Family Travel Stories

April 20, 2010
by Traci Bisson
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The Great Bay Discovery Center – Stratham

My girls and I have a new favorite hangout – the Great Bay Discovery Center in Stratham.  This indoor/outdoor treasure is a great place to explore and learn about the Great Bay estuary and all of the creatures that live … Continue reading

April 6, 2010
by Traci Bisson
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Take a factory tour with your family

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family, consider taking a factory tour.  New England is home to a variety of interesting, unique companies that offer free (or inexpensive) tours – and many come complete with product … Continue reading

March 24, 2010
by Traci Bisson
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Celebrate Easter by attending a non-traditional egg hunt

My daughters love a good Easter egg hunt.  We typically attend our town’s festivities, the Newmarket Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, wearing snow boots, but we’re hopeful for green grass instead this year.    My friends all have their favorite egg hunts … Continue reading

February 7, 2010
by rbisson
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Affordable skiing for the family

Do you remember, before you had children, going skiing for the day? Lift tickets were expensive at $40-$50+ each!  But what a great time we had skiing with family and friends. Now, we have a 9 year-old and a 5 year-old … 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

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

June 10, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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Shaw’s Rewards Card Summer Offers

I recently discovered that Shaw’s Supermarket lists local tourist destinations on its website where the Shaw’s Rewards Card can be used to earn discounts. This includes popular spots in ME, NH, MA, VT and CT like the Seacoast Science Center, Strawberry Banke, … 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 28, 2009
by Traci Bisson
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Help support the Barrington, NH recreation department

Barrington, New Hampshire is a small, bedroom community nestled between the seacoast and capitol city. There are no shopping malls. There are rolling green hills (white this time of year), friendly neighbors and fresh air. These are the things that attracted … Continue reading

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