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Mt. Washington Guided Alpine Garden Tour

Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4 PM is your opportunity to take a tour of Mt. Washington’s beautiful and world famous Alpine Garden! See the rare plants of the Northeast’s highest peak, learn about the alpine zone’s ecology, and the history of the mountain during this full day tour with Redline Naturalist Guide Liz Wyman.

The tour begins with a drive up the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road in a comfortable 12-passenger van. Following the drive, participants will embark on a 2-mile hike loop above the treeline through the alpine garden to the Mt. Washington summit.

There will be stops along the way to learn about the natural and cultural history of Mt. Washington, to identify alpine plants, and to explore summit buildings. Hikers will explore the Tip Top House, the Mt. Washington Observatory, the Sherman Adams Visitor Center, and the Extreme Mt. Washington Museum on this excursion.

Hikers may purchase lunch in the summit cafeteria or pack their own picnic lunch for the day. After relaxing at the summit and learning about Mt. Washington’s history, participants will descent the auto road by the comfortable 12-passenger van.

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While interested individuals are welcome to register, please keep in mind that this tour involves a moderately strenuous hike on steep, rocky terrain above treeline with unpredictable weather. Even though it is spring (and almost summer!) here in the Mt. Washington Valley, winter-like conditions and high winds are possible on Mt. Washington during every month of the year. The tour will happen rain or shine.

For these reasons, Redline Guiding asks that hikers come prepared. Please dress appropriately: warm, approved layers (no cotton), rain gear, well-treaded shoes or boots, hat, and gloves. Rental gear is available. It is also highly recommended that participants bring snacks and plenty of water for the hike.

Preregistration for this tour is required. The cost per person for this tour is $149, which includes round-trip transportation (a $62 value). To book this tour, visit http://redlineguiding.com/book-now/ and select “Nature Tour (Full Day)” from the menu on the booking page and choose June 10th for the tour date. 

For more information about the tour, visit http://redlineguiding.com/2017/05/guided-tour-of-the-alpine-garden/.

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD DONATES $4000 RAISED DURING NEWTON’S REVENGE BIKE RACE TO MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY BICYCLING CLUB

Mt. Washington Valley is your premier destination for recreation, attractions and more! Located just 30 minutes from North Conway, The Mt. Washington Auto Road, is a great example of all the fun you could be having in the White Mountains. Filling your need for fun and excitement, The Auto Road is a great attraction for guided tours, scenic views and adventure! Their Newton’s Revenge Bike Race is just one example…

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Call: 603-466-3988

 

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-The hundreds of competitors and their support teams who participated in the Newton’s Revenge bike race on the Mt. Washington Auto Road this past July are long gone, but the benefits of their efforts will be felt for years to come in the local community, thanks to a $4000 donation given by the Auto Road to the Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club.

The Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club has made its positive presence felt in the community since it was founded nearly a decade ago. With 150 members, the club hosts weekly rides and hosts a few signature fundraising events during the year. “We organize the “Crank the Kanc” Time Trial, which benefits the Kennett High School Mt. Bike Team and the Youth Cycling Development Fund and the Kid’s Bike Safety Day at Story Land,” explained club member Glenn Ashworth. “We give helmets to kids who need them, their bikes get checked mechanically and we set up a special course. It’s free and more than 200 kids and parents participated last year…and we also contribute several bikes and helmets to the Kiwanis Angels and Elves program,” Ashworth noted.

Approximately 30 club volunteers helped Auto Road staff in a variety of ways during the Newton’s Revenge event, which takes place each year on the 8 mile road to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak.

“An event of this size takes a lot of manpower to organize and manage on race day. It’s great to have the folks from the Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club as part of the team for that event and we’re delighted to support their organization and the good work they do in the community,” said Mike Lane, Events Director at the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails. “It’s particularly gratifying to see the club helping support safety and good riding habits amongst kids in the Valley…it’s a relationship that will pay dividends for years to come,” Lane added.

The Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts several events each year that support local causes, including the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race; Newton’s Revenge; Seek the Peak; 24 Hours of Great Glen; the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and the recent Speakeasy 1920s Casino Night.

For more information about Newton’s Revenge or any other events at the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails go online to http://www.mtwashingtonautoraod.com or call 603-466-3988.

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Tour the Mt. Washington Valley With Good Look Touring

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Good Look Touring, a locally owned and operated scenic tour guide service, is operating a daily schedule from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village to one of several 90 minute scenic Valley tours.  The tours include many places off the beaten paths including secret viewing spots along cliff sides and covered bridges, dramatic cascading waterfalls and favorite swimming holes.

The tours are hosted by local drivers who are both knowledgeable about the area and offer commentary and entertaining information about the region.   Drivers are bi-lingual in French and English making them perfect for the Valley’s favorite Canadian tourists.  Drivers can fill you in on the Valley’s best hiking, biking and paddling trips, tell you about the unique family attractions, favorite restaurants and entertainment hot spots, and share favorite stores about the Mt. Washington Valley.  Not just a scenic tour, each trip is an experience and fun for the whole family.  Stops are geared for getting the perfect picture of the most scenic areas. The tour vans are comfortable, air conditioned, and with just 12 passengers, small enough to maneuver into places other tour buses cannot.  Don’t miss the most beautiful parts of the White Mountains!

Tours are daily at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm.  Tickets are just $20 per person, with the 9 am tour a discounted $15 “early bird tour.”     All tours leave from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village on Route 16 in North Conway.  Pick up is in front of the Nike store located at the front of the shopping center.  Look for the colorful van!  For more information please go to goodlooktouring.com, and to pre-book your trip, please contact 603-470-5665.  Space is limited and riders are encouraged to book ahead of time.  All major credit cards accepted.

You’re Invited to RAVEN Interpretive Programs’ Ribbon Cutting

Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

You’re Invited To

RAVEN Interpretive Programs’ Ribbon Cutting!


 

When: Tonight! June 21st, 6pm

Where: White Mountain Hotel

West Side Road @ Hale’s Location

North Conway, NH

Come and Enjoy…

The Summer Solstice!An overview of RAVEN’s “A Closer Look at Summer” program presented by Chris Lewey, Executive Director and Founder of RAVEN Interpretive Programs.

Beer tastings presented by Tuckerman Brewing Company
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Vegetarian and gluten-free appetizers by

Nancy Plante of Peace of Mind Baking Company

Hand-made, naturally leavened bread baked in a traditional European wood-fired brick oven by Cordwood House Brick-Oven Bakers.

RAVEN Interpretive Programs, since 1986, has been offering a varied selection of activities tailored to the special requirements of each individual or organization and provides historical and ecological insights into the diverse environs of such places as northern New England, Canadian Maritimes, Canyonlands of the western United States to the islands of Hawaii and beyond! Centered in the Mount Washington Valley with its own unique environs, RAVEN’s programs entertain participants and give them a new awareness of the natural beauty of their environment. RAVEN Interpretive Programs are informative, naturally entertaining and can be tailored to you or your group’s needs. Each program, with its seasonal theme, sharpens the observation skills of the participants and leaves them with a greater understanding of the science of ecology. Programs are run by a staff that shares in a mutual passion for the outdoors and the science of ecology.