Summer fun in the Great North Woods
Slow down this summer and enjoy some peace and quiet in the northern part of the Granite State. Don't forget to pack your camera, because you're sure to see some moose.
Bear Rock Adventures, Pittsburg
Bear Rock Adventures, based in Pittsburg, invites families to hop in a top-of-the-line off-road vehicle rental to explore the Ride the Wilds network of off-road trails that traverse northern New Hampshire. Safety instruction provided. Bear Rock offers on-road adventures too, taking you to places like the top of Mount Washington.
Did you know that the 16-mile stretch of Route 3 from Pittsburg north to the Canadian border is known as Moose Alley? That’s because many of New Hampshire’s estimated 6,000 moose live in the unbroken forests on either side of this road. If you do go for a moose- spotting drive, NH Fish and Game Department advises you to stay in your vehicle — and have your cameras ready!
North Country Moose Festival
Celebrate the gentle giants of the north at Colebrook’s annual North Country Moose Festival August 24-25, 2018. The festival features entertainment, music and moose-centric activities for all ages, including a moose calling contest.
Poore Farm Historic Homestead
Head to Colebrook to take a self-guided tour of the Poore Farm Historic Homestead and Museum. The Museum is the last remaining, original 100-acre historic farm settlement of its kind in the North Country. The farm hosts activities such as picnics, live events, demonstrations, hiking and field trips.
Vertical Ventures Aviation , Whitefield
If you are looking for something different to do this summer, get a new perspective on the Granite State by taking a helicopter tour. Vertical Ventures Aviation offers tours that fly over New Hampshire’s natural landmarks. You’ll never look at the White Mountains the same way again.