Day 1 You'll See:
Day 2 You'll See:
- Wright Museum
- Winnipesaukee Belle
Day 3 You'll See:
Prepare yourselves for a whirlwind of adventure, gorgeous scenery, and naturally wonderful fun as you and your group spend a comforting three days seeing the sights of New Hampshire. On this trip you will have the opportunity to see and explore majestic mountains, swim the shores of the state’s largest and most beautiful lake, and take in some truly interesting local history! Need we say more?
Mount Washington Valley - The mountain adventures have just begun, as you and your group get comfortable with some relaxation and recreation in the beautiful natural setting of Mount Washington Valley. Known fondly as the highest peak in New England, this 6,288 foot peak and its surrounding village offers a little bit of something for everyone in your group, from sleigh rides in the falling snow to scenic fall drives and a sultry summer nightlife. Your group may choose to take a scenic train tour, unwind with a spa day, shop till they drop, learn a bit at a local museum, blow off some steam with adventurous recreation, or set sail on a sightseeing cruise! The options are almost endless here, making it easy to see why Mount Washington Valley was named best Easter Destination Village, one of National Geographic's top 25 ski destinations in the world, and even one of the most affordable skiing vacations in the U.S.!
Jackson Covered Bridge - Jackson Covered Bridge, more commonly known by locals and tourists alike as Honeymoon Bridge, is a local landmark located in Jackson, New Hampshire. This Paddleford Truss bridge (1 of 20 total) was first constructed in 1876, a bridge of 121 by 26 feet that was built by Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank. The building of this bridge helped trade, traffic, and overall morale with it’s convenient and simple beauty. Its name evolved to what it is today, Honeymoon Bridge, around the mid 1950s after a wide standing tradition of young lovers kissing under it for luck. This stop is purely for your groups viewing pleasures, so be sure to bring a camera with plenty of film to capture it in all of its historic glory. You may just want to try to sneak a smooch on your crush while here as well, it is good luck after all!
Echo Lake State Park - End your day at a local natural treasure, the alluring and highly beloved Echo Lake State Park. This 118 acre park is located in North Conway, a piece of land situated around Echo Lake, known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. The park contains a scenic trail of about a mile that circles the lake, the entire grounds offering many recreational opportunities, most popularly being swimming and picnicking. Not only will your group have plenty of options for cool, relaxing, evening outdoor recreation and viewing opportunities, but you will also get to see the most amazing and unimpeded views of the sheer, 700-foot Cathedral Ledge towering over the lake. Across the surrounding Saco River Valley to the White Mountains your group will be able to see also the White Horse Ledge, another highly popular rock and ice climbing wall as well as vista viewing opportunity!
Wolfeboro - Welcome to Wolfeboro, a quaint little town bounded on the east by Lake Winnipesaukee and on the west by the shores of Lake Wentworth. Wolfeboro is known as “America’s oldest summer resort,” a lakeside northeastern vacation city that has been around since 1759 (incorporated in 1770). Wolfeboro is unmatched in its scenic beauty and small town New England character, a truly quintessential New Hampshire downtown location. Here you will find weekly concerts at the lakeshore gazebo, heavenly smelling family bakeries lining the streets, and even various white elephant sales in the windows of local boutiques and shops. In Wolfeboro there is no main tourist season, the city provides excellent four season recreation opportunities plus a truly entertaining year-round schedule of cultural events. The small town charm radiating from the city mixed with some of the finest dining, nightlife, shopping, and watersports make Wolfeboro the place to be in New Hampshire.
Wright Museum - End your day with a highly educational and interesting tour of the Wright Museum of WWII. This museum in Wolfeboro is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the many contributions and enduring legacies of Americans who lived and fought during WWII. Keeping with its original mission, Wright Museum teaches a public understanding and appreciation of the extensive contributions made by soldiers with careful preservation and thoughtful display of their permanent collection of war memorabilia. Your group will find many 1939-1945 era items, the entire collection holds over 14,000 items, representing nicely both the home front and battle fields during the war. There are several educational and interesting items throughout the entire display, not to mention the fully operational military vehicles. Take part in any of the many various educational programs, school tours for all ages, or travelling exhibits. Before you go stop by the museum shop and pick up any key chains, local history books, or model airplanes!
Winnipesaukee Belle - Spend your evening aboard the beautiful Winnipesaukee Belle, a 65 foot cruise boat oftentimes nicknamed the "Winni Belle." The Winni Belle will take your group around New Hampshire’s largest lake, the 72 square mile Lake Winnipesaukee. Known to be the sixth largest lake in the United States, this glacial lake has been a popular tourist destination for over a century now, surrounded by three different mountain ranges, a gorgeous wooded shoreline, and fed crystal clear waters from a local spring. The boat itself is a replica turn of the century paddle-wheeled boat and has two different decks (outside and inside) to please both your comfort-craving and adventurous side. Your group can customize their own cruise, course, entertainment or menu if they please, the menu ranging from hors d’oeuvres to a traditional New England Clam Bake. Choose between a one and a half hour scenic cruise in which you learn about the local sights and history of the lake and surrounding area, or perhaps the two hour sunset cruise, full of music, dancing, and cocktails!
Rocks Estate - Located on a cozy 1400 acres in the midst of the town of Bethlehem your group will find your next stop, Rocks Estate, a Christmas tree farm that offers much, much more. Rocks estate also serves as a successful North Country Conservation and Education Center, backed by the society for the protection of New Hampshire Forests. Here you will see a world of history, wildlife, and experiential learning aside neat rows of Christmas trees bordered by perfect stone walls. Open year round, Rocks Estate will please any naturalist or nature enthusiasts with daily bus tours and educational lectures. You can also choose to take a self guided tour or participate in any of the other offered programs happening daily. Take in the 1800-era structures, gorgeous views, picnic opportunities, formal gardens, wildlife viewing, and hiking and biking trails while here, and if the season is right you may just want to pick out your very own Christmas tree!
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway - You’re in for a true treat with this next stop, the highly scenic, exciting, and breathtaking New Hampshire ride of a lifetime by the name of the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. The tramway is found within the state-owned resort on Cannon Mountain, within the White Mountain Range, spanning from the Flume Gorge to Echo Lake. Here your group will find 10 different lifts and over 55 ski trails and slopes. Tramway 34B is an 80 passenger cable car that takes you to the summit of Cannon Mountain at 4,080 feet, a 2,022 foot vertical ascension that takes under ten minutes. On a clear day the eight minute ride will allow your group to see the snowy mountaintops of four states in the distance (New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York) plus Canada. This is most certainly a stop in which you won’t want to forget your camera! The summit will provide your group with absolutely spectacular scenic walking paths, a 360 degree observation deck, a cafe, bar, restrooms, and plenty of information about the tramways history, known to be the first one in North America (built in 1938). This tramway is New Hampshire’s highest lift accessed point, an exciting ride with stunning views that will undoubtedly leave you feeling impressed and awestruck!