Celebrate Earth Day with the Lorax!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Michele Wright, Michele@believeinbooks.org
Phone: 603-356-9980

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be celebrating Earth Day at the 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack this year with fun activities and special appearances by the Lorax himself!

INTERVALE, NH – Beginning on April 16th, families can celebrate Earth Day with the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation staff and the Lorax in the 100-Acre Wood! Families who visit the 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities and even possibly meet the one and only Lorax!

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting a special Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.  Participants can pick up their activity book between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on April 16th through April 18th and April 22nd through April 25th.  An Earth Day goodie bag will be given to participants who complete the scavenger hunt.  Families will also be able to enjoy a short hike and the story of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on a ¾ mile trail in the 100-Acre Wood. 

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will also be giving out free books to all visitors at the 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack!  And of course, it wouldn’t be a true Earth Day celebration without special appearances by the Lorax himself!  The Lorax will be visiting the 100-Acre Wood on Saturday, April 17th, Thursday, April 22nd (Earth Day), and Saturday, April 24th!  Safety protocols will be in place and masks will be required. 

The mission of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

Outdoor Dining in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

In a year that was completely turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be hard to find the silver linings that 2020 brought us.

Hard – not impossible! Because one positive outcome of a year that forced us to get creative on how to safely spend time with those we love in places we love, is the sudden abundance of options for outdoor dining in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Restaurants in the Mt. Washington Valley acted swiftly to expand seating, with tables spilling out on their front lawns. We began to see fire pits and Adirondack chairs popping up outside the front doors of valley restaurants; and many restaurant owners built additions in the form of open porches and more to welcome their customers in a safe, but fun way.

As we look to summer of 2021, outdoor dining in the Mt. Washington Valley looks as though it’s here to stay through the season. And we couldn’t be happier, because there are few things as glorious as sharing a cold beverage with friends at your favorite spot, with the sun shining on you, and the nice summer breeze wrapping itself around you.

Here is a SMALL sampling of restaurants in the Mt. Washington Valley offering outdoor dining. There are many others that are serving up delicious food in awesome outdoor spaces. For a complete list of restaurants in the Mt. Washington Valley, click here.

Fire by Wicked lives within Settlers Green in North Conway, and it has created such an exceptional outdoor dining experience. Complete with fire pits, beautiful landscaping and comfortable Adirondack chairs, diners can enjoy Fire’s brick oven pizza, crispy wings, Wicked Fresh burgers, local beer and wine, and more!

J-Town Deli is an adorable deli and general store, located right in Jackson Village. It’s a perfect pit-stop for anyone heading into Pinkham Notch for outdoor adventure, and in response to dining room mandates, the crew of J-Town Deli has put a fun twist on picnic dining. Serving right outside its store it is now offering fun adult drinks that you can enjoy inside or outside, in addition to the different beers to go and wines, they keep in stock regularly.

The Red Parka Pub’s patio is ready for outside dining again with new outdoor heaters, and solo entertainment playing on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Known for “Good Food and Good Times” the Red Parka Pub has been a valley staple! How could it not be after serving high-quality hand-cut steaks for 48 years!?

Sweet Maple Cafe is a full service coffee house that serves breakfast and lunch. Its chefs are always baking up something sweet that is always “served with love.” Sweet Maple is located in Conway Village with a deck where customers can enjoy their meals and people watch along Main Street.

Black Cap Grille’s motto is to “Come Hungry. Bring a Friend!” You’re in for a great meal and a good time, here. One of the best parts? Black Cap offers patio seating where you can bring your dog! Be sure to visit its sister restaurants in Settlers Streetside, Barley and Salt, that also offers outdoor dining in summer months.

White Mountain Cider Company is an award winning restaurant and market, that is bringing its incredible menu, outside! Cider Co. – as locals lovingly call it – has an outdoor patio built with beautiful wooden beams and gorgeous landscaping. Enjoy dinner Thursday through Monday, and be sure to include a stop during breakfast and lunch hours at the Cider Co.’s Market.

Featuring to-go frozen meals, a rotisserie and made-to order breakfast and lunch sandwiches. The market is open Thursday through Monday, at 8:00am.

Stone Mountain Arts Center is typically known as a music hall that serves dinner. But now, during present-pandemic time, it’s dinner has taken center stage. The owners and staff at Stone Mountain Arts Center (also known as SMAC) have taken their performing arts barn and turned it into the Tree House Cafe! With no detail left undone, SMAC’s indoor dining space features private dining spaces that are only seated once per night. It’s screened-in porch is also open for “Tree House” dining, where you can order larger-than-life portions of paired with the deep flavors and hospitality of New England!

Other Maine-based restaurants that offer outdoor dining, and are a stone’s throw from SMAC include Oxford House Inn and 302 West.

Red Fox Bar and Grill prepares its food in a wood-fired Josper Oven – the only one found in all of the restaurants in New Hampshire. Jopser Ovens reach phenomenal levels of heat, with the authentic taste of charcoal grilling using wood. Red Fox has an amazing menu that can be enjoyed on its outdoor patio.

Max’s Restaurant and Pub at Snowvillage Inn will be opening its screened-in porch for dining in May. With direct views of Mount Washington from the porch, and yard of Snowvillage Inn, guests can enjoy high-quality casual fine dining, cocktails and live music.

Photo c/o Black Cap Grille

Pet Friendly Places in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

There’s no shame in admitting that your dog is the most important member of your family. We get it, we love our furry friends just as much as you do. Which is why we have compiled a sampling of pet friendly activities in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Here, you’ll find pet friendly dining and pet friendly lodging in the Mt. Washington Valley that will treat your pet with as much comfort and service as it does your human travel partners! We have also outlined some great trails to take your dog on in the Mt. Washington Valley. There are even pet friendly shops in Mt. Washington Valley as well!

For more tips and ideas when visiting the Mt. Washington Valley, sign up for our monthly newsletter, Vacation Inspirations!


  • Let your dog run free in North Conway, in Schouler Park! Located right in North Conway Village, spend your morning taking your pup for a walk up and down Main Street, while you window shop and sip on a coffee from The Met or Frontside Coffee Roasters.

    After grab a sandwich from Beef and Ski and make your way across the street to Schouler Park. Play fetch in front of the iconic Conway Scenic Railroad and stretch out in this local park, open to dogs and their owners
  • The Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg, Maine is an eight mile paved path. It’s a great option to bring your pup for a run or walk, and it’s stroller and bike friendly. This trail network provides controlled terrain for those looking to get mileage in for the day. The MWV Trails Association provides information on this trail system as well as others throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.
  • Theater in the Wood offers miles of trails to bring your dog on. It is walk-able and bike-able in spring, summer, and fall; and XC-ski-able, snowshoe-able and walk-able as well in the winter. This trail system is a real gem for pet friendly fun in the Mt. Washington Valley. Theater in the Wood also features the “Storybook Trail,” which is an initiative supported by the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation that shares the space at Theater in the Wood. Families can walk this trail and read a story on plaques that mark the trail.


  • Four Your Paws Only is known as the “local canine hangout. This award winning, pet-friendly store caters to pets and their owners by providing the best customer service, the best quality supplies, locally made pet products and all natural pet foods. They also offer the most unique pet themed gifts, a pet bakery and an exceptional shopping experience for you and your pet. Also unique to Four Your Paws Only, is its in-store Puppy Playroom where they host walk-in Doggie Playgroups every Saturday and Sundays,  at no charge.
  • Percy Paws, located in Settlers’ Green, carries your four-legged friends favorite made-in-the-USA brands! Pet friendly treats, including a CBD treat line, desserts and more are all available. Percy Paws is also committed to supporting local non-profits who support animal welfare.
  • You can also feel comfortable to walk right into The Rugged Mill in North Conway – they welcome your pet with open arms! An outdoor specialty oasis, The Rugged Mill is family owned and operated offering brands such as Patagonia, Pendleton, Arborwear, Outback Trading, Royal Robbins, Toad & Co., Kavu & Kuhl.
  • Settlers Green offers open space to roam from store to store with your pet! While individual shops within the outlet village have different pet protocols, the courtyard in Settlers Green is still a great place to hang with your pup while the rest of your crew shops!

    And you won’t want to miss its regular Pup and Pints series. On the last Friday from April through October, bring your Pup to Settlers Green to listen to live music on the Patio of the Month. Your dog will receive a free dog treat from Percy Paws and a you will receive a wooden token for a free pint of ice cream at Trails End Ice Cream. A wooden token may also be used for a discounted beer at the restaurant during the event.


  • Pet Rendezvous is a great option for you to take your dog if you’re looking for a way to expend his/her’s extra energy, increase its socialization with other animals or enjoy a day off from pet duty yourself! Pet Rednezvous is a valley institution that has been offering professional pet care for well over 20 years.  You can choose from a range of pet experiences where pets will have access to two large outdoor play yards loving handlers and more! Pet Rednezvous also offers an array of services from grooming to a retail shop in addition to its doggie daycare options.
  • Aunt Cindy’s Albany Pet Care is another fantastic option for pet care. “The Next Best Place to Being Home”, Aunt Cindy’s offers dog training, walks, 5 large fenced indoor/outdoor play yards and more!


  • Admiral Peary House B&B is located in Fryeburg, Maine; minutes from Weston’s Beach and the Mountain Division Trail! It prides itself on being a pet friendly inn through and through with two dogs and a cat that will greet you – along with the inn-keeper – upon your arrival!
  • The White Mountain HotelOxen Yoke InnCranmore Inn are also just a small sampling of lodging properties that welcome pets. The valley has many, many other hotels, inns, B&B’s, and motels that would be so excited to welcome your furry family member! For a list of other pet-friendly accommodations, click here.

The foodie scene is thriving in the Mt. Washington Valley, and there is no shortage of places to find where you can get an awesome meal. From casual pub food to fine dining to food trucks, the chefs of Mt. Washington Valley are crushing their craft and serving up delicious food! The best part? Many of them welcome your dog to join them for dinner!

  • Beef and Ski has been around for awhile and the folks there have perfected their craft! They’re serving up fresh house-roasted beef sandwiches, BBQ baby back pork ribs, home made onion rings, and more, which you can enjoy for its comfortable outdoor patio with your pet!
  •  Chef’s Bistro offers intimate patio seating on the front walkway of its restaurant where you can enjoy one of our personal favorites – the Turkey Avocado Club and a martini – while you people-watch with your pet in North Conway Village.
  • Cathedral Ledge Distillery is located in North Conway. It distills organic vodka, gin and aquavit on-site and pours it out with a huge smile and a boat-load of passion. Serving up tastings in a beautiful post-and-beam barn with views of Cathedral Ledge in the background, this distillery is truly one-of-a-kind in the Mt. Washington Valley. Dogs are welcome inside and may even be greeted by the distillery’s own dog, Belle! Tastings are available through online bookings or walk-ins if space allows! Tastings of its spirits, bottle sales, and merchandise are also available for purchase.
  •  302 West, Cheese Louise food truck, and Black Cap are just a few other pet friendly restaurants in the Mt. Washington Valley that also offer outdoor seating options that welcome pets! For a complete list of valley restaurants, click here.

New Day! New Venue! Same Great Fun Run!

Registration is now open for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Kids’ Fun Run presented by Memorial Hospital and Story Land which will be held this June!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Michele Wright
Phone: 603-356-9980
Email: Michele@believeinbooks.org

INTERVALE, NH – After taking a year off, the classic fundraiser for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, The Kid’s Fun Run presented by Memorial Hospital and Story Land, is back on for 2021 with a few new adjustments!

The event will take place on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 and instead of racers running through Story Land, they will be racing right down the road in Intervale in the 100-Acre Wood.  The change in venue will ensure safety for all racers and families while encouraging social distancing.  There will be three separate race courses for the three different age divisions, each with their own start and finish areas to diminish gathering sizes.

The Kids’ Fun Run is for children 13 and younger and registration prior to June 1st is required as there will be no day-of registration available.  Racers and families can arrive anytime between 9:00 am and 10:30 am and will be directed to their designated start areas.  Small groups will be sent out at a time to ensure social distancing is available for all participants and once racers cross the finish line, they will receive their race medal, a t-shirt, and a free pass into Story Land for that same day.  Families with racers in multiple age divisions will have plenty of time to make it to each race course.  Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, Memorial Hospital, and Story Land are all excited to be able to offer this event to the community for 2021.  Scholarships are available for residents of SAU 9, 13, 20, 3 and MSAD 72 school districts. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital’s Childhood Health & Wellness Fund, parents of children from local areas can use code: MHSCHOLAR to register.

Additional information and registration is open now through June 1st at www.believeinbooks.org and parents are advised to also reserve any additional Story Land tickets in advance for June 13th as only race participants will receive a free pass for admission.  All net proceeds from the Kids’ Fun Run support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Summer Bookmobile Program! The mission of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

Enjoy the Sweetest Month at the 100-Acre Sugar Shack!

Contact Michele Wright

The 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack is now open for sugaring season!  Stop by the Intervale sugar shack to celebrate Maple Month!

INTERVALE, NH – The 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack is excited to be open and welcome visitors on weekends during the month of March to celebrate Maple Month.  Next week, the sap should be running and sugar makers in the 100-Acre Wood are hopeful for a great season.

Visitors to the 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack will get to enjoy a sample of warm 100-Acre Wood Pure NH-Made Maple Syrup, a variety of maple products available for purchase and a sneak peek of the behind the scenes operation.  Families interested in learning the process of making maple syrup can enjoy a self-guided tour through a Maple Storybook Trail right next to the sugar shack.  

Due to safety protocols, the sugar shack will welcome one group at time all visitors must wear a facemask.  The 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm every weekend throughout sugaring season. No reservations are accepted.  Groups will be admitted in on a first come, first serve basis.  If visitors are unable to make it on the weekend, 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup may be purchased at the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s office, Mondays through Thursdays.  Visitors to the office must call ahead at 603-356-9980.

All net proceeds from the 100-Acre Wood Sugar Shack directly support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s literacy programs.  The mission of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

Cranmore Announces Winter Operating Procedures for the 20-21 Ski Season

Media Contact: Becca Deschenes,
Marketing Director, Cranmore Mountain Resort
603-356-1106, media@cranmore.com

North Conway, NH – Cranmore Mountain has been closely following guidelines set by the State of New Hampshire in preparation for the start of its 83rd season.  Guests can expect to see changes in procedures and policies for the resort’s winter operation, with an emphasis on face coverings, physical distancing, and reservation system for food and beverage outlets.

One of the biggest changes the resort has made this season is moving all ticket and product purchases online to cranmore.com.  To minimize crowding at the resort, a limited number of lift tickets will be available each day.  Guests are encouraged to plan ahead for best availability when it comes to when they want to ski, as weekends and holiday/vacation periods will be in high demand.  Lift ticket prices will fluctuate based on day of arrival and will be valid from lift opening until 4pm.  Twilight Tickets will be available from 4pm – 8pm on Saturdays and daily during holiday/vacation periods, with night skiing on up to 5 trails off the South Quad chairlift.

Though there will be restrictions on the amount of day tickets available, season pass holders will be able to use their pass, direct to lift, whenever their pass is valid.  To ensure that the resort will not have to implement restrictions on season pass use, season pass sales were shut off on November 1, apart from the NH College Pass and new Midweek Pass.

The Happy Trails Season Pass Assurance Program will give current passholders the option to transfer their pass to the 2021/22 season for any reason, if done prior to December 1, 2020. 

“Fortunately, skiing is a very conducive sport during COVID because it’s outdoors.  The environment of skiing is something we feel we can safely deliver to our guests, especially with the new procedures and policies we have put into place for the season,” said Cranmore President and GM, Ben Wilcox. 

“Safety is truly our top priority at the resort.  We want to ensure our guests that they are coming to a safe environment when they’re visiting the resort, and we want our staff to feel the same way when coming to work,” he continued.

While lodges will be open this winter, capacity for all buildings will be limited.  Guests should arrive to the resort ready to hit the snow by booting up in their car and leaving all personal items behind.  Bag check and storing personal items in the lodges will not be allowed this season.  Indoor traffic patterns have also been modified to manage guests flow in more congested areas.  

90-minute private learn to ski and snowboard lessons will be available for kids ages 6 to 12 and adults ages 13+, with the option to add up to 3 people of a similar ability, for a small group lesson.   60-minute one-on-one “I Wanna Ski or Snowboard” lessons will be available for children ages 4 and 5.  Physical distancing will be practiced throughout all lessons, with no physical assistance from the instructors to the student.  All guests taking a lesson will be required to undergo an online health screening and temperature check prior to arrival.  Same day reservations for lessons will not be available. 

Equipment rentals will be available, but must be reserved online, at least 48 hours prior to arrival.  Equipment will be fully sanitized and pre-teched for the guests to pick up, during their designated pick-up time. 

The Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park will be open Friday – Sunday, and daily during holiday and vacation periods, operating with limited capacity.  Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park rides will be sold separately in 2-hour time blocks.  The Mountain Adventure Park includes rides on the Mountain Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and Giant Swing. 

While guests do not have to wear a face covering while skiing or snowboarding or while seated in a designated dining area, they will be required in many areas at the resort, including:  at all times in all indoor facilities, in lift and attraction lines, while riding and unloading chairlifts, on all Mountain Adventure Park attractions and outdoors at the resort when physical distancing of six feet or greater cannot be attained. 

All dining options have been modified for the season as well to adhere to state guidelines. Reservations will be required for all indoor resort restaurants, and access will be based on availability.  Guests are encouraged to pack food, incase facility capacity has been reached.    Seated, full-service dining will be available in Zip’s Pub and Grill, and grab and go options will be available in Legends Grill in the Main Base Lodge, the Summit Meister Hut, and Sliders at the Artist Falls Lodge.

A new takeout window on Zip’s Deck, and Chili Mac Express in Schneider Square will be available for guests looking to grab something to go.  A new addition to winter dining options, Food Truck Alley, located off the back side of the Main Base Lodge will feature local food trucks, Cheese Louise, and Tin Can Co.  Food Truck Alley will be open on weekends and during holiday and vacation periods. 

For more information on resort hours of operations, projected opening day, conditions, and policies, visit cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.


Cranmore Mountain, located in North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire just 2.5 hours from the Boston area, is a 4-season family resort known for its ski school, sunny, south-facing slopes, and a festive atmosphere geared for skiers and non-skiers alike. In addition to terrain for all levels, the resort features activities such as NH’s #1 Snow Tubing Park, a year-round Mountain Adventure Park, and new down-hill mountain bike park.

Cranmore is engaged in a $50 million base area redevelopment plan that includes many improvements, including Kearsarge Brook Condominiums, offering 2 and 3-bedroom units as well as many amenities that are transforming Cranmore into a leading, full-service resort. For more information on Cranmore Mountain, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums, and more, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Holiday Fairs in the Valley

Are you looking for ways to keep the holiday spirit alive this year?

While social distancing mandates have changed the landscape of celebrating this season, valley businesses are forging ahead to bring a creative spin to holiday fairs, holiday dinners and holiday lodging specials in New Hampshire!

Below are just a sampling of what is being offered to celebrate the holidays in the Mt. Washington Valley. Be sure to check back often for updates!

“Holidays at The Cog” features holiday decorations at Waumbek Station, homemake chocolate chip cookies made by Santa’s elves and more!

Do-it-Yourself  Program Wreath Making Kits from Tin Mountain Conservation Center! While Tin Mountain is unable to offer its usual winter greens wreath making program this year, it is excited to offer wreath making kits!  The kits will include a wreath ring, wire, balsam greens, bow, accessories and – of course – instructions in the form of an instructional video! Kits are available starting Tuesday, December 1.

Supplies are limited so reserve yours today online at www.tinmountain.org or by calling 603-447-6991. Cost: $30 for Tin Mountain members, $35 for non-members

Enjoy a good ‘ol fashioned Christmas at Snowvillage Inn with a two-night stay featuring everything you need to get in the Yuletide spirit! Going on from December 4th – 6th and 11th – 13th 2020, each stay features a cozy guest room, fireside cocktails, breakfast with homemade muffins, local coffee and more. Holiday wreath making and the opportunity to cut your own Christmas Tree round out the festive weekend. Enjoy great dining at Max’s Pub in the inn, shop locally and tax-free for loved ones this season and find a moment to get the perfect holiday card photo.

Tuckerman Brewing Company is hosting a Local Artisan Fair & Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 28th, from 1-4pm.
Talented creators in the Mount Washington Valley will transform Tuckerman’s outdoor beer garden into a cheerful, safe, and socially distant venue for local artisans and the perfect place for you to do a little holiday shopping. Have a beer and pick unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season while supporting these local businesses. A festive tree lighting at dusk will top off the whole afternoon.
Brewery Open: 12-6pm
Artisan Fair Open: 1-4pm
Tree Lighting: 4pm
Live Music with the Riley Parkhurst Duo: 2-5pm

Shannon Door Pub is hosting a smaller version of its regular artisan fair. More details to come!

Christmas Dinner Dine-In or Take-Out options are available as well!

Mountain View Grand – 877-685-9121
Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub – 
Open Christmas Eve til 8 pm, 603-383-4344
Max’s Restaurant at Snowvillage Inn – 
Open Christmas Eve 4:30-8:30
Cigar Shenanigans – Open Christmas day for beverages & cigars
Eagle Mountain House – Open Christmas Eve 5:00-8:00 pm and Christmas Day 4:00-8:00 pm. Reservations required 800-966-5779

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Mt. Washington Valley

Veno’s Specialty Foods & Meats: Is offering heritage-breed turkeys from Misty Knoll Farm. raised in New Haven, Vermont. Free to roam in a stress free environment with a healthy diet allows these birds to be naturally tender and full of flavor.

Veno’s also has a Thanksgiving menu for pre-order featuring sides, desserts, appetizers and charcuterie. Call the store at 603-662-0615 or stop by to preorder.

Snowvillage Inn
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner, including take-out from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Reservations required.

White Mountain Hotel: Join them to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year with a two-night stay package. Kick off the holiday season with your family and friends in a traditional New England setting.

All packages include its very popular Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring traditional roasted turkey, several entree specials and homemade dessert specialties.

White Mountain Cider Company
Offering a Thanksgiving menu to-go. Have your orders placed by November 22nd at 5:00pm.

Thompson House Eatery: Offering a Thanksgiving To-Go menu, and even offering to so sterilize and reuse all pint and quart containers & lids!All you have to do is, please wash your used containers and lids and return them to T.H.E, Wednesdays-Saturdays during its Farm Stand/Dinner hours. Have a delicious and eco-friendly Thanksgiving!

Mountain View Grand
Is offering a plated four-course meal with five delicious entrée options. as well as a special children’s menu for guests aged 12 and under. Reservations are required and run from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Crystal Ballroom. Mountain View Grand is also offering a Thanksgiving dinner special in the Harvest Tavern for those looking for a less formal affaire.

Wildcat Inn and Tavern
Offering table-side dining with reservations on Thanksgiving Day from 12:30pm through 3:30pm. You can also order from a to-go Thanksgiving menu featuring a full dinner or an a-la carte menu.

Wentworth Inn
Is offering two Thanksgiving packages for guests staying at the Inn.
1) Thanksgiving to-go package includes overnight accommodations on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evening, November 24th and 25th, dinner in the evening and breakfast before you depart and your Thanksgiving dinner packed up and ready for your own kitchen. This will allow those of you less comfortable with our current environment to enjoy The Wentworth at a slower time before the holiday. 

2) The Ultimate Thanksgiving Package: Your two, three or four night package will include your accommodations, a four course dinner each evening with a festive Thanksgiving Dinner served between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Chef Brian Gazda and his team have created a local, fresh and festive menu for Thanksgiving with all of the turkeys raised at a local farm in Jackson. A specially printed menu featuring a painting from local landscape artist Erik Koeppel will be yours to keep. A full country breakfast is included each morning of your stay. 

For those that can’t join the Wentworth and local clientele, a Thanksgiving Dinner to-go menu is available. Your made to order meal will be ready to pop in the oven for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. In addition we will be providing you with a link to reheating instructions just to make sure that this will be a fun and stress free evening for you and you can enjoy your Wentworth quality food in the comfort of your own home. 

Omni Mount Washington Resort
Kick off the holiday season with a delectable Thanksgiving Dinner in the all-new Main Dining Room, prepared by our award-winning chefs and served a la carte. Thanksgiving Day 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Reservations required, call 603.278.8864. 

Please visit our website for updated information on dining for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays!


Contact: Krissy Fraser, Brand Manager
(603) 356-2137, ext. 231

Hear from the scientists living and working on the summit of Mount Washington 

North Conway, NH – September 29, 2020 –  The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) will offer free distance learning programs each week to support educators in their vital need for virtual classroom programs.  Students and weather enthusiasts can connect live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at MWO present via Zoom in sessions called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.”

“The pandemic has upended so much of the way teachers have been able to keep engaged with their students, so we are pleased that we can be a part of the solution in providing flexible, accessible and relevant science content,” said Director of Science and Education Brian Fitzgerald. “We are bringing our scientist directly into homes and classrooms and giving students first-hand knowledge and experiences about our work in weather and climate.”

Programs will be offered every Monday at 11:15 AM Eastern from October 2020 – May 2021. The programs are targeted for grades 6-8 and expand on MWO’s well-established distance learning program that connects students across the country to the excitement and science taking place on the summit of Mount Washington.

Program content will cover topics including weather, climate and climate change through the context of Mount Washington and the Mount Washington Observatory. Programs will be approximately 30 minutes in length including time for a Q&A session. There will also be an opportunity for viewers and educators to suggest topics for discussion.

Live programs will be uploaded to MWO’s website at mountwashington.org/classroom for use outside the regularly scheduled time. Additionally, the site will provide resources and activities related to the science of weather. 

For more information about this program visit mountwashington.org or to be kept up-to-date on the latest program topics.

About Mount Washington Observatory:

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.

Fall in the White Mountains is Made for Golf

Follow our golfing adventures, as we make our way to the valley’s ten premier golf courses! Catch up, here, and be sure to sign up for our monthly Vacation Inspiration newsletter for a jolt of creativity when it comes to planning your Mt. Washington Valley vacation.

By Kathy Bennett

The calendar still said summer but blustery skies one recent Sunday previewed the fall golf season in Mount Washington Valley. Hale’s Location Golf Course is located at the base of Cathedral Ledge, which loomed large as dramatic towering clouds battled for golfers’ attention. Just over the border in Maine, Bridgton Highlands also offered striking views (see what I did there) of Shawnee Peak (nee Pleasant Mountain) from its first tee on the last official day of summer. Both courses offered a preview of fall, the ultimate season to golf .. free of black flies, mosquitos and the best greens conditions of the season.

Golf at Hales Location Golf Course. Photo by Kathy Bennett.

Hale’s Location Golf Course is located in, well, Hale’s Location, which shares a zip code with North Conway but is in fact its own township in Carroll County. It is adjacent to both the stately White Mountain Hotel and its eponymous housing development, home to luxury homes whose association rights include access to the course (a selling point for sure). 

Check into the Pro Shop in the hotel lobby to grab your cart keys and pick up any necessaries for your round, including golf balls, clothing, tees and gloves. Swing back through at the end of your round for lunch or dinner in their Ledges Restaurant (now taking reservations through OpenTable.com). While the course is scheduled to remain open through October 25, they are reporting the course is selling out daily so securing a tee time may be difficult even at this point of the season. Call ahead or risk missing out. https://www.whitemountainhotel.com/

Bridgton Highlands saw back to back foursomes late into the afternoon on the last day of summer, but the pro shop cheerfully accommodated our last minute request and got us swinging by 2pm. Their clubhouse features a large outdoor screened porch with widely spaced tables – a welcome sight during these pandemic days. Its featured lunch special of the day? Lobster Roll – a welcome Maine delicacy from this Maine golf course.

Golf at the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. Photo by Kathy Bennett

We played the front nine, which features a delightfully varied course layout. Rolling greens, grass bunkers, dog legs and many elevated tee boxes made the round fun and not punishing for this pair of duffers out for the day. However the foursome ahead of us – four youngish guys spending the weekend golfing in Maine – were chatty and friendly and obviously out for as much golf as possible on this spectacular sunny day. Their previous day at the Sugarloaf Golf Course – known for its length and mountainous layout – was a stark contrast to Bridgton’s.

Their site offers online tee time reservation. It’s always a good idea to check ahead.

Fall foliage was just beginning to show its face on several of the swamp maples adjacent to the course. Book a tee time now at either course and enjoy the best time of year on the greens.

Follow along with our valley golfing gal, Kathy Bennett, as she makes her way from course to course:

Eagle Mountain House Golf Club
The Wentworth Golf Club
North Conway Country Club