During the winter, you might want a wintry adventure. Some people will look for the sunshine and warmth, but others prefer a winter wonderland. There’s always something magical about snow and ice, especially if you don’t get a lot of it where you live. If you’re looking for somewhere that will give you the perfect winter adventure, New Hampshire offers a world of delights. It’s the perfect place if you want to spend some time outdoors, but also offers plenty of fun places to seek shelter inside if you get too cold. Here are some of the things you can enjoy across the state.
New Hampshire gets plenty of snow, especially in the mountains. Anyone who enjoys snow sports or wants to try them out for the first time, you can discover a range of places and activities. Thrillseekers can go alpine skiing or snowboarding, or those looking for something a little more sedate could try cross-country skiing instead. There’s also snowshoeing and even dog-sledding if you want to try out something a little different. When you stay at Comfort Inn & Suites North Conway or a romantic Bed and Breakfast, you’re close to the White Mountains. You can get great savings for nearby mountain resorts and explore lots of activities.
Fun Ways to See Mountain Views
Maybe you’re looking for a more unusual way to see some mountain views. If you want to do something different, there are some fun ways to immerse yourself in the mountains. Try out the Giant Swing at Cranmore Mountain. Up to four people can use the swing at once, getting swung high into the air. Or you could take a SnowCoach tour in a vehicle kitted out for handling the snow with four tracks instead of wheels. Ride through the snow and climb two-thirds toward the summit of Mount Washington before you get brought back down.
If you’re not in the mood for some snow, maybe some ice is more your style. Try stepping into an icy world in North Woodstock, where you can walk through the Ice Castles, with huge ice structures and even slides made of ice. The dates of the attraction depend on the weather, but it’s usually there from around January to March. For a slightly more typical ice activity, ice skating is available in a wide range of places. Try Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth for a cute place to go.
Cozy Places to Stay Warm
Of course, you don’t want to spend all of your time in the cold. Luckily, there are lots of places in New Hampshire that are packed with cozy places to hideaway. Try the warm and welcoming Firefly American Bistro in Manchester or find a book to read at Portsmouth Book & Bar. You can discover plenty of places to snuggle up for warmth, whether you’re looking for a good breakfast, hot chocolate or something a bit stronger.