It’s a bitter 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but you’re staying toasty warm while soaking in your bubbling hot tub. As you sip your hot cocoa and watch snow fall around you, you’re probably glad you decided to keep your hot tub open this winter. Many people keep their hot tubs at ready-to-use temperatures of 100 degrees [...]
Whether your New Hampshire travels take you along the White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway on the Northern or the Southern Loop, you’ll be treated to the best the Granite State has to offer—heavenly scenery, covered bridges, historic sites, picturesque villages, fantastic shopping and dining, and friendly New Englanders. A drive through the White Mountains ending at Echo Lake makes a delightful family day trip.
How can you beat this summer’s heat waves, aside from staying in an air-conditioned oasis? Head to Lincoln, New Hampshire, and check out the Whale’s Tale Waterpark. It’s conveniently located in the Franconia Notch region on US highway 3, a couple miles off I-93, and situated on 17 beautiful acres. Whale’s Tale has 11 waterslides, a wave pool, a heated pool with 3 hot tubs, and a quarter-mile-long lazy river, plus many attractions for the little ones. It’s also the lowest-priced waterpark in New Hampshire!
March 2013: I was enjoying my junior year at Kimball Union Academy as a mature sixteen-year-old, juggling a rigorous course schedule, participating in a plethora of clubs and organizations, running half-marathons—and becoming queasy at the thought of sleeping somewhere besides my own bed for an extended period.
Independence Day is just around the corner! How do you plan to celebrate our nation’s birthday? While the tried-and-true traditions of fireworks and backyard barbecues are always popular and draw a great crowd, try stepping out of the “same old, same old.” Liven things up a little to turn your Independence Day party into a Fourth of July extravaganza, and make it one that will be the talk of the neighborhood for weeks to come! They might even ask you to host the party again next year!
New Hampshire is home to the beautiful White Mountain National Forest, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. Thousands of miles of trails offer spectacular views for moderate effort. There are trails of every level, including many for beginning hikers and those just looking to try their hand (or feet!) at hiking. New Hampshire’s mountains also include forty-eight 4,000-footers for seasoned hikers looking to bag some peaks. Wondering what hikes might be right for you and your crew, and what you need to bring along? Read on.
The weather is warm and school’s almost out! That means it’s time for some fun in the sun with your family and friends. What better way to make your summer exciting than by sampling a couple of new activities? Water sports are a great way to get in shape and stay cool on scorching summer days. Here are a few you might like to try.
Summer means long, lazy hours in the sunshine at your favorite beach, pool, or even a grassy park. It is definitely not the time to worry about whether you’ve got the essential items you need to keep you comfortable and safe in the sun. Read the tips below, then gather all the essentials so they are in one place and easy to grab whenever the sun is shining and you’re ready to play or relax in the heat.
Every June for 21 years, Woodstock, Vermont, has hosted the Covered Bridges Half Marathon. This year on June 2, the town will host the 22nd annual race. This race always sells out super fast because the beautiful course drops gently 200 feet in elevation over 13.1 miles, with only a couple of short hills. Named Vermont’s premier half marathon, the course winds around ponds and through picturesque villages, fields, and of course the eponymous covered bridges in the best weather the season has to offer (temperatures between 51 and 77 degrees with little chance of rain). With this year’s race on the horizon but already sold out, you might be wondering how you can get in on the action and prepare to participate in next year’s race.