The Best Half-Day Hikes in the White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on May 22, 2018 2:33:32 PM

The White Mountains is full of incredible hikes ranging from easy nature trails by the river to challenging tactical climbs on some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River. While it’s easy to spend your entire weekend in hiking boots on the trail, sometimes you just want to summit a peak in the morning and enjoy a delicious burger in town at lunchtime.

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Topics: Summer, Outdoor Activities

Best Advanced Hikes in the White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on May 16, 2018 12:13:53 PM

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to some of the toughest mountain peaks on the East Coast. While the peaks might not be as high as similar peaks out west, the weather and terrain are notoriously challenging.

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Topics: Summer, Outdoor Activities

The Best Spring Hikes in the White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Apr 3, 2018 12:22:35 PM

This blog post is part of “The Guide to Spring Activities In The White Mountains” blog series

Spring hiking in NH is spectacular. The trails are uncrowded, the wildflowers and trees are starting to bloom after a long winter, and the wildlife is just waking up and searching for food. While some people prefer to avoid New England during the Spring months due to a little thing we call “mud season,” it’s one of the best times of year for hiking.

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Topics: Springtime, Outdoor Activities

Snowmobiling in the White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Feb 6, 2018 4:28:53 PM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

New Hampshire is home to over 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails that crisscross across the state connecting to trails in Maine, Vermont, and Quebec. To put that in perspective, if you were to drive from Manchester, NH to Sacramento, CA and back again, you’d only cover roughly 6,000 miles. That’s a lot of miles of trails!

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Outdoor Activities

Planning the Perfect Family Ski Trip in White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Jan 22, 2018 1:20:29 PM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

The White Mountains are a wonderful ski vacation destination for the whole family. With plenty of family-friendly mountains, professional ski schools, and lots of extracurricular activities, a family ski trip is easy to plan. But, there is lots to consider before booking your lift tickets. Just like any family vacation, planning and executing a winter ski vacation with little ones can be hectic, to say the least. But, teaching children to ski from a young age allows them to enjoy the great outdoors year-round, participate in an active sport, and lets you spend valuable time with your family and create memories to last a lifetime.

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Topics: Winter, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities

Top 6 Snowshoe Hikes in the White Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Jan 22, 2018 11:22:02 AM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

While the western White Mountains are a major ski destination during the winter months, it’s also a great place to strap on a pair of snowshoes or crampons and hit the hiking trails. The trails are way less crowded this time of year!

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Outdoor Activities

5 Reasons You Need to Take a Midweek Ski Trip

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Dec 20, 2017 3:53:56 PM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

Nothing is more frustrating than long lift lines on the perfect ski day. With the high costs of lift tickets, you want to get as many runs as possible. Weekends, holidays, and school vacations are all high traffic days on any ski mountain.

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Outdoor Activities

Just the Two of Us: Your Guide to A Romantic Getaway in the Mountains

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Nov 29, 2017 11:14:38 AM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

You don’t have to go far to find one of the best spots for a romantic getaway in New England. Imagine snowshoeing hand-in-hand with your sweetheart amongst the glistening pines as the sun hits their icy needles just right. Snow-capped Franconia Ridge serves as your beacon as you meander through the White Mountain National Forest for a romantic picnic beside the warm fireplace at the Lonesome Lake Hut at Cannon Mountain.

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Kid-Free, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities

Behind the Scenes: How to turn a swimming pool into a skating rink

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Nov 16, 2017 5:53:17 PM

This blog post is part of “The Guide to Spring Activities In The White Mountains” blog series.

Whoever decided to strap a piece of metal across the bottom of their foot and glide across a frozen pond must have either been crazy or brilliant. The history of ice skating is a bit murky, but many people believe that it originated in the Scandinavian countries over 5,000 years ago, which would make sense because those countries have some pretty good hockey players! Based on old drawings in literature, some believe that it may even date back to the Middle Ages.

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Family Friendly, Behind the Scenes, Outdoor Activities, Ownership

Your Guide to the Perfect Three-Day Ski Weekend Getaway

Posted by Katelyn Michaud on Nov 8, 2017 12:07:00 PM

This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.

For skiers and snowboarders, winter is never long enough. It comes and goes in a blink of an eye so you’ll want to get as many days as possible on the slopes. With several long holiday weekends coming up this winter, why not book a three-day ski weekend getaway with the whole family?

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Topics: Things To Do, Winter, Family Friendly, Itinerary, Outdoor Activities