As the leaves turn color and the nights become cooler, guests are invited to feel the heat in Waterville Valley during the 17th Annual Chili Challenge & Brews. On Saturday, September 26, this event will be held in the Town Square with area restaurants competing for the renowned title of “best chili.”
Beginning September 1, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus the first Friday of every month from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Many of the 17 major Attractions in the region reported double digit increases in attendance over last year. Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln is calling this summer "an excellent season" ascribing a boost in admissions to favorable weather, economic conditions and the addition of a new water raft ride called the "Anaconda Escape." The Mt. Washington Cog Railway noted they are "on track to have a third record-breaking season."
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will showcase their "Cornstalk Critters" from September 19 - October 18. These life-sized characters, created by the Annalee Doll Company in Meredith, New Hampshire, will grace the grounds of the Hobo Junction station. This year's theme, "Scarecrows of Sound," features likenesses of some popular music giants, such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger and many others. The Hobo's popular train rides along the Pemigewasset River will also be available through October 18 from the station in Lincoln. Trains leave at 11:00AM & 1:00PM 603-745-2135 www.visitwhitemountains.com
Black Bear Half Marathon Offers Scenic Tour of Waterville Valley Waterville Valley, NH – Come up to Waterville Valley and run the Black Bear Half Marathon on August 23 and enjoy a course set amid the White Mountain National Forest. The route includes scenic trails along the Mad River and lots of shade, starting and finishing in Town Square. The Half Marathon starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts shortly after at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees for the Half marathon are $70 until August 22 and $80 on race day. Entry fees for the 5K are $35 until August...
Waterville Valley will celebrate the end of summer with a whole weekend of fun during their End of Summer Dash & Bash over Labor Day weekend, September 5-7.
This Labor Day weekend, New Hampshire offers a chance for families to reconnect and enjoy the last days of summer before autumn arrives and the school season is in full swing.
Join Appalachian Mountain Club Senior Interpretive Naturalist, Nancy Ritger, on the Cog Railway, for a tour of Mount Washington's amazing natural environment on Monday, August 31. Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, is home to some of the rarest alpine plant-life in the world, existing only in the Presidential Range.
Join Five Rivers Conservation Trust, the Gilmanton Land Trust and the Gilmanton Conservation Commission to explore the new Meetinghouse Pond Conservation Area in Gilmanton. The hike will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 noon
Come up to Waterville Valley and run the Black Bear Half Marathon on August 23 and enjoy a course set amid the White Mountain National Forest. The route includes scenic trails along the Mad River and lots of shade, starting and finishing in Town Square.