Let’s just say it’s been a few years since I’ve ridden a snowmobile, let alone drive one so when we decided to hit the trails, I figured – start with the basics. Fortunately New Hampshire has experienced rental dealers and outfitters who guide you through the process so that you have a safe and enjoyable ride! […]
Looking to add a little adventure into your winter? Look no further than New Hampshire. Beyond the snow-capped mountains you’ll find the Granite State is a winter play land offering non-skiers (and skiers alike), an abundance of ways to embrace the great outdoors during the colder months of the year. Learn More
If you've never cut down your own Christmas Tree, why not make this the year you try it! Harvest your own experiences at New Hampshire Christmas Tree Farms range from cutting your own tree, to taking a horse-drawn wagon ride to roasting marshmallows by a fire. So what are you waiting for? Get family and friends together, make a day of it and head out to a farm near you. Learn More
Some might say it’s the perfect thing to take the chill off a cold winter day. I’m talking about the drink known as a Hot Toddy. By its basic definition (this one from Merriam Webster), a Hot Toddy is a mixed drink made with liquor (usually rum), water, sugar, spices and served hot. While the actual origin isn’t exactly known, we do know it’s been around for a while. It’s believed to have been invented in Scotland sometime during the 1700’s. While the traditional recipe is pretty basic, I’m going to let you in on a little secret, New Hampshire’s mixologists are putting a whole new spin on this magnificent cold-weather concoction. Let me show you how their creations go way beyond your typical hot toddy. And you are forewarned: this is not your grandparents Hot Toddy! Read on to check out the toddies.
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! Learn more
To say the Ice Castles in Lincoln is ‘cool’ would be, well, a well-intended pun! This is the fourth winter that the White Mountains town of Lincoln has been home to the Ice Castles, an icy mansion that takes shape from 3 key ingredients: icicles, cold weather, and a whole lot of creativity. Step inside this acre-sized structure, walk around the massive glacial pillars of ice and you can’t help but get whisked away to a magical wintry wonderland. Check out these amazing images
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! https://youtu.be/fomFoky78JU See more about The Gift of Lights
Hello again! In case you missed my recent news, I’m excited to share with you, that as the leaves fall from the trees, and New Hampshire transitions from fall to winter, the Leaf it to Kris blogs and videos will make a transition too. My adventures around the Granite State will continue with Live Free with Kris. I had so much fun traveling around New Hampshire sharing the seasonal sights, and the reality is New Hampshire has some pretty amazing scenery year round! Not to mention the state is packed with outdoor adventures, cool culinary offerings, a whole lot of history, awesome artisans -- and I could go on and on! My mission is to share these things with you. So, as they say, out with the old and in with the new. Read on about Live Free with Kris