If you are headed on a family vacation with teens, one of your top concerns is probably how to get them to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with their surroundings. There is no doubt that we live in a busy world jumping from activity to activity, and with the scope of information accessible at our fingertips, it is growing harder and harder to put the computer away and schedule an hour or two just to take walk, commune with our thoughts, or have an uninterrupted conversation with a loved one.
WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENSDriving up 93 North for a family adventure and approaching the Exit 32 sign always created excitement and anticipation in the car- whether it was a foliage drive across the Kancamagus Highway in Autumn, ski lessons at Loon Mountain Resort during Winter, or hiking in the Pemigewasset Wilderness during Spring and Summer- Lincoln, NH was our perfect escape any time of year.
Four score and seven years ago…
Well, these days, it would be more accurate to say two centuries, two score and one year ago, our Founding Fathers signed a Declaration of Independence from colonial rule and effectively established a new nation: our home, the United States of America.
The 4th of July is an important holiday to celebrate the birth of our country, with its amber waves of grain, and- our favorite- purple mountain majesties. And as a national holiday that falls right at the beginning of summer, the 4th of July has a grand tradition of neighborhood picnics and family barbeques, swimming in nearby lakes and rivers, and laying out on a blanket in the grass to wait for dusk to fall so the local fireworks display can begin.
Right around the corner is the 2017 New England Brewfest: the Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend this June 23-25. Activities are planned for weekend vacationers, including a Café Lafayette Craft Beer Train ride on Friday evening, Brewfest seminars on Saturday morning, and a Brewer’s Brunch to cap off the weekend on Sunday! (Check out our availability for the weekend at RiverWalk Resort.)
The sun is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and summer is approaching: It’s time to plan your next outdoor adventure in the White Mountains!
It’s important to remember that, although beautiful and moderately trafficked, the White Mountains can be dangerous for inexperienced and unprepared hikers. Even if you are a regular hiker at state and national parks near your home, trekking up and around mountains presents its own unique set of challenges.
Luckily, there are nearly endless amounts of resources to help you prepare for and plan your next adventure to go hiking in Lincoln NH, whether a quick outing with small children, a more-intense day-hike with friends, or an overnight backpacking excursion with fellow adventure enthusiasts.
So much has changed since our opening last June.
Since our grand opening on June 24, 2016, RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain has grown in size and recognition, as renters learn and come to appreciate all the amenities that the resort offers.
Just this spring, RiverWalk Resort and developer Dennis Ducharme were recognized with the ACE Domestic Project of Excellence Award from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).
ARDA is the primary association for fractional, timeshare and mixed-use resorts in the United States. The ACE Domestic Project of Excellence is awarded each year to one resort in the United States that is “the best of the best; taking into consideration, design, sustainability, impact on local community, sales and marketing and its day-to-day operations.”
In just one year, RiverWalk Resort has opened…
Ah, the end of spring… School is almost out, the sun begins to make regular appearances, and that itch inside of you begging for adventure is getting harder and harder to ignore. It’s time to spend some time in your home away from home (aka the White Mountains of New Hampshire).
FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T (OR DON’T WANT TO) HIKE
Sometimes the will is strong but the body is… not so strong. That’s why we sent local outdoors enthusiast and RiverWalk Resort travel commentator Christa Peoples on the road to find the best roadside cascades and waterfalls in the White Mountains for those who can’t – or just don’t want to – go hiking. Read on and check out last week’s post on 5 Short Spring Hikes to the Best Waterfalls in the White Mountains for some tips on how to vacation like a local.
This week, we wanted to let you know about the spectacular spring hiking around us at RiverWalk Resort. We sent local outdoors enthusiast Christa Peoples on the trail to report back on the status of 5 of the Best Waterfalls to be found in the White Mountains! Read on and check out last week’s post on 10 Must-Do Spring Activities in the White Mountains for some tips on how to vacation like a local.
WHY SPRINGTIME IS A GREAT TIME TO HEAD TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Things get a little quiet here in New Hampshire during the spring, making it the perfect season for a serene couples getaway or a family vacation. There’s still plenty to do as the snow melts.