Jan 23 all-day White Park
The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship and Festival has become one of the largest outdoor winter event in New Hampshire. The event hosts 95 teams and close to 700 hockey players that participate in the Black Ice. The event also provides a wide array of family activities which include interactive games, rock wall, bonfires, live entertainment, fireworks, food trucks...
Jan 24 all-day White Park
The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship and Festival has become one of the largest outdoor winter event in New Hampshire. The event hosts 95 teams and close to 700 hockey players that participate in the Black Ice. The event also provides a wide array of family activities which include interactive games, rock wall, bonfires, live entertainment, fireworks, food trucks...
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Shepard Park
*The festival has been moved from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24.* Celebrate the cold and snow at Milford’s Winter Festival. Planned events include ice skating, winter games, music and roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa.
Jan 24 @ 9:18 pm – 10:18 pm Black Mountain
Partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 24th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish up at noon on Sunday the 26th. Spectators are welcome to...
Jan 25 all-day White Park
The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship and Festival has become one of the largest outdoor winter event in New Hampshire. The event hosts 95 teams and close to 700 hockey players that participate in the Black Ice. The event also provides a wide array of family activities which include interactive games, rock wall, bonfires, live entertainment, fireworks, food trucks...
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Squam Lakes Association
On the fourth Saturday of each month join other families for a hike. Whether your family is new to hiking or seasoned hikers, this is a fun way to get outside and explore. All of these hikes are on SLA trails and if you hike all 50 miles of trails then you can become a Squam Ranger! Click here to...
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Massabesic Audubon Center
This class will cover the basics of winter survival and will include proper gear and clothing care, cold concerns, mindset and shelter building. Participants will learn what to do to prepare, how to stay warm. and how to build the best shelters. The class will be led by Jake King, director of Thrive Outdoors. Dress for the weather. Ages 9+....
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Build a new connection with the natural world as you ask questions, explore, and make discoveries in our Explore Together series. These programs are designed for those interested in learning a new topic and are intended to be engaging and accessible for all ages. Which animals are active in the winter? Find out by searching for the evidence they leave...
Jan 25 @ 9:18 pm – 10:18 pm Black Mountain
Partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 24th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish up at noon on Sunday the 26th. Spectators are welcome to...
Jan 26 all-day White Park
The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship and Festival has become one of the largest outdoor winter event in New Hampshire. The event hosts 95 teams and close to 700 hockey players that participate in the Black Ice. The event also provides a wide array of family activities which include interactive games, rock wall, bonfires, live entertainment, fireworks, food trucks...
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am Muster Field Farm Museum
Gather the family, bundle up and share a New England tradition at Kezar Lake and Muster Field Farm Museum. Admission is free. Families can enjoy: Ice cutting by gas powered saw and finished by hand will be demonstrated by volunteers. Ice harvest will be loaded by our ice block fulcrum onto wagons and vehicles, then hauled to the Farm. Our...
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am McIntyre Ski Area
Bob Gilmans passions were his family, friends, and SKIING!  He helped to reinstate the sport of skiing in all three Manchester NH public high schools when the city threatened to remove them from the budget. He coached and mentored many of NH ski racers.  This race is a memorial event for people to come out, have some fun, ski/snowboard and...
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Whaleback Mountain
It might be winter, but it is never too cold for “touch a truck” events for us hardy New Englanders! Join the Enfield Police Department at Whaleback to see what police cruisers and other vehicles look like up close. There will be other fun activities that provide an opportunity for kiddos in the community to speak with local police and...
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a winter program for adults and families with children ages 6 and up. Learn about the animals who live at the Science Center during the winter. Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. A staff naturalist will lead a guided walk on the live animal exhibit...
Jan 26 @ 9:18 pm – 10:18 pm Black Mountain
Partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 24th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish up at noon on Sunday the 26th. Spectators are welcome to...
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
For ages 14 and older. Presented by NH Fish & Game Wildlife Stewards. This presentation offers a chance to learn about the natural history of our native wildlife, related research and management activities in New Hampshire, and the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program that makes the work possible.
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Downtown Keene
Join us for a day of family fun all Free. Time Frame of Events: Ice Carvers 10-2 Meet Characters, Snowman, Olaf, Polar Bear 11 am and 1pm Face Painting 11-3 inside the Marriott Fairfield Hotel lobby Roaming Railroad Train Ride off of Railroad Street 11:30-2:30 Bonfire Smore’s 11 am on Donuts and Maple Syrup 10am on And more! Many Unique...
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
For ages 14 and older. Uncover the mysteries of the natural world in these nature-walks led by our environmental educators. Distances and topics covered are appropriate for adults and active teens. Distinguishing features of bark, branches, and buds help to identify trees in winter. We will cover both deciduous (broadleaved) and coniferous (evergreen) trees. Challenge yourself to learn the species...
Feb 7 all-day Loon Mountain
Held the first Friday of February for the last 20 years, Loon generously provides a free day on the slopes with full access to the mountain’s activities for CASA volunteers and their families. In addition, the public is invited to join us by purchasing tickets through CASA for this day of fun. For the great price of $105, you receive...
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Spending time in nature leads to a lot of questions. Answer some of those queries with us through hands-on experiments and outdoor exploration. For families with children excited about hands-on science. The white stuff that falls from the sky and gives us hills to sled down is more than a pretty coating on the landscape. Learn awesome properties of snow...
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Never been on snowshoes? No problem! We will show you the basics of snowshoeing and take it slow. Discover how much fun it can be to get out and explore the world in the winter! Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available if you do not already have your own.
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm SLA Resource Center
Be a part of one of the most fun winter events around Squam Lake all while supporting a good cause! From skating, pond hockey, xcountry skiing, sledding, mini golf in Piper Cove, bonfire, winter sports demos, amazing raffle prizes and loads of fun—this event is not to be missed! Come celebrate the best of what the season has to offer!...
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Our trails vary not only in length and intensity, but also in the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks you will find on the way. Our educators will guide you along the trail and reveal some of these natural features. Take about a mile walk in the woods and pass by rock wall remnants, vernal pools, forested wetland. Learn about these...
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Build a new connection with the natural world as you ask questions, explore, and make discoveries in our Explore Together series. These programs are designed for those interested in learning a new topic and are intended to be engaging and accessible for all ages. Take an up close look at animal furs, mammal mounts, skulls, and more. Learn about different...
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
“Too-too-too!” “Who-cooks-for-you?” “Ho-hoo-hoo-hoododo-hoooo-ho!” This evening, we will review calls of owls commonly found in New Hampshire and learn behaviors and preferences of these raptors. Lead by our educators, head out with your new knowledge to try to look and listen for signs of owls in the night.
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
Becoming An Outdoors-Woman is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills – skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and is for you if: you have never tried these activities and want the opportunity to learn;...
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Have you always been interested in making maple syrup but don’t know where to start or lack the trees or time for your own sugaring operation? In this more in depth program you will learn the basics – everything from tree ID to the correct consistency of the finished maple syrup – starting in the classroom and then outside as...
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
A celebration of an old-time winter tradition and more! Located on the grounds of a historic farmstead, try your hand at the many steps of harvesting ice blocks from the pond, then watch as they are carted and stored in the ice house. Enjoy seasonal festivities, outdoor activities, games and demonstrations, live music, take a ride in a Model T...
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Join the NH Astronomical Society in a “beginner-friendly,” enjoyable, and educational experience using a telescope to observe the night sky. Join us at 6:00 for a presentation that will precede the sky watch, and then head outside. Society members will set up their equipment and choose their celestial targets for you. All are welcome to this free program.
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Massabesic Audubon Center
Footprints in the snow tell us stories about the secretive lives of wild animals. Put your animal tracking skills to the test! We’ll watch a slide show to review the basics of tracking, then head out to the trails to see what tracks, scat, and other signs of wildlife we can find. Led by NHA Naturalist Angie Krysiak. Dress for...