Guided family hikes take in Presidential Range views at Bretton Woods. (Bretton Woods)
New Hampshire’s mountainous playgrounds plan to celebrate with family-friendly events across the state Labor Day weekend.
In addition to summer activities, such as scenic chairlift rides, mountain coasters, zip lining, mountain biking, and more, New Hampshire resorts will have parties, live music and fireworks for the unofficial end of summer.
Festivities at Bretton Woods kick off with special activities such as the Labor Day Hero 5k, the Take Me Out to Bretton Woods wiffle ball game, and a Labor Day Selfie Scavenger Hunt, plus traditional hotel activities at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.
Labor Day in Waterville Valley includes live music in the Town Square, an End of Summer Bash with kids, games and a charity duck race across Corcoran Pond, fireworks, and a Live Animal Encounter show with the Squam Lakes Science Center.
Gunstock will join a busy weekend line up in the Lakes Region with the free Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair Sept. 2 – 3. The fair will host more than 60 exhibitors, showcasing cedar wood furniture, fine jewelry, quilts, glass art, pottery, and more.
For yoga lovers, Mount Sunapee will host a Mountaintop Yoga class on Saturday, Sept. 2, and Loon Mountain will have another session Sunday, Sept. 3. Both classes include a scenic chairlift ride to and from the summit.
For most of New Hampshire’s mountain resorts with summer activities (including Cranmore) the Labor Day holiday begins weekend-only operations, which will go through Columbus Day.