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FROM THE EDITOR

Plan on making memories with your family this summer Welcome to ParentingNH ’s fourth annual Family Summer Fun Guide for residents and visitors to the great state of New Hampshire.

What you’ll find inside is what makes the Granite State a great place to live and visit — hundreds of ideas of what you can do with your family this summer. In the 2019 edition, you’ll find an A to Z listing of some of the state’s best places to take your family. You’ll also find information on kid-friendly summer theater, bike trails, food truck festivals, where to go camping, rainy day activities and summer concerts. Whether you are outdoorsy or are looking for something to do while staying cool we have you covered. This year we’ve added a new and comprehensive summer activities listing. If you still can’t find just what you are looking for, go to www.parentingnh.com to find even more events and programs through our online events calendar. ParentingNH is the state’s first and only statewide publication for parents of children and teens. For 26 years, the publication has been the premier information source for Granite State families. We are proud to partner with Catholic Medical Center in Manchester for a third year in a row

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A merica’s Stonehenge The mysterious rock formations at America’s Stonehenge in Salem may be one of the oldest man-made structures in the United States. Visitors can wind through the estimated 4,000-year-old archaeological site’s maze of rocky chambers believed to be ancient ceremonial meeting places. Wear sneakers and get ready to explore. Elsewhere on the grounds, kids can dig for gemstones they can keep.

Canobie Lake Park Blueberry picking Blueberries are ripe for the picking in New Hampshire starting in mid- to late July. Great spots for a morning or afternoon of pick-your-own fun include Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm in Newport and Blueberry Bay Farm in Stratham. If you like your blueberries on the wild side, hike Mount Pisgah in Hinsdale’s Mount Pisgah State Park. The gentle summit trail leads to nice views and in late July and August kids will love finding wild blueberries that grow along the mountain’s sunny crown.

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In Salem, summer thrills await at Canobie Lake Park, the state’s largest amusement park. With more than 100 rides, games, and attractions, there is something for everyone. Little kids can ride the carousel that dates back to 1903, get lost in the walk-through mirror maze or climb aboard the Canobie Express for a steam train ride around the park. Older kids can ride the roller coasters, including the thrilling Yankee Cannonball. Be sure to check out the park’s newly expanded Castaway Island Water Park.


DARTMOUTH Within the ivy-covered Dartmouth campus in Hanover is the Hood Museum, home to one of oldest and largest college art collections in the country. With art work ranging from ancient stone carvings to paintings from Renaissance masters and modern masterpieces from the 20th century, the Hood is the Upper Valley’s own mini version of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Families are welcome. Check ahead for special gallery story times and other kid-friendly events.

8H FNotchranconia State Park Nestled in one of the most spectacular passes in the White Mountains, Franconia Notch State Park is a crown jewel for outdoor recreation. Ready to start exploring? As Interstate 93 heads north into the Notch, don’t miss the Flume Gorge, a 800-foot-long natural canyon so narrow in places that the 90-foot-tall sheer granite walls are only separated by a mere 20 inches. A 2-mile walk in and around the gorge takes you to cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges and glacial pools.

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Family-friendly hikes include the 1.4-mile climb to the top of Mount Pemigewasset where moderate effort pays off in breathtaking views of the Franconia Ridge and back down into the Notch. If you have your bikes (and your bathing suits), the Franconia Notch Recreational Trail brings you to the refreshing destinations of Echo Lake and the Basin. The 9-mile trail can be accessed from multiple parking lots, making it easier to customize the length of your trek.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, when it’s time to eat, New Hampshire has you covered. In the Franconia Notch area, fuel up for breakfast or lunch at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, a can’t-miss dining spot that has been offering great food in a family-friendly atmosphere since 1938. What about pizza? In North Conway and Portsmouth, look no further than Flatbread Pizza; in Dover, La Festa is a family favorite; or head to Manchester’s 900 Degrees for its award-winning wood-fired pizza.

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Hampton Beach photos courtesy of www.hamptonbeach.org

Hampton Beach What’s summer in New Hampshire without a day at the beach? In addition to the miles-long stretch of sandy beach, you will find the famous boardwalk filled with arcades, tourist shops, and family-style restaurants. Hampton Beach is budget-friendly vacation dream with free outdoor concerts, weekly fireworks displays, and a large beach-side playground to keep the kids busy. For the most fun in the sun, time your visit to coincide with the Hampton Beach Children’s Festival, held Aug. 12-16, 2019. It’s a week filled with games and free activities, and don’t miss the children’s parade on Friday, Aug. 16. Everyone has fun — and wins a prize — at this giant beachside costume parade.

Isles of Shoals Approximately three miles off the coast, you’ll find the Isles of Shoals, a mysterious island chain that was once home to the area’s first settlers. For a fun day of exploring, leave from Portsmouth aboard the S.S. Thomas Leighton, which takes visitors to Star Island. You and the kids can even spend the night at the island’s Oceanic Hotel. But beware… the 19th-century structure is reportedly haunted.

Jaffrey Make your way to the top of Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular hiking spots in the state, with easy access from Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey. Approximately 125,000 people hike Monadnock each year, drawn by the summit’s eye-popping views that reach all the way to Boston on a clear day. Summit trails are best

suited for kids older than 8 and kids who already hike. Before you head home, be sure to stop at Kimball Farm — celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2019 — to order ice cream, seafood, or both, and get a souvenir at its country store.

Kancamagus Highway The Kancamagus Highway is 34.5 miles of scenic views in the heart of the White Mountains National Forest. Connecting Lincoln and Conway, the beloved “Kanc” is filled with well-designated scenic overlooks, campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails and historic sites. Fun stops for families include the Lincoln Woods Trail that follows the Pemigewasset River for approximately three miles. Closer to Conway, stop by Sabbaday Falls scenic area. A short walk brings you to the crashing falls. Let the spray cool you off before heading back to the picnic area.

Lost River Gorge When the last Ice Age retreated, it left behind Lost River Gorge in North Woodstock, a glacial rock-strewn canyon that makes the river flowing through it seem to mysteriously “disappear.” Today, you and your kids can make your way along a wooden

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boardwalk to check out deep caves and a rushing waterfall. Kids can even pan for fossils and gemstones along the river. Check out the Gorge’s calendar for evening lantern hikes.


Mount Washington Reaching the top of 6,288-ft. Mount Washington will take your family’s summer vacation to new heights. But how you get there is almost just as fun. For a unique mode of transport, take the historic Cog Railway to the summit. Leaving from Bretton Woods, the Cog Railway is the second steepest railway of its kind in the world. Marvel at the technology that enables the train to scale and descend the mountain. Reservations highly recommended. You can also earn the iconic “This car climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker by ascending the summit via the Mount Washington Auto Road. With the mountain’s often crazy weather, winding roads and spectacular vistas, this is a car ride you and

your kids will never forget. The toll road leaves from Pinkham Notch. If you prefer to go on foot, the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is the most popular route to the summit, leaving from the Pinkham Notch AMC Center. Be forewarned that the trails on Mount Washington are for experienced hikers only. If needed, the AMC Center can make suggestions for more appropriate day hikes in the area. However you get there, after your climb through the clouds, spend time exploring the summit of New England’s tallest peak. The views are spectacular and a cafeteria, gift shop and restrooms give you a nice break before your trip back down.

Nature center

Learn more about the flora and fauna of New Hampshire at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. The center’s interpretive trails wind through meadows, marshes and forests. Along the way you can visit live animal displays of some of the creatures who call the area home — including a black bear and bobcat.

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For out-of-this-world fun, stop by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, a planetarium and science learning center that offers star shows, outer space learning exhibits, and special family programs that inspire everyone to reach for the stars. The Center is open daily during the summer.

Portsmouth Situated along the shores of the Piscataqua River just before it meets the Atlantic, the Port City is a busy place in summer, and for good reason. From festivals and outdoor theater to fun shopping and lots of restaurants to choose from, the pedestrian-friendly Market Square and South End areas provide plenty to do. Favorite destinations include Strawbery Banke, an indoor/outdoor living history museum; live concerts and outdoor theatrical productions at Prescott Park; shopping for toys and other treasures at Treehouse Toys and G. Willikers on Market Street; and finally, having a pancake, or two or 10, at the Friendly Toast on Congress Street.

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Queen City

Manchester, also know as the Queen City, is the state’s largest urban hub, and also one of its most historic. For a quick history lesson, stop by Manchester’s Millyard Museum, housed in part of what was once one of the world’s largest textile mills. Learn how the mills here turned raw cotton into cloth then stroll along a re-created Manchester city street from more than a century ago. Kids will stay engaged by completing the museum’s scavenger hunt and playing a mystery objects game. The Millyard complex is also home to the SEE Science Center, a science museum that offers hands-on exhibits about lights, sounds, electricity, simple machines, and more.

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Rock Climbing It’s called the Granite State for a reason. There are a ton of rocks in New Hampshire, and you and your kids can learn how to climb them. Mooney Mountain Guides in Concord offers family lessons at one of three popular rock climbing spots — Rumney, Echo Crag, and North Conway. On a rainy day, head indoors to Vertical Dreams in Manchester and Nashua. Both rock climbing gym locations offer day passes, gear rentals, and lessons for all ages and skill levels.

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Along the northern edge of the Lakes Region, the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth takes visitors back to rural 19th-century New Hampshire. Take part in farm chores, arts, crafts and traditional foods demonstrations, and don’t miss the family nature trail to views of Mount Chocorua.

In Concord, it’s hard to miss the golden-domed State House, built in 1819 and still the heart of the capital city’s bustling downtown district. Stop by Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to do a free, self-guided tour. Kids will be intrigued by the Visitors’ Center diorama depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was led by New Hampshire militiamen.

VILLAGE (SANTA’S) It is Christmas May through December at Santa’s Village in Jefferson. Stop by to feed Santa’s reindeer and meet the man himself; enjoy one of the many rides including the Chimney Drop, Yule Log Flume and Rudy’s Rapid Transit Coaster. Also cool off in the water park. Santa’s Village is working on completing an addition to the park — Polar Paradise — an interactive water play area that will open in summer 2019.

USS Albacore Museum

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Climb aboard the fastest submarine of its time. The USS Albacore Museum was commissioned by the Navy from 1953-1972 and is now permanently dry docked in Portsmouth for visitors to explore. Marvel at the sub’s tight living quarters and all the dials, levers, and sonar screens. Can your kids imagine being underwater for weeks at a time? Photo courtesy of Santa's Village

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Weirs Beach

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When you see the iconic Weirs Beach sign, it means only one thing — you’ve arrived at one of the state’s classic summer hot spots. Ready for sand, sun, and swimming? Pull up a blanket and join the crowds along the sandy stretch of Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline. The “beach” part of Weirs Beach is actually Endicott State Park, which provides seasonal lifeguards, public bath houses, and picnic tables a plenty. If your kids are more in the mood for amusement park fun, the Weirs Beach boardwalk and nearby area is packed with games and rides. Destinations include the Winnipesaukee Pier for classic arcade games and miniature golf, Monkey Trunks Zipline Adventure Park and Funspot, the current Guinness World Record holder for largest arcade in the world.

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The resort area of North Conway is a treasure trove of everything good summer has to offer in New Hampshire. Hiking trails are everywhere. Cool off in glacial potholes of Diana’s Bath. The MWV Museum and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center await. Plus, stroll, shop and dine your way through the picturesque downtown area, whatever the weather. Coming or going, North Conway’s tax-free outlet malls on the outskirts of town help you stock up for your summer adventure. And don’t forget, White Mountains attractions, including Story Land (in Glen) and Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park, are only a short drive away.

Yogurt

Small dairy farms in New Hampshire are churning out some of the tastiest yogurt around. Stop by local farms like Brookford Farm in Canterbury and Brandmoore Farm in Rollinsford for creamy organic goodness, including yogurt, cheeses, bottled milk and fresh vegetables. On-site farm stores make it easy to shop, meet friendly local farmers, and get an up close view of the cows responsible for your family’s breakfast or anytime treat.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company: www.islesof shoals.com

K Kancamagus Highway: www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ whitemountain Kimball Farm: www.kimballfarm.com

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Canobie Lake Park: www.canobie.com Charmingfare Farm: www.visitthefarm.com Cog Railway: www.thecog.com Cranmore Adventure Park: www.cranmore.com

La Festa: www.lafestabrickandbrew.com Lost River Gorge: www.findlostriver.com

M McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: www.starhop.com Millyard Museum: www.manchesterhistoric.org Monadnock State Park: www.nhstateparks.org Monkey Trunks: www.monkeytrunks.com Mooney Mountain Guides: www.mooneymountainguides.com Mount Pisgah State Park: www.nhstateparks.org Mount Washington Auto Road: www.mtwashington autoroad.com

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F Flatbread Co.: www.flatbreadcompany.com Franconia North State Park: www.nhstateparks.org Friendly Toast: www.thefriendlytoast.com

G G. Willikers: www.g-willikers-books-toys. myshopify.com Great Island Common: www.newcastle nh.org/great-island-common

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N 900 Degrees: www.900degrees.com North Conway: www.northconwaynh.com

P Pinkham Notch (Appalachian Mountain Club): www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/pinkham Polly’s Pancake Parlor: www.pollyspancakeparlor.com Prescott Park Arts Festival: www.prescottpark.org

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Zoo Part zoo, part farm, and a whole lot of fun, Charmingfare Farm in Candia is the only place in New Hampshire where you can visit with chickens, pigs, goats and a camel. Kids can feed and pet lambs and llamas in a traditional New England farm setting then head off on the trails to visit more exotic creatures like wolverines, wolves, reindeer and yes, camel.

Santa’s Village: www.santasvillage.com SEE Science Center: www.see-sciencecenter.org Squam Lakes Natural Science Center: www.nhnature.org State House: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/nh_visitor center/default.htm Story Land: www.storylandnh.com Strawbery Banke: www.strawberybanke.org

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V Vertical Dreams: www.verticaldreams.com

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Get on your bike and ride 10 GREAT PLACES TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY FOR A FUN AND SAFE BIKE RIDE

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ake a spin and take in the sights at one of these kid-friendly — and bicycle-friendly — trails and recreation paths located across New Hampshire.

1. Rockingham Rail Trail: Rail

trails are reclaimed sections of railroad track that have been turned into multi-use recreation paths for public use. Bicyclists love rail trails because they are free of car traffic and provide miles of uninterrupted room to ride. There are about 20 rail trail systems in New Hampshire, including the Rockingham Rail Trail, stretching more than 25 miles from the Elliot Hospital in Manchester to the old rail depot building in Newfields. For the most part, the wide and even trail is packed gravel and dirt. Experienced cyclists can complete the trail round-trip in one day. Family cyclists will want to explore the trail in smaller sections. This is easy to accomplish thanks to other access points to the trail at such stops as Massabesic Lake and Candia. For more information, go to www.nhstateparks.org and search for “recreational rail trails.” 2. Mine Falls Park: With its scenic

terrain winding along the Nashua River as it passes through fields and forests, Nashua’s Mine Falls Park may be one of the most popular — and prettiest — spots in the Merrimack Valley for riding bikes. Easy access to the trail system can be found at Lincoln Park at the end of Coliseum Avenue (there’s also plenty of parking). For more information and a map, go to www.nashuanh.gov. 3. Great Glen Trails: In the summer

the smooth, flat rolling carriage roads that criss-cross Great Glen Trails in Gorham be-

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come a pedaling paradise for all ages. The ski-turned-bike resort makes taking to its carriage trail system easy by providing bike and helmet rentals on-site. Go to www. greatglentrails.com for more information. 4. Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail: One of New

Hampshire’s crown jewels for outdoor recreation, the Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail is nine miles of jawdropping pedaling as it takes you past the state park’s most spectacular sites, including Echo Lake (where many cyclists stop to take a dip), the Old Man of the Mountain site, the Basin (another swimming hole), and the Flume Gorge. The trail is perfect for beginners and can be accessed from multiple parking lots, making it easier to customize the length of your trek. For a map, go to www.nhstateparks.org and search for “recreational rail trails.” 5. Goffstown Rail Trail: For

another off-road cycling option in the Manchester area, look no further than the Goffstown Rail Trail, a 5.5-mile stretch of packed dirt and gravel that follows the former Boston & Maine Railroad tracks from the Piscataquog River near the Main Street bridge in Goffstown village, through Grasmere and the county complex, to the Manchester city line near the Sarette Recreational Complex in Pinardville. One of the easiest points of access for the trail is at Goffstown Parks and Recreation Center. There’s plenty of SUMMER 2019

parking, too. For more information, go to www.goffstownrailtrail.org. 6. Odiorne State Park: Most

families know Odiorne State Park in Rye as the home of the Seacoast Science Center. What’s not well known is that the state park also offers some of the best bike trails on the Seacoast. A paved recreational path is available, plus an extensive network of gravel and partially paved trails that wind through the trees and along the salt marsh for a total of about three miles. Pack a lunch and enjoy a post-ride picnic in the park’s day use area along the shore. For more information, go to www.nhstateparks.org. 7. Northern Rail Trail: Spanning

Grafton and Merrimack counties, the Northern Rail Trail clocks in as the longest rail trail in New Hampshire at more than 60 miles. The surface of cinder ballast and stone dust is well-suited for easy mountain biking. One particularly lovely stretch leaves from the trail’s access point in downtown Lebanon and follows the Mascoma River, crossing it seven times in just the first few miles. For more information and a map, go to www.northernrailtrail.org. 8. Silk Farm Road Bike Path:

At a paved 1.3 miles in length, the Silk Farm Road Bike Path in Concord is an ideal place for a young cyclist’s first real bike ride. Parking and access to the trail can be found just past the entrance to the

McLane/Silk Farm Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road. The path crosses a footbridge before reaching its end at a gate. Another unpaved trail system leaves from this same gate, but be aware that parts of this other trail system are prohibited to bike riders without permission. For a map, go to concordnh.gov. 9. Derry Rail Trail: The paved

Derry Rail Trail (currently four miles) travels along the railroad bed of the old Manchester and Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and is part of a larger series of rail trails – including the Londonderry and Manchester rail trails – that will eventually connect and run 20 miles from Salem to Manchester. You’ll find interactive street-level trail map, including where to park and access the trail on the website: www.derryrailtrail.org. 10. Lincoln Woods Trail: The Lin-

coln Woods Trail cuts through the Pemigewasset Wilderness as it follows the path of one of the last logging railroads operating in the White Mountains. (The Lincoln Railroad supported logging in the region until the 1940s.) The broad, nearly flat trail of packed dirt and gravel starts at the Lincoln Woods parking area on the Kancamagus Highway and follows the Pemigewasset River for approximately three miles. Leave enough time to explore riverbanks, stop for a picnic — and rest your legs — before the trip back. For more information, go to www.fs.usda.gov. ❂


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hether your kids are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, these tips will help keep your family safe and healthy all summer long.

Apply sunscreen early and often • Use an SPF of 30+ or higher and look for sunscreen that is ‘broad spectrum’, protecting from UVA and UVB rays. • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and then reapply every two hours. Always reapply sunscreen after swimming or getting wet. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep the scalp from getting burned and to protect the face and ears. • Babies younger than six months should not wear sunscreen. Keep babies inside or in the shade and dressed in loose, light, long-sleeve clothing for even more protection. • Limit sun exposure at peak times when the sun’s rays are the strongest (usually from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate • Drink plenty of water before, during and after play (avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks).

Food safety • Don’t eat food left out of refrigeration for more than two hours, or one hour if the outdoor temperature is above 90° F.

Stay bite-free • Dress your child in long pants, a lightweight long-sleeve shirt, socks and closed shoes when you know they will be exposed to insects. • Insect repellants that contain DEET offer the best protection against mosquito bites. The concentration of DEET in a product indicates how long the product will be effective. It does not mean that the product will work better (DEET greater than 30% does not offer any extra protection). • Insect repellents are not recommended for children younger than two months. Mosquito netting may be used over baby carriers or strollers in areas where your baby may be exposed to insects. • Read insect repellant labels, follow all directions and precautions, and store out of reach of children. • Always check your child’s skin at the end of the day if you live in an area where ticks are present and your child has been playing outdoors.

Prevent outdoor injuries • A properly fitting helmet is the most important safety device when riding bikes, scooters, skateboards or anything else with wheels. • Maintain constant, distraction-free eye contact on kids in or around water. • Take time to ensure that a playground is well maintained and that each part is working as it should. With these tips in mind, I hope that you and your family have a safe, healthy and fun summer!

Thandiwe Dhliwayo, MSN, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner at CMC’s Willowbend Family Practice in Bedford. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and earned her master’s from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has worked in family medicine since 2018 with special interests in pediatrics and women’s health. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and dancing.

Learn more about CMC’s Primary Care practices at CatholicMedicalCenter.org or call CMC’s Primary Care Access Line at 603.314.4750 to find the provider that is right for you and your family.

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swimming, movies and campfire s’mores. If you don’t feel like pitching a tent, Jellystone Park also offers cabins for rent. Check out the water park area — slides, pool, wading area, etc. — and boat rentals if you want to cruise along the Pemigewasset River. Jellystone hosts many fun events, including in 2019: Yogi’s Yuletide Christmas, July 19-21; Chocolatemania, Aug. 9-11; and Boo Boo’s Birthday Bash Weekend, Sept. 6-8. Northstar Campground 43 COON BROOK ROAD, NEWPORT 863-4001 • www.northstarcampground.com REASONS TO VISIT: Northstar offers a little bit of everything across its 100-plus acres, including showers and restrooms, a spring-fed swimming pond, horseshoes, hiking trails and river-front campsites. They also have Wi-Fi for those who can’t leave home without their smart phones, laptops or tablets. Northstar is near other popular attractions including Montshire Museum of Science, Sunapee State Beach and Mount Sunapee State Park. Campers: Don’t miss the Hawaiian Party Luau on July 27, 2019. Jacobs Brook Campground 46 HIGH BRIDGE ROAD, ORFORD 353-9210 • www.jacobsbrookcampground.com

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park 35 JELLYSTONE PARK, NEW HAMPTON 968-9000 • www.abcamping.com/ jellystonenh REASONS TO VISIT: The name not only screams fun and kid-friendly but this park is also the recipient of many awards, including ParentingNH’s Family Favorite award. There are organized recreational activities for the kids including crafts,

REASONS TO VISIT: Located in the quiet town of Orford in the Dartmouth/ Sunapee Region, Jacobs Brook is the perfect spot for a quiet and relaxing camping trip. This isn’t a resort-style campground but you’ll find they have all of your desired amenities including a pool, showers and restrooms, playground and Wi-Fi. This campground has about 75 campsites across 38 acres. Don’t miss the beautiful gardens — they add to the peaceful atmosphere.


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and a general store. Another bonus is that the campground is close to popular amusements and attractions like Santa’s Village and Bretton Woods. Events in 2019 include Summerween on Saturday, Aug. 17; and numerous horseshoe, cribbage and corn hole tournaments throughout the season.

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Israel River Campground 111 ISRAEL'S RIVER ROAD, JEFFERSON 586-7977 • www.israelrivercampground. com REASONS TO VISIT: Located in the heart of the White Mountains, the Israel River Campground is a favorite because of the gorgeous vistas, views of the Presidential Mountain Range and Mount Washington, hiking and biking trails and fishing along the river. The campground has riverfront camping sites, pool and hot tub, playground, restrooms and showers

Twin River Campground ROUTE 302, BATH 747-3640 • www.twinrivernh.com REASONS TO VISIT: Keep an eye out for moose and other wildlife at the Twin River Campground located along the banks of the Ammonoosuc and Wild Ammonoosuc Rivers in Bath. If you’re looking for fun, make sure you pack your swimsuits and inner tubes and take a ride down the Ammonoosuc River. Twin River Campground also has cabins for rent, mini-golf, heated pool, pavilion and game room and laundry area. Twin River offers basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball and a playground area. And, you might not strike it rich, but try your hand at gold panning in the Wild Ammonoosuc River — you never know what you’ll find.

Bear Brook State Park 61 DEERFIELD ROAD, ALLENSTOWN 485-9869 • www.nhstateparks.org REASONS TO VISIT: You may already know that Bear Brook is New Hampshire’s largest state park with more than 10,000 acres to explore, fish and hike, but did you also know it has 101 campsites? Your family won’t need a pool because there’s plenty of swimming in the ponds. Kayak and canoe rentals are also available. There are no water or electric hookups so camping here is more “roughing it” than some of the other campgrounds on this list. There are, however, restrooms, picnic tables and a playground area. Gunstock Mountain Resort 719 CHERRY VALLEY ROAD, GILFORD 293-4341 • www.gunstock.com REASONS TO VISIT: Did you do a double take when you read that Gunstock offers camping? In fact they have more than 250 campsites across 140 acres. You may have skied Gunstock in the winter but it’s worth coming back to Gunstock in the summer to check out its zipline tours, aerial treetop adventures, and, of

course, camping. They can accommodate tents, RVs and there are also cabins for rent. Amenities include restrooms and hot showers, laundry facilities, a pool and camp store (wood, propane, ice and other basic camping necessities). If you’re thinking about checking out one of the Lakes Region’s annual events like Bike Week in June or SoulFest in August, Gunstock is a perfect place to stay while you play. Other family-friendly campgrounds to check out: • WOODMORE FAMILY CAMPGROUND

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Beat the bad weather blues WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER WHEN IT’S RAINING, HOT OR STORMY

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t’s raining, it’s pouring, and the kids are driving you crazy. But fear not, because there are plenty of places in New Hampshire where you can take your family, have some fun and keep your sanity. Here’s a list of some of our favorite educational centers, museums, and indoor play areas. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord The Discovery Center, named for late teacher Christa McAuliffe, and the first American in space, Alan Shepard, both from New Hampshire, has programs for all ages including the Super Stellar Friday workshop series. The Discovery Center also has innovative, interactive exhibits that delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences. • www.starhop.com

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New Hampshire Telephone Museum, Warner Hello? Have you heard about the New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner? The museum has more than 1,000 artifacts related to the history of telecommunications. You can take a guided or self-guided tour. In summer 2019, the special exhibit is “That’s Entertainment: The Telephone’s Role in Cinema, Television and Music.” • www. nhtelephonemuseum.org

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover There is no shortage of things to do at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. Check out the STEAM Innovation Lab, where drop-in workshops are held every day. Start at the construction station and engineer your own flying machine at the Build It. Fly It. using colorful foam pieces in a variety of shapes. And don’t miss the Tinkering Lab, Cave Explorers, and several other exhibits. The museum also hosts a variety of special events and workshops like the NH Maker & Food Fest on June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Teddy Bear Clinic & Picnic on Aug. 2 • www. childrens-museum.org

Altitude Trampoline Park • Concord, Merrimack and Pelham • www.altitudetrampolinepark.com Cheshire Children’s Museum • Keene • www.cheshirechildrensmuseum.org Chutters • Lincoln and Littleton • www.chutters.com Currier Museum of Art • Manchester • www.currier.org Funspot • Laconia • www.funspotnh. com Funworld • Nashua • www.funworldnh.com Launch Trampoline Park • Nashua www.launchnashua.com NH1 Motorplex • Seabrook • www.nh1motorplex.com North Country Climbing Center • Lisbon • www.northcountryclimbing.com Rye Airfield • Rye • www.ryeairfield.com Seacoast Science Center • Rye • www.seacoastsciencecenter.org Sky Zone • Manchester • www. skyzone.com/manchester

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SEE Science Center, Manchester SEE Science Center, located on Bedford Street in the city’s historic Millyard District, has two floors of hands-on science, with something to keep every kid busy, including touchand-try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, momentum, sound and the SEE’s centerpiece, the LEGO Millyard Project. The impressive — and huge — LEGO-made diorama shows Manchester as it looked in 1900. Don’t miss the newest exhibits at SEE Science Center: Cooking & Chemistry, which opened in April, and BiologYou. • www.see-sciencecenter.org NH Boat Museum, Wolfeboro You’ll find on display at the NH Boat Museum in Wolfeboro an array of canoes, guide boats, sailboats and other water craft that have dotted the waters of the Lakes Region throughout the centuries. The Museum offers workshops in July where families can sign up to assemble a simple canoe, kayak or skiff. • www.nhbm.org

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Londonderry If planes are more your thing, you’ll find airplane models, photographs and memorabilia of Granite State's history in the air at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire. The museum is housed in the original Art Deco terminal building built in 1937. • www.aviationmuseumofnh.org SkyVenture New Hampshire, Nashua If you really want to take flight, head over to SkyVenture for adrenalineboosting activities. SkyVenture offers indoor skydiving, indoor surfing, and a rock climbing wall, just to name a few exhilarating things to do. • www. skyventurenh.com Mount Washington Weather Discovery Center, Mount Washington The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is an interactive science museum for all ages. Explore the science of climate and weather through fun, interactive exhibits like the air cannon, flow tank and wind room. • www.mountwashington.org American Independence Museum, Exeter Have your child try on Colonial clothing, learn what games were played, and how children lived in Colonial America. Knowledgeable guides can answer any questions. Parents can consult the exhibit directions online before visiting so they know what to expect. Story times and workshops are held throughout the summer. • www.independencemuseum.org

MWV Museum, North Conway For a rainy day escape, head to the MWV Museum in North Conway, where kids can put on puppet shows, play with trains, climb into a life-sized tree house, explore outer space and more. The museum is in the heart of downtown, so you can walk to nearby restaurants and shops or even hop aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad. • www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org

NUThin’ But GOOD TIMES, Merrimack NUThin’ But GOOD TIMES is a huge indoor play space that caters to kids of all ages. Older kids can explore our large indoor play equipment, complete with mazes, activities, tunnels, and slides; younger kids will love the soft-play structure. While the kids are tiring themselves out, parents can grab something to eat from the café, plug into the free Wi-Fi or read a book, and relax. • www.nuthinbutgoodtimes.com ❂

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The sweet sounds of summer

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o matter where you live or where you are traveling to in New Hampshire, you won’t be far from a concert or concert series. There’s a full docket of musical performances for kids and families in all genres scheduled throughout the summer. This is a great time and opportunity to see some very talented musicians and bands. Bonus: Many concerts are free to attend making it a perfect (and economical) outing for your family. Just bring a cooler and a blanket.

• July 18: Judy Pancoast and the Judy Crew, 10 a.m. • July 19: Keith Munslow, 1 p.m. • July 26: Lindsay Aucella and Her Puppet Pals, 10 a.m.

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Bedford’s Family Concerts in the Park Head to Bedford Village Common Park on Wednesdays from July 10-Aug. 21. Shows start at 6 p.m. Bring your coolers, dinner and a blanket. If it’s raining, make your way to Town Hall. July 10: Tremolo Brothers July 17: 2KeyLa (jazz) July 24: Windham Swing Band July 31: Bel Airs (doo wop) Aug. 7: Sixties Invasion (1960s) Aug. 14: Bryan Conway (1950s-90s) Aug. 21: Hickory Horned Devils (bluegrass and Americana) Summer in the Street in Portsmouth Summer in the Street is in its 16th year. Pleasant Street from Porter Street to Market Square closes from 5 to 9 p.m. on designated Saturdays. For more information, go to www. proportsmouth.org. June 29: Seacoast Wind Ensemble July 6: Women Who Rock July 13: Jeff Warner & Great Bay Sailor (maritime, folk, Americana and Celtic) July 20: T.J Wheeler & Friends (blues) July 27: Seacoast Wind Ensemble

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Exeter’s Summer Concert Series Sing, dance, and have fun. For more than 30 years, Exeter’s series has showcased a variety of music genres. All concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Swasey Pavilion, 316 Water St. June 20: Gretchen and the Pickpockets (blend of genres) June 27: Cold Engines (soul, R&B and rock) July 11: Groove Lounge (acoustic) July 13: Whiskey Horse (rocking country) July 18: Driving Force (classic rock) July 25: Dan Walker & Co. (acoustic folk rock pop and blues soul) Aug. 1: Blue Heartache (country) Aug. 8: Wheel of Awesomeness (trivia/game show, music and comedy) Aug. 15: The Reminisants (1950s-90s) Nashua SummerFun 2019 As part of its annual SummerFun series, concerts are Tuesdays at Greeley Park at 7 p.m.; and at the Nashua Public Library Plaza on Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August. All genres — from swing to jazz to classical — are represented. Don’t miss the Veronica Robles Mariachi Band on June 27, the Compaq Big Band on July 18, the Catfish-Howl Zydeco Band on July 30, and many more. For full concert and SummerFun schedule, go to www.nashua.gov.

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Front Porch Concert Series in Lebanon The series showcases national and Grammy-nominated artists. Bring family, friends and your dinner to the free shows at Colburn Park in Lebanon on Thursdays, June 20-Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. (except on July 4 when there are two shows). For more information and specific rain locations, go to www. lebanonnh.gov. Looking for kids’ entertainment? Shows are Thursdays at noon. June 20: Eli Paperboy Reed (soul) June 27: Revenants (Americana) July 4: The Flames (cover band), 5 p.m.; Hayley Jane & The Primates, 7:30 p.m. (rock/soul) July 11: Laura Orshaw & The New Velvet Band (bluegrass) July 18: Bassel & The Supernaturals (soul) July 25: Michael Vincent Band (blues/rock) Aug. 1: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Reggae) Aug. 8: Marc Berger (American roots) Aug. 15: The Cerny Brothers (rock) Sea Shell Stage Every night during the summer there is entertainment on the Sea Shell Stage in Hampton Beach. The series includes more than 80 shows featuring music from the 1950s and beyond in all music genres. Two shows each night: 7 and 8:30 p.m. Don’t forget


your dancing shoes. Highlights include Country Music Week, July 7-11 and the Hampton Beach Talent Competition, Aug. 23-25. For complete schedule, go to www.hamptonbeach.org.

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Sounds on the Souhegan in Milford Milford Recreation hosts all-ages shows at Emerson Park on Wednesdays, June 26-Aug. 21. If it rains, concerts will be at the Town Hall auditorium. Shows are 7-8:30 p.m. (except July 4). For more information, go to www.milfordrec.com. June 26: Canyon Run Country Band July 4: Familiar Echoes with Rob Oxford (country/folk) — 8 p.m. on the Keyes Park Stage July 10: Rockin Daddies (1950s/60s) July 17: Amherst Town Band July 24: Knock on Wood (acoustic folk rock) July 31: Stan Jr. Legends Tribute Aug. 7: Temple Town Band Aug. 14: Blacklite Band (classic rock) Aug. 21: Studio Two (Beatles cover band) Henniker’s Summer Concert Series Bring a chair or a blanket and picnic supper and join neighbors and friends at this community-building event. The free concerts are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Rain location: community center. For more information, go to www.henniker.org June 18: Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers (boogie/blues) June 25: Studio Two (Beatles cover band) July 2: Newmont Military Band July 9: Twangtown Paramours (acoustic Americana/folk) July 16: Canyon Run (country/Americana)

• July 23: Blacklite Band (classic rock) • July 30: Just Because (acoustic Americana) • Aug. 6: Off the Cuff (semi-acoustic instrumental and vocal quartet) • Aug. 13: Tattoo (jazz, Motown, Cajun) • Aug. 20: Nick’s Other Band (Top 40) Tickets required

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Recycled Percussion, June 29 New Hampshire’s Recycled Percussion returns to the Flying Monkey in Plymouth for two shows on June 29. Don’t miss this “rock down memory lane” packed full of surprises and crowd favorites in a turbo-charged performance. Relive the journey of the local boys that took their bucket-banging high school act all the way to Las Vegas. Shows are 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. www.flyingmonkeynh.com Kidz Bop World Tour, July 6 The Kidz Bop World Tour is headed to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, a 9,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. On July 6, Kidz Bop will take to the stage to perform kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits. www.banknhpavilion.com. Soulfest, Aug. 1-3 SoulFest, celebrating music, love and action, takes place in Gilford at Gunstock Mountain Resort Aug 1-3. Gunstock provides an idyllic setting for this oneof-a-kind celebration gathering 8,000 attendees and more than 100 artists and speakers. As New England’s largest Christian music festival, SoulFest has become a summer staple. www.thesoulfest. com ❂

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Four seasons of healthful, farm-fresh experiences.

River House Restaurant Concert Series in Portsmouth: www.prescottpark.org

A Rural Life Museum. A Working Farm. An unplugged experience.

Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea Concert Series in Rye, July 11 — Aug. 1: www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/music-by-the-sea Great Waters Music Festival (performances throughout the Lakes Region): www.greatwaters.org Also, several towns host free summer concert series including Derry, Merrimack, Boscawen, Newmarket, Hampton Falls and Salem. If you don’t see your town listed here, go to your town’s website. Be sure to check out the daily events listing at www.parentingnh.com throughout the summer.

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ood truck festivals have been gaining in popularity over the past few years in the Granite State. Are you a food truck devotee? Have you always wanted to go to a food truck festival, but never been to one? Here is a list of 10 food truck festivals you’ll find in New Hampshire this summer. There’s sure to be one near you. Be sure to bring cash and wear elastic-waist pants.

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Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival Friday, June 14 to Friday, June 16 ANHEUSER BUSCH BREWERY, MERRIMACK

Formerly the Rock ‘n Ribfest, this event has expanded its food offerings. The event benefits the community through the Merrimack Rotary club. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/ 303967813609510

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Lebanon Food Truck Festival Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 COLBURN PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT IN LEBANON

Sample from a variety of New England food trucks and enjoy drinks from Salt Hill Pub. Limited tickets available. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ EVENTS/939530969589625

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3rd annual Amherst NH Food Truck Festival

Strafford NH Food Truck Festival

Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, noon to 5 p.m.

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A true community event, this year part of the event proceeds will go to help local veterans.

Come out to support the Bow Lake Community Club at its first-ever food truck festival.

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Food Truck Festival at the Fisher Cats Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13

Black Mountain Food Truck Festival

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Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Food trucks on the field! Play tailgate games in the outfield and bring a blanket to have a ballpark picnic. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/

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Great New England BBQ & Food Truck Festival Saturday, Aug.10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 HAMPSHIRE DOME AT HAMPSHIRE HILLS IN MILFORD

Highlights include live music, libations tent, eating contests and cornhole tournament. WWW.GNECRAFT ARTISANSHOWS.COM

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Sunday, Aug.18, noon-5 p.m. CISCO BREWERS IN PORTSMOUTH

Find out how to become a VIP so you have an extra hour to enjoy the large selection of bites and brews. WWW.FOODTRUCKFESTIVALSOF AMERICA.COM/NEW-HAMPSHIRE

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New London Food Truck Festival When: Sunday, Sept. 15, noon-4 p.m NEW LONDON RECREATION DEPARTMENT IN NEW LONDON

This first-ever food truck festival is being held to fund scholarships and literacy programs. Live music by Rusted Chrome. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/1585070951636723

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Andy’s Summer Playhouse Andy's Summer Playhouse is an innovative children-only summer theater that provides kids with an unmatched opportunity to hone their acting skills. Started in 1971 as one play produced by the group’s two founding teachers, summer 2019 at Andy’s Playhouse will include more than 300 child players putting on such show stoppers as: Goblin Secrets (July 5-13) Ripe Frenzy (July 18-20) URL vs. IRL (July 25-27) The Registers: A Football Musical (Aug. 8-17).

earning standing ovations for their summer performances since the playhouse began in 1933. In addition to numerous productions suitable for adult audiences, this year’s summer plays for younger audiences and families include: • How I Became A Pirate (June 22July 20) • Cindy Reilly (Aug. 17-24). 55 HADLEY ROAD, PETERBOROUGH 924-7585 • www.peterborough players.org

Jean's Playhouse IMPACT (Imagination & Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse. Enjoy performances on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, or catch performances at venues throughout New Hampshire. Performances for summer 2019 include: • The Little Mermaid (July 8-13) • The Wind in the Willows (July 15-20) • Tom Sawyer (July 22-27) • Lost in Wonderland (July 29-Aug. 3) • The Frog Prince (Aug. 5-10) 34 PAPERMILL DRIVE, LINCOLN 745-2141 • www.jeansplayhouse. com

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years and pulls out all the stops each summer with a schedule that's packed with family-friendly (and affordable!) programming. Shows are Fridays at 11 a.m. and they also perform at regional venues. Scheduled performances for 2019 by the Weathervane's Patchwork Players include Life on a Plate, The Adventures of Tommie Sawyer, Billy Goats Gruff and Families are Like Fudge. Check website for additional performance information 389 LANCASTER ROAD, WHITEFIELD 837-9322 • www.weathervanetheatre.org Theater in the Wood You may have visited Theater in the Wood for its notoriously delicious Character Breakfasts. Now it's time to check out fantastic summer theater. Shows are performed by professional actors alongside Theater in the Wood's Youth Campers. These original plays with unique songs present a new twist on classic


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Rochester Opera House This summer, check out the Tony Awardwinning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. It’s the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. It is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Performances scheduled June 13-30. 31 WAKEFIELD ST., ROCHESTER 335-1992 • www.rochesteroperahouse. com

Prescott Park Arts Festival For live theater under the stars, head to Portsmouth for the Prescott Park Arts Festival’s summer 2019 performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performances are (almost) every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 21 through Aug. 18. 105 MARCY ST, PORTSMOUTH 436-2848 • www.prescottpark.org

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Merrimack Valley Palace Theatre Manchester’s Palace Theatre is celebrating summer in the city with live plays and musicals just for families. Shows run approximately 45-60 minutes, which is perfect for smaller children. The 2019 Summer Children's Series includes: Lakes Region Interlakes Theatre For family-friendly live theater along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, head to the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium in Meredith where this summer’s Broadway-style musical productions include:

• Beauty and the Beast (July 9-11) • Peter Pan (July 16-18) • Wizard of Oz (July 23-25) • The Little Mermaid (July 30-Aug. 1) • Aladdin (Aug. 6-8)

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• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Aug. 20-22) The Palace also welcomes magician BJ Hickman to their main stage for special shows on July 2-3.

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80 HANOVER ST., MANCHESTER 668-5588 • www.palacetheatre.org Capitol Center for the Arts If you're hanging out in New Hampshire's capital city this summer, you won't want to miss these great, kid-friendly performances by IMPACT Children's Theater, RB Productions and other local summer youth groups. • Hairspray, Jr. (June 28-29) • The Little Mermaid, Jr. (July 12-13)

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96TH ANNUAL LOUDON CLASSIC New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Route 106, Loudon www.nhms.com Cost: Adults, $15; 12 and younger get in free The 96th annual Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix has moved back to Father’s Day. Known as the longestrunning motorcycle race in America, the Classic has been held on-site since long before the speedway was built when it was simply a road course known as Bryar Motorsports Park. 11 a.m.

22 Saturday June 15 Saturday FARMYARD FAIRY FESTIVAL Different Drummer Farm, 55 South Road, Candia 483-2234; www.differentdrummerfarm.com Cost: $10 per person/$30 per family Fairies and gnomes, join us for a magical day on the farm. Special crafts, fairy hunt, fairy houses, fairy outfitters, loads of fancy treats and ice cream sundaes, photo ops, animal petting and feeding, optional unicorn rides and a special performance and story by Ballet Misha. Enter your fairy house to win a prize. 1 to 4 p.m.

COMICFEST Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua www.nashualibrary.org/ comicfest Cost: Free Kick off summer reading at Nashua Library ComicFest. Enter the cosplay contest, cosplay dating game, or video game tournament. Find your way out of an escape room or take geeky pictures in the photo booth. Plus panels, workshops, board games, artists’ alley, kids’ activities, food trucks and more. Noon to 7 p.m.

23 Sunday 72ND ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Town Common, Hollis www.holliswomansclub. org Cost: Free

This festival features the best of the best— local strawberries, homemade biscuits, handwhipped cream and homemade ice cream. A family fun event with games, face painting, stories in the Children’s Library, and craft vendors. Entertainment provided by the award-winning Hollis Town Band. 2 to 4 p.m.

25 Tuesday TALES OF NH FAMILY STORY TIME New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St., Concord 228-6688; www.nhhistory.org Cost: Free This weekly story hour is the perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. Suggested for ages 3 to 8, but all ages welcome. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. through July 30.

Cost: Family fun pack; $35/$40 at the door; $6 for members; kids 5 and younger get in free More than 60 presenters, performers, and food vendors converge on the museum. This family-friendly event shows off what creative locals can do with a little talent, tons of ingenuity, risk-taking and perseverance. Also, don’t miss the food trucks, the Dover Ducky Derby and the new Recycled River Regatta events. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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27 Thursday BEST OF NH PARTY Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester www.nhmagazine.com Cost: $65; age 4-12, $19 Don’t miss the hottest and tastiest summer party of the year, featuring all of your favorite food and drink, plus a few places NH Magazine editors think you should know about. Admission includes all-you-care-to-enjoy food, beer, wine, cocktails, live entertainment, music and an Atlas Fireworks show. The Best of NH Party is a rain-or-shine event that is held outdoors on the stadium’s covered concourse. This year’s new nonprofit partner is CASA of New Hampshire. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

29 Saturday NH MAKER & FOOD FEST Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover www.childrens-museum. org SUMMER 2019

29 Saturday CHAD EAST-WEST NH HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME UNH Wildcat Stadium, 155 Main St., Durham www.chadallstarfoot ball.org Cost: $10 general admission; Tuckaway Tavern Tailgate BBQ, $30; and $50 for the all-you-caneat buffet in the stadium club New Hampshire’s top football players meet up for one final game to raise money for the families and services at the Children’s Hospital at DartmouthHitchcock. The family-friendly event pits seniors from high schools across the state in an East vs. West battle while also teaching them about community service, philanthropy and humility. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

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AMERICAN LIVES: TIMELINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth 433-1100; www. strawberybanke.org Cost: Families, $48; adults, $19.50; age 5-17, $9; younger than 5 get in free Start a week-long celebration of American heritage by meeting the widest range of historic interpretation presented anywhere. Dozens of costumed re-enactors and living history performers, presenting American history from 1602 to 1945, join the museum's role players for interactions all day long across the campus. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

29 Saturday SNHUGFEST Henry Law Park, Dover Find on Facebook Cost: Free The south lawn of Henry Law Park will be buzzing with the all-day music and arts festival, SNHUGFEST. Hosted by the Southern New Hampshire Ukulele Group, this annual extravaganza features music, dance, workshops, food, craft booths, games, raffles and more. The day will feature lots of play-along opportunities, so bring your ukulele. Funds raised will go to benefit the Ukulele Kids Club, providing free ukuleles to hospitalized kids. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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uly July 2 Tuesday MUSICAL PETTING ZOO Margaret H. A. Rey Center, 13 Noon Peak Road, Waterville Valley www.nhmf.org Cost: Free Head to the Curious George Cottage for a hands-on experience with string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Festival musicians will be on hand to talk with guests, demonstrate their instruments, and guide attendees in their exploration. This event is part of the Music in the Mountains series. 2 p.m.

2 Tuesday ROYAL TEA PARTY Wolfeboro Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro www.northeasternballet. org Cost: $15/$20 at the door. Adults free with paying child. Northeastern Ballet Theatre invites all princes and princesses to a Royal Tea Party. Dress in your royal finery and come see the Northeastern Ballet Theatre Princess ballerinas and

prince dance. Have your picture taken with the princesses and a prince. Crafts, tea, sweets, goody bags and more. For all ages. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

4 Thursday REVOLUTIONARY STORY TIME Folsom Tavern, 164 Water St., Exeter www.independence museum.org Cost: Free Re-enactor and musician Mike Welch presents this event, designed for ages 3 to 5. The program features books, stories, crafts, and music in the first 30 minutes. Parent-supervised playtime follows and includes crafts, imaginary play, colonial games and period dress-up. This story time is held every first Thursday of the month. 2 to 4 p.m.

4 Thursday FOURTH ON THE FARM NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton Find on Facebook Cost: $25 per family (two adults and their children/ grandchildren); members free Bring a picnic lunch and listen to the live music, sign the Declaration of Independence after a re-enactor brings it by horseback and the Levi Jones role player reads it to the crowd. Decorate a bike, wagon, etc. and join in a Farm Parade, play games, eat strawberry shortcake, make and eat ice cream and take a wagon ride. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

7 Sunday NEW ENGLAND REPTILE EXPO Doubletree by Hilton, 700 Elm St., Manchester www.reptileexpo.com Cost: Adults, $10; age 7-12, $5; younger than 7 gets in free Thousands of reptiles on display and for sale as pets. Vendors will also be selling cages, supplies, frozen feeder rodents, feeder


bugs, and many other reptilerelated items. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10 Wednesday FAMILY PARTY CRUISE Aboard the M/S Mount Washington 211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach www.cruisenh.com Cost: Adults, $50; a ge 13–16, $40; 13 and younger cruise free Children cruise free aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Bring the family for a fun evening of dancing and dining on Lake Winnipesaukee. Special entertainment and dancing for children is provided. Buffet dinner included. 6 p.m.

11 Thursday HILLSBORO FEST & FAIR Grimes Field, 24 Preston St., Hillsborough www.balloonfestival.org Cost: Free admission; $10 parking fee This event offers something for everyone — carnival rides, entertainment, activities for kids, lawn tractor pulls, 5k road race and a variety of food. The Saturday fireworks spectacular is one of the premier fireworks displays in New Hampshire. The Hillsborough Hometown Parade is Sunday. Complete schedule on website. The four-day event runs through July 14.

12 Friday THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Court Street Theater, 14 Court St, Nashua 320-1870; www.actorsingers.org Cost: $15/$17 The Actorsingers present, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." An eclectic group of six students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from

their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soulcrushing, pout-inducing, life unaffirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller leaves. Show tonight at 7:30. Shows are also July 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and July 14 at 2 p.m.

12 Friday VEGGIE HUNT Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith www.moultonfarm.com Cost: $12 per child, $10 each additional child; free for parents or grandparents accompanying children The farm is hosting a veggie hunt to help kids age 5 to 9 get excited about eating vegetables and learn how they grow. With parents or grandparents accompanying them, the children go into the fields with a member of the farm’s staff to learn about how each vegetable grows before beginning their search. The children bring home the vegetables they find during the vegetable hunt and cost of the vegetables is included in the event fee. Additional dates in July and August. 10 a.m.

13 Saturday NH BREWERS FESTIVAL Everett Arena/Kiwanis Waterfront Park, 15 Loudon Road, Concord www.beerfests.com Cost: $45-$60 The NH Brewers Association’s 6th annual NH Brewers Festival will feature the largest collection of New Hampshire craft breweries at any brewfest in the state.

This one-of-a-kind event is “for the brewers, by the brewers,” meaning run by and in support of the NH craft beer industry and will bring together over 40 New Hampshire brewers showcasing 100-plus craft beers. 1-4 p.m.; VIP hour at noon

13 Saturday PALACE THEATRE GARDEN TOUR Demers Garden Center, 656 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester 668-5588; www.palacetheatre.org Cost: $20/$25 The Friends of Stark Park in Association with Manchester Garden Club present The Palace Theatre’s Inaugural Manchester Garden Tour. Join the Friends of Stark Park and expand your love for the outdoors by spending a delightful day on a self-guided, self-paced Garden Tour featuring several private gardens in Manchester with special stops along the way. Rain date: July 14. 10 a.m.

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammywinning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. 2 p.m.

17 Wednesday NOCTURNAL WILDLIFE WALK Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn www.nhaudubon.org Cost: $10 members/ $12 non-members; families $25 member/ $30 non-member

14 Sunday FAMILY DAY AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM Wright Museum of WWII, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro www.wrightmuseum.org Cost: Adults, $12; ages 5-17, $10; members, $9; age 4 and younger get in free Activities for the day will include rides in military vehicles; getting up close to Sherman and Pershing tanks; seeing WWII and Civil War re-enactors; and enjoying live music, animal shows, face painting, balloon art, caricaturists, games, storytelling and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

14 Sunday JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway, Derry www.derryoperahouse. com Cost: Find ticket details on website.

Take a night walk to watch bats emerging and hunting, look and listen for owls, and visit a pond filled with the music of frogs. Learn about these nocturnal animals and some of the amazing adaptations they have that help them thrive at night. For age 8 and older. 7:30 to 9 p.m. SUMMER 2019

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19 Friday THE CIRCUS AT CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway Cost: Adult, $22, age 4-12, $15, free younger than 4 Take an old-fashioned train ride to an old-time circus in Conway. Free of exotic animals, this circus is full of funny clowns, stunts, gravitydefying acts, and entertainment the whole family will enjoy. The show is approximately 90 minutes long, with intermission. Starts at 6 p.m. Also shows July 20-21 at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

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19 Friday MUSIC IN THE GARDEN Kirkwood Gardens, Holderness 968-7194; www.nhnature.org Cost: Free; call to make reservation Join professional musicians from the New Hampshire Music Festival for an afternoon of classical music in Kirkwood Gardens. Bring a lawn chair and sit back, relax, and take in the sounds of the music and the sights of beautiful Kirkwood Gardens. 2 p.m.

20 Saturday 42ND ANNUAL LOON FESTIVAL The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough www.loon.org Cost: Free There’s something for everyone at the Loon Festival — crafts and balloons for the kids, slide presentations by loon biologists for the adults, and food, beverages and wildlife exhibits for everyone. Take the Loon Facts quiz and win

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25 Thursday EVITA Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth 433-4472; www.seacoastrep.org Cost: $22-$44 Winning the Tony Award for Best Musical, Evita follows the real-life rags-to-riches story of Eva Peron, the first lady of Argentina as she journeys from poverty to the stage to the halls of power. Tonight’s show at 7:30. Performances through Aug. 24. Check website for schedule.

27 Saturday 20TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FEST Town Square, 1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley www.waterville.com Cost: Free admission Enjoy an evening of chocolate temptations in Town Square accompanied by a free outdoor concert as the sun sets. Pack a picnic or just bring a bottle of your favorite red or white libation and enjoy an indulgent evening in the square, on a blanket, or with your toes in the sand. 6 to 9 p.m.

30 Saturday TO THE MOON! McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, Concord www.starhop.com Cost: See website. 50 years ago, humans first set foot on the Moon. The Discovery Center team is hosting a full-day celebration to mark the opening of the new To the Moon! exhibit, focusing on lunar science and exploration, past, present and future. Time TBD.

August 2 Friday 10TH ANNUAL JERICHO ATV FESTIVAL Jericho Mountain State Park, Berlin Find on Facebook Cost: Free admission The two-day Jericho ATV Festival is an ATV enthusiast’s dream come true, featuring mud races, demo rides, live music, delicious food and more. The annual festival takes place at Jericho Mountain State Park, which boasts more than 80 miles of trails. Food, music, beer tent, fireworks, helicopter rides and more. Event ends Aug. 3.

2 Friday 38TH ANNUAL SUNCOOK VALLEY ROTARY HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY www.suncookvalley rotary.org Drake Field, Pittsfield Cost: Free The main event is the hot air balloon rally, but this three-

day festival also includes a craft fair, 5K, helicopter rides, tethered balloon rides, river raft regatta, vendors and more. Through Aug. 4. Go to website for complete schedule.


3 Saturday LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR Mount Sunapee Resort, Route 103, Newbury www.nhcrafts.org Cost: $13-$15; 12 and younger get in free There is something for everyone at the Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair. Celebrate traditional and contemporary craft during this nationallyrenowned multi-day fair. View and shop the handcrafted work of over 300 juried craftsmen. Enjoy the inspiring exhibitions of both wearable and decorative craft, hands-on workshops and engaging live demonstrations. Situated at the base of Mount Sunapee Resort, relax and enjoy live original music and our new NH craft beer and wine garden. Through Aug. 11. Go to website for complete schedule.

4 Sunday HAY DAY The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury www.thefells.org A fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, art projects for the kids, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails and create a fairy house in the Fairy Village. Step back in time and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens, or relax on the veranda. Lunch for sale starting at 11. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

8 Thursday BIRTHDAY BASH FOR THE CRITTERS Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness 968-7194; www.nhnature.org Cost: Adults, $20; ages 3-15; younger than 2 and members get in free You are invited to this one-of-akind birthday party to celebrate with unique enrichment gifts for our animals. Learn how animal care staff provides a rich and

stimulating environment for our animal ambassadors through daily enrichment activities. Watch the animals open their birthday presents at special Up Close to Animals presentations held at different animal exhibits throughout the day. Docents will be on hand with touchable objects and to answer questions. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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10 Saturday FARM TO FORK FESTIVAL New Earth Organic Farm, 85 Angels Road, Colebrook 237-5041; find on Facebook New Earth Organic Farm is hosting the first-ever NH Farm to Fork Festival to encourage locals to support farmers in the region while showcasing the food and agriculture of New Hampshire. Live cooking demonstrations, children's activities, interactive booths from local grocers, live music and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10 Saturday WOODS, WATER & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road, Milton Mills www.mmrg.info/festival Cost: Adults, $5; family, $10; 12 and younger get in free This family-friendly celebration of the natural world features fun and educational outdoor activities. Take a hayride, learn about rescued wild animals from Squam Lakes Science Center, use dip nets to find water creatures in the river, play with your child in nature’s playground in the woods, borrow a pole and take your kids fishing, help your kids saw a log and do crafts, watch demonstrations of traditional rural skills, take a discovery walk,

FAMILY FUN DAY Castle in the Clouds, Route 171, Moultonborough 476-5900; www.castleintheclouds.org Cost: Free Castle in the Clouds has partnered with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Moultonborough Recreation Department to bring families a day of music, activities, games, and fun. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

11 Sunday ROYAL BREAKFAST & PRINCESSES AT THE PARK DAY Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester Find on Facebook Cost: $24 Hosted by the New Hamphsire Fisher Cats. The day begins with unlimited pancakes with oodles of toppings, breakfast sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and breakfast beverages. Take photos with and receive table visits from princesses. Participate in a sing-a-long before the game. 11:30 a.m.

13 Tuesday MAGIC FRED Rotary Arts Pavillion, Henry Law Park, Dover www.cochechoarts festival.org This show is perfect for all ages, and the kids will have crazy fun. Magic Fred offers lots of ageappropriate comedy to keep everyone laughing, while the amazing highquality magical illusions will leave you in awe. 10:30 a.m.

14 Wednesday GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith www.winnipesaukee playhouse.org Cost: $18-$37 Something to chew on: What could be more traditional than a young woman bringing her fiancé home to meet the parents? The Drayton household exudes traditional white, progressive thinking in a comfortable setting in San Francisco. While 1967’s Summer of Love bursts out elsewhere in town, love’s challenge here is that the daughter’s fiancé turns out to be a black man. The contrast and conflict is treated with humor and warmth, and revisits the ongoing conversation about mixed race and generational differences. Performances through Aug. 24. Tonight’s show at 7:30 p.m.

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SMOKEY BEAR’S 75TH BIRTHDAY PARTY Cannon Mountain, Franconia www.cannonmt.com Cost: See website. New Hampshire Forest Lands and New Hampshire State Parks are throwing a birthday for Smokey Bear. Day includes Smokey Bear hot air balloon tethered rides, music, games, displays, touch-a-truck, Tramway specials and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

17 Saturday ALMOST QUEEN Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester www.rochesteroperahouse.com Cost: $29-$45 Tribute act Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience. Hear all-time favorite hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, Don't Stop Me Now, Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, Now I'm Here, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and more. 8 p.m.

17 Saturday BOOT SCOOTIN 5K AND BREWFEST Londonderry athletic fields and complex, Sargent Road, Londonderry Find on Facebook Cost: $25/$30 The evening starts with the 5K race at 6:30 p.m. The brewfest event opens at 6:45, with country music and a bonfire to follow. Food available for purchase. Event is part of Londonderry’s Old Home Day celebration.

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17 Saturday FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS Jaffrey Airfield-Silver Ranch, 190 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey www.jaffreyfireworks. com Cost: Go to website; prices vary by carload This year’s theme is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with amazing music from 1969 and the musical legends that performed at this iconic concert. At dusk, unfold your lawn chair or lay out a blanket, relax and enjoy the show. The fun starts hours before dark with music, food, games, and activities for kids. 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

17 Saturday PLANTS TO PLATES WORKSHOP Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia www.prescottfarm.org Cost: $8; $6 for members Summer is in full swing and green plants are everywhere. Sample delicious edibles in the garden and as wild foods from the forest and field. For families with children ages 7 to 11. 10-11:30 a.m.

18 Sunday FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN CHILI FEST Pat’s Peak, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker www.chilinewhampshire.org Cost: $12, adults; $6, 10 and under; infants/ toddlers get in free An annual celebration of all things spicy. It’s a family-friendly afternoon filled with food, beverage, entertainment and activities for the kids. Noon to 4:30 p.m.

23 Friday MOOSE FESTIVAL Downtown Colebrook www.chamberof thenorthcountry.com Cost: Free admission Head to Colebrook the weekend before Labor Day to celebrate all things “moose.” This year’s festivities include live music, arts and crafts vendors, horse and wagon rides and moose-calling contest. There will also be a dog show, maple syrup tasting contest and a classic car show. Continues through Aug. 24. Go to website for complete schedule.

CANDIA OLD HOME DAY Moore Park, 74 High St. Candia www.candiaoldhomeday.com Cost: Free Organizations and businesses in the Candia community showcasing their talent and products have helped make past celebrations extremely successful. A full day of entertainment and events is planned. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ew Hampshire is divided into seven tourism regions. Whether you choose to visit a specific region or decide to travel to several during a vacation, you’ll find plenty to do in each of them. One of the great things about the Granite State is that you can go to the ocean on one day and the mountains the next. To familiarize yourself with the different parts of the state, check out the description of each of the regions below. If you are looking for things to do in a specific area, see Page 39, where you’ll find an index of things to do listed by region.

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Merrimack Valley This is the river-based commercial corridor of the state.

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Monadnock Where the arts and agriculture flourish and a famous mountain stands alone.

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White Mountains Has 48 4,000-foot peaks, including Mt. Washington.

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American Independence Museum......................... 19 Blueberry Bay Farm................................................. 6 Brandmoore Farm in Rollinsford............................ 11 Children’s Museum of NH..................................... 18 Flatbread Pizza ...................................................... 7 Friendly Toast.......................................................... 9 G. Willikers.............................................................. 9 Great Island Common............................................. 7 Hampton Beach ..................................................... 8 Isles of Shoals......................................................... 8 La Festa.................................................................. 7 Odiorne State Park................................................ 12 Prescott Park........................................................... 9 Rochester Opera House................................28 Strawbery Banke.........................................9 USS Albacore Museum...............................10

MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION

900 Degrees...................................................7 America’s Stonehenge ..................................... 6 Aviation Museum of NH ....................................19 Bear Brook State Park........................................16 Brookford Farm .................................................11 Canobie Lake Park................................................6 Capitol Center for the Arts..................................29 Charmingfare Farm............................................11 Court Street Theater...........................................33 Derry Opera House ............................................33 Different Drummer Farm.....................................31 McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center............... 9, 18 Massabesic Audubon Center...............................33 Millyard Museum.................................................9 Mine Falls Park...................................................12 New Hampshire Historical Society.......................31 New Hampshire Motor Speedway.......................31 Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.........................31 NUThin’ But GOOD TIMES ..............................19 Palace Theatre .....................................29 Pat’s Peak...........................................36 Seacoast Repertory Theatre.................34

SEE Science Center ............................................19 SkyVenture.........................................................19 State House Visitors Center.................................10 Vertical Dreams..................................................10

MONADNOCK REGION

Andy’s Summer Playhouse.......................... 26 Jaffrey Airfield-Silver Ranch......................... 36 Kimball Farm................................................ 8 Monadnock State Park................................. 8 Peterborough Players.................................. 26

DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm .....................................6 Fells Estate, The............................................35 Hood Museum.............................................7 Jacobs Brook Campground ......................14 Mount Sunapee Resort................................35 New Hampshire Telephone Museum................18 New London Barn Playhouse ...........................29 Northstar Campground .....................................14

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm............................................ 10 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center................... 9 Wright Museum of WWII................................... 33 Winnipesaukee Playhouse................................. 35 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................................. 14

LAKES REGION

Branch Hill Farm................................................ 35 Castle in the Clouds.......................................... 35 Endicott State Park............................................11 Flying Monkey Performance Center Plymouth ...................21 Funspot ............................... 11 Bank of NH Pavilion ............... 21 Interlakes Theatre....................29 Gunstock Mountain Resort ......16 Kirkwood Gardens......................34 Loon Center, The...................................34 Monkey Trunks Zipline Adventure Park .............. 11 Moulton Farm.................................................. 33 M/S Mount Washington ................................... 33 NH Boat Museum .........................................19 NH Farm Museum.............................32 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center............................... 36

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

Cannon Mountain..........................36 Cog Railway........................9 Conway Scenic Railroad...34 Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park ......................11 Franconia Notch State Park...................................7 Israel River Campground ...................................16 Jean’s Playhouse................................................26 Lost River Gorge ..................................................8 MWV Children’s Museum...................................11 Margaret H.A. Rey Center...................................32 Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center ...........................................11 Polly’s Pancake Parlor...........................................7 Santa’s Village ...................................................10 Story Land .........................................................11 Theater in the Wood...........................................26 Twin River Campground ....................................16 Weathervane Theater..........................................26

GREAT NORTH WOODS REGION

Jericho Mountain State Park....................34 Moose Festival..........................................36

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