Category: Attractions

September 01 2015

Explore the Kancamagus Highway

Another post in our series of White Mountain Day Trips – Driving Time from Stonehurst Manor: 52 min Total Trip Time: 1-2 hrs What is the Kancamagus Highway? The Kancamagus Highway, is a 34.5 mile scenic drive along NH’s Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country. The Kancamagus Highway is … Read More

August 10 2015

White Mountain Day Trip: Tubing Down the Saco River

Driving Time from Stonehurst Manor: as close as 10 minutes Total Trip Time: 2 – 7 hrs depending upon itinerary A relaxing way to beat the heat! There are few things more relaxing than floating down the Saco river on a calm summer day in New Hampshire. For most, tubing the river is the preferred method, but some use canoes, kayaks or virtually anything else … Read More

August 06 2015

Hike Cathedral Ledge

Driving Time from Stonehurst Manor: 10 minutes One of the most visible attractions in North Conway is Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges. These sheer granite faces were formed during the retreat of the last ice-age. The beauty and ruggedness of the terrain has been a favorite of hikers and climbers for generations. While you don’t need to be an experienced climber to enjoy the mountain, there … Read More

May 27 2015

The Art of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing is an art form that stands alone as far as anglers are concerned. Everything from the cast to the type of fly used is meticulously thought out. Some folks believe fly fishing is the purest form and even make their own flies. We think the fly fishing in central New Hampshire is some of the best in the world…and we’re not alone. Whether you’re … Read More

May 07 2015

How are Kayaks Made?

Piloting a kayak is an awesome way to tool around your favorite body of water. There’s no noise like you have with a jet ski or a motor boat. There’s no steep learning curve to be able to use them. Plus, kayaks are fast, sleek and relatively inexpensive. In our part of central New Hampshire, the Saco River is a favorite kayaking spot. If you’re … Read More

May 03 2015

The Rebirth of the Historic Balsams Resort

Imagine stepping out into your backyard — all 11,000 acres of it — and seeing stunning wooded views, vast alpine ski trails, golf courses and endlessly rolling hills. While you’re at it, add fine dining, luxury accommodations and an active lifestyle, all within a gorgeous historic setting. Sound like a dream? It’s not a dream, but it is a vision that’s quickly moving toward refurbished … Read More

April 27 2015

New Hampshire Wine

When you think of vineyards, wine production and wineries in the United States, you aren’t alone if your thoughts immediately veer to the West Coast. However, the East Coast has gained fertile ground in spots along the eastern seaboard that include Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Washington, DC. Though still relatively new to the winemaking scene, New Hampshire has gained notoriety in the … Read More

April 12 2015

Sap on Tap: How Fine New Hampshire Syrup Is Made

You may think that you have to wait until fall to experience some good old-fashioned pure New Hampshire maple syrup. Just the smell of warm maple syrup evokes thoughts of warm pancakes enjoyed on a cool autumn morning. Did you know that spring is actually the best time to visit if you want to see syrup making in action? Sap’s On Tap This Spring Sap … Read More

April 01 2015

5 Beautiful US Drives

Road trips are an integral part of the American culture. There’s nothing more exciting than setting out with a group of friends or a loved one and hitting the road. Here’s five of the most beautiful road trips you can take, right here in the United States: Overseas Highway, Florida Keys The Overseas Highway is unlike any other road in America. It spans the many … Read More

February 21 2015

Hike the Northern Appalachian Trail

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire is a challenging, yet rewarding experience. It’s one of the state’s main attractions for summertime visitors, a unforgettable experience for all. Rugged paths, beautiful overlooks, and demanding climbs highlight the Trail, which stretches 2,100 miles from Maine to North Georgia.  The New Hampshire portion measures 161 miles and is considered the most challenging. Several hiking clubs maintain the trails … Read More