Summer Kickoff & Father’s Day Celebration at Remick Museum and Farm

TAMWORTH, NH – Summer officially begins on Saturday, June 18th at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm and we are paying tribute to all you amazing Dads!

Come hungry for a delicious BBQ lunch, featuring farm raised beef burgers and a menu full of your favorite summer eats. See a fantastic display of horse powered and motorized vehicles, including the 4-H Yankee Teamsters Working Steers Club with their oxen. Hear live music from 12pm-1pm and join one of our regularly scheduled tours or activities throughout the afternoon.

Our summer tour and activity schedule will run as follows:

11am: Hands-on milking activity and guided tour of the farm

12pm & 12:30pm: Horse-drawn wagon ride (RSVP required)

12:30pm: Hands-on children’s activity of the day

1pm: Guided tour of the Captain Enoch Remick House

2:30pm: Guided tour of the farm

Dads get in FREE with 1 paid $3 admission. Additional costs at the concession stand. Horse-drawn wagon rides, require a reservation on the day of. Wagon rides are $5 per person. Children ages 4 and under ride free on their parents lap.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your ride. The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, NH. For more information please call toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

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NH Fish & Game, US Forest Service & AMC Host “Let’s Go Fishing” Day

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – This year’s “Let’s Go Fishing” event scheduled for Saturday, June 18th at Wildcat Mountain and will be a great way to learn how to fish or develop your fishing skills. As part of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Aquatic Resources Education Program, representatives and volunteers will be joined by the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club to provide a day’s wealth of experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started.

Participants, who register on the morning of the event, will receive a “passport” outlining 5 stations that must be completed before they can begin fishing. Educational and instructional skill stations will include: Knot Tying; Fish ID; Casting; Ecology; Macro Invertebrates; and Fishing. Each station activity will take 15-20 minutes to complete and once an activity has been completed, the passport will be stamped and the aspiring angler will be one step closer to casting a line in the stocked fishing pond.

The free event, co-sponsored and thankful support in part from the White Mountain Interpretative Association, will take place from 10am – 3pm rain or shine (*registration cut-off is 12pm) and all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses, spf) and bug repellent. The fishing pond at Wildcat Mountain is accessible via the “C lot” entrance located approximately a quarter mile past the main entrance on the north-bound side of Rt. 16 heading toward Gorham, New Hampshire.

The “Let’s Go Fishing” Day event at Wildcat Mountain is part of a coordinated New Hampshire effort celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial and honoring the tradition of conservation and partnerships exemplified by the act, which created Eastern National Forests. This celebration of the Weeks Act and the creation of Eastern National Forests provide an opportunity to promote increased awareness of sustainable forestry, land stewardship and citizen-based conservation. This event is also included among the National Get Outdoors Day events in June which encourages Americans, especially our youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters. And Smokey the Bear is scheduled to make an appearance at the event.

Over the past ten years, the Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. The program is federally funded by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, a user-pay, user-benefit program. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, provides both exhilarating and one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in North America. In addition to New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola, Wildcat Mountain offers lift-serviced disc golf, hiking, weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. All rates and information can be found at www.skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.

Remick Museum and Farm offers free Flag Day Program

TAMWORTH, NH – The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, an active Blue Star Museum, will offer a special free program in honor of Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th beginning at 11am.

Salute the Flag! Learn all about flag etiquette, including display and proper flag folding during this program. Treat yourself to a farm fresh bag lunch, $6 per adult and $3 per child and meet and greet our local veterans.

This program is open to the public and free to attend. For more information please call (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. The Remick Museum and Farm is a Blue Star Museum that offers free admission to active duty and retired Veterans (including their families) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth NH, please visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

Pat’s Peak and Attitash Mountain host Eastern States Cup & NH State Championships

Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH and Attitash Mountain, Bartlett, NH will host the Eastern States Cup USA Cycling Regional Championship Series and the USA Cycling NH State Downhill Mountain Bike Championships June 12th and 19th respectively.

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The Eastern States Cup Series is a USA Cycling Regional Championship Series and features three USA Cycling State Championships. The NH State Champions will be crowned at Attitash after the race. Both venues will offer Saturday and Sunday practice for the racers and spectators.

The ESC kicked off the series last weekend at Mount Snow, VT. Richie Rude and Becky Gardner took home the cash for the pro men and women classes. The full results and series standings are posted on the ESC’s website: http://www.easternstatescup.com

The race at Pat’s Peak is part of the 10th Annual Pat’s Peak Bike Festival Weekend. The Festival features a 6/12/24 hour race, the ESC downhill series race, an XC race and multiple other events to keep the whole family happy. The DH course is challenging but really fun for all abilities. Downhill racers get the better of two runs to prove who is the fastest racer that day. Bring the kids bikes and helmets for their own race. Pat’s Peak is located twenty minutes from Concord, ninety minutes from Boston and about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Albany, NY. For Pat’s Peak info please visit: http://www.patspeak.com

Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging downhill trails and 8 cross country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity.

“We are pleased to hold the Eastern States Cup event here and to showcase the downhill terrain at Attitash to a visiting field of New England riders,” said Attitash Mountain Bike Programs Coordinator Nate Waterhouse. “The event should be quite an exciting race for the riders and also something to see for locals and visitors unfamiliar with downhill mountain biking.” Attitash has been offering lift-serviced, downhill, mountain biking since the late 90’s. Attitash is located 3 hours from Boston and 4 hours from Albany.

Both races are also part of the ESC NEMA Team Challenge; the ESC will pay out $1000.00 to the top three Teams in the series. This unique concept is gaining attention from racers across the East Coast. Please register your mountain bike race team through the email link on the ESC website or in person before the race.

Attitash Mountain Resort To Host Eastern States Cup Downhill Mountain Biking Weekend Event

Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort has announced that it will be hosting the New Hampshire State Championship Finals for the Eastern States Cup downhill mountain biking series Sunday, June 19th. The Eastern States Cup (ESC) is a USA Cycling (USAC) Regional Championship Series. Within the ESC series, three separate USAC State Championships will be contested with 4 events in New York, 4 events in Vermont, and 2 events in New Hampshire including the Attitash Mountain Resort New Hampshire State Championship occurring on the weekend of Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th. The other New Hampshire ESC event will be held at Pats Peak on Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th and it is required that riders compete in both New Hampshire events to qualify for the individual state championship.

“We are pleased to hold the Eastern States Cup event here and to showcase the downhill terrain at Attitash to a visiting field of New England riders,” said Attitash Mountain Bike Programs Coordinator Nate Waterhouse. “The event should be quite an exciting race for the riders and also something to see for locals and visitors unfamiliar with downhill mountain biking.” Attitash has been offering lift-serviced, downhill, mountain biking since the late 90’s, but the sport has progressed significantly since then. The Eastern States Cup event will feature some of the best regional riders in a single run format taking the best times in age and rider level categories. For this Eastern States Cup event being held for the first time at Attitash, the course will be a mix of descending open trails and single-track sections through the woods on Attitash Mountain. These are part of a greater network of 27 designated mountain biking trails that Attitash has continued to develop and maintain for summer & fall use.

Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging downhill trails and 8 cross country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity. The mountain bike season at Attitash Mountain Resort will open, weekends only, beginning Saturday, May 28th and will then be open daily for the summer beginning Saturday, June 11th. The Dirt Trax Bike Shop, located on the main floor of the Attitash Base Lodge in the South Wing, stocks a full line of mountain bike clothing and accessories, as well as a fleet of rental bikes and protective gear.

Remick Museum and Farm to Host First Children’s Victorian Tea

TAMWORTH, NH – The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm will be holding their very first Children’s Victorian Tea on Saturday, June 11th from 2pm to 4pm in the lovely Captain Enoch Remick House.

Children, bring an adult loved one and your favorite stuffed animal to enjoy this special gathering and come dressed in your tea time best! Families will learn about tea etiquette and participate in fun games and activities.

All ages are welcome to attend. Reservations are required by Friday, June 3rd before 12pm.

We ask attendees to please pay in advance. The Children’s Tea is $10 per person (includes delicious treats and activities).  The Captain Enoch Remick House is located at 26 Great Hill Road in Tamworth, a stone’s throw from the Remick Museum. For more information please call toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

Maestro’s Announces Dinner Concert Featuring Bennett and Perkins June 4

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Maestro’s, North Conway’s popular Italian restaurant, will be featuring its first dinner concert upstairs in its loft on Sat. June 4th. The evening will feature a special fixed price menu in an intimate atmosphere followed by a concert with popular folk duo, Bennett and Perkins.

Maestro’s owner and chef Bill Bennett will create a special three course menu featuring a Ceasar or House Salad, a choice of entree including Veal or Chicken Marsala, Char-grilled Salmon, Eggpland Rollantini or Seafood Fradiaulo plus dessert.  Maestro’s is well known for its exceptional Italian cuisine, using recipes passed down through Bennett’s family for generations. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $50. Doors open for dinner at 5:30pm for a 7pm show time. After dinner, the folk duo of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins will serve up a unique blending of harmonies and guitars including selections from their recently released CD, The Kitchen Music Sessions.

Bennett and Perkins perform an eclectic blend of both original music and their own arrangements of a wide variety of works by songwriters around the world. They interpret music that is both obscure and that highlights their distinctive vocal and instrumental talents. They were recently featured on NH Public Radio and have been receiving local and regional radio airplay for their CD. The dinner and the following concert will be help upstairs in the loft area, a cozy setting with cathedral ceilings, fireplace and private bar.
For more information on Maestro’s, visit them online at www.maestrosnorthconway.com. For more information on Bennett & Perkins, their website is www.bennettandperkins.com. Maestro’s is located on Route 16 in North Conway, NH. For advance reservations, call 603-356-8790.

Attitash & Wildcat Season Pass Deadline Tomorrow

SEASON PASSES ARE ON SALE UNTIL TOMORROW
Purchase by Wednesday, June 1, for the best value available

You have until tomorrow to get the best deal of the season on the 2011/2012 Attitash and Wildcat Mountain season pass. Together, these two mountains combine for 127 trails and 535 acres of skiing, making it the best deal in New Hampshire. Attitash and Wildcat: one pass, two mountains…there’s nothing like it!

HOW TO PURCHASE

  • Call 800-272-5228 (Attitash) or 888-SKI-WILD (Wildcat)
  • Visit Guest Services at Attitash or Wildcat

Season passes purchased online can be picked up at Attitash or Wildcat Guest Services, summer hours vary, so please call in advance. Be sure to download the Season Pass Application and Waiver Form and present these forms at the time of pick up at Guest Services.

NH STATE TOURISM LAUNCHES 3RD ANNUAL NH DREAM VACATION PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTEST

New Hampshire Residents and Visitors Encouraged to Take Photos and Videos Showing Why They “Love it Here” for a Chance at Two NH Dream Vacation Grand Prizes!

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD) has just announced the launch of its 3rd annual New Hampshire Dream Vacation Photo and Video Contest.  Starting today, residents and visitors can download the “I Love it Here” sign at www.nhdreamvacation.com and can begin taking pictures throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Photos can be uploaded to the site beginning Monday, May 30.

New to the contest this year is the addition of video submissions.  The program, running through September 5, features an online photo and video contest with two winners (one for photo, one for video) each receiving a custom-designed New Hampshire Dream Vacation worth $2,500 for photo and $1,000 for video.   Three additional contestants can win $500 each if their photo or video wins the popular vote.

“We encourage every NH resident and visitor to explore and enjoy the state, take photos and videos with the ‘I Love it Here’ signs along the way, and upload them to our site,” said Lori Harnois, Director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development.  “Each year, this contest gets better and better and we’re excited to add a video component this year, with two chances to win a NH Dream Vacation.  Whether it’s on top of a mountain peak, in front of your favorite restaurant, hiking a trail, enjoying a fair or festival, or relaxing at a state park or ocean beach, there is so much to enjoy while vacationing in our state.”

Contest postcards now feature a QR Code on the back, allowing for smart phone users to scan the code and directly upload photos and video to the contest site from their iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile devices.

Here’s how to play:

1.    Click Away.  Download the “I Love it Here” sign from www.NHDreamVacation.com, travel around New Hampshire and capture one or up to five photos or videos from the locations list.  Be sure to include the “I Love it Here” sign in each photo or video, along with a New Hampshire identifier such as a building, sign or landmark Creativity is key!
2.    Enter Online.  Upload your photos or videos at www.NHDreamVacation.com to enter for a chance to win a dream vacation in New Hampshire.
3.    Boost Your Ratings to win the Popular Vote at www.NHDreamVacation.com. Vote for your favorite images or videos and tell friends and family members to vote too. There will be three winners in the Popular Vote category, and each winner will receive a $500 dream vacation of their choice.
4.    Judges Vote. A panel of judges will select two grand prize winners at the end of the contest – one for photo, and one for video.  The grand prize winners will receive a NH dream vacation of their choice worth $2,500 for photo and $1,000 for video.  The winning photo and video will be judged on creativity, originality and aesthetics.

The “I Love it Here” promotion will be supported by advertising, public relations, and social media efforts.  It will have its own micro-site at www.NHDreamVacation.com and will feature the official “I Love it Here” sign, complete photo and video contest location list, official contest rules, an image gallery showcasing entries, NH celebrity Dream Vacations and more.

Once again this year, celebrities with New Hampshire ties can tell why they love it here and are being added to the celebrity page on the New Hampshire Dream Vacation site frequently throughout the length of the contest.  Starting on June 2nd, watch the contest site for new photos of Olympic athletes from New Hampshire, the Super Secret Project, and Arlene Newman-Van Asperen, now appearing in the Soul Surfer movie and who has a vacation home in Northwood.

“This contest is a reminder of the great creativity and fierce dedication that our state inspires in people,” said Rick Broussard, Editor for New Hampshire Magazine, the media partner for the contest. “And its ongoing success is a real tribute to our dedicated and creative Division of Travel and Tourism.”

Postcards with the “I Love it Here” signs will be available at properties throughout the state and also at all Welcome Information Centers.

The prize package is a New Hampshire Dream Vacation with a value of up to either $2,500 or $1,000, depending on whether it is for photo or video entries.  Some restrictions will apply.

Additionally, Irving Oil will offer gas gift cards in the amount of $50 that will be awarded weekly to randomly selected contest participants.

“Irving Oil is very pleased to support the NH Dream Vacation Photo Contest again this year. We hope our gift cards will help people get out and explore the amazing New Hampshire landscape. The summer months in New Hampshire are particularly enjoyable, and we encourage everyone to fill up at Irving and go visit their favorite spots and grab a photo or video,” said Liza Dube, spokesperson for Irving Oil.

According to Harnois, many property owners and attractions around the state who participated in last year’s “I Love it Here” campaign,  reported that  residents and visitors got out to enjoy and discover all that this great state has to offer and appreciated the opportunity to share their experience with others.

“Once again this summer, we expect residents will want to vacation right here in New Hampshire, and will spend time exploring the mountains, lakes, and seacoast,” said Harnois.  “Snap some photos, shoot some video, have fun, and challenge yourself to find the best spot in NH!”

Attitash Mountain Resort Begins 35th Summer Of Fun In New Hampshire

Summer Operations Scheduled To Open For Long Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

BARTLETT, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort is scheduled to open summer & fall operations beginning Saturday, May 28th at 10 a.m. for its 35th summer attraction season. This summer’s 35-year anniversary recognizes when the original Alpine Slides, opening this weekend and still the longest lengths in North America, were first opened to the public on July 1, 1976. With many more summer attractions having been added at the base of Attitash Mountain since then, the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster is the newest thrill ride, having just opened last fall, to be offered to those visiting the White Mountains for the upcoming long weekend and summer vacation periods.

Similar in concept to a “roller coaster” where riders are seated in carts that travel on a very smooth pair of rails elevated off the ground, the new Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster is different in that it utilizes natural gradients of the mountain bringing guests up 1,430 feet of track before descending on a fun and exhilarating 2,880-foot long ride down through the wooded terrain. With a single ride ticket costing only $15, or included in the higher priced day tickets, the ride includes banked turns, dips and straight-aways at rider-controlled speeds of up to 25 mph. Shirts and shoes are required to ride and children must be at least 3 years of age to go on the ride. Ride restrictions also include persons must be at least 9 years old and at least 52 inches tall to ride alone and for two-persons to ride double, at least one rider must be 16 years old.

Also unique to Attitash Mountain Resort, the opening Memorial Day Weekend begins lift-serviced, downhill, mountain biking on a network of 27 designated trails that Attitash has continued to develop and maintain for summer & fall mountain bike use. Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging lift-serviced downhill trails and 8 cross-country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity.

The Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, alpine slides, and mountain biking will be open as weather permits for weekends only at reduced day ticket rates beginning Saturday, May 28th and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 11th at regular ticket rates when the waterslides and Buddy Bear’s Playpool, horseback riding and hand-led pony rides along the Saco River, Scenic Sky Ride, 24 foot climbing wall, and the EuroBungy Trampoline also become available.  Summer season passes are now on sale and begin as low as $99 for persons over 48 inches tall. Mountainside lodging is available at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel featuring quality accommodations, year-round heated outdoor pool and spas, fitness center, massage therapy, and casual dining at Crawford’s Pub and Grill. All rates and information can be found online at attitash.com or by calling 1-800-223 SNOW.

Free Memorial Day Family Program

TAMWORTH, NH – Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm will host a free day for the family on Monday, May 30th. This includes FREE admission and FREE horse-drawn wagon rides for active duty, retired Veterans and their families with ID. (Or $5 per person)

  • Special weaponry display from the Civil War to current times
  • Historic exhibits on major US Wars,  POW and Blue Star Mother exhibits
  • Extensive WWII display
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Fun outdoor games and races for children
  • Flag etiquette  demonstration with special guests
  • Special card creating area for currently deployed soldiers
  • Meet and greet with local active duty and retired Veterans

Join ‘Rosie the Riveter’ at the Remick Canteen for lunch (additional cost): Uncle Sam’s Chipped Beef or Chicken a la King on toast, Victory Garden Salad with Homefront Vinaigrette, General’s Green Bean and Bacon Medley, All-American Cake and Rosie the Riveter’s Rice Krispie Treats.

Children’s plate/vegetarian options: Gold Medal Mac n’ Cheese with Battleship Biscuits, All-American Cake or Rosie the Rosie the Riveter’s Rice Krispie Treats.

If you plan on attending this program, please consider viewing this suggestion list and bring a donation towards a special care package that will be delivered to deployed soldiers. Your help is greatly appreciated by our service men and women!

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust. Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” -Minto J. Savage

The Remick Museum and Farm is a Blue Star Museum and offers free admission to active duty, retired Veterans and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Wildcat Mountain Begins Summer Operations On Long Memorial Day Weekend

Experience the ZipRider, New Hampshire’s Highest Scenic Gondola, & More at a Legendary Mountain

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH –  Wildcat Mountain opens for summer & fall operations beginning Saturday, May 28th at 10 a.m. offering two major state attractions for the long Memorial Day Weekend including New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the highest scenic gondola in the state, the Wildcat Express. As a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain provides both exhilarating and one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery that have consistently been voted #1 in the East.

Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider combines a safe, one-of-a-kind, flying experience with beautiful scenery. With four cable lines that affectively allow for maximum rider capacity, the ZipRider is the only attraction of its kind in New Hampshire and is different than the canopy zip-line tours familiar to most. For just the cost of a $20 ticket and meeting minimum and maximum weight/height requirements, riders will descend just under a half-mile over trails, tree-tops, and the Peabody River at heights of up to 70 feet and speeds that can reach 45 miles per hour before the ZipRider’s automatic braking and a spring stopping system receive the rider comfortably at the landing platform located a short distance from the Main Base Lodge.

Also unique to Wildcat Mountain, and the only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express has once again transformed from New Hampshire’s fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. Comfortable, enclosed 4-person scenic gondola cabins transport guests to the 4,000 foot-plus summit of Wildcat Mountain offering ideal views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. The scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved canine members on a leash, to enjoy incredible views and scenery. Gondolas run continuously, so you don’t wait in any lines.

The ZipRider & scenic gondola will be open as weather permits for weekends only beginning Saturday, May 28th and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 11th through the spectacular fall foliage in mid-October. Wildcat Mountain also offers hiking, fishing, lift-serviced 9-hole alpine disc golf course, and weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. Food, beer, & wine is offered in the base lodge with fresh “Lunch & Ride” packages available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.

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