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

July 12, 2011
by Traci Bisson
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Celebrate the Weeks Act Centennial Festival on July 29th

The Weeks Act, passed in 1911, is marking its 100th Anniversary. Mountain National Forest, along with several partner organizations, is hosting a family-friendly festival on July 29 at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. This free, public event … 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

December 15, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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Winter family fun in New Hampshire

Now that the weather has gotten colder, our thoughts are turning to sledding, ice skating and other fun winter activities. New Hampshire has plenty of free (or inexpensive) places to sled and skate with your kids this winter.  Bundle up … 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

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 10, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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WikiHike

Recently, I discovered WikiHike.Org, which was launched on March 1, 2008 by two individuals desperate for a website with usable and accurate information about hikes around the world. The two assembled a modest database of their past hiking adventures in an attempt … Continue reading

December 24, 2008
by Traci Bisson
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Christmastime in North Conway

A few weekends ago, we met one of Santa’s elves. Her name was Kathy Lewis and she is the Innkeeper of the Eastern Inns in North Conway, NH. When we arrived at the Inn on Friday evening, she greeted us … Continue reading

August 20, 2008
by Traci Bisson
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REI Invites Children to Get Outside This Summer with Kids’ Passport to Adventure

Free National Program Engages Families in Outdoor Recreation and Stewardship Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) invites children, adults and families to get active in the outdoors this summer with Kids’ Passport to Adventure. Designed for children ages five to 12, the … Continue reading

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