The New Hampshire Great Outdoors


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New Hampshire is prime New England ski ground in February. This is an excellent place to take your Valentine for a special vacation to get away or for a nice weekend to forget about the rest of the world. Wildcat Mountain is a popular ski area in Pinkham Notch. There are also beautiful and breathtaking views from the 4000-foot summit on Mount Washington. This is great skiing for the whole family. The Charmingfare Farm in Candia features horse drawn sleigh rides throughout the day and evening to make your Valentine’s Day a special one. Couples, families and groups are invited to make advance reservations.

The Winter Dazzle Art Exhibit in Manchester features miniatures and prints. The even is free and all works are by area New Hampshire artists. The Winter Wine Festival is New Castle gives guests the opportunity to try international wines and delicious bites. This is a six week event that features Grand Vintner’s dinners, food and wine pairings, rare vintage tastings, celebrity chefs, classes, winemakers, educational seminars and Bubbles and Jazz Sunday brunches. This is an event that your wine enthusiast is sure to love.

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Education and Cultural Center is located in Warner. The museum offers a look into the journey of the American Indian. You will learn how the American Indian lived in harmony with nature and you can take guided tours through 12,000 years of history. There are over 1,000 artifacts on display. The outdoor Medicine Woods Nature Trail guides you through various terrains with plants, bushes, trees, herbs and other items used for food, medicine, tools and dyes.

Colebrook is located at the junction between the Connecticut and Mohawk Rivers. The town is a member of the New Hampshire Main Street Program and offers a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, bird watching, deer watching, moose watching, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Stewartstown is a small village that is located on the 45th parallel, which puts it halfway between the North Pole and the Equator. The town’s lakes of Big and Little Diamond Ponds have been a fisherman’s delight over the past several years. There is also an abundance of wilderness activities including deer watching, moose watching and bird watching. Stratford is well known for its dog sled racing and February puts you right in the middle of dog sledding season. Other activities include fishing, hiking, hunting and wildlife watching.

Rob Vrabel is the co-owner of , the largest directory of fun things to do in New Hampshire. Visit this great directory at


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