Where to take a sleigh ride in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire
Omni Mount Washington Resort
310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road.
As long as there’s snow on the ground you can take either a one-horse drawn or Austrian (two horses) sleigh ride through the countryside. The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods has daily sleigh ride options.
Cost: Half-hour private ride (per couple) is $95 for guests and $105 for the public
Carriage rides are offered year-round at Mount Washington Resort as weather permits. Sleigh rides are offered during the winter as conditions permit from mid-December – mid-April. Click here for more information.
Winter Carnivals in New Hampshire
100th Annual Nansen Milan Winter Festival in Milan, NH
When: Various dates, January 12 – January 27, 2022
More information: skinansen.com/
Enjoy the best of winter fun and sports including: bon fires, ice skating, hot cocoa, sled races, ski jumping, cross country ski races, snow sculptures, kids races and much more.
Squam Lakes Winterfest at Squam Lakes Association in Holderness, NH
When: Saturday, February 19, 2022
More information: squamlakes.org
From skating, pond hockey, cross-country skiing, sledding, mini golf, to a bonfire and live animal programs with the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, this event is not to be missed. Try one or all of the styles of chili during the Chili Contest.
Wolfeboro Bay Winter Carnival: Winter Wonderland
When: Saturday, February 13, 2022
More information: wolfeboronh.us
Events are held throughout Wolfeboro including Abenaki Ski Area Pop Whalen Ice Arena Wolfeboro Inn and include a big air competition, free ice skating, snowshoeing workshop, sleigh rides, animal tracking, primitive fire building, inflatable obstacle course competition, pancake breakfast as well as ski and snowboard races.
Alton Bay Winter Carnival
When: Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
More information: altonbusinessassociation.com
Check out the Chowdah Contest, horse carriage rides, ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee, bed races and more.
Unique ways to have Winter Fun in New Hampshire.
Winter Zip Lining – At the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods
Take your family on the thrilling zipline adventure on the slopes of Bretton Woods! This 3-hour excursion offers both a thrilling experience and an intimate look into the wilds of the White Mountains, with sweeping views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range.
Bretton Woods – https://www.brettonwoods.com/Activities/canopy_tour/Overview
Explore the Ice Castles – Ice Castles, North Woodstock
The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains, and much more.
Dog Sled – Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
You can get your mush on at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel where they offer a variety of dog sledding adventures from their kennel in Jefferson, NH. With tours ranging from introductory experiences to interactive clinics, they have a winter trip for guests ages 2+.
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel –https://dogslednh.com/
Off-Road Adventure Tour – at Alpine Adventures in Lincoln
Go off-roading in the 6 wheel drive swizz army transport vehicles called Pinzgauers. Our Pinzgauers have modified seating to accommodate 11 guests in bucket seats with lap belts. We padded the overhead cages. On nice days we’ll take the top off to enjoy the ride. Our driver will entertain you on your journey. Exciting ride to the summit of Barron Mountain with panoramic views
Alpine Adventures –https://alpinezipline.com/
Cog in the Winter – at The Mount Washington Cog Railway
Explore higher elevations of the White Mountains at the Cog Railway – throughout the winter their trains terminate at the Waumbek Station, located in an alpine meadow at roughly 4000’ and, in clear conditions, provide spectacular views to the north and west. Passengers can leave the train for about 25 minutes to enjoy complimentary hot refreshments, warming huts, and a fire pit.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway – https://www.thecog.com/the-cog-in-winter
Ski New Hampshire’s Slopes
Bretton Woods is the state’s largest ski area, Cannon Mountain is the highest and arguably most challenging. And families flock to Attitash, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley Resort, and Wildcat, too. Then there’s Tuckerman Ravine: in a daredevil class all its own.
Amazing Winter Events
Where will you begin your Adventure?
Week of Events
Explore Prescott Farm in a different and special way. Inspired by the weather and the dynamic calendar of the natural world, topics discussed on our moonlit walk will vary but […]
Game Time Trivia Mondays at Hobbs Tavern Come join us for the fun every Monday at 7pm, Great Prizes
Join Belknap Mill Artist-in-Residence, Larry Frates weekly for a free virtual cartooning art lesson on Facebook LIVE: http://www.facebook.com/arttoyouwithlarry
This winter, Hermit Woods will be bringing to Meredith, Movie nights in the Loft twice a month through April. Our first feature will be “Bottle Shock”, a fun and enlightening […]
Are you guys ready to LOL?? Do you have what it takes to make people LOL??? If you think you’re funny AF prove it! We’re super excited to announce, starting […]
For each call we get verifying or adding your contact information to our database, we will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire and Stephens Landscaping Professionals has agreed to match […]
World Tavern Trivia Every Thursday Night at 6pm! The Bob House And The Reel 'N Tavern is a great family restaurant owned and operated by Jonathan and Megan Mills and […]
Join Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant for Thursday Night Trivia with your host, Game Time Trivia! Have fun with this DJ led team trivia game full of classic trivia questions, picture […]
Check out the return of Sly Richard on Friday, January 21 at 8 PM downstairs Tower Hill
We are pleased to welcome Matt Langley to the house! Join us in a night full of great music, great beer and great people!
Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets […]
6th Annual Ice Fishing Derby Loon Lake, Freedom NH Registration begins at 6:00am at Loon Lake boat launch. Fishing begins at 7:00am Registration fee: Adults $10, Under age 16 Free […]
Come join us with the young riders in your family and have them educated by Fish & Game officers and others on snowmobile education! It’s a great class and excellent […]
Join guest instructor, Lani Voivod, in a class for Young Yogi’s! Lani brings her love and light while introducing young children to the wonderful world of yoga. Non-Members: $11 Members: […]
Calling all wine and cheese lovers! Join us for a delicious wine and cheese pairing event on Saturday, January 22nd from 12 PM-4 PM. Cheese-makers from across New Hampshire will […]
Join us for a wine tasting experience like no other in New England in our newly renovated Loft! Bob Manley, Co-Founder at Hermit Woods Winery, will share with you his […]
Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 on most Friday and Saturday nights for live piano music. Hermit Woods is proud to have acquired one of the finest instruments around for […]
ON A WINTER’S NIGHT DOORS: 6:00PM SHOW: 7:30 AGES: 13+ Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters that remain among the brightest […]
Sunday Brunch at Newfound Lake Inn Walk ins welcome or call 603-744-9111 for reservations. Adults $25, Kids 3-12 $13 and kids under 3 eat free. Ask your server about our […]
Kick off the New Year the right way…. With some Rock n’ Flow ! Come Rock (and flow) with Kayla! She’ll offer a 45 minute yoga flow for all levels […]
The Belknap Mill in collaboration with John McArthur and NH Music Collective is launching a Young Performers Open Mic at the Mill. This free and family-friendly event will be held […]
Local Holiday Theatre in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire
609 Main Street
Colonial Theatre Holiday Shows:
Safe Haven Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
December 4th at 7pm
December 5th at 12pm, 4pm
Safe Haven Ballet is thrilled to bring our spirited, full-length ballet of The Nutcracker to The Colonial Theatre of Laconia. This dynamic performance includes all of your favorite characters including a strong-minded Clara to the eccentric Drosselmeyer, the spooky Rats, as well as our beloved Sugarplum Fairy danced by artistic director, Lissa Curtis. In the Land of Sweets, you will be introduced to a variation unique to Safe Haven Ballet called The Brave American. Come sing and clap along to this spirited, patriotic piece! Included in our cast are Safe Haven Ballet professional company members, trainees, and guest artist, Kenny Corrigan from New York City. SHB is located in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and exists to offer free trauma-sensitive classes to survivors of sexual/domestic violence and trauma. Many of these brave survivors will be in the production as they help bring the magic of the season to you. We would love your energetic applause! All sales are final. No request for cancellations, exchanges, changes or refunds shall be honored.
For Tickets: https://coloniallaconia.com
December 11 at 8pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and for years Eileen and her band have been celebrating the glorious story of Christmas, thoughtfully, uniquely, and with pure unbridled joy! Eileen’s Irish and American roots shine throughout the evening’s beautiful mix of traditional, story-filled, age-old Wren Day songs, poems, and of course, foot-stomping and hollerin’ roots music. Eileen and the ensemble’s plethora of instruments and voices weave throughout the evening, coupled with Ivers’ signature warmth, inviting listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit and joy of the season.
For Tickets: https://coloniallaconia.com
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