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June 2011

Play A Game at Waterville Valley’s Summer Carnival

Waterville Valley, NH –The Summer Carnival at Waterville Valley will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 4th in Town Square. The Recreation Department will host the event filled with fun games, great prizes, live music, raffles and more. All ages are welcome. It is 25 cents a ticket or five tickets for a dollar. Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four seasons resort. In addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, a... Read more →


Dogs Unite at Waterville Valley’s “Paws on Packard’s Field” Event

Waterville Valley, NH- The Paws on Packard’s Field event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21st. Dogs are invited for an evening of playing, fetching and just being dogs. Pet owners are invited as well. A silent auction, dog show and fetch contest are just some of the activities offered. The event is free. Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four seasons resort. In addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating,... Read more →


Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn Lecture and Tour

Calendar Listing: What: Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn Lecture and Tour When: Thursday, July 7, tour - 5:30-6:45pm, lecture - 7pm. Where: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Laconia Sponsored by: N.H. Preservation Alliance with support from the New Hampshire Humanities Council More: Thomas C. Hubka, Professor of Architecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn – The Connected Farm Buildings of New England will present the evening’s program on this building type unique to New England. The illustrated talk will focus on case studies that show how farmers converted their separate... Read more →


Experience the Past in Historic Hillsborough at the 3rd Annual Living History Event

Hillsborough, NH- Discover Hillsborough’s beautiful, historic hidden gems at the 2011 Living History Event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. The Hillsborough Historical Society and the Living History Event Committee host this two-day event. “This is the third year the Hillsborough Historical Society has hosted the Living History Event. Visitors in costume receive special privileges,” said marketing director Trim Hahn. “Come experience history as it is meant to be experienced — hands on, educational, and fun.” One ticket for a low price gets you into both... Read more →


Independence Day is a Blast in New Hampshire

New Hampshire – Celebrate this 4th of July at one of New Hampshire’s many attractions including Waterville Valley Resort, the M/S Mount Washington and more. The festivities begin on Saturday, July 2 in Waterville Valley. A Family Carnival is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with games, T-Shirt tie-dying, an obstacle course, bounce house and live music for the whole family. On Sunday at 11 a.m., everyone will gather together for the traditional 4th of July Parade. All are welcome to participate, whether it is walking in the parade, helping with a float, entering a float in the... Read more →


Mount Washington Cog Railway Geared Up for 142nd season

BRETTON WOODS, NH - The Mount Washington Cog Railway is open for its 142nd season of bringing visitors to the summit of the northeast's peak. An expanded departure schedule is among the new features at the popular White Mountains's summer attraction, which gives passengers more time to spend exploring the top of Mount Washington. Trains bound for the summit will now leave the Marshfield Base Station beginning at 8:30 a.m. and on the half hour after that. The development of the biodiesel locomotives prompted the change. "They have allowed us to compact the schedule," said Al Laprade, who helped design... Read more →


Crotched Mountain Dedicates Unique Accessible Trail System

GREENFIELD, NH - Crotched Mountain Foundation and Rehabilitation Center dedicated the longest fully-accessible trail system in a mountainside environment in America on June 24, 2011. The culmination of a three-year project, over two miles of trails were designed by renowned trail builder Peter Jensen with a goal of providing universal access to people of all ages and abilities. The new trails are fully compliant with the outdoor trail accessibility standards adopted by the U.S. Forest Service. Two distinct trails provide diverse outdoor experiences. One rises 200 feet in elevation to a highland knoll that provides panoramic views of the Monadnocks,... Read more →


LOON CENTER GALA & AUCTION SLATED FOR JUNE 26TH

Proceeds to support monitoring, research, and educational mission of New Hampshire Non-profit MEREDITH, NH - This year’s Gala Luncheon and Auction to benefit the Loon Preservation Committee’s work is being held at Church Landing in Meredith from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th. There will be both a silent auction and a live auction, with Master of Ceremonies Pat Kelly. Offerings will range from an African Photo Safari vacation, to an overnight stay at the Mandarin Oriental Boston, to gift certificates from local businesses. Admission includes a buffet lunch. To anyone who has ever heard a loon’s... Read more →


M/S Mount Washington Family Cruises Provide Entertainment for All Ages

Weirs Beach, NH – Wednesday evenings beginning June 29, the M/S Mount Washington will be hosting family-friendly cruises for all to attend. These low-cost cruises will take place weekly throughout the summer. Cruise tickets include a buffet dinner of carved turkey and a second entrée, as the vessel navigates around Lake Winnipesaukee. Children ages 12 and under are free, with a limit of two free children per family. Live music and dancing will also be featured on two decks. The main deck will feature entertainers geared towards kids and families, while the Flagship Lounge will offer dance music for adults.... Read more →


Waterville Valley to Host Country Music Festival with Annual Ugotta Regatta

Waterville Valley, NH- Waterville Valley’s Annual “UGOTTA REGATTA” returns to the waters of Corcoran’s Pond on Saturday July 23rd. Corcoran’s Pond , a 5 acre lake located next to the Town Square in the heart of the village will host canoe, kayak and paddle boat races on a designated course around the pond starting at 11:30 AM . Required registration opens at 11 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 places in each event. There is a $5 per person entry fee per race. Following the boat races, the popular Ugotta Regatta family home-built boat race will launch... Read more →