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Moose Tours, Peeping Paddlers and Oktoberfest Add to Leaf Peeping



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Mt. Washington Valley Lodging Properties Get Visitors Out and About for the Perfect Fall Getaway

North Conway, NH -  Mt. Washington Valley's got the fall foliage covered with the most spectacular leaf peeping in New England. Yet for those who seek autumn adventure, Mt. Washington Valley's lodging properties have added everything from moose peeping to "peepin' paddlers"  giving visitors the chance to experience fall colors and outdoor adventure at the same time. This year, take in the sights and sounds of autumn with packages designed to experience outdoor adventure in the heart of in Mt. Washington Valley, New England's premier fall foliage destination.

Here is a sampling of active fall foliage getaways offered in Mt. Washington Valley, NH.  Unless otherwise noted, all rates do not include tax.

Ride the Rails, The Admiral Peary House, Fryeburg, ME: September 1 - October 13, 2007
What better way to view foliage than from aboard a train through the Crawford Notch or to the top of Mt. Washington? The Mt. Washington Valley region offers some of the best train rides in New England. For an unparalleled outdoor experience, hop aboard a "Ride the Rails" package and travel into the past. Enjoy two nights accommodation for two with full breakfast, then choose one of the following three rail excursions:

1) Conway Scenic Railroad - A full day excursion into the mountains in the dome car of the historic "Notch Train." 

2) Conway Scenic Railroad - A sunset dinner in the restored Victorian dining car "Chocorua."

3) Cog Railway  - A trip on this historic train that ascends Mt. Washington's 6,288-foot peak (with views that include the Atlantic Ocean and Canada).

Reservations are required and recommended well in advance. Rates: weekdays from $349-$459 per couple; weekends from $437-$501. Add $10 to package for Notch Train September 15 - October 7, 2007. Subject to availability. For reservations, 877-423-6779. 

Moose Mania, The Bartlett Inn, Bartlett, NH:  September 1 - December 24, 2007
This is the ideal package for those who've tried in vain to spot the elusive moose. This year, add a "moose peep" to your leaf peeping, and you'll really have something to talk about. Spend an evening on a tour of the North Country with the most successful Moose Tour in NH. The package includes two nights accommodations, daily breakfast for two and two tickets for the Moose Tour, starting at $238 per couple. For reservations, 800-292-2353.

Easy Adventure with Horse Rides, Farm by the River B&B with Stables, North Conway, NH: September 1 - December 24, 2007
This fall, sleigh, neigh and have a little horse play while taking in beautiful foliage vistas. This three-night stay package for two includes a queen room with private bath, full fireside breakfasts each morning, two complimentary horseback rides or substitute a private Victorian carriage or sleigh ride for two. (Horseback riding is offered year-round and Victorian carriage rides are offered until snowfall.) Once the snow falls, complimentary snowshoes and discounts on area skiing are also available. This package starts at $455, including room tax. For reservations, 888-414-8353.

Moose on the Loose, Glen Oaks Inn, Intervale, NH: September 21 - October 9, 2007

Here's another option for some great moose and foliage watching. Enjoy a three-hour journey in an air-conditioned 21-passenger bus along the scenic Androscoggin River and into the Great North Woods. The package includes two nights lodging for two; a hearty country breakfast for two each morning; two tickets for the Scenic Moose and Wildlife Tour; afternoon tea/coffee and goodies; a disposable camera to capture the views and wildlife on film; and a gift to remember your visit. Package prices range from $330 to $420 per couple. No Sunday tours. For reservations, 877-854-6535.

Attitash Oktoberfest Package, Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett, NH, October 5-7, 2007

Head to Attitash for Columbus Day weekend and be part of the 10th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. The traditional Bavarian fete features live music, the long-standing keg toss and stein holding contests, Kiderplatz for children with activities and games, pumpkin painting, a bouncy house and more. This package includes mountainside accommodations, Oktoberfest admission and full breakfast starting at $83.50 per person, per night (double occupancy) plus tax and 6% service fee. Availability is limited. Attitash Oktoberfest runs Sat., noon to 6pm; Sun., noon to 5pm. For reservations, 800-223-SNOW.

Waterfall Adventure, Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH: September 6-20, 2007
What could go better with fall than falling water? Escape to the Inn at Ellis River, where each guestroom is named for a local waterfall, and surround yourself with the rushing waters and scenic views of the White Mountain National Forest. The explorer's package includes a choice of one of three books (Waterfalls of the White Mountains, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains, or Images of America: The White Mountains), a gourmet picnic lunch packed in an insulated cooler with the inn's logo (also yours to keep), and the inn's signature homemade trail mix. The atrium-enclosed hot tub, sauna, and outdoor heated pool (late May - September) are a perfect way to cool off and relax upon your return. Two-night packages include lodging for two, full gourmet country breakfasts daily for two, complimentary book and cooler, picnic lunch for two, and afternoon refreshments. Prices are $289-$559 per couple (depending upon room selection) from June 29-September 20. For reservations: 800-233-8309.

Purity Spring Resort, Madison, NH: Fall Foliage "Peepin' Paddlers" Tour, Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-7, 2007

This fall, paddle your way to a leaf peeping adventure at Purity Springs Resort. The two-night adventure kicks off with dinner Friday evening, prepared by the resort's award-winning chef. After a hearty country breakfast Saturday morning and a 30-minute instructional paddling lesson (if needed), board the Purity Spring bus to the Saco River in North Conway where kayaks await for a full day on the river including lunch. This extensive package includes:
- Two nights lodging (October 5-6)
- Six meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and Lobster & Steak Cookout.)
- Transportation to and from the Saco River
- Single or double kayak, canoe and equipment
- Saturday night movie
- Use of all resort amenities including indoor pool and hot tub
- Use of kayaks and canoes at Purity Spring
Packages start at $107 for adults and $54 for kids (age 4-12) per person, per night plus tax and gratuity. Add Sunday night for 50% off. For reservations, 800-373-3754.

For more information on packages offered by Mt. Washington Valley lodging properties and for all your vacation planning needs, visit, then click on "Harvest to Holiday." You will find a wide variety of fall lodging packages offered through December 24. To request a free Tips and Tours Guidebook, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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Here is a sampling of active fall foliage getaways offered in Mt. Washington Valley, NH.  Unless otherwise noted, all rates do not include tax.