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WHITE MOUNTAINS LINCOLN | WOODSTOCK | FRANCONIA NOTCH

High Adventures

Get Dirty at the Mud Run at Loon Mountain

Family Time Discover “Da Bears” at Clark’s Trading Post

Basecamp

A guide to finding the perfect overnight accommodations, outdoor recreation and sights in the area

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PUBLISHED BY TransCoast Media ART DIRECTION McMillan Design FEATURE STORIES Moira McCarthy Chris Dehnel ADVERTISING & MAGAZINE CORRESPONDENCE TransCoast Media transcoastmedia.com 603.501.0979 Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce 603.745.6621 LincolnWoodstock.com Cover Photo Inset:

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FEATURES

8 THE MUD RUN HIGH ADVENTURE

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When is thick, dirty, sloshy mud a great thing when it comes to vacation travel? When you visit Loon Mountain.

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HIGH ADVENTURE LINCOLN • Whale’s Tale Waterpark & Alpine Adventures WOODSTOCK • Lost River Lantern Tours FRANCONIA NOTCH • The “AT” Runs Through It

FAMILY TIME

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They are a necessity when visiting the White Mountains and Clark’s Trading Post. FAMILY TIME

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LINCOLN • Pemi Valley Excursions

AT LEFT: Lake: Greg Keeler/Cannon Mountain; Zipline: Alpine Adventures THIS PAGE: Lupine Festival/Eric Pyra

HIGHLIGHTS 6 WELCOME Introduction to the area with area map.

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Travel tips for our visitors. A visitor’s guide to the Western White Mountains. HAPPENINGS: 28 Calendar of events LODGING: 31 A variety of lodging options for vistors to the area. AROUND TOWN: 34 A guide to the businesses of the Western White Mountains.

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LAST VISTA

The Old Man of the Mountain

WOODSTOCK • Coneheads Ice Cream FRANCONIA NOTCH • Rocks Estate

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The Lincoln, Woodstock, Franconia area: A basecamp for your visit to the scenic Western White Mountains. RECHARGE

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LINCOLN • Jean’s Playhouse/ North Country Center for the Arts • The Viaggio Spa & Wellness Center at the Mountain Club on Loon WOODSTOCK • The Pemi FRANCONIA NOTCH • The Inns, B&Bs, Lodging and Vacation Rentals of Franconia

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FIRST LOOK

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For more than 200 years, visitors from around the world have made their way to New Hampshire to see the majesty of the White Mountains. However, it’s the western portion of this region that is home to three very distinctive communities: Woodstock, a quintessential, old-fashioned New England town; Lincoln, famous for its abundance of lodging, dining, events, and entertainment; and Franconia Notch, a natural playground of towering mountains and dense forests. In this publication, you’ll find stories that speak to all of the adventures to be had here in the Basecamp of the White Mountains – whether high octane – or low key. After all, it’s the different attractions and nature of these three towns that keep visitors coming back year after year.

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Known for skiing at Loon Mountain Resort, this town also leads the way for summer vacation. Often referred to as “the crossroads of the White Mountains,” Lincoln sits at the intersection of Interstate 93 and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, with North Conway, Lake Winnipesaukee, Littleton, and Plymouth only a short drive away. Exploding with fun and hospitality in all directions, Lincoln is home to attractions and outdoor adventures ranging from water parks to railroad trips.

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The Woodstock area is where you find true New Hampshire heritage and lifestyle. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes of this Old New England town transport you to the days before mega-resorts and chain restaurants. It’s a treat to wake up in one of the small inns or bed-and-breakfasts, then take a stroll down Main Street, wander into one of the unique shops, or sit in the park and enjoy your lunch.

FRANCONIA NOTCH An outdoor recreational hot spot,  Franconia Notch is home to 5,000-foot peaks,

raging waterfalls, and granite ledges. With Franconia Ridge in the east and Cannon Mountain to the west, the Notch seems to have cut through these cliffs just for people to play in. Outdoor enthusiasts return every summer to Franconia Notch State Park, where they find all the adventure they can handle, from hiking to fishing to viewing the Old Man of the Mountain’s former home atop Cannon Mountain.

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For more than 200 years, visitors from around the world have made their way to New Hampshire to see the majesty of the White Mountains.

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When is thick, dirty, sloshy mud a great thing when it comes to vacation travel?

Spread: Loon Mountain Resort; Inset: Loon Mountain Resort

WHEN YOU VISIT LOON MOUNTAIN

There, “mud” is not only said with a smile – it’s celebrated. That’s because their annual Monster Mud Run, the resort’s own twist on those “mudder runs” everyone seems to be having everywhere, has become a must-do for visitors and locals alike. Why? Possibly because the event is set on the trails of Loon, one of the loveliest spots in the White Mountains (and in a way that spectators can truly see almost all of the fun). Or perhaps it’s because instead of just being a classic mud race, it draws from mountain resort life to be a unique and creative “mud” event. Or maybe it’s because, as the event planners like to say, it’s a “filthy and fast five-K.” Then again, it may just be because getting dirty – really dirty – is just a plain blast. The Monster Mud Run takes place this year on July 12. Participants will start their race outside Loon’s Governor’s Lodge, where they’ll crawl through a set of culverts (and mud), and then sprint up the challenging Kissing Cousins lift line, and from there work their way across the mountain, taking on such things as a “wall puzzle” (which requires team work to get over), more sprints and crawls. Classic mountain life is also worked into the race, which means some challenges you just won’t find at other mudder events. At the “snowmaking boot camp” section of the race, participants must hoist a snowmaking hose on their shoulder and then crawl under barbed wire – all while western

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snowmaking hoses are spraying at them. From there, they head to what in the winter is Loon’s Super Pipe, where big tricks get thrown down. This time, though, it is renamed the “Super Puke,” since participants must run up it. No easy feat when you consider the steepness of the trail and of the Super Puke walls. Sound crazy? Make you wonder: who would ever do that? It seems the answer is: plenty of folks. Last year over 300 racers participated in the event, and even more are expected this year. The resort provides showers but many participants end the race by trotting across the street and taking a dip in the Pemigewasset River, a cool, natural and very Western White Mountains way to shake off that mud. On race day, for little kids, a “Mini Mudders” course is set up where kids can get a taste for mud runs in a kinder, gentler (but just as muddy!) way. (and hey, grown ups: no taking credit for “doing a mudder” if you just help your kids through the mini.) Just viewing the event is an event in itself too. The course is set up so viewers can see almost all aspects of it as the racers go along, giving you a chance to see thrills, spills and yes, some seriously dirty people. The whole day wraps up with live music for all, making the entire day feel like a celebration.

IF MUD MIXED WITH SWEAT MAKES YOU SMILE BUT YOU JUST CANNOT MAKE IT THAT DAY, LOON HAS MORE IN STORE FOR YOU.

On July 6, the annual Loon Mountain Race, a hill foot race (known to regulars as the race that will “take your lunch money and give you an atomic wedgie,”) was named the most competitive hill climb by Runner’s World Magazine. Runners climb a whopping 2,200 vertical in the race, with the final kilometer the steepest and most challenging, taking runners up Walking Boss, a steep ski trail. To make it even more exciting, top placers this year win a spot on the U.S Mountain Running team, and head to the world Championships 10

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in Italy. Another great event to endure for the daring and to watch for fans. If you like your tough and sweaty in a kilt, head to Loon for their annual Highland Games, this year Sept. 19-21. There, you can compete in such Scottish fun as sheep herding and caber tossing. And yes, kilts are encouraged. The spectator can have just as much fun there as well, and everyone gets to enjoy the Scottish music, food and more. If all that sounds like too much for you, there are other ways to take in the mountain and “challenge” yourself. First, there’s the beautiful and leisurely option of riding Loon’s gondola to the peak and enjoying lunch or a snack at the Summit Café. There, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the region, and tuck into great food at the same time. And yes, it is okay to do this and then vaguely reference having “summited a peak” on your recent mountain vacation. Loon will keep your secret. Loon also has a popular zip line that takes you up high and across the river for an adventurous thrill. You must be over 50 pounds to participate, and training on site makes it simple, safe and exciting. Bike rentals are available, and you can take a bike path to downtown Lincoln, or loop around past South Peak and back, right at Loon Mountain. Loon’s Aerial Forest Adventure Park is worth a day in itself. There, you’ll take on zip lines and net climbs and more, guided along the up-in-the-air park by pros. The park can be a couple of hour event or an all-day challenge where family members can cooperatively go along or compete to see who can do it the fastest. The park rises above what in the winter is the resort’s natural terrain park. Look for the statue of Paul Bunyan (and take a selfie with him!) And last year, Loon debuted Paul Bunyan’s Backyard, a fun adventure area with inflatables like bounce houses, games and even a Log Jam Maze. With over an acre of logs built into a maze, you can use a punch card to time yourself, once again offering some fun and safe competition for all ages. While the Monster Mud Run takes place only on July 12, all other activities are available all summer long. And if you find yourself there not on mud run day, feel free to roll in some dirt. At Loon, such activity isn’t just appreciated, its celebrated. ● Moira McCarthy is a well known ski, adventure and travel writer who lives in Plymouth, MA. She thinks of New Hampshire as a second home and hopes to retire there one day.

THIS PAGE: Loon Mountain Resort , Top Left: Loon Mountain resort/Sherri Harkin; Top Right: Loon Mountain resort/Gus Noffke FACING PAGE: Shipwreck Island: WMAA; Lost River Lantern Tour: WMAA /Charyl Reardon; Aerial Park: Loon Mountain Resort/ Sherri Harkin; Zipline: Alpine Adventures

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WHALE’S TALE WATERPARK & ALPINE ADVENTURES Alpine Adventures merged with Whale’s Tale Waterpark , another award winning White Mountains attraction, in late 2013 to create one of the most exciting and unique family destinations in the northeast. New “Zip & Dip” and adventure packages featuring waterpark tickets along with ziplining, off-road tours and more will be offered for the 2014 season allowing guests and families more flexibility to create a full day adventure experience. www.nh-fun.com

LOST RIVER LANTERN TOURS The popular Evening Lantern Tours at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves return for 2014! Visitors explore the extensive boardwalk and mysterious boulder caves lit by flickering lanterns and headlamps. A campfire and s’mores await spelunkers after their adventure. Guided tours last about 1.5 hours. Recommended for ages 5+. Reservations required; please call 603-745-8031. Schedule: May 24-25 & 31; June 7, 14, 21 & 28; July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26; August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 & 29-30; September 6, 13, 20 & 27; October 4, 11-12 & 18 www.lostrivergorge.com

THE “AT” RUNS THROUGH IT Discover the rigor of the Notch as you challenge yourself to trek the Appalachian Trail. The Franconia Ridge Loop is a classic mountain ramble that can be lovely in early fall, with endless, 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. The hike begins at the Lafayette Place parking area off the Franconia Notch Parkway. Take the Old Bridle Path to Greenleaf Hut, a 2.9-mile climb with some beautiful look-out points along the way. From the hut, the Greenleaf Trail leads to the 5,260-foot summit of Mount Lafayette, 1.1 mile away. The route then follows the Franconia Ridge Trail, one of the most beautiful ridge walks in the east, if not the nation. www.outdoors.org

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BEARS THEY ARE A REAL NECESSITY WHEN VISITING THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND CLARK'S TRADING POST BY C H R I S D E H N E L

Bear with us while we get through this introduction ... It’s the bear necessities. We bear good news. Beary good news. With apologies to Chicago football fans, it’s really all about Da Bears.

Spread: Clark’s Trading Post; inset: Loon Mountain Resort/ Sherri Harkin

Yes, it’s warm weather season in the White Mountains and the bears are back at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln. Of course they are. It has been that way for decades. The bears are fun and a little rambunctious at times, but they provide good old-time entertainment for all ages. “It’s been good family entertainment for years,” said Murray Clark, one of the owners and longtime bear showman. And by family, he means extended - well beyond the White Mountains to the regular visitors and those checking out the Trading Post on Daniel Webster Highway for the first time every summer. The history of Clark’s dates back to 1928 with Edward and W. Murray Clark, not with bears, but Eskimo sled dogs. A decade earlier, a trip to Labrador caused them to fall in love with the dogs and they brought some back to New Hampshire. The brothers raised the sled dogs and became so renowned that they were eventually asked to

assist the Allied war effort as another world war raged. Murray’s sister, Maureen, said the initial plan was to use dog sled teams to take out a German heavy water plant in Norway. Teams of hand-picked dogs trained in Iceland, she said, but the mission turned to troops on skis, one of several scenarios outlined for the operation. The dogs stayed around Lincoln—at Ed Clark’s Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch—and numbered about 80 as the 1930s began to wind down. The bears began arriving in 1938, Murray said. “The dogs brought in some tourism traffic, but they realized things were kind of quiet. They needed something to draw the summer visitors—a stopper that they could put on a sign on the side of the road in the hope that people would check it out,” Murray said. The bear show started in 1949. Murray said one of the first tricks was the “Apple Tramway,” a rig that sent apples

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to the bears to satisfy visitors’ curiosities about feeding them. “They started to train a small group of cubs for show work,” Murray said. “The show took place at a venue on a small patch of lawn at the Trading Post, where paying customers - at 15 to 20 cents a head - would form a circle.” A small bear would be brought out on a leash. Early tricks involved tricycles, barrels and hoops, he said. Murray joked that another early attraction was to watch the animals drinking “bear beer,” a syrupy, milky concoction. “Imagine, by now, millions have been entertained by Clark’s trained bears,” Murray said. Other features at Clark’s Trading Post include: • Chinese acrobats. • Avery’s Garage— a trip back to a time when you didn’t have to pump your own gas. • The 1884 Pemigewasset (say it three times fast) Hook and Ladder Co. Fire Station. • The Clark History Museum - check out the vintage dog sled. • The Florence Murray Museum - featuring a unique collection of antique games, guns, swords, souvenir china, typewriters, railroad memorabilia and even a two-headed calf. • The Americana Museum - A cross between Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers that would make those who like nostalgia drool. There is even an early snowmobile in the collection. • A Segway park and safari adventure. • A train ride on the White Mountain Central Railroad—a steam-powered journey that takes visitors back in time and over a traditional covered bridge. Talk about pickers ... the bridge was retrieved from Barre, VT, in the mid-1960s. 14

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Those who board the train better hold onto their seats, because one never knows when The Wolfman might show up. Murray describes him as, “An ornery old cuss - uglier than a plate of worms,” who never relinquishes an opportunity to stake his claim. No one has yet to pillage The Wolfman’s claim, but the bears always steal the show. As the original Clarks always said, “You haven’t lived until you’ve raised a bear cub within an inch of your home.” Murray said the nine bears currently taking up residence at Clark’s range in age from 2 to about 30. “The bears are the stars of the show,” Murray said. “People come from all over the world to see them and the bears really look forward to showtime. They really have their own way of doing things and, as trainers, we really have to learn to work with what you’ve got.” There is some skill and some comedy. OK, a lot of comedy. “It’s a laugh a minute,” Murray said. Maureen said the spectators seem to pick out their favorites. “The people feel like they know the bears and what tricks they like to perform,” she said. “The bears have their own peculiarities and distinct personalities. Some are sweet and friendly, some a little bit cool. Others are mischievous - real jokesters.” Murray thought about that one for a moment. “As a narrator, I’m sometimes stumped,” he said. Maureen makes two suggestions when it comes to bears - never ever - startle one and always realize how intelligent they are. She also says to come out to Clark’s and experience the bears up close. “The bears are all really solid, good citizens who work hard,” she said. And, of course, all that hard work leads to a pretty good show. ● Chris Dehnel is a veteran journalist who has covered news, sports and business in the Northeast for three decades.

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ROCKS ESTATE The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, is best known as a popular NH Christmas tree farm. But as the North Country Conservation & Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the 1,400-acre property offers much more. The property is open to visitors year-round, presenting both structured and self-guided tours. Choose a beautiful tree at Christmas time, discover the sweet process of creating maple syrup in early spring with their hands-on Maple Tours, enjoy the revival of vernal pools as the snow melts, the full bloom of summer, and the kaleidoscope of color in the fall. www.rocksestate.org

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THE LINCOLN/WOODSTOCK/ FRANCONIA NOTCH AREA: A BASECAMP FOR DAY TRIPS AROUND THE SCENIC WESTERN WHITE MOUNTAINS

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BY MOIRA MCCARTHY [ basecamp: n : a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, such as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing. ]

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That’s the official dictionary definition. But when you’re talking New England vacation choices, “basecamp” is easier to define as The Lincoln/Woodstock/Franconia Notch area of the Western White Mountains. That’s right, this region of vast lodging choices—from tents to campgrounds to B and Bs to elegant hotels and more—serves as the ideal basecamp for all your summer activity plans. Whether you’re in the mood for hiking, sightseeing, family attractions, shopping, or adventure, it’s all within easy distance from your basecamp. Consider these day treks from your basecamp this summer. The Kancamagus Highway, considered one of the *mostSIGHTSEEING: beautiful routes in the nation, starts right in Lincoln and stretches

on for 34 miles of scenic views and overlooks, river beds, trails and more. You’re bound to spot some wildlife along the way, and the “Ohmy-gosh” moments are almost endless. Continue on from the other side of the Kancamagus and wind through North Conway, around past Mount Washington (stop for tea at the lovely and historic Mount Washington Hotel), and then curve back through breathtaking Franconia Notch. The loop is a full day of changing beauty that starts and finishes right at your comfortable basecamp. Whether you choose to take the Kancamagus up and back or do the entire loop, you’ll end your day back where you are settled, ready to kick back and check out all your Instragrams. western

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centration of family attractions in the state, so you won’t be at a loss for choices or variety. Younger children love the fun of Clark’s Trading Post, where you can take in a Bear Show (and meet their cute little bear cubs), ride on a Segway tour, take on a climbing tower, see a circus show and even ride “blaster boats.” At the Lost River Gorge, families can climb through rock mazes and even mine for jewels. And the Hobo Railroad will take you on a scenic ride along the river and through town. Families that want to find adventure while setting out from their basecamp head to Whale’s Tale for all kinds of wet fun like the “Beluga Boggen,” the “Downpour,” and for those really brave, the “Eye of the storm” ride. At the Flume Gorge, families can experience natural adventure as they climb up and down the amazing gorge, taking in water falls, soaring granite walls and flora and fauna. And at Loon Mountain, families can do it all, from zip lining to mud running (see accompanying story in this magazine). If all that sounds exhausting, no worries: you’re just minutes from your comfortable, homey basecamp, where you can rest up and plan your next exciting trek.

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mountain trip truly special. And right at the edge of which ever basecamp lodging you choose, you can find it all. For biking (and yes, rentals are readily available if you don’t want to bring your own, even with helmets and child seats), you can choose from the mellow pedal trip to the more challenging. For mellow and lovely, the nine-mile Franconia Notch bike trail is a nice choice, with an easy grade, familyfriendly set-up and beautiful sites along the way. The Cascade Brook Trail offers a closeup look at nature, with a river running past it. There are more advanced bike trails too continued on page 22


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JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE/NORTH COUNTRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Jean’s Playhouse (formerly the Papermill Theatre), located in Lincoln, NH, brings top notch performing arts to the White MounBottom From Left: Viaggio Massage, tains year round with live theatre, concerts, Jean’s Playhouse; Adair Gates; Sugar Hill comedy and other great events. Located Inn Cottage; Polly’s Pancake Parlor behind the Village Shops this treasure will give you and your family great evening entertainment. In addition to evening shows WOODSTOCK and entertainment, Jean’s Playhouse offers a CASCADE PARK weekly Children’s Theatre performance of a Cooling off in the West Branch of the Pemiclassic fairy tale. gewasset River. The Cascades Park plays www.jeans-playhouse.com host to locals and visitors because of its perfect swimming and THE VIAGGIO SPA & WELLNESS relaxing spot. CENTER AT THE MOUNTAIN CLUB ON LOON Celebrating its 10th anniversary Viaggio is excited to announce the opening of its second location: Viaggio Downtown, located on Main Street, Rte. 112 Kancamagus Highway in the Lincoln Family Health Care Center. Spa services include relaxation, specialty, couples and four hands massage, restorative body treatments, express body and skin care treatments, and a variety of wellness education classes and workshops. This full service salon is the only Eminence Organic Skincare products retail location north of Manchester. www.mtnclub.com

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THE INNS, B&BS, LODGING AND VACATION RENTALS OF FRANCONIA The Franconia Notch region offers an exceptional variety of lodging choices in true White Mountain style and tradition. Whether you’re seeking a romantic inn, the quaint charm of a bed & breakfast, a clean, economical motel with generous amenities or a family vacation rental, the Franconia Notch area has it all. For more adventurous, recreational or rustic types, there are a variety of cottages, cabins and campgrounds showcasing the area’s celebrated natural resources. Visitors can seek and explore at their own pace­—from laid back to adventurous. The area is host to many special events, functions and celebrations. No matter what the season, your guaranteed to create many memories of you’re own in and around the hills and valleys of the Franconia area. www.lincolnwoodstock.com/lodging

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for those who seek challenge. For kayakers and rafters, the Pemigewasset River (“The Pemi” to locals) offers two directions of unique experience. The east branch of the river is where kayakers and rafters find wider, deeper and faster running water for more of an “advanced” adventure. With rentals available all along the river (and even some guides and lessons), you can become a River Master quickly. The western branch is more mellow, and families there enjoy more leisurely tube floating trips as well as wading and swimming along the river bed.

kids your trek this day is to discover history, they might groan. If instead you just bring them along for fun discoveries, they might not even realize they were learning until you’re back at basecamp that night. Some of the most interesting historic spots for forestry and railroads are near basecamp. Both the Hobo Railroad and Clark’s Trading Post have historic information, programs and participatory events. And at the Pemigewasset Historical Society, you can learn a lot about the White Mountain National Forest, now over 100 years old, and then take off into that forest to experience it first hand. Sweeter yet at Fadden’s General Store you can learn all about the history of Maple Sugaring, and then try it out for yourself. Your memories and souvenirs could just be a future school project in the making. So, how to choose which trek is the one for you? By not choosing, because the great thing about basecamp is that since you are so close to your vacation “home,” you don’t have to choose one of these themes: you can do them all. That’s what’s great about basecamp. When everything begins and ends at the same spot each day, visitors are more relaxed (no schlepping your luggage and gear from place to place. There’s just something about actually being able to unpack a suitcase into drawers that makes you feel settled while out on the road). And since the choices in the Lincoln Woodstock area range from the simplest campground to the most luxurious accommodations, visitors can choose the kind of “home basecamp feel” that works best for them, and return to it each day of their vacation. That’s to make you more ready for more experiences. From adventure to history to just plain old-school family fun, it’s all just a hop, skip and jump from basecamp. Lincoln/Woodstock/Franconia Notch. The definition of vacation basecamp. ●


BIKE WEEK

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EACH YEAR in the week leading up to Father’s Day, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts head to New Hampshire for what has been known for 91 years now as “Bike Week.” The week of events center around Laconia and Weirs Beach. But bikers in the know “pitch” their base camp in the Lincoln/Woodstock/Franconia Notch region. Here they find themselves in a quieter, more natural surrounding, yet only a quick change down the road to the thick of things. And at this basecamp, they are right smack in the middle of the loop ride, one of the most popular activities of Bike Week. During Bike Week, it’s the norm to find literally hundreds of bikers enjoying lunch or a snack break at popular biker spots like Gordi’s and Woodstock Station. There, they can find outdoor seating and fun, local-feel bars. The bikers who tend to want the “tucked in the mountains” basecamp of the region are those who tend to love Bike Week not just for the camaraderie, but for the journey into nature, that New Hampshire offers bikers. The windy, loopy roads, overlooks and just plain quiet is something a certain type of biker craves—and finds— with a Lincoln/Woodstock/Franconia Notch basecamp stay. They also like the wide variety of lodging offerings in this region, as well as the easy access to all kinds of added activities. Many tend to stay extra days before or after the main Bike Week events, or come back to the area again for more. This year, Bike Week runs from June 14-22. Basecamp will indeed be alive and revving with the sound of those who love to ride deep in the mountains. ●

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DINNER TRAIN TICKETS

Just in case the flume is fluming.

Booked in advanced, because they’re always sold out.

B AT H I N G S U I T For a dip in the Pemi river after swinging through the trees

EXTRA BAG For carrying home your souvenirs

BINOCULARS For spotting wildlife in the White Mountain National Forest

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To capture live bears riding bikes at Clark’s

WAT E R CANTEEN For trek on the AT

B U G S P R AY For hanging out at the campfire SMART PHONE

WAT E R SHOES For spending a hot day in the river

To share ‘special moments’ with your friends back home

SUNSCREEN For spending the day at the water park

STRETCHY SHORTS To wear while indulging at Chutter’s Candy Counter

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: page 29

LODGING DIRECTORY: page 31

Find out the events that are going on in Lincoln/Woodstock/Franconia Notch.

Need a place to stay while on your vacation? See the variety of area lodging options.

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June 1 – 30 21ST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LUPINES The lupine flowers carpet local fields and pastures in a rolling sea of vibrant purples, pinks, blues and whites, creating a breathtaking floral display against the majestic backdrop of the Franconia, Presidential, and Kinsman Mountain ranges. Tour guide books are available with daily events throughout the month, weekend specials along with hospitality and shopping coupons for use throughout the festival. June 27 SUMMER SPLASH AT WHALE’S TALE WATERPARK There’s no better way to kick off summer then with this wet & wild event, featuring water slides, a lazy river, and wave pool along with live entertainment, games for all ages and fun prizes.

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June 27-29 NEW ENGLAND BREWFEST Beer geeks of all flavors can experience craft beer New Hampshire style by attending The New England Brewfest, a unique blend of beer-infused social events, educational non-workshops, and of course, Saturday Night: ON TAP. Attendees apply their new-found knowledge to the world of craft beer with a VIP ticket, visiting over 30 different breweries and tasting their share of 120+ different craft brews, all in one place.

July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION It’s a day-long celebration in Lincoln-Woodstock. Head over to Main Street to get your spot for one of the biggest parades in the north country. At 2pm, the paraders depart from the Alpine Village in North Woodstock and make their way down Main Street, heading into Lincoln all the way to the Town Hall. At 7pm, there’s a free concert of Patriotic music at Soldier’s Park in North Woodstock then the fireworks light up the sky in Lincoln at dusk. July 26-August 3 TOWN OF LINCOLN 250TH CELEBRATION Activities for all ages include a parade, block party and BBQ, pancake breakfast, drive-in movie night, music on the common, and more! Many events are free to participate in. More information at lincoln250.org. September 1 RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA Over 2,000 rubber ducks take their annual swim down the Pemi River at Cascade Park in North Woodstock. There’s live entertainment, balloon twisting, and a bounce house along with dozens of prizes for the top finishing ducks. Proceeds from the

event benefit the Chamber’s scholarship fund, awarded to a local graduating high school senior each year. September 19-21 NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHLAND GAMES & FESTIVAL Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games and Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) and other instrumental competitions.

Nov 28– Dec 21 THE POLAR EXPRESS Relive the story of a young boy’s journey to find the true meaning of Christmas. Climb aboard the magical Polar Express with singing chefs, hot cocoa, and visit the big man himself at the North Pole. SPRING 2015

April 11 – 12, 2015 MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND Players spend the weekend collecting clues, interviewing the suspects and trying to crack the case during this annual, town-wide murder mystery. May 26 & 28, 2015 PROGRESSIVE DINNERS Two special occasions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Be transported by coach to visit top area restaurants and eat your way to ecstasy. In between stops enjoy complimentary beverages, giveaways, and onboard entertainment.

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LODGING GUIDE

Loon Mountain Resort/ Gus Noffke

A VARIETY OF LODGING OPTIONS FOR VISITORS

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A four-seasons inn and resort in scenic franconia Featuring family-friendly accommodations locatednotch. next to nestled in aKancamagus quiet alpine village surrounded White the famous Highway. A varietybyofthe one, two, Mountain national forest. Minutes from all area attracand three bedroom suites with full kitchens, plus living rooms tions. Accommodations include selected hotel rooms, or equipped with fireplaces and Murphy beds or sleep sofas. spacious one and two-bedroom units with full kitchens. Indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and game room. indoor/outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi sauna, tennis, On-site for all agesand andBarron’s guided tours of the region. fitness activities room, game room, Pub with wireless Concierge services are available. Check us out on Facebook. internet. Sorry-no pets; no air-conditioning.

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Affordable Lodging, convenient Location, excellent AmSpectacular mountain location and superb amenities make menities include; in-Room Steambaths, Private Balconies, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Lincoln, NH the best free Wifi, TV, Ac, indoor Pool, guest Laundry, game Room choice when visiting the White Mountains! Our on-site & children’s Play Area. Brittany’s cafe & cJ’s Penalty Box amenities include: complimentary deluxe continental Sports Bar & Pub. breakfast, outdoor pool and picnic area with barbeque grills, heated indoor pool, sauna, hot| Lincoln, tub, fitness Kancamagus Highway/Rte 112 NHroom, 03251 complimentary wireless internet access and guest laundry. 603-745-3365| kancamaguslodge.com

33 Brookline Rd | Road Kancamagus Hwy | Lincoln, NH 03251 193 Mittersill | Franconia, NH 03580 866-873-2766 603-823-5511| innseason.com | mittersillresort.com

RiVeRgReen ReSoRT hoTeL & condoMiniuMS RIVERGREEN RESORT HOTEL & CONDOMINIUMS Adjacent to the Pemigewasset River, Rivergreen Resort

Adjacent to the Pemigewasset River, Rivergreen Resort is in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of nh. is in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Rooms range from hotel rooms and studios to one and Rooms range from hotel rooms and studios to one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens and in-room jacuzzi two bedroom suites with full kitchens and in-room jacuzzi tubs. enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, tubs. Enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, great room, and barbeque area with screened in gazebo. great room, and barbeque area with screened in gazebo.

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750 US Route 3 | Lincoln, NH 03251 750 US Route 3| parkersmotel.com | Lincoln, NH 03251 800-766-6835 800-766-6835 | parkersmotel.com

COndOMiniuMs WoodWARd’S ReSoRT 142 well-appointed rooms ranging from standard room with PROFILE MOTEL & COTTAGES THE VILLAGE OF LOONcompact MOUNTAIN RESORT refrigerators and coffee makers, 2 bedroom family diScounTed condoMiniuM The Profile MotelRenTALS & Cottages is one of the top-rated Directly across from Loon Mountain, offering one-, two-, units, to suites with hot tub, fireplace, & full kitchen. open AT The noRdic inn ReSoRT motels in the Lincoln NH area. Situated on almost 5 acres and three- bedroom vacation lodges and townhouses. hearth Steak house and pub with outdoor deck overlooking All units have fully equipped kitchens and fireplace, and our duck & trout pond, 2 indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, feature resort amenities that include two outdoor and two Jacuzzi, and tennis & racquetball courts. kids Stay free proindoor swimming pools, outdoor and indoor hot tubs, gram! Tickets available to area attractions. Located next to twelve tennis courts, basketball, exercise facility, game Whale’s Tale Waterpark. Mention this listing and receive a rooms and conference center. Many great restaurants and suite upgrade for only $29 per night. area attractions are just minutes away.

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in the heart oflocated the White Mountains the entrance to conveniently in the heart of near the White Mountains, the Franconia Notch, wehotel haverooms, a multitude year-round central to all attractions; 1-, 2-,ofand 3-bedroom lodgingwith including one, three and bedroom cottages. condos one full bathroom perfive bedroom. condos include cable decksinclude or balconies, fully utensiled kitchens, health All ourTV,rooms microwaves, refrigerators, free wi-fi, club with and and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, Direct TV,indoor free HBO an outdoor heated pool.exercise and game rooms, 3 saunas and a racquetball court, free parking, 391local US calls, Route | Lincoln, free and3free wi-fi. NH 03251

603-745-2759 | profilemotel.com 227 Main St. | Lincoln, NH 03251 888-883-2305 | discountedcondominiumrentals.com

hOteLs/MOteLsRESORT VACATION RENTALS The noRdic inn ReSoRT WOODWARD’S Located in the heart of the White Mountains the nordic 142 well-appointed rooms ranging from standard room with LOON RESERVATION SERVICE coMfoRT inn & SuiTeS–Loon inn is the perfect place to stay for the best of the lakes and compact refrigerators and coffee makers, 2 bedroom family enjoytoallsuites four with seasons thefireplace, comfort& inn Suites Open Loon. units, hot at tub, full & kitchen. complimentary hotand breakfast, free wi-fi, 32-inch flat screen Hearth Steak House pub with outdoor deck overlooking hd duck TVs. indoor whirlpool, and pools, fitness sauna, center. our & troutheated pond, pool, 2 indoor & outdoor one-bedroom suites with Jacuzzicourts. tubs and Jacuzzi, and tennis & racquetball Kidsfireplaces Stay Free make prothis theTickets perfectavailable destination for that romanticLocated getaway. Some gram! to area attractions. next to pet-friendly available. Walking to downtown Whale’s Tale rooms Waterpark. Mention thisdistance listing and receive a shopsupgrade and restaurants. Located off exit 32 on i-93. suite for only $29 per night.

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Spectacular mountain location and superb amenities make SUITES–LOON the econo Lodge inn & Suites of Lincoln, nh the best Enjoy four visiting seasonsthe at White the Comfort Inn &our Suites Loon. choiceallwhen Mountains! on-site Complimentary hot complimentary breakfast, free wi-fi, flat screen amenities include: deluxe32-inch continental HD TVs. Indoor heated whirlpool, center. breakfast, outdoor poolpool, and picnic area and withfitness barbeque One-bedroom suites with and fitness fireplaces make grills, heated indoor pool,Jacuzzi sauna,tubs hot tub, room, this the perfect destination for thataccess romantic Some complimentary wireless internet andgetaway. guest laundry. pet-friendly rooms available. Walking distance to downtown 381 and US Route 3 | Lincoln, shops restaurants. Located offNH Exit03251 32 on I-93.

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Vacation rental specialist professionally managing private mountains. Shopping and fine dining within easy walking condos and townhouses for vacation rentals in the Lincolndistance. Spacious 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos offer Woodstock area. All privately owned homes provide easy full kitchens, A/c, high-speed wi-fi, and local calls. health access to all the White Mountains have to offer. Homes inclub features indoor & outdoor spas, indoor heated pool, clude full kitchens. Most have wood or gas fueled fireplaces, saunas, racquet ball court, game room and outdoor heated as well as access to fitness rooms and indoor or outdoor pool. daily rates from $149. pools. Air conditioned and dog friendly homes available.

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The SugAR hiLL inn A romantic getaway known for fine dining and warm, inviting guest rooms and cottages. great Views, Pool, Ac, wi-fi. “Book theisdream cottage” Rachel Magazine, “Top-one The Lodge a riverfront resort hotelRay offering studios, notch dining spa offerings,” 1000 to See -bedroom, andand loftrelaxing suites with kitchenettes andPlaces private Before You die; Member, Select Registry great of distinguished balconies. Amenities include a spacious room, free inns,aYankee Magazine editor’s and Best of newindoor wi-fi, sundeck overlooking thechoice Pemigewasset River, hampshire. distinguished Restaurants of north and outdoor Recipient pools, hotoftub, game room, saunas, tennis America Achievement courts and(diRonA)’s a family barbecue area.of distinction in dining Award and the Wine Spectator Award of excellence.

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PO Box 906, 36 Lodge Road | Lincoln, NH 03251 116 Route 117 | Sugar Hill, NH 03586 800-654-6188 | lodgeresort.com 800-548-4748 | sugarhillinn.com

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Alpine Adventures 603-745-9911 alpinezipline.com Three different Zipline Tours to choose from, new Thrillsville Aerial Park with Big Air Bag Stuntzone, and OffRoad Adventures in custom 6x6 vehicles. Appalachian Mountain Club 603-466-2727 outdoors.org AMC’s network of mountain huts offer mountain hospitality, breathtaking scenery, and unique backcountry adventure. Believe In Books Literacy Foundation, Intervale 603-356-9980 believeinbooks.org Producers of the Polar Express event. Franconia Notch State Park 603-823-7722 cannonmt.com Home of Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site and Museum, the symbol for New Hampshire. Also in the Park: Flume Gorge, Echo Lake, the Basin waterfall, Aerial Tramway, hike & bike paths & campground.

Fadden’s Sugarhouse 603-745-8371 nhmaplesyrup.com 5 Time winner of “Best Maple Syrup in New Hampshire”. Maple sugar and maple candies made on site! Visit our sugaring museum. Hobo Hills Adventure Golf / Pirate’s Cove 603-745-2125 piratescove.net New England’s largest adventure golf is just minutes away! 3 acres of fun, mtn views, uniquely designed playing greens, challenging putts through caves and waterfalls. Hobo Railroad 603-745-2135 hoborr.com All aboard for a scenic 15 mile excursion in a natural setting along the Pemi River. Train ride is 1 hour & 20 min. Lunches and ice cream are available on board. Groups Welcome! Jack O’Lantern Resort & Golf 603-745-8121 jackolanternresort.com In a rolling valley, lies a picturesque White Mtns. resort with townhome/single rooms, with amenities including 18- holes of golf, pool, tennis. Pemi River golf holes, bridge, ponds, and dining.

Castleberry Fairs & Festivals 603-332-2616 castleberryfairs.com Promoting American made juried arts and craft festivals throughout New England since 1989. Visit one of our 27 events this year!

Loon Mountain Resort 603-745-6281 Loonmtn.com NH’s longest scenic gondola skyride, zipline across the Pemigewasset River, Segway tours, bike rentals, climbing wall, bungee trampoline and special events. Save with the Loon Adventure Package.

Clark’s Trading Post 603-745-8913 clarkstradingpost.com Enjoy a Trained Bear Performance, a Steam Train Ride through Wolfman’s Territory, the Yandong Chinese Acrobatic Troupe, Wolfman’s Segway Park, the Water Blaster Boats and so much more!

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves 603-745-8031 lostrivergorge.com Explore jagged walls of rock, gigantic boulders stacked like blocks, intricate boardwalks, 11 boulder caves, amazing views, cascading waterfalls, intriguing history, gemstone mining, and much more for all ages.

DirtVentures ATV Rentals of NH 603-238-2571 nhdirtventures.com We offer picturesque and exciting ATV tours in the White Mountains of NH. Great activity for your adventurefilled vacation!

Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods 603-278-5404 thecog.com Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway! This round-trip journey is New England’s most unique vacation experience.

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Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, Jefferson 603-545-4533 dogslednh.com Year round dog sledding adventures ranging from 2 - 50 miles! Pet the rescue dogs, help harness the team and drive the sled. Ask about our Paws-N-Paddles Summer Combo! New England Disabled Sports 603-745-9333 nedisabledsports.org Adaptive sports program offering water skiing, hiking, cycling, adaptive golf, and other outdoor activities for people of all abilities and levels. New England Ski Museum 800-639-4181 skimuseum.org Fascinating collection of historic ski memorabilia, museum gift shop. Located at the base of the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Free admission, open 10-5 daily.

Polar Caves, Rumney 603-536-1888 polarcaves.com An amazing series of caves and passageways for visitors to explore on self-guided tours. Raft NH, Gorham 603-545-4533 raftnh.com Family-friendly whitewater rafting outfitter in Gorham, NH. Adventures range from mild float trips to wild Class IV whitewater. Ask about our Paws-N-Paddles Summer Combo!

Jean’s Playhouse/ North Country Center for the Arts 603-745-6032 jeans-playhouse.com Year-round, award winning professional theatre. Summer and fall shows include Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, The 39 Steps, Forever Plaid, and Greater Tuna. Out Back Kayak Co. 603-745-2002 outbackkayak.org Seeking Adventure? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Out Back Kayak your mild to wild adventure awaits. Daily Kayaking and ATV Tours as well as Paintball on request! Pemi Valley Excursions 603-745-2744 moosetoursnh.com Moose & Wildlife Tours - 3 1/2 hour air conditioned bus tour through the White Mountains. Moose gift shop! Schedule varies, call for reservations.

DINING

Adair Country Inn & Restaurant, Bethlehem 603-444-2600 adairinn.com Flavorful food, made with only the freshest ingredients and artfully presented.

SledVentures 603-348-7941 nhsledventures.com Offering beginner to expert guided tours and private snowmobile tours for half & full days, along with rentals and sled and stay packages.

Black Diamond Pub at the Mountain Club on Loon 603-745-2244 mtnclub.com Loon Mountain’s legendary watering hole and restaurant, serving “modern classical cuisine”.

Still Waters Run Deep Kayaking, LLC, Monroe 603-638-3017

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New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival 603-229-1975 nhscot.org The largest Scottish festival in the Northeast, this three-day gathering at Loon Mountain celebrates everything Scottish—food, music, culture, dancing, athletics, and more.

Woodstock Inn Brewery 603-745-3951 woodstockinnbrewery.com Our craft ales are meticulously made from only the highest quality ingredients. Join us for a Brewery tour, daily at noon. Reserve online.

Guided kayak, hiking, and snow shoe tours. Adventures for the body, soul, and mind. Also, visit the Still Waters Herbal Gift Shop for herbal products, hand-crafted items, gemstones and more. Team O’Neil Rally School, Dalton 603-444-4488 teamoneil.com Offering a safe environment for clients to learn to be better drivers. We teach skid control, accident avoidance and vehicle dynamics. The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem 603-444-6228 therocks.org A unique property where family traditions come alive. Offering family programs, bus tours, and hiking trails. Whale’s Tale Water Park 603-745-8810 whalestalewaterpark.net Perfect to chill out, thrill out, lay out, or play out. It’s an unforgettable day for the entire family at New England’s Favorite Waterpark. Windy Ridge Orchard, Haverhill 603-787-6377 windyridgeorchard.com A family destination! Pick your own blueberries and apples in season. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Cider House Café, taste farm produced wines at the Seven Birches Winery, walk the nature trails, visit farm animals, and browse the gift shop.

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train 603-745-3500 nhdinnertrain.com New England’s premiere dinner train! Fine food served on restored dining cars over a 20 mile ride. Call for schedule and reservations. Chef Joe’s Catering 603-823-8589 chefjoescatering.com No matter the size of your group - large or small - we cater casual Barbeques and Clam Boils as confidently as we provide High English Tea and formal Wedding Banquets. Common Man Restaurant 603-745-3463 thecman.com NH’s most recommended dining for over 30 yrs. 5-9pm year ‘round. Coneheads Ice Cream 603-745-2104 coneheadsicecream.net All homemade products, factory tours daily. Over 36 flavors of ice cream and fat free yogurt. Featuring 36 flavors of SOFT SERVE creamy cones. Celebrating 15 years of service.


A GUID E TO THE B USINE S S E S O F TH E WE S TE R N WH I TE MO UN TAINS Del’s Lemonade of New Hampshire 603-726-4324 dels.com Del’s is a soft frozen lemonade made on premises at Whale’s Tale Waterpark and at Ice Cream Delights in Lincoln. It is sold from a push cart in single cups or can be purchased in bulk in a cooler. Great for small or large events! Parties, weddings, cookouts, etc.

Polly’s Pancake Parlor 603-823-5575 pollyspancakeparlor.com Pancakes, soups, breads, pies. All homemade. Superb mountain views. As seen in Gourmet Magazine & CBS This Morning.

El Greco’s Pizza 603-745-3838 egpizza.com Family style restaurant. Fresh homemade pizza, calzones, subs, salads and dinners. Great food, great service, best prices. Winner 2012 Best of Chef’s Best Pizza Award.

Sugar Hill Inn 603-823-5621 sugarhillinn.com Fine dining perfected. Menu offers a well balanced symphony of flavors and great wines and a full bar selection enhance the experience.

Elvio’s Pizzeria and Restaurant 603-745-8817 elviospizza.com “The Best Pizza North of The Bronx”, Family Dining, Outdoor Seating, Kid’s Menu, Great Selection of Sandwiches and Italian Dinners. Every Wednesday is Family Night with Mo the Clown!!! GH Pizza 603-745-6885 Top quality pizza, spaghetti dinners, grinders, and salads available for take out or dine in. Gordi’s Fish & Steak House 603-745-6635 gordisfishandsteak.com Maine lobster, fresh seafood, prime rib, pasta, kid’s menu. Cheap aprés ski eats in Olympic Pub (winter season only). Lunch summer, fall. Gypsy Cafe Bar & Grill 603-745-4395 Eclectic blend of spices and ingredients from around the world including Asian, American Southwest, and Italian on the dinner menu. Serving lunch and dinner. Indian Head Profile Room/ Thunderbird Bar & Grille 603-745-8000 Wide menu; homestyle entrees, choice meats & fresh seafood. Scenic dining room. Live entertainment. Voted “Best Restaurant in Best of Chef’s Competition 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013! McDonalds 603-745-8006

Seasons Restaurant at the Mountain Club on Loon 603-745-2244 mtnclub.com

Texas Toast and Pigs Ear BBQ 603-745-9977 Locally owned and operated restaurant that offers homemade comfort food from New England and the South. Udderly Delicious 603-745-6668 We make our own Ice Cream, Fat Free Yogurt, Gelato, and Italian Ice all in our factory. Featuring our Make Your Own Sundae Bar with over 20 toppings. Indoor seating. Woodstock Station 603-745-3951 woodstockinnnh.com Unique restaurant in a restored train station. Casual breakfast, lunch & dinner with extensive menu. Children’s menu. Seasonal outdoor patio. Two pubs and on-site brewery. Entertainment weekends.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Balanced Rock Bodyworks Massage 603-398-5549 balancedrockbodyworks.com Offering Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes and massage by appointment. Daydreams Hair Studio 603-745-8200 daydreamshairandnailstudio.com

Our services include cuts, perms, colors, foils, manicures, spa pedicures, acrylic nails, paraffin treatments, facials, body waxing and tanning. Feel Peaceful Massage 603-520-5247 feelpeaceful.com Offering 1/2 hour, 1 hour, and 1 1/2 hour sessions for deep tissue/myofascial/ sports massage; cranio sacral therapy; and ear coning.

Luminous Day Spa 603-728-8883 vagaro.com/ lumninousdayspa Offering hair, nail, skincare, body treatments, and massage services. Can serve small parties, and bridal hair and makeup. Nordic Club at the Nordic Inn 603-745-8866 nordic-inn.com Located at the Nordic Inn, featuring indoor heated pool & hot tub; seasonal outdoor pool & hot tub; full fitness center with cardio & weight rooms. Day passes available. Viaggio Spa & Health Club 603-745-2244 mtnclub.com Indoor leisure and lap pool, outdoor hot tub, weight room and cardio studios, group fitness classes, racquetball court, tanning booth, steam room, sauna, whirlpools and full service spa open to the public.

LODGING

Adair Country Inn & Restaurant, Bethlehem 603-444-2600 adairinn.com A romantic retreat for adults with 9 comfortably appointed rooms with fireplaces. Fine New England style cuisine. Autumn Breeze Motor Lodge 603-745-8549 autumnbreezemotel.com 6 Units 1rm - single queen, 5rms - two queen size beds, All rooms non-smoking, kitchenette, micro, fridge, coffee maker, Flat screen tv, free Wi-Fi. Radiant Floor Heat - A/C, only small to medium size dogs for additional Fee and require pre approval when booking. Bayside Rentals 603-960-9016 atthemountains.com Professional rental service in the White Mountains and Lakes Region. We offer Vacation, Seasonal and Long Term Rentals for Condos, Private Homes and Resort Homes throughout the White Mountains and Lakes Region. Over 170 properties to choose from!

Bear Mountain Lodge, Bethlehem 603-869-2189 bearmountainlodge.net Magnificent log cabin B&B, voted Top 10 B&B’s in New England! Beautiful rooms, great breakfast and views of Mt. Washington and nearby Cog Railway. Carriage Motel 603-745-2416 carriagemotel.com 19 rooms with CCTV, fridge, AC, private bath & shower. Game room with pool tables, video games, & fireplace. Outdoor pool, lawn games, gas grills, & picnic tables by the river. Open May-Oct. WIFI. No Pets. Rates: Reasonable. Comfort Inn & Suites-Loon 603-745-6700 comfortinnloon.com 81 well appointed rooms and suites. Hot breakfast included daily, 32 inch h.d. televisions, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Country Bumpkins Campground & Cabins 603-745-8837 countrybumpkins.com 6 fully equipped heated cabins, CCTV & some w/ kitchen. 45 campsites for tents/RVs. Most sites on Pemi River, Bog Brook and small manmade pond. Cozy Cabins 603-745-8713 cozycabins.com 8 homey family cabins, 6 with kitchens and screen porches. Cozy Park on the river offers a deck overlooking the river, picnic tables and BBQ grill as well as a fire pit. Deer Park Resort 603-745-9040 deerparkresort.com 4 Season resort of international distinction set on 65 secluded acres with beautiful mountain, river and lake views. Discounted Condominium Rentals at the Nordic Inn 888-883-2305 discountedcondominium rentals.com Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos w/up to 3 full baths & hotel room. AC & gas fireplaces. Fully equipped kitchens, living & dining rooms. Private decks/ balconies. Onsite fitness center w/pools and Jacuzzis

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Econo Lodge & Suites 603-745-3661 econolodgeloon.com Heated indoor & seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, guest laundry room, gazebo, complimentary wireless access, and Deluxe Continental Breakfast with your stay. Franconia Inn 603-823-5542 franconiainn.com Cozy rooms & family suites in a beautiful valley. Exquisite New England cuisine. Resort facilities w/ outdoor pool. Franconia Notch Vacation Rentals & Realty 603-823-8507 franconiares.com Professionally managed White Mountain Chalets, Log & Mtn Country Homes, and Townhomes in the area closest to Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cog Railway, and Loon Mountain. Glynn House Inn, Ashland 603-968-3775 glynnhouse.com The Glynn House Inn is the perfect choice for romance, recreation and relaxation. Guests experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. Dogs welcome in five pet friendly rooms. Hearthside Village Cottage Motel, Bethlehem 603-444-1000 hearthsidevillage.com Family owned motor court consisting of 16 picturesque well-preserved cottages nestled on landscaped grounds. The cottages are cozy, very clean and comfortable. Indian Head Resort 603-745-8000 indianheadresort.com 180 Acres of scenic splendor in the heart of NH’s White Mountains. Close to all local attractions/recreation Open Year Round. All units feature 50” HDTV 65+ HD Channels. Heated Outdoor Pool/Spa Open ALL YEAR! InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook 603-745-9900 innseason.com/isr/rd_r_ pollard.aspx Luxurious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condominiums w/ whirlpool tubs include fully equipped kitchen, dining area, full size living room w/ gas fireplace & private balcony.

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Jack O’Lantern Resort & Golf 603-745-8121 jackolanternresort.com In a rolling valley, lies a picturesque White Mtns. resort with townhome/single rooms, with amenities including 18holes of golf, pool, tennis. Pemi River golf holes, bridge, ponds, and dining. Kancamagus Lodge 603-745-3365 kancamaguslodge.com Affordable Lodging, Convenient Location, Excellent Amenities include: Restaurant & Pub, Indoor Pool, Free WiFi, Private Balconies, In-Room Steambaths, BBQ & Firepit areas, Guest Laundry, Game Room and Children’s Play Area. Lincoln/Woodstock KOA 603-745-8008 koa.com/campgrounds/ woodstock/ Our award winning KOA Park has been noted as a “Diamond in the Woods”, which offers Great Camping for Great People. Lodge at Lincoln Station 603-745-3441 lodgeresort.com Condo/hotel, studio & 1 BR suites, w/kitchenettes. Pool, jacuzzi. Loon Reservation Service 603-745-5666 loonres.com Professionally managed privately owned 1-5 bedroom vacation condos and townhouses with kitchens, spacious living areas and decks, most with fireplaces, access to indoor and/or outdoor pools. Lost River Valley Campground 603-745-8321 lostriver.com 132 sites, 4-star wooded camping, rec area. Hookups, pets ok. Lovetts Inn 603-823-7761 lovettsin.com Wonderful Cannon Mountain views, 18 guest rooms, fireplace cottages, AC, pool, casual fine dining, family friendly, catering weddings and all special events.

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Maple Haven Camping & Cottages 603-745-3350 maplehavenresort.com 7 housekeeping cottages, tent sites, and RV sites w/ electric & water. Dump station on site. Maple Lodge Cabins 603-745-6688 maplelodgecabins.com Clean Cozy Cabins w/ Fireplaces, 4 Remodeled Motel Rooms w/ AC - 2 pet friendly units, free wifi & complimentary coffee, Cable TV, Outdoor Pool, grills, picnic tables, fire pit, volleyball, swingset, etc. Mittersill Alpine Resort 603-823-5511 mittersillresort.com Four-seasons vacation resort in Scenic Notch. A great family vacation spot! Affordable, non-smoking, one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. Near area attractions; hiking; biking; skiing and golf. Montaup Cabins 603-745-5615 montaupcabins.com Our cozy clean cabins are on the Pemi River, each have their own fire pit, air conditioning, and picnic table to sit and relax or swim in our pool. Mountain Club on Loon 603-745-2244 mtnclub.com The only resort hotel located slopeside on Loon Mountain, Complete services including Spa, Health Club, indoor and outdoor pools and Restaurants. Newly renovated guest rooms and suites available. Mt Liberty Lodging 603-745-3600 mtlibertylodging.com 8 Cabins w/kitchenettes & outdoor grills, 14 motel units w/microwaves & fridges on the Pemigewasset River. WIFI & CATV, heated outdoor swimming pool, campfire pit & play area. Near all area attractions. Nordic Inn Condominium Resort 603-745-2230 nordic-inn.com Spacious 1, 2, & 3 BR air conditioned units with full kitchens, WiFi, full bath for every bedroom, balconies or decks. On-site fitness center, heated pool, and hot tub.

Parker’s Motel 603-745-8341 parkersmotel.com 29 rooms, 2 and 3 bedrooms unit with full kitchen indoor jacuzzi , sauna, outdoor heated pool, game room, free local calls, wireless internet, next to state park. Pemi Cabins 603-745-8323 pemicabins.com Cabins with fireplaces, screened porches over looking the river, cable TV with 14 Channels of HBO and WIFI. Some with Kitchens or Kitchenettes and Microwaves & Refrigerators. Pro-Sports Inc., Thornton 603-726-7737 icampnh.com Reserve with us for your stay in the White Mountains National Forest Campgrounds: Russell Pond, Big Rock, Hancock, and Wildwood. Red Sleigh Inn B&B 603-745-8517 redsleighinn.com Red Sleigh Inn B&B, Heart of the White Mountains, friendly w/great breakfast. Views & attractions. Riverbank Motel & Cabins 603-745-3374 riverbankmotel.com Pemigewasset River location with 11 motel units and 4 cottages. Kitchenettes, Cable TV, AC, heated pool, fitness facility available offsite. Rivergreen Resort & Condominiums 603-745-2450 rivergreenresort.com Riverfront condo hotel w/ kitchens, in-room jacuzzis. Next to shopping. Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room and Great Room! RiverWalk at Loon Mountain 603-728-6205 riverwalkatloon.com Coming soon! Located along the river, center of Lincoln , and across from Loon’s South Peak Expansion. Rodeway Inn 603-745-2267 roadwayloon.com 30 beautifully appointed rooms with a host of amenities including an outdoor heated pool, free continental breakfast, WiFi, BBQ grills, picnic tables and mountain views!

Rustic Log Cabins, Lisbon 603-838-6731 rusticlogcabins.com Cozy log cabins nestled along the Salmon Hole Brook. Wood burning fireplace, kitchens, and outside fire pits.  Open year round. South Mountain Resort 603-745-9300 bluegreenrentals.com/ southmountain Hotel rooms, luxury suites with kitchens, whirlpools. In/ outdoor pools. Sugar Hill Inn 603-823-5621 sugarhillinn.com A romantic getaway known for fine dining, original art and stylish guest rooms and cottages. Pool, A/C, WiFi. Village of Loon Mountain 603-745-3401 villageofloon.com 1, 2 & 3 BR units. Kitchens, great views, fireplaces, health club, pools & tennis. Waterest Campground 603-745-2586 waterestcampground.com 35 Wooded & brook sites. 4 ac. pond, river access. Basic, private, quiet. No hook-ups. Hiking & boating nearby. Wilderness Inn B&B 603-745-3890 thewildernessinn.com Intimate Inn w/ 7 bedrooms/ suites, all with private baths, 2 with jacuzzis and fireplaces, riverside cottage w/fireplace and jacuzzi, gourmet breakfast. The Woodstock Inn 603-745-3951 woodstockinnnh.com Offering 33 unique rooms in 5 historic buildings, on North Woodstock’s historic Main Street. Woodwards Resort 603-745-8141 woodwardsresort.com An ideal vacation destination with 142 well-appointed rooms & suites, Open Hearth Steakhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a perfect location and adjacent to the Whale’s Tale Water Park.

SHOPPING

Abbey Cellars 603-745-9463 abbeycellars.net Wine, cheese, specialty foods, gifts, & gift baskets. Abbey II 603-745-5088 abbeycellars.net Beer, cigars, movie rentals. Christmas Loft 603-745-2444 christmasloft.com A world of glittering trees & ornaments. Dept. 56, Byer’s Choice, Christopher Radko & more. Open year round. Chutters 603-728-6144 chutters.com Delicious fudge, chocolates, truffles, and candies of all kinds! Encore! Thrift Shop 603-745-3364 loonministry.org Previously-owned clothing bargains. All items sized, sorted and in great condition. Exit 28 Ski & Snowboard Rentals, Campton 603-733-8277 exit28rentals.com Ski and snowboard rentals for the entire family. Harman’s Cheese & Country Store 603-823-8000 harmanscheese.com Really-Aged Cheddar Cheese, aged for 2 years. Unique Sugar Hill country store and mailorder business. Providing the best products and service to customers for over 57 years. Kancamagus Collectables 603-745-0915 Gifts, souvenirs, moose stuff, antique cars, old collectibles. Come visit our antique car museum right in North Woodstock. Village Shops 603-745-4800 villageshops.com The Village Shops is an enclosed mall offering dining and shopping choices. Loon Rustics 603-745-9770 loonrustics.com New Hampshire’s premier home furnishing and interior design showroom offering furniture, lighting, accessories, mattresses, window treatments, and more.


OF T H E WEST E RN W HITE MOUN TAINS Mountain Wanderer Map & Book Store 603-745-2594 mountainwanderer.com Maps & books for hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, nature, winter sports, travel. Topo and relief maps, posters, atlases and software. Peaked Moon Market 603-348-2343 facebook.com/Peakedmoon Fresh quality produce exclusively from our farm. Homemade bread, baked goods, and prepared foods from our farm kitchen, many other New England made products! Purple Tomato Farmers Market facebook.com/ purpletomatofarmersmarket We’re focused on offering & supporting locally produced foods including: fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and lots of other prepared meal options from our kitchen. Sport Thoma 603-745-8151 sportthoma.com Men’s, ladies’ active wear, skiwear, ski equipment & repair. Sunburst Trading & Import Co. 603-745-8745 sunburstnh.com Unique collection of beautiful handicrafts from small villages around the world. Exotic oils, incense, gemstone jewelry and clothing boutique. Total Interiors 603-745-9993 One stop shopping for all your decorating needs. Village Ski & Snowboard 603-745-8852 villageskiandsport.com Loon’s premier rental and demo center featuring the finest ski, snowboard, cross country and telemark equipment available.

REAL ESTATE

Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc. 603-745-3601 alpinelakes.com Offering general real estate, commercial development property, and design build services. Century 21 Mountainside Realty 603-745-4921 c21mountainside.com Real Estate sales and rentals with concierge level service! Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate 603-745-3400 lwre.com Full service Real Estate office featuring Loon Mountain vacation homes, luxury real estate, single family homes, condos, building lots and ski season rentals. Serving the Loon Region since 1968. High Country Real Estate 603-745-3441 highcountrynh.com Whether you’re buying or selling, experience High Country Real Estates commitment to service! Loon Mountain Real Estate Company 603-745-8112 loonrealestate.com Loon area slopeside homes, condos, land, and Mt Club on Loon quartershares. Seasonal rentals. Located at the base of Loon Mountain. Moosilauke Realty 603-745-2104 mooserealty.com Houses, Condominiums, Rentals. Specializing in the Loon Mountain area. Polimeno Business Sales 603-745-9290 polimentobusinessales.com Specializing in business brokerage from the Lakes Region to the White Mountains. Jay Polimeno, a Certified Business Intermediary, understands fully what makes business work in the most popular tourist destination area in New Hampshire.

RE/MAX in the Mountains 603-745-8300 nhrecprop.com Real estate sales, residential, commercial, management.

VISITOR RESOURCES

Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce 603-745-6621 lincolnwoodstock.com Visit our office on the first floor of the Village Shops on Main Street, Lincoln. Lakes Region Tourism Association, Tilton 603-286-8008 lakesregion.org Association of businesses and attractions in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Lincoln Public Library 603-745-8159 lincoln.lib.nh.us Ski NH 603-745-9396 SkiNH.com Your one-stop resource for New Hampshire winter skiing and summer mountain adventures, with information on 33 alpine and cross-country ski areas around the state. White Mountain Snowmobile Club 603-745-9994 whitemtsnowmobileclub.org Maintaining the trails in the - area. Their main trail is Corridor 11; which allows front door access to many of our areas most popular Lodging & Dining establishments.

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White Mountains Attractions 603-745-8720 visitwhitemountains.com Stop by our White Mountain Visitor Center on the Kancamagus Highway just off I-93 at exit 32 or call for a free vacation planner.

Polimeno Realty 603-745-8289 polimenorealty.com Your community real estate and business brokerage company. Sales, rentals, seasonals, and buyer brokerage.

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LAST VISTA

1910: VISITORS GAZING AT THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN Located in the town of Franconia, New Hampshire in the heart of the White Mountains, The Old Man of the Mountain was also known as the Great Stone Face or the Profile. It consisted of a series of five granite cliff ledges on Cannon Mountain that, when viewed from the north, appeared to be the jagged profile of a face. The rock formation was 1,200 feet (370 m) above Profile Lake, and measured 40 feet (12 m) tall and 25 feet (7.6 m) wide. The first recorded mention of the Old Man was in 1805 and its unfortunate demise occurred on May 3, 2003. Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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ADVENTURE CALLS HOME from $139*

VIAGGIO SPA & WELLNESS CENTER • OUTDOOR WHIRLPOOL & SWIMMING POOLS • FREE WI-FI Convenient access to Loon’s Adventure Center, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Gondola Skyride, Zipline, and more.

Experience the NEW Mountain Club on Loon $11 MILLION RENOVATION Unwind from your adventures at The Mountain Club on Loon. Located on the Kancamagus Highway, The Mountain Club offers studios & suites with stunning views of the White Mountains and Loon Mountain. Indulge in pampering treatments at New Hampshire’s only mountainside spa and dip into the outdoor hot tub and pool. Relax in the Black Diamond Pub & Seasons Restaurant with your favorite beverage and delicious, locally-sourced cuisine.

Loon’s Only Mountainside Hotel

MTNCLUB.COM | 800.229.7829

90 Loon Mountain Road | Lincoln, NH 03251 * Rate is based on availability.


featuring NH’s Longest Scenic Gondola Skyride “The skyride view is spectacular!”

“Hands down our favorite part!” ADVENTURE PARK

“What a blast!”

“The kids rated this day 2 Thumbs Way Up!” “Loved every minute!”

AERIAL FOREST ADVENTURE PARK

+ Zipline + LogJam Maze + Climbing Wall + Bungee Trampoline + Biking + Glacial Caves + Summit Adventures...and more

Scout your Adventure! at LoonMtn.com

Exit 32 off I-93 | Lincoln, NH 800-229-LOON (5666)

Western White Mountains Magazine Summer 2014  

Explore the activities, dining and attractions ready to explore in the Lincoln - Woodstock - Franconia Notch areas of the Western White Moun...

Western White Mountains Magazine Summer 2014  

Explore the activities, dining and attractions ready to explore in the Lincoln - Woodstock - Franconia Notch areas of the Western White Moun...

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