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Fishing Derby this Saturday in Waterville Valley

The Memorial Day Weekend at Waterville Valley is the start of summer. There are fun activities for all ages from fishing to face painting and live music.

The fun begins at 8am on Saturday morning with the 8th annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby. The competition is divided, kids ages 7 and under and children from 8 to 15. The goal is try to catch Corcoran Pond’s elusive Kirby and win a prize. It is a $6 registration fee by Thursday, May 25 or $10 onsite. This event is known for its big prizes and fun atmosphere located at Waterville Valley Town Square. Register at


But that’s not the only thing happening on that day. Family friendly entertainment is also provided, including a presentation by NH Balloon Man, face painting, boat rentals (extra fee) and a visit with Bruce the Moose.

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston.  In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center. For more information, call 800-GO-VALLEYor visit


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