Category: Travel

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

June 12 2015

Drones – The Changing Photographic Landscape

Drones have been getting a lot of press recently but they aren’t all about clandestine surveillance and black op’s. Drones developed for civilians can be fun and enjoyable when paired with your favorite camera. Visitors to the White Mountains of New Hampshire have taken to these unmanned aircrafts to photograph everything from the majestic Mt. Washington to weddings at the Manor. Drones can be dangerous however so … Read More

June 09 2015

The hottest summer trends for 2015

You probably know North Conway, New Hampshire, for its spectacular hiking, beautiful views and fun, outdoor adventures. But did you know that the area’s also famous for its tax-free NH shopping? With summer rolling in, you’re likely keeping an eye out for the latest warm-weather fashions for 2015. At shopping hot spots in North Conway like Settler’s Green Outlet Village and Spruce Hurricane, you’ll find all the latest styles to keep … Read More

June 06 2015

Enjoy summer — But protect your skin with these tips

As you enjoy the long days of summer vacations — hiking, floating down the Saco River near Stonehurst Manor and just basking in the great outdoors — give some thought to your skin. Spending prolonged time exposed to the sun without protection can damage your skin and can even lead to skin cancer. The biggest risk from long-term sun exposure is melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin … Read More

June 03 2015

Kites – A Different Kind of Vacation Fun

Don’t want to chase a frisbee all afternoon or put up with kids complaining about being bored? Stonehurst Manor offers the perfect setting for a change of pace activity that will please the young and not so young alike. The Manor’s lush green lawn offers ample room to enjoy kite flying with the White Mountains providing a spectacular backdrop. The Chinese are known for making amazing kites as can be … 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 21 2015

How to choose the right hiking boot

Hiking is a wonderful activity that offers women and men of all skill levels the exercise they desperately lack throughout the week as well as a chance to see the world and spend some time enjoying nature. Few places in the world are as lovely for hiking as east-central New Hampshire. However, hiking can be troublesome if you have the wrong footwear and can lead … Read More

May 18 2015

Family Vacations That Matter

Parents have work and the kids have school and countless activities once classes are out. On the weekend, hobbies, home remodeling projects, and necessities like outdoor cleanup and grocery shopping can keep family members separated even on days “off.” Dinnertime is no longer sacred; many families eat different meals at different times, and sitting everyone together for a an hour at night is a rarity … Read More

May 15 2015

Best NH Vacation Condo Rental

If you’re starting to plan your vacation for this season, you know that choosing the right place to stay can make or break a vacation. Renting a condo offers a myriad of advantages over staying in a traditional hotel room. If you haven’t considered a condo for your family vacation, it’s worth a second look. Advantages of a condo over a single hotel room More … Read More

May 08 2015

Best Tunes for a Summer Road Trip

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love to drive in a car with the windows rolled down and his or her favorite tunes cranking from the speakers. New Hampshire, especially in the White Mountains, is a vacationer’s dream, with winding roads like the Kankamagus Highway, crisp dry air and plenty of lakes and rivers to enjoy. If you’re headed to the Granite State this vacation … Read More