New Hampshire Winter Vacations
NH Winter Activities – Snow Vacations
A New Hampshire Winter Vacation can be just what the doctor ordered to cure those “stuck in the house” blues. An NH winter month getaway does not have to include skis, snowmobiling, or snow sports at all. Check out our local brewpubs, take-out restaurants, and shopping opportunities. Ask us about NH winter vacation activities or share comments. To feature your NH business, contact us.
Winter Vacations in New Hampshire
Attend a Winter Carnival
Every year Dartmouth College in Hanover hosts a winter carnival. The event began at this Ivy League school back in 1911 and they have perfected “winter fun” ever since. The Dartmouth Winter Carnival is held every February in Hanover and includes; live entertainment, dog-sled races, bonfires, and more. Hanover and nearby Norwich, Vermont offer interesting shops, dining, and lodging options. Check our New Hampshire event calendar for other winter events.
Experience a Farm to Table NH Restaurant
New Hampshire is home to many small farms, farm stands, and farmers’ markets so it’s no wonder that the state is at the forefront of the Farm to Table concept of utilizing, fresh, local ingredients on the menu. The farm-to-table movement is growing and New Hampshire chefs are responding by creating delicious and creative dishes with locally grown vegetables, spices, eggs, meats, and roots. Visit our dining section to find New Hampshire restaurants by region and local restaurant reviews.
Go Shopping – Take a local Gifting Tour
Whether it is just before or just after Christmas – winter is a great time to take a Gift shop tour. New Hampshire has some of the most unique and diverse Gift Shops and Country Stores in the United States. In fact, one of America’s Oldest Country Stores is located near the Ammonoosuc River, on Route 10 in Bath, NH. Find many other Gift Shops and country stores including Sugar Hill Sampler in scenic Sugar Hill, Calef’s Country Store in Barrington, and Zeb’s Country Store, in downtown North Conway on Route 16. Remember New Hampshire is the only state with NO sales tax – so stock up on future gift needs.
Snow Fun for Non-Skiers
If you just can’t ski, snowboard, or cross-country ski, and just don’t want to start now – you can still enjoy an exhilarating ride down the slopes. Try Snow Tubing. Loon Mountain and other New Hampshire Ski Areas are now offering snow tube rides. Grab onto the tube and feel like a kid again.
Take a NH Photo or Video Tour
Why not try out that new camera? Plan a photo journey through New Hampshire. From the Great North Woods to the seacoast, New Hampshire provides for a wide range of breathtaking scenes. White Mountain winter views are world-famous, The Grand Hotels are spectacular in a blanket of snow, and the state’s large lakes shimmer and eventually freeze over during January.
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