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Articles Tagged "fall activities in central nh"

September
15

Fall Weekend Getaway - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyThe White Mountains attract thousands of visitors every single year. As you get close to the area and see the landscape, it's easy to understand why. But, it isn't just the landscape that makes this a wonderful weekend getaway destination. The surrounding cities and towns have dozens of restaurants and activities waiting to be enjoyed.

Let's jump in and take a look at just a few of the best weekend getaway hotspots in the area that our real estate agents adore:

  • Squam Lake Inn - 28 Shepard Hill Rd., Holderness, NH 03245
    Known to movie fans as the setting for the film On Golden Pond, Squam Lake is one of the most gorgeous places in New Hampshire. Located near many Holderness homes for sale, the Squam Lake Inn is a wonderful weekend destination. This family-owned bed and breakfast features gorgeous rooms and great food, and you can find plenty of activities outside, including hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, shopping, and more. If you're lucky, you might even spot one of the local bald eagles or moose.

  • Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH 03598
    Given its name, you've probably already figured out that the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is the most luxurious weekend getaway destination on this list. Not only is it near Whitefield homes for sale, but it's also nestled in the middle of a gorgeous landscape. You can enjoy building campfires and eating s'mores, hitting the hiking and biking trails, relaxing in the movie theater, heading out on a dog sled adventure, and more.

  • Woodstock Inn Brewery -  135 Main St., North Woodstock, NH 03262
    All you have to do is look up photos of the Woodstock Inn Brewery, and you'll know that you're in for a treat. There are a variety of room styles available, including rooms with wooden furniture that gives them a truly rustic feel. But, at the same time, this country inn is filled with modern conveniences such as high-speed wi-fi, cable access, hot tubs, and more. Even if you search through the Woodstock homes for sale and decide to move here, you might want to stay at the brewery every once in a while just for the experience.

  • Omni Mount Washington Resort - 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575
    A favorite of Bostonians wanting to escape the summer heat, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is the perfect place to stay any time of the year. People travel from miles around to stay at the resort so they can enjoy activities such as Alpine and Nordic skiing, dog sledding, golfing, horseback riding, tennis, and more. Close to many Bretton Woods homes for sale, this is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors or simply sit outside and relax while breathing the clean, crisp air.

  • Sugar Hill Inn - 116 NH-117, Sugar Hill Rd., Sugar Hill, NH 03586
    Perfect for a romantic couples' getaway or family adventure, the Sugar Hill Inn is surrounded by some gorgeous mountain views. Inside the inn, you'll discover a variety of amenities such as fireplaces, private porches, hot tub, sauna, and more. If you're in town to look at Sugar Hill homes for sale and decide to stay here, we suggest that you don't miss out on their award-winning restaurant, where you can enjoy a glass of brandy or cup of coffee next to the tavern's fire.

Are you searching for the perfect home in Central NH and the White Mountains? Contact us, and we'll help you find an amazing property.

September
8

Fall Foliage - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & SmithAutumn is here, and the leaves are changing. It's an impressive sight anywhere, but in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it's something people come to see from miles around. And if you're looking at Holderness homes for sale, then you're in a position to experience the spectacle personally. Here are five ways to see the changing leaves of the White Mountains.

  • Conway Scenic Railroad - 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860
    If you're looking for a relaxing journey through the foliage, Conway Scenic Railroad is the choice for you. Located near North Conway homes for sale, several different excursions are available. For fall foliage, your best option is the Rail Fan's Photo Excursion, a one-day trip in October that provides passengers with multiple opportunities to stop along the way and get pictures of the beautiful scenery.

  • Bretton Woods Canopy Tour - 99 Ski Area Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575
    There's no way to get closer to the foliage than this - zip lining down Mount Washington, with trees all around you. Located near Bretton homes for sale, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is a three-hour experience that takes you through 16 platforms in the trees. Descend 1,000 feet using nine zip lines, two sky bridges, and three rappels. The tour is open year-round, but the best views are in the fall, as the leaves are turning. It's an experience you won't soon forget.

  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway - 260 Tramway Dr., Franconia, NH 03580
    If zip lines are a little out of your comfort zone but soaring above the leaves still sounds fun, then Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway might be more your speed. Located near Franconia homes for sale, it takes you in a cable car to the top of Cannon Mountain—the highest lift-accessed point in New Hampshire. The views on the journey are beautiful, and the view from the summit is even more so—especially on the 360-degree observation deck. Once you reach the top, there are hiking paths, a cafe, and more. The tramway opens in late May and runs through mid-October, so there's plenty of opportunity in the fall months to see the changing leaves.

  • North Country Kayak - Dodge Hill Launch, Old Waterford Rd., Littleton, NH 03561
    If traveling by air isn't your thing, try a trip across the water. North Country Kayak is a calm journey down the river through the beautiful, changing leaves. Located near Littleton homes for sale, this is a good option for getting away from the tourists and enjoying the scenery in a more private setting. You can book a private or guided tour or simply rent a kayak and strike out on your own through Moore Reservoir.

  • DirtVentures ATV Rentals - 514 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251
    If you're really adventurous, try renting an ATV and getting down and dirty driving through the White Mountains. Located near Lincoln homes for sale, DirtVentures rents off-road, all-terrain vehicles for a thrilling view of the foliage you won't soon forget. You can strike out on your own, but it's better to take a guided tour from their knowledgeable staff who know the area and can show you all the best views. And if you've never driven an ATV before, they're happy to teach you! This is an experience not to be missed.

The changing leaves are just the beginning of what Central New Hampshire has to offer. To learn more, or if you're ready to make New Hampshire your new home, contact us. Find your dream home with the help of our real estate agents.

April
16

By Guest Contributor Joe Viger

Northern New Hampshire has an amazing recreational resource that you may not know about called the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail.  The reclaimed rail line is now a multi-use trail that is about 20 miles one way between Woodsville and Littleton, NH.  The trail's surface is stone dust and gravel with occasional sections of chunkier ballast from the now removed train tracks.  It's a beautiful scenic route passing through woods, alongside fields, over multiple bridges and repeated views of the Ammonoosuc River.

There are a variety of spots to park, so you can tune the length of your trip to your ability and available time.  As an old rail road grade, the elevation change on the trail is minimal and gradual.  
Recently, I enjoyed a ride that was just under 20 miles from Woodsville to Lisbon and back.  I made this trip on a fat bike and that was great, but the trail is well suited to a mountain bike or gravel bike as well.  The highlights of this section of the trail are the two bridges over the Ammonoosuc River and the striking scene of the village of Bath, NH with its famous covered bridge and waterfall.  Biking the trail is fantastic, but it's a great place to walk as well.  The trail is open to ATVs, although I saw none the day I was there.  If you're in the area, get out and enjoy this truly great trail! 
If you're up for a bigger adventure, the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is part of a longer trip that goes from Vermont to Maine called Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail.  The 83 mile route strings together rail trails, dirt roads, paved roads and bike paths to navigate across the state passing through Woodsville, Littleton, Whitefield, Gorham and on to Bethel, Maine.
Helpful links to start your adventure:
The Ammonoosuc River
Photo by Joe Viger
A Section of Great Trail with Route 302 Above
Photo by Joe Viger
Old Railroad Trestle Bridge in Bath
Photo by Joe Viger



Contributor Joe Viger is Peabody & Smith Realty's photography partner and you see his work featured in many of our listings and on our website. You can see more of his work at joeviger.com and be sure to follow him on Instagram and on Facebook. 
October
8

Welcome to fall, it's a wonderful time of year here in New Hampshire! With so many fun outdoor activities and amazing colors that change before our eyes, we are lucky to call this place "home". We thought we would ask one of our agents, what are some of the fun things you think folks would like to do and where they might be located.

Here are some suggested fall activities from our own, Carmen Burns!

 
  • [caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignright" width="200"]carmen burns Read more about Carmen Burns![/caption] If you like outdoor activities…kayaking or canoeing on the Pemi (short for Pemigewasset) or Baker Rivers is gorgeous, and Stinson Lake in Rumney sits in a little mountain bowl, just bursting with color at this time of year.
  • Lots of great hiking trails all through the White Mountain National Forest in every local town. Just pick your favorite one!
  • The folks who like riding ATV's and UTV's should check out the trail system coming out of Warren, NH. Miles and miles and riders are allowed to drive right through town to get gas and eat at Calamity Jane's.
  • If you are into rock climbing, the Rumney Rocks are now world famous and located in the quaint town of Rumney, NH. There is a new B & B opening called the Little House and the Common Café and Tavern that has great food all day long. The Rumney Rocks Bistro serves lunch and dinner and has some yummy choices too!
  • If you are looking for night time activities you can catch a live performance at either the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Theater or the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University in downtown Plymouth.
  • [caption id="attachment_3255" align="alignright" width="300"]rumney rocks Rumney Rocks[/caption] If shopping is your game, there are some cute shops on Main Street in Plymouth. Dressers Unlimited has great antique and re-purposed furniture in addition to awesome clothing selections.
  • Also in Plymouth, Artistic Roots has a wonderful array of hand crafted items and some unique and beautiful original art.
  • A few miles west on Route 25 in Plymouth you'll find a shop called Inspire to Knit, that carries all types of yummy and colorful yarns, books and patterns for the knitter. It's a sensory wonder!
  • Almost next door is North Country Quilters & Sew and Vac, great fabric, notions and sewing machines. They will get you going on that project you've been wanting to do for the last 5 years.
  • If you are a bargain hunter, maybe the Tanger Factory Outlets in Tilton, a half hour from Plymouth, will hold some appeal. There is a huge variety of clothing, shoes and home goods.
Read more about Carmen Burns here

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