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July 2011

The Waterville Valley Recreation Department’s Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of the 25-foot rock wall? Come test your skills at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department’s new indoor rock climbing wall. You have your choice between a 25-foot vertical wall with roped routes to help guide you or a 30-foot horizontal wall. A variety of harnesses are available to ensure all ages and abilities can have a fun filled day climbing the wall. The public climb is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is $5 a... 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 organizer Trimm 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 days... Read more →


Hot Summer Fun and Space Science
at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Summer escape with unique and educating activities that appeal to all ages Concord, NH – The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits that make learning interesting, entertaining and even fun for the whole family - all indoors, air conditioned, and right off I-93. The Discovery Center provides families with unique and educating activities that appeal to all ages. Some of the experiences offered at the Discovery Center are Super Stellar Fridays, Little Explorers, North Country Sky Watches and Rocketeers. Multiple summer camps are also available for kids and teens throughout the summer. And, the annual Perseids and Pizza Star Party... Read more →


New Flights from Boston to Caribbean Alternative:
New Englanders Rediscover Madeira Island

Azores Express/SATA has new flights to reintroduce Americans to this volcanic archipelago some 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. Prices, start at $899 per person Boston, MA – Warm, sunny and an easy trip, the islands of Madeira (Portugal) are ready to welcome back New Englanders after a century. In the 19th century Americans flocked to the “Pearl of the Atlantic” for it climate, sights, and hospitality. Now, Azores Express/SATA has new flights to reintroduce Americans to this volcanic archipelago some 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. This fall and winter, Azores Express/SATA has new service from Boston Logan Airport to Funchal... Read more →


Be a Kid at Waterville Valley’s Summer Carnival

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. 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... Read more →


Curious George Festival welcomes kids of all ages in Waterville Valley this August

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - The 5th Annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival returns in August to speak to the curiosity in us all. The festival is a 2-day event this August 13-14, featuring a weekend full of family-friendly activities with Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat including a banana pancake breakfast, a family nature walk, live music, a BBQ lunch with Curious George, photo opportunities with the characters, a traveling barnyard, face painting, games for kids, Curious George story hour and craft time, planetarium shows, and a family spaghetti dinner. Headlining the festival this year is “Vanessa... Read more →


Experience True New England During Lobsterfest on the M/S Mount Washington

Weirs Beach, NH – Enjoy a taste of New England on the Summer Lobsterfest Cruise with the M/S Mount Washington. Fresh Maine lobsters will be served on the boat, as guests dine and dance to live music. Ambiance is provided by the twilight of the sunset as the ship tours Lake Winnipesaukee. Tickets for the cruise are $49. A Lobsterfest cruise will take place three times over the course of the summer on Friday, July 29, Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, September 3. The cruise will depart from Weirs Beach on July 29 at 7:30 p.m. and run until 10:30... 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 →


Autumn Cycling Vacations in New England: Coastlines and Fall Colors

Summary: Massachusetts-based Easy Rider Tours is offering two cycling vacations this autumn—one coastal, one fall foliage—that showcase New England during its best biking season. Newburyport, Massachusetts - Biking New England in the fall has a special mystique. The tourist crowds of summer have all gone home. August's steamy sizzle has been replaced by the crisp, fresh air of a new season. Farm stands overflow with seasonal bounty, and hot cider is the beverage do jour. Savvy cyclists know that this is the best time of year to be out on their bikes. Massachusetts-based Easy Rider Tours has planned two New... Read more →


Songs of Old New Hampshire and the Country Fiddler Fill the Air Thanks to the New Hampshire Humanities Council at the 2011 Hillsborough Living History Event

Hillsborough, NH- Through the popular Humanities to Go Program the New Hampshire Humanities Council is generously providing funding for the following speakers at the third annual Hillsborough Living History Event on August 20th and 21st. Hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society, the Living History Event provides four action packed sites filled with entertainment and fun for the entire family. Although the Living History Event is a ticketed event, the New Hampshire Humanities programming is free. On Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. Jeff Warner will present, “Songs of Old New Hampshire” at historic Hillsborough Center, three miles north... Read more →