a ticket to join in.


2:00pm Outdoor expo opens (free; no ticket required)
4:00pm After party kicks off with live music and cash bar
5:00pm Famous all you can eat dinner
6:00pm Awards ceremony for top fundraisers

Sunrise Drives: Sundays – July 30th & August 27th

The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast.

Road Opens Sunrise
June 25 3:30am 5:01am
July 30 4:00am 5:31am
August 27 4:30am 6:02am

Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply.

Due to the popularity of these sunrise opportunities, we recommend not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend time waiting at the Toll House due to traffic.

The State Park building on the summit will be open with limited food service on all three of these mornings.

Summit Salute at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road: August 5, 2017

Join other service members, veterans, & military families for this special FREE event at the base of Mt. Washington. Share stories, play outdoors, eat great food and enjoy a Mt. Washington sunset.

Registration now open: Click HERE to Register Today!


2:30pm – Outdoor Fun
Hiking, biking, games, children’s activities and adventures – there’s something for everyone
4:00pm – Stories of Service: Stronger Together
Child care is available during the program
5:00pm – Grilled BBQ Dinner
Fill your belly with a bounty of delicious food topped off with scrumptious dessert!
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Sunset Summit Trips
Discounted rides to the summit of Mt. Washington exclusively for Summit Salute attendees.

Contact info: [email protected]  (603) 568-5780

Adaptive Sports Partners Sunrise Ascent:
August 6, 2017

The Auto Road will be CLOSED to public vehicles until 11:00am in support of this wonderful event, however Guided Tours will be available from 8:30 am.

This unique event is a fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. At sunrise, teams will ascend the Mount Washington Auto Road, determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. Each team will include an adaptive athlete and a team of “mules” who will help the athlete up the 8 miles to the summit.

Learn more about how you can volunteer as a Mule, Trail Angel, or other help! Registration begins May 1.

For More Information About the Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington >


Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb: August 19, 2017

The Auto Road will OPEN to the public for normal driving operations around 1:30pm.

The original bicycle race up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Deemed the Toughest Hillclimb in the World!

For More Race Details or to Register>>

Muster in the Mountains: September 8 & 9, 2017

A weekend of colonial reenactment comes to the Auto Road

This two day event features a colonial encampment of reenactors representing the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the fields at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants will demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms from their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant.

Open to the public: Friday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm
Please, no dogs.

The Auto Road remains fully open during this event.

Activities will include:

  • 1800 firearms/cannon display and competition
  • Woods walk competition
  • Tomahawk and knife throwing
  • Cooking competition
  • Weaving, basketmaking, quill work, candle dipping
  • Gunsmithing, coppersmithing, blacksmithing
  • Archery, wood carving, century games and more!SCHEDULE:
10:00am – 4:00pm Camp open to the public
10:00am – 2:00pm Education Day school groups
Cannon Demo
10:00am – 4:00pm Camp open to the public
11:00am – 3:00pm Line Shoot Rifle smooth bore, Archery, Tomahawk & Knife

If interested in registering for this event, print and send in the 2016 Muster Registration

Mohawk Falls Kicks Off the Summer Season with Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival!

By Eileen Alexander

A brand new event will kick off Memorial Day weekend and the summer season in New Hampshire’s North Country. The setting for the 1st Annual Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival, on May 27 and 28, is the beautiful 40-acre Mohawk Falls estate, situated on the banks of the lovely Mohawk River in Colebrook, NH.

Open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Festival will feature live performances, demonstrations, workshops, artisan vendors, and displays. Visitors are invited to stroll around the property and enjoy the idyllic outdoor setting that includes a post and beam Pavilion, Gazebo, waterfall, pond and covered bridge. Admission to the event is free.

Highlighted events include internationally applauded singer-songwriter Kyle Carey performing her Gaelic Americana music from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, chainsaw carving demonstrations all weekend long by Baker River Chainsaw Sculpture, and an outstanding exhibit by the artists of Connecticut River Artisan Group.

Several dozen vendors, a mix of talented artisans, crafters and food producers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts, will display their wares.

Mohawk Falls is located directly off Route 26 in Colebrook, NH. Look for roadside signage near Dixville Notch. Parking is free and available on site. Pets are not allowed.

Additional information can be found on the Mohawk Falls website:, or contact Britni White, Mohawk Falls Event Coordinator, at (603) 237-1898 or [email protected].

Festival Schedule

Saturday, May 27

  • 9-11 a.m. –  Art Workshop with artist Michele Johnsen. Still life drawing & painting workshop. $10 per person. Pre-register online.
  • 10 a.m.-noon –  Live music by “Old Gold.” Rocks, blues & folk music from the ‘50s to today.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –  Garden Flavors Culinary Demo by the Ecovillage Institute. Taste and learn about herbs.
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. –  The Graceful Piano Stylings of Sharon Pearson.
  • 4-5 p.m. –  Open Jam Session led by Bobie Bunnel of Roberta’s Studio. Festival-goers are invited to bring their instruments.

Sunday, May 28

  • 9-10 a.m. –  WhiteWolf & Friends, Playing the Blues. Featuring Ed Schoenly’s blues harp.
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. –  Live Music by 3 Rivers. An eclectic mix of music by a local three-man band.
  • 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –  Basket Weaving Workshop by Deeda’s Baskets of Vermont. Make a basket to take home. $20 per person. Pre-register online.
  • 12:30-1 p.m. –  Teen/Adult Jazz & Hip Hop by Step by Step School of Dance. Kick up your heels and learn to dance.
  • 1-3 p.m. –  Gaelic Americana Concert with singer-songwriter Kyle Carey.
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. –  Music from the ‘60s to today with Mario Marquis.
  • 3:15-4 p.m. –  Pottery Demo by local potter Linda Tase.
  • 4:15-5 p.m. –  “Golden Hour” Photography Workshop with Fran Bigney. A fun workshop to learn this art form by walking around the property. $10 per person. Pre-register online.