Family Travel Stories

July 13, 2012
by Traci Bisson
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Fun (Nearby!) Activities for Your Family this Summer

Ah, those endless days of summer vacation.  No school, no homework and no schedule.  With all this free time, your family will be able to explore a variety of exciting activities in and around the state.  Here are some options … Continue reading

September 13, 2010
by rbisson
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Piper Mountain Trail – Belknap, NH

Sometimes the trail less followed, even by mistake, can be a pleasant surprise. Our plan was to hike up Belknap Mountain’s Red Trail to a fire tower.  This was supposed to be a family hike with about a 700 foot elevation gain (from the parking … Continue reading

September 5, 2010
by rbisson
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Bradford Pines Natural Area in Bradford, NH

In New Hampshire, trees are plentiful. We look around and see trees that are 24”, 36” or even 48” in diameter and we think “what a big tree”. But at the Bradford Pines Natural Area located in Bradford, NH, there are very … Continue reading

October 1, 2009
by rbisson
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Cathedral Ledge – North Conway, NH

I recently attended a quarterly meeting for the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, which was held at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. I was not looking forward to the long ride from the Seacoast to Attitash along Route 16.  Luckily … Continue reading

July 2, 2009
by rbisson
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Wagon Hill Farm, Durham, NH

If you drive along Route 4 between Durham and Dover Point, you will see a picturesque old wagon sitting on top of a hill at an old farm. If you drive this route in the winter, you can see hundreds of people sliding … Continue reading

June 30, 2009
by rbisson
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Exploring the Gonic Trails along the Isinglass River in Rochester, NH

Recently, we learned about the Gonic Trails at Mount Isinglass Recreational Area in Rochester, NH. This facility is located a short distance from Route 125 in Gonic; a village of Rochester. The facility is part of the Waste Management Turnkey Recycling … Continue reading

May 26, 2009
by rbisson
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South Mountain at Pawtuckaway State Park

We recently took a hike to South Mountain at Pawtuckaway State Park. We wanted to go on an easy first hike in the hopes that our four year old would enjoy hiking and we could do additional hikes this summer. We wanted to stay close … Continue reading

May 20, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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Visit the Polar Caves for free until June 19th

The Polar Caves in Plymouth, NH is a great family tourist stop. It includes a series of caves and passages formed by the falling of massive boulders nearly 50,000 years ago as the third continental glacier moved southward over New Hampshire’s White … Continue reading

January 19, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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Snow shoeing is great exercise and a fun family activity

My family recently discovered snow shoeing as a great family fitness activity. I was not sure if my kids would enjoy or have the patience for it. My husband took the boys out into the backyard over this past holiday weekend. … Continue reading

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