Blog :: 2015

Where To See A Moose

“After God was done making everything else,” so goes an old New England saw, “He took the leftover parts and made the moose.”

That about gets it right when it comes to the large, gangly creatures who can often be seen along northern New Hampshire’s wooded roadsides.

The best places to spot a Bullwinkle J moose? The Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) is a great place to spot a moose, as are the notches of Crawford and Pinkham (U.S. Route 302 for Crawford Notch and U.S. Route 16 for Pinkham Notch).

GUIDED TOURS: Those who would rather leave the driving to others will want to take a guided tour with MWV Moose Bus Tours, North Conway‘s Moose Safari....

Day Trip It!

 

Summer time is the perfect season to day trip it in New Hampshire. Between the seacoast, lakes region, and White Mountains, there are endless opportunities for new exploration. Here are a few of our favorites that your whole family should enjoy.

Story Land – Glen
A children’s theme park featuring wonderfully themed rides, lively shows, friendly storybook characters, unique play areas, and lots more

Route 16
Glen, NH 03838
603-383-4186

www.storylandnh.com
fun@storylandnh.com

Ruggles Mine – Grafton
Mineral collecting permitted. Oldest mica, feldspar mine in United States. Photographer’s paradise. Travel up beautiful forested road to a magnificent view at the top of Isinglass Mountain. Gift/mineral shop, snack bar, picnicking, museum. Featuring Aquamarine jewelry made from beryl recently found at mine.

 

Rte 4
Grafton, NH 03240
(603) 523-4275

www.rugglesmine.com

Ruggles Mine – Grafton
Mineral collecting permitted. Oldest mica, feldspar mine in United States. Photographer’s paradise. Travel up beautiful forested road to a magnificent view at the top of Isinglass Mountain. Gift/mineral shop, snack bar, picnicking, museum. Featuring Aquamarine jewelry made from beryl recently found at mine.

 

Rte 4
Grafton, NH 03240
(603) 523-4275

www.rugglesmine.com

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zipline Adventure Park – Chocorua & Weirs Beach
Monkey Trunks offers fun for children, adults and families! Monkey Trunks courses feature ziplines, swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more! Our Weirs Beach location alone has 4 ziplines, including one over a pond, as well as a 35-foot-high giant swing, and is open at night to swing under the lights. All three Monkey Trunks locations include a children’s course on a smaller scale for the littlest of monkeys, with platforms no more than 6’ off the ground. The children’s courses include 6-8 challenges with an 80’ zipline at the finish. Reservations are encouraged and can be made anytime online at fwww.monkeytrunks.com or by phone at (603)367-4427.

Chocorua & Weirs Beach, NH

603-367-4427

www.monkeytrunks.com
info@monkeytrunks.com

Clark’s Trading Post – Lincoln
Affordable family entertainment since 1928. Bear shows, amazing circus acts, steam train ride into “Wolfman’s Territory”, museum, rides and more!

 

110 US Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251
(603) 745-8913

www.clarkstradingpost.com
info@clarkstradingpost.com

 

Mt. Washington Summit Adventures

The snow is melted (mostly) and the auto road to the top of Mt. Washington will soon be open. It’s a great time of year to start planning a family trip to the summit. Whether you hike or drive, the experience will be unique and memorable for [...]

Summer Activity Ideas...Fly Fishing

The rivers of New Hampshire provide endless opportunities for the whole family to experience the sport of Fly Fishing; an experience you will never forget. Whether it is a drift boat trip for trout and salmon on a major New Hampshire river, such as the Androscoggin, Connecticut or Pemigewasset Rivers; a wading trip on a stream; or a canoe  trip to a pristine New Hampshire brook trout pond, you will have the opportunity to view wildlife, enjoy wonderful natural sights and catch some beautiful fish.  A day fly fishing for trout and salmon with a New Hampshire Rivers guide will enhance your vacation or help you relax on a trip to North Conway and the surrounding region.

The Ellis is a great river for beginners through advanced fly fishers. It is only a ten minute drive from North Conway, making it a great destination for fly fishers on a tight schedule. The river can be fished with little walking but does have sections that require some wading and rock hopping. Whether you are looking to cover water or find a good hole that you can fish all morning, the Ellis will accommodate you. Click Here For Trip Resources & Information.

Enjoy an old fashioned experience on vintage trains

While spring brings a whole new set of activities to the Mt. Washington Valley, one of the most popular and all time favorite activities for the whole family is the Conway Scenic Railroad. From short excursions to trips that could fill your whole day, there are plenty of unique rides to choose from. The Conway Scenic Railroad is now open on weekends thru May 4th when they will be resuming their full time schedule.

 

The Valley Train 

Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars from our 1874 train station in North Conway Village to either Conway or Bartlett and back again.

valleytrain

Dining At The Railroad

Relive the Golden Age of Railroading aboard one of our elegant Dining Cars: the Chocorua on the Valley Trains, or the Hattie Evans on the Notch Train. Enjoy a First-Class dining experience with friendly and attentive service in a unique restaurant where the views are constantly changing.

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Notch Train

Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch - past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge - enroute to Crawford station.

notchtrain

 

CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD, INC. | 38 Norcross Circle | PO Box 1947 | North Conway, NH 03860 | Tel: (603) 356-5251 | (800) 232-5251  info@ConwayScenic.com

Think Spring...Think Hiking

With the snow melting, the sun shining just a little brighter, and the days getting longer it's time to think about spring hiking. The Mt. Washington Valley has numerous options for hiking enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a basic walk or a lengthy trek, there are more than enough options. Below are a few of our [...]

Climb aboard a Mt. Washington SnowCoach for a comfortable winter tour to an extreme world!

The Mt. Washington SnowCoach is a custom-designed tour vehicle which climbs up to tree-line on Mt. Washington (approximately 4,200 feet) for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Powered by a 4-track, all-wheel-powered drive-train, the 9 passenger Mt. Washington SnowCoach transports guests (weather permitting) into a treeless, sub-arctic world for a [...]