February Vacation Adventures!

With so many wonderful events here in the Lakes Region of NH, there’s no reason to feel cooped up this winter. Kids from Maine and Massachusetts are on vacation this coming week, and the following week will be New Hampshire’s turn. To mark the occasion, several organizations have planned some great activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Whether you like sporty activities or quieter outdoor pursuits, there is something for everyone going on in the Lakes Region!

Gunstock Mountain Resortat this popular ski resort, folks are already enjoying some great skiing and snowboarding! In addition to the usual winter activities on the slopes, Gunstock has lined up some extra activities for NH vacation week. Enjoy a magic show, get your laughs at Comedy Night, or learn about wild animals with a live demonstration. There will also be fireworks on Saturday night, and don’t forget the new Mountain Coaster! For details about any of these events (and more), visit Gunstock’s website at www.gunstock.com or call 603-293-4341.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – this great hands-on educational center in Holderness is offering several programs for kids and adults. Their Wild Winter Walks lead explorers ages 6 and up on a trek that uncovers some answers about what happens to animals during winter. A staff naturalist guides your walk and discusses how native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire. The Science Center is also hosting a couple of bird banding events, and Animals in Winter, a program for younger kids. For more information, visit the Science Center’s website at www.nhnature.org, and to register for any events, please call 603-968-7194.

Ice Castles – at their beautiful location in Lincoln, NH, the creators of Ice Castles have built magnificent frozen structures that awe visitors of all ages. Led by ice artist Brent Christensen of Utah, the team builds acre-sized castles at venues across the United States and Canada with a unique, patented method. They are built by hand, starting with basic icicles. The crews grow between 5,000 and 10,000 icicles every day, harvest them, and sculpt them together with water throughout the structure. The Castles feature large caverns, tunnels, and magical, glowing walls. At the NH Ice Castle, there is even a giant ice slice for kids as well as adults! The company strongly recommends that tickets be purchased online, as they sell out quickly! For more information, please visit www.icecastles.com and click on the link for Lincoln, NH, or call 888-407-4054.

Let us know how you spent your February vacation!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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