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WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST STEWARDSHIP: VALUING AND PROTECTING OUR TOURISM PRODUCT FOR THE FUTURE

On Wednesday, May 3,  please join Janice Crawford, MWVCC, Joseph Phillips, WMNF and Austin Bernier, National Forest Foundation for a Customer Service seminar on dispersing traffic amongst popular hiking destinations during peak tourist season. The seminar will take place at the North Conway Water Precinct from 1:00-4:00 pm. This seminar will help our front line representatives become more confident and knowledgeable about the forest and how best to make recommendations to our visitors based on hiking skill level, amount of time a visitor(s) wishes to spend in the forest, specific sites they wish to experience, etc.

We feel that this training will go a long way in providing superior customer service while at the same time relieving the pressure that many of our beautiful spots are experiencing thus protecting them for future visitation.

The seminar is FREE and a valuable resource for training.  If you cannot send a majority of your front line personnel, please send a few who can then train the rest of your staff.

For more information or to reserve your seat, call Lisa at 356-5701 ext 300.

White Mountain National Forest Announces Dates for Temporary Closure Lincoln Woods Trail

The Lincoln Woods Trail, located off the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, NH was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. While the trail was stabilized for short-term use, a section of this popular trail requires extensive restoration.

Beginning August 8 a section of the Lincoln Woods Trail, from the west side of the suspension bridge to the Osseo Trail junction, will be closed while repairs are underway. The project is scheduled to continue into October but the closure is expected to be lifted during the second half of September.  The construction project will involve the use of heavy equipment to transport, place and compact gravel along a section of the trail from Highway 112 continuing for approximately 1.2 miles to a damaged culvert. Approximately 500 feet of the Lincoln Woods Trail, which follows the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, will be realigned away from the eroded river bank to a safer and more sustainable location.“Although we try to minimize the impact of closures on the experiences of Forest visitors, this trail is such a popular trail year-round, there is no “good time” to complete the extensive work necessary,” said Jon Morrissey, Pemigewasset District Ranger. “We have worked with the contractor who will be performing the repairs on the lower portion of the trail and they have agreed to avoid work on the weekends.  With this in mind I’m confident that we’ll be able to have the trail open safely to the public every Saturday and Sunday as normal.”

The Eastside Trail, located on the east side of the river, will remain open for day hikes and to access the Pemigewasset Wilderness; however hikers should note there is no bridged crossing of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River via this route and plan accordingly.

While the trail is closed for repairs, hikers will have to consider alternate routes which may increase distances to destinations. Please recognize this closure will restrict access from the Lincoln Woods Trail to popular destinations such as Franconia Falls, Bondcliff, Thirteen Falls Tentsite, the summit of Owl’s Head and the Pemi Loop.

Signs will be posted at trailheads with details about the closure while the project is underway and updated information can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain

Vote for Mount Washington as the 8th Wonder of the World!

Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mount Washington has been nominated on VirtualTourist.Com
as the 8th Wonder of the World.

We are the only icon in NH to have been nominated.

Please vote to help our beloved mountain
claim its rightful place in the world!

Click here & scroll down to the “M’s” to cast your vote!
Voting is open from June 3rd – September 30th.
You can vote ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY!
Print this sticky note and tape to your desk so you don’t forget to vote!
Next to voting for our President & the next American Idol winner,
this is the most important vote you may ever cast!
Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

2617 Village Square

North Conway, New Hampshire 03860-2300

800-367-3364

White Mountains 10-Second Break!

White Mountains

Fields of Lupine ~ Sugar Hill

We have just come off a stupendous weekend of sunshine and blue skies and comfortable temperatures. If Mother Nature is a playwright, she’s setting the stage for a glorious summer.

And you’re the audience!

There may not be a red carpet, but we’ve got something better, acres of lupine spread out across the fields and meadows (and the Fields of Lupine Festival is in full bloom!). We’ve got starlight instead of footlights and a curtain of fluffy white summer clouds.

This weekend, Dad can be the star of the show, since Sunday is Father’s Day.  A number of our attractions have specials that will get Dad off the lawnmower and out having some fun, including Attitash Mountain Resort, Clark’s Trading Post, Conway Scenic Railroad, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Polar Caves Park, Six Gun City, Story Land, Whale’s Tale Water Park and Wildcat Mountain,.

We know this is a busy time of the year – graduations, weddings, the end of school – but we hope you can get away for a day or two and come up to get in the mood for summer.

Need some ideas? All hands are on deck at the White Mountains Visitors Center, off exit 32 of Interstate 93 in North Woodstock, and you can call us at 800-346-3687 for suggestions. Our website http://www.VisitWhiteMountains.com — is a big help in planning your get away.

Your 10 second are up, now get back to work and
we’ll see you soon.

Cordially,
Your Friends at White Mountains Attractions

10 Second Break!

White Mountains

From the summit of Mt. Washington,
via the Mt. Washington Auto Road

Not counting the holidays that come at the end of the year, is there one we anticipate more than the Memorial Day weekend?

In just a few days, it rolls around again. We look forward to it as a measure for the months that come, when, no matter what our age, we can’t wait for a chunk of time to be carefree, under a blue sky and summer sun.

The White Mountains are open for the season! The bears have been awake for a while at Clark’s Trading Post; the Jolly Old Elf is back at Santa’s Village, where the sheriff is ready to round up bad guys at Six Gun City and at Story Land, Cinderella is ready to greet pretty princesses and handsome princes.

Hitch a ride to the top of your favorite mountain by way of the Cannon Mountain Tram, or the scenic ride at Attitash Mountain or the gondola at Wildcat Mountain. Drive (or be driven) to the summit on the Mt. Washington Auto Road or hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

Sit back in the comfortable coaches of the Conway Scenic Railroad or the Hobo Railroad and watch the scenery go by.

Or explore the subterranean world of Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves or the Polar Caves Park.

We hope you’ll visit one of our attractions and take time to visit one of our towns observing Memorial Day with a parade and remembrance. We hope you’ll set aside time to remember those who gave unselfishly so that we can cherish the joys of this carefree season.

Need some ideas for the start of your summer? Stop by our Visitors Center, off exit 32 of Interstate 93 in North Woodstock – our staff can’t wait to see you again and give you some suggestions. On our website, http://www.VisitWhiteMountains.com, we have a list of attractions that are open this weekend, or you can call us at 800-346-3687.

Your 10 second are up, now get back to work and
we’ll see you soon.

Cordially,
Your Friends at White Mountains Attractions

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AMC Evening Program Series

See and hear for yourself at the AMC’s Evening Program Series throughout the month of May. Enjoy samplings of “Tales from the Trails,” to how to better equip yourself from the tiniest obstacles in nature, ticks.

AMC Joe Dodge Lodge at the Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center
Rt. 16, between Jackson & Gorham
Pinkham Notch, NH
800-262-4455