D Acres of NH Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead Dorchester New Hampshire

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Offering indoor and outdoor overnight accommodations, D Acres is a non-profit permaculture farm and sustainability center located in Dorchester, NH in the heart of the White Mountains. We are ideally suited for four-season recreation and educational farm-based experiences, and are pleased to offer an on-site trails system as well as nearby swimming holes & waterways. Less than 10 miles from the Rumney rock climbing Crag, and within an hour from Franconia Notch, D Acres is the perfect destination for rock climbers, hikers, river adventurers, skiers, and Northcountry sightseers.

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Fort at No. 4, Living History Museum – Charlestown, New Hampshire

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Fort at No. 4, Living History Museum – Charlestown, New Hampshire

The Fort at No. 4 was original buyers of the land grants provided by the government as settlers began arriving in large numbers from England.  The area wasn’t actually settled until 1740 when several families purchased grants from the original land speculators and arrived in the area to begin their new lives.  Three brothers, Stephen, Samuel, and David Farnsworth, were the first settlers of No. 4.

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Littleton Grist Mill – Littleton, New Hampshire

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Littleton Grist Mill – Littleton, New Hampshire

There are few mills left in the United States and those that are should be, and many are, kept up by people that truly want to retain the history of the past and how the lives of the pioneers were affected by being able to take their grain to a mill and have it ground for flour, corn meal and other products.  The Littleton Gris Mill in Littleton, New Hampshire was not only for grain but they also created a saw mill using the power of the water from the Ammonoosuc River.  This was in the year 1797 when Solomon Mann purchased the mill privilege on the river and built a dam and erected a saw mill and the grist mill.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway – Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Lakes Region, Monadnock, White Mountains

Located in the White Mountains Region …

Travel Mount Washington Cog Railroad for an Historic and Scenic Adventure. If you’re planning a visit to New Hampshire, don’t miss the opportunity to experience an incredible and historic travel adventure. Passengers first traveled up the steep slopes of massive Mount Washington by Cog Railway more than a century ago. Visitors today can still enjoy the same remarkable experience as the first Cog Railway passengers did a hundred years ago.

Your Mount Washington Cog Railroad adventure will begin at the base of the mountain. Here you can tour a fascinating museum, shop an expansive gift shop, and enjoy a meal at an outstanding restaurant.

The steep ascent on a Mount Washington Cog Railway ride is an unforgettable adventure. You’ll experience being pulled by steam locomotive along some of the steepest railway tracks in the world. The scenery is spectacular, and you’ll enjoy one incredible view after another as you ascend the mountain. At the summit of Mount Washington, you’ll experience breathtaking views spanning four states. Whether you’re someone with a passing interest in history who likes the odd tour in between hotels, Party poker and nice restaurants, or you’re journalling your travels through the region as a historian on tour, you’ll love seeing the Cog Railroad.  And at the top, you’ll see the city of Quebec and the Atlantic Ocean from far above once you arrive at the top of Mount Washington.

At the summit of Mount Washington, you’ll have the opportunity to spend some time exploring New Hampshire’s mile-high state park. You can also visit the Sherman Adams Observation Center which is located within the park.

The spectacular scenery and views and the attractions at both the base and summit of Mount Washington are incredible. Yet they are really only part of what makes a ride on board the Mount Washington Cog Railway such an amazing experience. The Railway’s long history makes it an intriguing as well as unique mode of travel.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway was built in 1869, and it utilized the most up to date and cutting edge technology of its day. It was an exciting and innovative feat of engineering, and today it is still hard to imagine a more thrilling rail travel experience.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway journey is a three hour round trip excursion, and you will want to allow for plenty of time to explore the attractions at the mountain’s summit and base. To fully experience all there is to do and see on a Mount Washington Cog Railway tour, plan for a full day’s visit.

You can take a Mount Washington Cog Railway tour year round, but it is best to purchase your tickets in advance.

Base Road
Six miles off Route 302
Bretton Woods
New Hampshire 03575
800-922-8825

SpookyWorld / Nightmare New England, Litchfield, N.H. 2010 Annual Event

Merrimack Valley

Halloween lovers and haunt-a-holics unite! SpookyWorld / Nightmare New England, the most frightening haunted destination in the Northeast is back, taking terror to new levels. The gates creep open Friday, Sept. 24.

With three new attractions and four redesigned haunts, victims will experience 40 acres of screaming excitement. Whether it’s snakes that make you squirm, heights that make you tremble or bloodied chainsaw-toting-madmen that send you running, no one is safe from what is lurking inside the largest scream park in New England.

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Canterbury Shaker Village: Canterbury, NH

Merrimack Valley

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement.

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Visit Ruggles Mine in Grafton, New Hampshire

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Visit Ruggles Mine in Grafton, New Hampshire

Going way back to 1803 can be a delight when you visit the Rugles Mine in Grafton, New Hampshire.  This mine was the first commercial meca mine in the country.  The mine is in the Littleton Formation which was formed during the Devonian era approximately 300,000,000 years ago.  The mine contained minerals such as Mica, Feldspar, Beryl, and Uranium were mined at Ruggles for 175 years.

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Barrett House – New Ipswich, New Hampshire

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Barrett House.jpgBarrett House – New Ipswich, New Hampshire

You have probably heard about, read about or maybe visited historic homes around the United States but the Barrett House has something that not many others offer. Here you will see a stunning home that remains very much like it was right after it was built.  The elegance, the stunning design and furnishings are just as they were when the Barrett family lived there.

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Chamber Plans Trip to China – Exeter, New Hampshire

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Shanghaiatnight.jpgChamber Plans Trip to China – Exeter, New Hampshire

Because last year’s trip was so successful, the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce is offering its 5th Trip to China that departs in March 2010.

The registration deadline is October 19. This extraordinary experience is available to all chamber members, their families and friends, and anyone interested in an exceptional vacation adventure at a fantastic price.

Last year, approximately 400 people from 16 states and Canada traveled to China and according to Pam Cameron of Brentwood, NH, “The trip was FABULOUS! The trip went off without a hitch, it was flawless.  The history and architecture was awesome.  I just can’t say enough about this trip – It’s an adventure of a lifetime.”   

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Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, New Hampshire

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verizon wireless arena.jpgVerizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, New Hampshire

If you are looking for an exciting venue to see such things as ice hockey, basketball, concerts, bull riding and a whole host of other things then you really want to attend an event at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.  The indoor events arena seats just over 10,000 for some events and is the home to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.  The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team also plays some of their home games at the arena.

The Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins regularly play preseason games at the site. Come and watch them during the preseason for a great night of entertainment.

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