Category Archives: Activities in the White Mountains

Special Event–Civil War Presentation

Remick always has fun things to do and we’re forever sending our guests over there to take advantage of their full schedule.  If you’re staying with us for a simple weekend get-a-way or you’ve just stumbled across our Glen NH B and B, we want make sure you have a great stay in the area and at the Inn!

Special Event–Civil War Presentation with Denis Hambucken, Chris Benedetto & Matt Payson

Saturday, June 30 (4:00PM-6:00PM)

TAMWORTH, NH–Denis Hambucken has co-written two books on the Civil War from both the Union and Confederate side (with Chris Benedetto and Matt Payson, respectively). Rather than dealing with politics or tactics, these books focus on the daily life of the men who risked their life in defense of their homes and ideals. All three authors will be at the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm on Saturday, June 30, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to present an immersive, highly interactive, and family-friendly program including information on New Hampshire’s contribution to the war effort. You will see a soldier from each camp in full uniform, but be careful–there may be actual musket fire (no bullets, of course), along with a number of artifacts on display. A few lucky youngsters will get a chance to try out some of the clothing and equipment. Weather permitting, this will be an indoor/outdoor event, with a Civil War campsite set up. This being the Remick Museum & Farm, we will, of course, have Civil War-era food to sample. Co-sponsored with the Cook Memorial Library, books will be available for sale and signing.

From the back cover of the Union Soldier book:
“As the year 1862 began, the war that most Americans thought would only last a few months showed no signs of ending. Hundreds of thousands of men across the divided nation enlisted in state volunteer regiments that poured into the sprawling military camps around Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and other strategic locations. Within a year, thousands of these courageous men had lost their lives on bloody battlefields or died in disease-ridden encampments. This book provides a glimpse of the lives, weapons, and
equipment of these soldiers through a collection of artifacts and exacting reproductions.”

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call us at 603-323-7591 (or toll free at 800-866-6117)
or email Linda Jones (ljones@remickmuseum.org).

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Highlights from 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day

Here’s just another one of the many reasons taking a romantic get-away to our Jackson, NH bed and breakfast can be relaxing, entertaining and just plain fun.

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AN UNUSUAL SELECTION OF MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD FIRST
ACSENTS
ARE ALL ACCOMPLISHED DURING 2ND ANNUAL ALTON WEAGLE DAY

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-The 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day on the Mt. Washington Auto Road turned out to be a great success and was proof positive that more than 150 years after it opened, the lure of being the first to do something on the Northeast’s highest peak is as compelling today as it ever was.

This year’s event found an eclectic group of first ascenders lining up at 6 am to begin their record setting attempts. Each was inspired to march to the beat of a quite different drummer, but together they created a morning on Mt. Washington like no other.

Jesse Lyman-The Fireman-In what was certainly the most physically demanding attire of the day, this 45 year old, 18 year veteran of North Conway Fire Department donned full bunker gear (pants, boots, jacket, gloves, hoodie, helmet and breathing apparatus) and made a successful ascent on what was an 80 degree day.

Andy Macleod-Star Wars Scout Trooper-This 27 year old Boston resident wore the easily recognizable white “armor” of the Scout Trooper from the Star Wars movie series. Carrying his “blaster” and in a full face helmet, Macleod made a stellar effort.

Leanne Lovell, Craig Newton-Recumbent Trikes-Climb Mt. Washington while laying down, now there’s an idea! These 37 year olds from Orange, Massachusetts rode their “lawn chair on wheels” (as they called their trikes), on a 1200 miles tour last summer, have done all the New England states in 36 hours and are currently planning a cross country trip.

Sean Doherty-Roller Skier Extraordinaire-In a performance that reminds the rest of us what true athletic excellence looks like, this 17 year old from Conway roller skied his way to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak in just one hour and 45 minutes Doherty, who is already revealing a stunning depth of ability as a biathlon skier, recently was one of only six teenagers from the United States invited to participate in the Youth Winter Olympics in Austria, where he won a medal.

Sue Wemyss-Nordic Walking-Proving that former Olympians can still kick your butt in most athletic endeavors, Wemyss, 52, powered her way to the top in just two hours five minutes. As Ski School Director and a paddling guide at Great Glen Trails she considers physical conditioning a way of life and shares her passion for fitness and the outdoors all year round.

Hans Bauer-Backwards, Barefoot, Jumping Rope-Returning to the Auto Road after making a successful winter ascent this past season on stilts with snowshoes, Bauer latest ascent was a tribute to the event’s namesake, Alton Weagle. It was Weagle, in various attempts throughout the 1950s, who eventually climbed the road barefoot, backwards, blindfolded and pushing a wheelbarrow with 100 pounds of sugar in it.

Steven Caming-Go Kart, in buckskins and coonskin cap-This eccentric character, who also serves as Media Director for the Auto Road, followed last year’s backwards drive up the road with this first ever go kart ascent. The 6 horsepower contraption featured antlers on the front, a leather wrapped frame and a bird house hanging off the back. While the 60+ mph winds, fog and rain on the summit made for a dramatic finish.

An awards ceremony in the newly dedicated Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum completed the festivities and then this group of newly minted Mt. Washington superheroes each went back to their day jobs, to await the next time Mt. Washington’s siren song lures them back to Pinkham Notch.

For more information about Alton Weagle Day or general operations at the Mt. Washington Auto Road call (603) 466-3988

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Free Father’s Day Gondola Rides at Wildcat

Fathers Ride New Hampshire’s Highest Scenic Gondola Free Sunday, June 17

If you’re heading up to the White Mountains for a weekend get-away with dad, why not take in some high elevation adventure!!  We also certainly hope you choose to make your stay as comfortable as possible at our Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast!

New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola at Wildcat Mountain.

Pinkham Notch, NH – On Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17, dads (and grandfathers too) can enjoy the Wildcat Express scenic gondola at Wildcat Mountain for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior gondola ride. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from New Hampshire’s arguably fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. The enclosed 4-person scenic gondolas offer a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. The Wildcat Express scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, will be open daily starting Saturday, June 16, weather and conditions permitting, for summer and fall operations through Labor Day, September 3. After Labor Day, Wildcat Mountain will be open weekends only until Sunday, October 14. In addition to the scenic gondola, Wildcat Mountain offers New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride, hiking, fishing, a seasonable lift-serviced 9-hole alpine disc golf course, and weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. A seasonal food menu, beer, & wine are offered in the base lodge with fresh “Lunch & Ride” packages available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD

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Mt. Washington Auto Road open to Summit!

Yet another reason to take that romantic NH get away in the white mountains!!  The auto road is open and nothing can quite compare to that ride…

Pinkham Notch, NH-The Mt. Washington Auto Road is now open to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak. Visitors to the nation’s first manmade attraction can take either a guided tour or drive their own vehicle on this remarkable and historic road, which has been in operation since 1861.

The Auto Road is now open from 8-5 pm, as is the base lodge and gift shop. Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, the Summit Stage office will be open (and offering hiker shuttles). Saturday the 26th  also marked the opening of the newly dedicated Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum, as well as the Glen View Café, the Outfitters Shop and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. Alton Weagle Day, which featured and celebrated several unusual first ascents of the Auto Road.

“We are delighted to be open to the summit for our 151st season here on Mt. Washington. Although we experienced a mild winter, our spring Road opening turned out to be quite challenging, we’re particularly proud of the work our Road Crew has accomplished in the past several weeks!” noted Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. “As always, the Auto Road operation is heavily weather dependent at this time of the year so it’s often best to call ahead”, he added.

Included on the schedule for the coming season will be events as diverse as bicycle races, footraces, sunrise drives, a colonial muster in the mountains and a 1920s speakeasy casino night. For more information about Mt. Washington Auto Road operations, schedules and events please call (603) 466-3988

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INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS FAIR- Sat: May 19!!

An exploration of integrative approaches to health, well-being, and stress reduction

Saturday, May 19, 10am-4pm

Treatment Specials, 4-7pm

Evergreen Institute for Wellness is committed to providing affordable and accessible health education services. An introduction to the expanse of health outlets available to you on your journey to whole health is what you will find at this event with the array of presenters and demonstrators.

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FREE ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITOR HALL

Enjoy guest speakers  & stress busting workshops  with a  $10 PASS FOR ALL

EXHIBITOR HALL - EVERGREEN ROOM

10:00am-4:00pm: Exhibits, Demonstrations, Free Health Screenings, Hands on Healing Sampling and more

FIRESIDE ROOM:

10:15-11:30 Dr. Bethany Hayes, Functional Medicine, Healing the Health System

11:45-12:30 Kenji Fukunaga, Acupuncture Explained

12:30-1:45 Local Cafe Open, Lunch served by The Local Grocer

2:00-2:45 Dr. Warren Chin, Osteopathy: What’s in it for You?

3:00- 4:00 Allison Shaw, Body-Mind Connection

TRAILSIDE ROOM

10:00-10:45 White Mountain Reiki Circle: Reiki: Hands on Healing

11:00-11:45 Chuck Foster, Meditation Instructor: Body- Breath-Mind Connection

12:00-12:45 Becky Mulkern, Naturopathic Doctor: Emotional Freedom Technique

1:00 – 1:45 Benita Silver, Art Therapy Workshop: Mandala Making

2:00-2:45 Kelly Simpson; Yoga/Dance Instructor: Journey Dance

4:00-7:00 Treatment Booths offering private consultations and hands on healing

(Reservations required. Fee paid to providers)

TOP OF KING PINE MOUNTAIN

4:30-5:45 Dixie Lea; Yoga Instructor: Light Yoga atop King Pine Mountain

MILT’S PLACE LODGE

7:30-9:00 Scott Kiloby, Author and lecturer presents a free program: Finding Peace Through Non-Duality

 

QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION:

Call (603) 651-7475 or evergreenforwellness@gmail.com

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SUNDAY, MAY 20:

Up Close & Personal with Scott Kiloby

Scott will lead a workshop from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a much more in-depth engaged teaching and experience.

Tickets are $100 with a light lunch included. You can register here.

For more information, download PDF flyer:

Scott Kiloby Workshop – Sunday, May 20

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Midweek Escape to the White Mountains!

What better time to take a romantic get away into the White Mountains than during our “shoulder season” through May and June.  This is the time when we enjoy a little respite from the hustle and bustle of ski season and the warm sun-filled days of summer.  There is still loads of activities to take advantage of, but there are also lots of mid-week specials and packages that will make your stay more affordable than ever.

Here’s a great article from our friend, Blythe Copeland, of Boston magazine, about a few of the great things to do!

Just a few hours north on I-93 lie the New Hampshire woods and waterfalls that  inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. Modern-day travelers can find their own inspiration along the 100-mile White Mountain Trail, a scenic byway dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches—all good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

By 1910, northern New Hampshire, with its temperate weather and awesome vistas, claimed more resorts than any other region in the country. Nearly a century later, the grand old hotels are all but gone, but visitors can still explore the woods and waterfalls that inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau.

A two-hour drive on I-93 lands travelers in Lincoln, at the start of the 100-mile White Mountain Trail that runs through the towns of Franconia Notch, Twin Mountain, North Conway, and Crawford Notch State Park, among others. The scenic byway is dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches. All make good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

The area is best known for its hiking trails, and experts and amateurs alike find more than enough to challenge themselves on its myriad peaks. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast’s highest climb (www.mountwashington.org), but sudden weather changes and a steep rise—4,000 feet in just 4 miles—mean it’s not for novices. To get the same views without the workout, hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway (800-922-8825, www.thecog.com), the first of its kind in the nation, for a three-hour round trip to the top. On a clear day, you can see four states, Québec, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Easier walking paths off the White Mountain Trail allow less hardy travelers to experience the lush woods on a smaller scale: from the 4-mile, moderate Nancy Pond Trail hike in Crawford Notch to the 1-mile Diana’s Bath walk just outside North Conway (get hiking guidance from the USDA Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain). Those looking to get off their feet can rent bikes in Gorham from Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (603-466-2333, www.greatglentrails.com) and ride the 8-mile path through Franconia Notch State Park to the Flume Gorge (603-745-8391, www.flumegorge.com), a glacier-cut granite formation and waterfall. Or try whitewater rafting on the swift Androscoggin River (603-449-2628, www.northwoodsrafting.com) or swimming at Echo Lake State Park (603-271-3556).

Call ahead to Miller’s Café and Bakery in Littleton for a brown bag lunch of pesto caesar salad (16 Mill St., 603-444-2146), and park your crew at one of many spots along the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln. Afterward, pick up the Kancamagus Highway, a 34-mile-long, 2,855-foot-high road connecting the towns of Lincoln and Conway, and cruise past roadside waterfalls and bird’s-eye mountain and valley views.

If your little ones are feeling restless, Story Land on Route 16 in Glen (603-383-4186, www.storylandnh.com), a fairy tale–inspired amusement park, keeps families entertained with a roller coaster and water rides. And the popular Santa’s Village in Jefferson helps children get in the holiday spirit early with arts and crafts and the man in red himself (603-586-4445, www.santasvillage.com).

While in the area, don’t miss tax-free shopping in North Conway. The town is best known for its outlet center, Settlers’ Green (888-667-9636, www.settlersgreen.com), where browsers can buy discounted items from more than 60 stores. More-unique finds—handcrafted quilts, silver jewelry, local pottery—abound at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (603-356-2441, nhcrafts.org). And the cozy Bavarian Chocolate Haus (603-356-2663), with its hand-dipped truffles, fudge, and nut clusters, helps you end your travels on a sweet note.

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Where to Stay in NH!!

We’re very excited to have been named in the State of New Hampshire’s 2012/2013 Visitors Guide WHERE TO STAY section for the White Mountains.  The state highlighted the history of the inn, our amazing renovation in 2010 and boasted about our 12 room Bed and Breakfast right smack dab in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley.
They went on to talk about or hearty breakfasts, relaxing afternoon tea and, of course, the first-floor pub.

Check out the full visitor’s guide by clicking HERE.

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Jazz Performer Gretchen Parlato Coming to Fryeburg Academy!

Fryeburg Academy welcomes
Gretchen Parlato
- 2010 Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star!
7:30 PM

Gretchen Parlato has been turning heads ever since she won the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute International Vocal Competition. Her sultry, intriguing voice and unique, rhythmically agile phrasing came with inescapable centripetal force; the more intimate and understated she sang, the more she drew listeners in. Since hen she has toured worldwide to sold out audiences. We are thrilled to have her and know you will fall in love with her!  What better way to cap off a romantic getaway in the White Mountains this weekend!  Her latest album, The Lost and Found, is ranked #2 on NPR’s The Best Jazz of 2011!
See the article HERE.
Tickets:  $25-Adults, $20-Seniors and $15-Students.

You can purchase tickets right HERE

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Quick Getaway to Mount Washington Valley

Mount Washington Valley New Hampshire is the perfect one tank trip and a park the car romantic getaway for travelers seeking family fun this summer and spring. Designed as a pedestrian and bike friendly area, Mount Washington is the place to park the car, and enjoy a gas-free vacation. Mount Washington Valley and the towns of Jackson and Glen are just 2 hours from Boston, a little over one hour from Boston-Manchester Airport, and 3 hours from Providence.

Mount Washington Valley is a fully-featured area with world-class skiing, golf, nationally-ranked tennis courts, a skateboard park, year-round ice arena, hiking, biking, water sports, boating, and cultural activities that range from bluegrass festivals to Shakespeare under the stars. Mount Washington Valley is a unique combination of historic town, and nature-lover’s paradise, with an emphasis on family and community that brings people back year after year.

In the 1800s, visitors came to the valley by stagecoach to escape the heat of the city and enjoy an abundance of natural beauty. These days, visitors arrive by car, winding their way along the picturesque highways on their way to a pristine 500 acres surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. It’s a breath-taking experience–or perhaps “breath-releasing.” Time and again, visitors describe turning off the highway and heading to the valley as a letting go of the outside world and a deep-seated sense of heading home.

Arriving at Mount Washington Valley, many visitors park their cars and forget them. Activities there are, in abundance: year-round sports of every imaginable variety, for everyone from absolute beginners to experts; arts and education programs for children and adults; outdoor theater, gardening, and clubs. In Mount Washington Valley, the words “I’m bored” are rarely, if ever, heard.

Hikers have been exploring Mount Washington Valley since the 1800s, which range from easy walking paths to sweat-drenching ascents. Want a short jaunt to work off the fettuccine alfredo you just had at one of the Valley’s restaurants? Take a stroll down town or through some of the covered bridges Jackson has to offer. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Wander through the woods and wildflowers on the valley floor, or hike past the scenic waterfalls. Ready to work up a sweat? Head up the 6,000+ ft. summit of Mount Washington for stunning views of the entire valley and surrounding forests. There are trails for the brave, the bold, but certainly not the beginners at Mount Washington Valley.

If you prefer wheels to hiking boots, bring your mountain bike to the Valley, or rent one there. Once again, you can take it as easy or as hard as you like. Whether its a leisurely ride around town or a dirt-kicking expedition through the woods, you’ll find plenty of trails to suit your mood. Everything from meandering dirt fire-roads to gnarly single-track is available. With miles of marked, well-maintained trails, Mount Washington Valley is a Mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts.

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Preparing Yourself For Nature And The Outdoors

Perhaps a romantic getaway for you includes a bonfire, bug spray and some hiking.  There’s nothing wrong with that and what better way to pamper yourself after a night in the woods than at the Bernerhof Inn!

Camping outside in the woods or forest with your family, friends, and loved ones can be a very enjoyable experience. Whether sitting around the campfire and telling stories or bird watching and exploring nature, being outdoors can leave you with unforgettable memories. Now what memories you will leave with depends on how well you are prepared. If a camper is not knowledgeable about his surroundings, nature can give some pretty nasty surprises. Below are some advice and tips that will help you avoid certain situations that can damper your trip.

Bugs go away!!

Bugs are always a very annoying problem for a lot of campers. These critters keep flying around your food, and buzzing in your ears. Also let’s not forget about more serious problems from some insects, like mosquitoes, which love to bite and give you itchy bumps. Then there are lice and ticks which can pass on diseases. We are entering black fly season here in New Hampshire so we need to be prepared for them as well.  Here are some tips to help keep the bugs away.

1. Try not to use fragrant lotions or products. Sweet smells attract insects.
2. Try to stay cool. Bugs are attracted to sweat.
3. Bring bug repellant/ Sunscreen.
4. Avoid eating bananas as this fruit secretes an odor through your pours which attracts mosquitoes.
5. Use coconut oil as this repels mosquitoes

Beware of Ticks

Ticks can be a problem due to the fact they can spread diseases. Ways to prevent yourself from exposure to ticks is to avoid grassy areas, wear a hat, and do not wear shorts when you are on a trail. You should check for ticks and if detected remove it as early as possible. If you find a tick attached to your skin, use tweezers close to your skin as possible and pull off the tick, but do not squeeze its body. You should have the doctor check the bite as soon as possible. Ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis to humans, which is fatal if not treated.

General Advice

1. Bring and keep a picture of the travelers with you, in case anyone gets lost.  It’s also important to bring ID for yourself and your family.
2. When hiking remember to bring some water, food, a flashlight, and bandages.
3. Never hike by yourself.
4. 80% of your body heat is lost through your head, so to keep warm, wear a hat.
5. In New England, the weather can turn quickly, so be sure to bring the appropriate layers of clothing for a cold night or precipitation.

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