Friday, July 18, 2014

Montshire Science Museum

Discover hands-on science and a world of new ideas when you visit the Montshire, one of the country’s top science museums. What an amazing place! My kids LOVED it. All our future trips to Vermont will include a trip here. I would recommend it to everyone with small children the exhibits are all hands on and there is something new to do every 30 minutes. I give them a 100 out of 10!!! J.M.C, facebook post More than 125 permanent exhibits indoors and out Nationally touring and featured exhibitions Andy's Place—a special area scaled to size for visitors five and under and their caregivers 100 acres of trails, outdoor exhibits, a Woodland Garden, Science Park, a walking tour of the solar system, and during the warm-weather months, the most intelligent water park in New England. Regional visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Monday, July 7, 2014

ARTISANS PARK in Windsor Vermont

See artisans at work, taste fresh beer and local cheeses, and stroll through an enchanting riverside sculpture garden.
Minutes from I-91 and St Gaudens historical site. Great way to spend the day!
www.artisanspark.net

8 Attractions in One Location!

Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce Factory Outlet, Path of Life Garden, Great River Outfitters, SILO Distillery, Superfood Cafe, Vt Farmstead Cheese & Sustainable Farmer.

The Fells at the John Hay Estate

Discover The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens On Lake Sunapee, 456 Route 103A Newbury, New Hampshire The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens is one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Come and discover 83.5 conserved acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of its founder, diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, during historic guided tours of the 22-room Colonial Revival home; explore forest succession and nature’s diversity while walking woodland trails; and enjoy the renowned gardens.

Hiking the Emerald Necklace in New Hampshire

CONCEIVED IN THE MID-EIGHTIES by a group of creative environmentalists associated with the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests, the Lake Sunapee Protective Association and with local conservationists, the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition has evolved into a dynamic, non-profit corporation led by directors whose towns have SRKGC trails: Andover, Danbury, Goshen, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner and Wilmot The Greenway’s mission is to create and maintain a forever-green great circle of trail corridors and protected lands providing walkers with access to the mountains, lakes, vistas and historical sites of the region.
The "necklace" of more than 75 trail miles was created with the cooperation of private landowners and local and state authorities. It passes through forests, over mountains, and via old Class VI roads. Many of these roads were used extensively as many as two centuries ago.
Maintaining the Greenway, improving its pathways and creating new ones, some to form links with other famous hiking areas such as Monadnock and Cardigan mountains, are tasks undertaken by SRKGC members. Your membership, and offer to help, will always be welcome.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Canterbury Shaker Village

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England (get directions). Guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking grounds offer you more than you can do in a day.
All exhibits, guided tours, self-guided tours, craft demonstrations, special events, and access to the Village grounds are included in the price of admission. Click here to view our calendar of events and programs.

2014 Hours

Museum Exhibits & Tours

Weekends in May: 10:00 – 5:00 pm.
Daily, May 26-October 19: 10:00-5:00 pm
Weekends in November: 10:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tarbin Gardens

Tarbin Gardens is the destination for nature lovers, bird and butterfly watchers, photographers and artists, and, of course, for garden enthusiasts. Flowering trees, shrubs and perennials fill the English landscape style gardens creating a parade of new vistas. There is always something new to experience.. Five acres of gardens exhibit the diversity of native and exotic plants, trees and shrubs that can be grown in central New Hampshire.
It is located in the town of Franklin and only about 45 minutes from the Rosewood Country Inn. Spend an afternoon...have tea.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mt. Sunapee Zipline Tours

The Canopy Zip-Line Tour, located on Mount Sunapee's South Peak features a series of ziplines, rope bridges and rappelling as you descend from the summit. There are eight ziplines in total highlighted by the final 1,000’ dual zip-lines to a platform behind the Welcome Center, from which you will rappel back down to earth. From the first tree platform to the last platform you will travel a distance of almost ¾ of a mile above the forest floor. Groups of no more than eight are lead by two guides as you fly through a canopy of oak, beech, maple, birch and evergreen trees. There are six ski trail crossings that offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Mount Sunapee.
$75 per person for a 2 ½ hour tour
Must be 10 years old or older and between 80 and 260 pounds
Reservations strongly recommended. Now taking reservations. Call 603-763-3564.

How to Dress

We operate rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. We recommend hiking boots or sneakers, but no open-toed shoes, sandals, or other footwear that can fall off.
Dress in layers. We suggest shorts that fall mid-thigh or lower and either short or long sleeves. No tank tops please as the harness straps may cause discomfort. You will be provided safety equipment including a helmet.