Exploring fall foliage in New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region! And some cool spots for photo opps!

View looking out over forest at Pawtuckaway State Park

What a beautiful fall this year in New Hampshire, despite it arriving a little later than usual. While peak foliage has come and gone in many regions of the state, the change of seasons typically happens last on the Seacoast.  That seems to be holding true again this year.  Certainly with the most recent storm many of the leaves are off the trees, even in this area, but the beauty of the season has not fallen from view.  Come along as we explore the foliage and highlight some great spots for photo opps. Learn More

Picture perfect fall scenery takes center stage in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Lake with person biking and foliage on the trees

The fall foliage in New Hampshire may have started a little bit later than usual due to some unseasonably warm weather in September, but the colors right now in many areas of the state sure are captivating.  We saw some incredible shades of peach, coral, red and yellow lining the roads throughout the  Lakes Region.  Come along to see the show Mother Nature has in store for you! Learn More

Exploring the Oldest Summer Resort Town in America: Wolfeboro, NH!

View of Lake Winnipesaukee from the Wolfeboro Town Docks

I’ve always been fond of the lovely lakeside community of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  One of the first things I like to do when I take a trip to the town, is head to the town docks and just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of the Big Lake (aka Lake Winnipesaukee).  But beyond the scenic beauty, you’ll find the small town charm that many New Hampshire towns are known for, and let’s talk about all the things you can see and do when you’re visiting.

We packed a lot into our trip to town. As promised here are links to the places we highlighted while there:  Wolfeboro Trolley Company, New Hampshire Boat Museum, The Wright Museum, and the Wolfeboro Recreational Rail Trail.  There are certainly many, many more sights to see and places to visit and a great resource for more information is the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thought I’d share a few of the pictures I captured on my travels through town.  Enjoy! Be sure to stay tuned for our next v-log when we head to the town that boasts the oldest surviving covered bridge in the world!
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A Natural Loofah! Straight from the Farm

 

Main1Make your own Loofah from Fiber

How cool would it be to make your own loofah out of fiber from farm animals?  I’ll tell you, very cool and easy too!   And you don’t need to have your own farm to do it.  Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa offers visitors the opportunity to experience their working farm and take a class in wet felting.  I stopped by this spring to see what it was all about.  As a native Granite Stater, I have to admit I had never heard of wet felting so I was pretty keen to learn the basic technique.
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It’s Here! New Hampshire’s Maple Season!

Mmmm Mmmm Maple!

It’s a tell-tale sign of spring in New Hampshire, maple sugaring season.  And it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  As soon as the snowbanks start to recede and the temperatures start to rise, you can bet you’ll start to see steam billowing from sugar houses.  There’s nothing quite like stepping into a sugarhouse and having the sweet smell of boiling sap greet you.

The making of maple syrup, a centuries old tradition, is a rite of spring in New Hampshire and it’s celebrated at sugar houses all over the state. March, also known as Maple Month in the Granite State is your open invitation to stop by local sugar houses, talk to maple producers and see first-hand how this sweet treat is made.

Morning Star Maple Sugarhouse with steam coming out of the top
Morning Star Maple, Route 101 Dublin

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Learn to Ski for Free this winter in New Hampshire

Make this the winter you learn to ski or ride

Yes, that’s right. Free. So, get ready to experience the invigorating feeling of swooshing down the slopes this winter in New Hampshire.  Now is the time you can learn for free. Ragged Mountain Resort has designed a program for first time skiers and snowboarders.  Just take a look at the v-log to see how easy it is to get started!

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NH’s Seacoast in the Off-Season

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View along Route 1A in Rye

If you’ve visited New Hampshire’s Seacoast during the summer, you may be familiar with scenic Route 1A, the stretch of road that hugs the state’s petite coastline, from Portsmouth to Seabrook.  The views along this stretch are, in a word, stunning.  As summer is an incredibly popular time to visit this part of the state, the roads, as you might imagine can get a bit crowded.  Why not treat yourself to some of that spectacular scenery, during the off-season.  That’s just what I did, and I discovered winter is a wonderful time to take a leisurely drive and enjoy the picture perfect scenery, but with a little less congestion. Read on to see what I found

Seasonal sights: Holiday lights!

Dazzling displays of twinkling lights

It’s a magical way to brighten the holiday season.  Holiday lights! The seasonal sights transform the dark nights by adding a festive feel to the air.   Take a drive around the Granite State and you will find light displays of just about every shape and size. If you’re driving along Route 106 in Loudon,  The Gift of Lights is sure to catch your eye.  And with good reason, there are millions of lights that transform the New Hampshire Motor Speedway into a brilliant display of twinkling lights.  Go ahead, take a look in this sneak peek!

 

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