Close up view of Pretty blonde woman putting sun tan lotion on h 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

Happy young boy playing with kite on the beach at sunset 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

Portrait Of Bride With Bouquet In Park June 01 2015

Beautiful NH Fall Weddings

June may get all of the bridal press, but autumn is a great time to get married, especially in the White Mountains of east-central New Hampshire. The air is crisp, the humidity low; the leaves are a lovely array of orange, red and yellow; and the crowds of the summer tourist season have returned home. New Hampshire in autumn is quiet, romantic and offers as … Read More

Fly Fishing 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

Hiking shoes on hiker outdoors walking crossing river creek. Wom 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

Young happy family with kids fishing in pond in summer 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

condo 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

Gift for Mother's Day,Concept. May 11 2015

History of Mother’s Day

Every May, Mother’s Day arrives, and so millions of Americans rush out to the florist to order fresh flowers and then stop at the pharmacy for a card and maybe even some chocolates for their mothers. Although the holiday has come and gone for 2015, that doesn’t mean that you should ever stop appreciating your mom. Here’s some Mother’s Day history to get you in … Read More

Mature Couple Driving Along Country Road In Open Top Car 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

Two smiling young women kayaking down a river 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