FUN FACT:The Mount Washington Auto Road opened in the summer of 1861, when horse-drawn coaches carried tourists to the summit. The first automobile to travel the road to the top of Mt. Washington was a steam-powered vehicle in 1899, and two gasoline-powered cars reached the summit in 1902.

FUN FACT: What became the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield conjures up a very old story. Two weary travelers were on their way to Boston when their stagecoach overturned. They stopped at an old farmhouse and the owners took them in and, although they originally planned to be away for…

FUN FACT: During the dog days of summer, you can bring your dog shopping at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway. Not only does it offer a great place to walk your pups (and baggies to clean up after them), every summer there is a “Bring Your Dog Shopping Day” with free leashes, go…

FUN FACT: Waterville Valley Legend has it, Chief Chocorua chose to stay and fight for his land when conflict with the white man rose up. After the death of his son, who was being cared for by colonial settler Cornelius Campbell and his family when he died, Chocorua killed Campbell’s family i…

FUN FACT: As of 2017, New Hampshire had 58 craft breweries. These breweries produced 103,329 barrels of craft beer that year. Craft beer has become so popular in New Hampshire, Granite Staters over the the age of 21 drink approximately 3 gallons annually!

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain–climbing cog railway in the world, is celebrating 150 years of operation this year. The Cog, (as it is affectionately nicknamed) is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 6 miles from the grand Mount Washington Hotel.

Get your fill of “warm and fuzzy” during Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm’s cutest event of the year. Celebrate spring with the baby animals and delight in the wonders of the season from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, in Tamworth.

For the first time in 10 years, Story Land is opening the gates after hours, on Saturday, June 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. for an evening of childhood nostalgia. But leave the kids at home, this event is only for adults and strictly 21-plus.

Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park will celebrate World Ocean Day with a fun-filled family festival on Sunday, June 9. Enjoy a mock seal rescue for kids from the Marine Mammal Rescue Team, tours inside a life-size inflatable whale by Blue Ocean Society, or become a Reeftown Ranger…

Cranmore Food and Wine Event, hosted by Chef Vito Marcello, is set for Saturday, June 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the base of Cranmore Mountain’s North Slope in North Conway. The event will feature cooking demonstrations by Chef Marcello along with wine sampling from Pine State and Southern Glaz…

The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast.

The SpotOn New England Dog Jog is a pet-friendly 5k run/walk to benefit local rescue groups. Set for Saturday, June 8, at Stellos Stadium in Nashua, the 3.1-mile race is a mixture of paved roads and recreational running and biking trails. Walkers are welcome.

La Cite Ecologique in Colebrook will present the first New Hampshire Farm to Fork Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 am. to 3 p.m. With live cooking demonstrations, supervised children’s activities, interactive booths, workshops, presentations from local farmers, as well as live music, to…

FUN FACT: If you’ve got a big enough appetite, you can conduct your own seafood taste-off by wandering back and forth across Route 286 between Seabrook’s two lobster landmarks. Brown’s Lobster Pound and Markey’s Lobster Pool are friendly competitors, located directly across the street from o…

As the largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, Seek the Peak on July 19-20 welcomes hikers of all ages and abilities to Mount Washington and its neighboring peaks and places of interest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

FUN FACT: The League of NH Craftsmen’s annual fair is the oldest continuously running craft fair in the country. Before the fair was a reality though, a League shop opened in Wolfeboro in 1932. The first Craftsmen’s Fair took place one year later, in 1933.

The Gunstock Hillclimb is back again for the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally on Wednesday, June 12, at its original location — the 70-meter ski jump at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford. Staged by Ridge Runner Promotions and presented by Laconia Harley Davidson, the day consists of two separate eve…


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