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Winter’s snow has finally melted, reawakening the mountain landscape in Kinsman Notch. Budding trees, rushing water, and chirping birds signify the start of spring at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, open daily May 10. This is the 167th season for the popular attraction often referred to as one of New Hampshire's most scenic natural wonders. Read more →


Upholding a longstanding tradition, Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise, Sunday May 12thwill be the first cruise available to the public.  The two and a half hour scenic cruises, of Lake Winnipesaukee, feature a champagne brunch and entertainment for all ages.  There are two brunch cruises to choose from: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Read more →


Ice-Out on Lake Winnipesaukee was declared today at 5:24 a.m. this morning. New Hampshire’s official "Ice-Out" on Lake Winnipesaukee happens when the M/S Mount Washington can leave her winter dock in Meredith and motor to all four ports on her normal route, in Center Harbor, Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, and Weirs Beach.  Ice-out is determined by air from by Emerson Aviation. Read more →


The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain–climbing cog railway in the world, is celebrating 150 years of operation this year in 2019. The Cog, (as it is affectionately nicknamed) is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 6 miles from the grand Mount Washington Hotel. Read more →


The Cog is kicking off its 150th season with a tour of Peppersass, a special 153-year-old train. Peppersass is the train that built the railway tracks, starting in 1866 and finishing the job in 1869. It is the first and only engine of its kind. It consists of a vertical wood boiler that ran at 45 hp at 50lbs pressure, and small tender. (The total cost when built was $3k) The train weighs in at 4 tons, and has been completely restored, painted in the same bright colors as it was in the turn of the 20th century, having been retired in 1929. Read more →


Concord, the Granite State’s hottest emerging destination, is full for fine eateries, shops and cultural attractions. And, the brand-new boutique Hotel Concord, right downtown, has a special deal that is a wonderful surprise for a Valentine’s Day escape:  Starting at $289 (without tax) the Valentine’s Package includes one night’s lodging for 2, an $80 gift certificate for dinner at one of six local restaurants (Revival, Common Man, O Steak and Seafood, Angelina’s, Barley House and Margaritas), a split of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, turn down service with robes, slippers, music and lighting and a late check out of 12 noon. This package is offered from February 14 to 17, 2019. Space is limited. Read more →