Bretton Woods

New Hampshire has always been a popular place for city-dwellers to beat the summer heat, and the Granite State is ready to welcome travelers from the Boston and New York City areas, as well as metro regions farther south. 

“Recent years have brought widespread changes to summer operations at our ski resorts,” said Ski New Hampshire's Karl Stone. “Most of our resorts now offer a wide variety of activities varying from adrenaline-fueled ones such as zip-lines and ropes courses to traditional activities like biking and scenic summit chairlift rides.” 


The N.H. discussion must begin with the iconic Mount Washington Hotel, located at Bretton Woods. This upscale throwback to lodging experiences and service is the way our parents and grandparents recall. With a golf course outside its front door (see photo) and the train ride to the Mount Washington summit nearby, there is a unique vacation here that beckons.


Waterville Valley is an all-season White Mountain resort in New England. Skateboarders have been welcomed here for the past 12 years, with overnight and day camps for boarders of all ages. You can also go boating, play tennis, enjoy scenic rides on the mountain chairlift and ice skate indoors beginning later this month.


Among the activities this month is Gunstock’s Kainen Flynn Kids Fishing Derby on June 8. The memorial event, in its eighth year, is named after the policeman who was dedicated to the community’s youth. Flynn tragically died in a 2003 boating accident.


Other New Hampshire highlights this month include the White Mountain Cycling Classic June 22-23 at Loon Mountain, while Mount Sunapee has the Antique and Collectible Car Show June 23.


The high profile event of the summer occurs on July 14 when NASCAR brings all of its stars to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for the New Hampshire 300.


“It’s an exciting time across New Hampshire,” continued Stone. “Summer and fall have become increasingly important seasons to welcome guests to our resorts. Significant investments in new attractions and activities compliment the scenic locations of our resorts.”

The complete listing of events can be found here


Photo: Golf at Bretton Woods Resort