Waterville Valley Resort, one of the largest ski areas in New Hampshire, and APXnet, a communications service provider specializing in complex high-speed data networks, announced a unique marketing partnership to bring improved communications to the remote mountaintop ski area. Read more →

Before Corcoran came to town in 1964, Waterville Valley was a sleepy summer community with a small but lively ski scene. In the early 1900s, the valley was a retreat for wealthy city dwellers who came to spend their summers hiking, fishing and swimming. Over the years, a few amenities were added, including a gold course, tennis courts and the Waterville Inn, the hub of social activity not just for summer residents, but for the growing number of skiers who came to ride the slopes carved out of Mount Snow. Read more →

Maxfield Parrish was born Frederick Parrish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870 to Elizabeth Bancroft Parrish and Steven Parrish, a noted engraver and painter. He studied architecture at Haverford College, and art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as well as at Drexel Institute, where he audited courses with famed illustrator Howard Pyle (1853–1911). In 1898, Parrish moved to Plainfield, New Hampshire, near Cornish, where he built his home and studio, which he named “The Oaks” after the distinguishing trees on the land. He lived there until his death in 1966. Read more →

In the late 1930s, a 16-year-old from East Derry, New Hampshire named Alan Shepard enrolled in a boat-building workshop at Proctor Academy. From his early – and quite successful – efforts to build a boat that he and his family could row across New Hampshire lakes, Shepard eventually stepped up his naval involvement, becoming a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, a Naval fighter pilot and test pilot, America’s first astronaut, and, as commander of Apollo XIV, one of only 12 human beings to have walked on the Moon. Read more →

Considered a must-do for visitors to New England, the first mountain climbing cog railway in the world offers amazing early season fall foliage colors. Riders can choose to ride up to the highest peak in the Northeast on the first train of the day, a vintage coal-fired steam train, or on one of the eco-friendly biodiesel locomotives that run the rest of the day. In the fall season, the Cog will run eight to ten trips per day, departing every hour on the half hour. Read more →

Passengers are invited to dress in their most creative costumes and celebrate aboard the M/S Mount Washington during their annual Halloween Masquerade Ball. All costumes, from the scary, spooky and fancy to just plain comical, are welcome. Read more →