<html> <head> <title>White Mountains 2012</title> <!-- browser page margin settings .3 on sides and .2 top and bottom --> <style type="text/css"> td{font-family: "Comic Sans MS"; font-size: 10pt; color: "#ff0000"} </style> <script src="/j-noshow.js"> </script> </head> <body background="/background/legalpaper.gif"> <center> <table width=720> <tr><td> <center> <font size=+4>White Mountains 2012</font> <br> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/nhbanner.png"> </center> <font size=+1> Day 1. <b>To the White Mountains</b> </font><font size=-1> &nbsp; (26 December 2012 Wednesday) </font> <br> 7am to 1pm <b>depart Norfolk MA for Jackson NH</b> <br> &nbsp; &nbsp; - estimated distance 180 miles and 3 hours 50 minutes driving time <br><b>The Kancamagus Highway: a National Scenic Byway</b> <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/kank2.png" align=right> Undoubtedly, one of the most spectacular sections of the White Mountains Trail is the Kancamagus Highway, which stretches 34 miles from Conway in the east to Lincoln in the west.  The Kanc, as it is known, traversesthe White Mountain National Forest, crossing the flank of Mt. Kancamagus and climbing to nearly 3,000 feet in the process. Along its length are numerous hiking trails, federally designated Scenic Areas, and overlooks that provide travelers with truly breathtaking views. <!-- <br> The highway was named for Kancamagus, an early Indian Chief of the Penacook Confederacy, who tried to keep the peace between his people and the white settlers. Repeated harassment by the English eventually ended his efforts, and ultimately brought war and bloodshed to the region. In the early 1690 s, the tribes of the Confederacy scattered, and Kancamagus and his followers moved on, either to northern New Hampshire or in some instances to Canada. Source http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/things-to-do/whitemttrail.aspx --> </td></tr></table></center> 1pm to 4pm <b>Nestlenoook Farm</b> <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/nestlenookskate.png" align=left> Nestlenook Farm invites you to enjoy the age old sport of ice skating in a timeless fashion on a maintained three-acre Victorian Skating Park. Skate along our magical Emerald Lake and try out your favorite ice moves in an incomparable setting. Warm up next to a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate in our fully enclosed warming center. <!-- Your entire family will enjoy the winter wonderland created at Nestlenook Estate and Resort. --> This scene right out of Currier and Ives centers around the beautiful Victorian Skate Park. The largest and most breathtaking outdoor skate park in Jackson and the Mount Washington Valley is an experience you do not want to miss. Ice fee $10 <br> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/nestlenooksleighride.png" align=right> Nestlenook Farm is pleased to offer the most unique sleigh ride experience in the Mt. Washington Valley. Your journey through our 65 acre Victorian estate begins the moment you board one of our custom Austrian Sleighs, lavishly upholstered, heated and pulled by magnificent 2,000 pound horses. <!-- A sleigh ride at Nestlenook Estate and Resort is fun for the entire family and an experience you do not want to miss. --> Enjoy the winter wonderland in a heated Austrian Sleigh as the sleigh bells are jingling, skaters glide past on our outdoor Victorian skate park, music chimes in the background and the majestic snow capped mountains surround you. Austrian Sleigh Ride $18.50 At 66 Dinsmore Road, Jackson NH 03846. Website www.nestlenookfarm.com <!-- Phone (603) 383-7101 Sleigh rides 12pm-9pm; ice skating 9am-9pm; snow shoeing 9am-pm (close on Christmas Day) --> </td></tr></table></center> 5pm <b>Check in at Comfort Inn and Suites</b> in North Conway NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/comfortinnlogo.png" align=left> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/comfortinn.png" align=right> Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in North Conway, adjacent to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. At 2001 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway NH 03860 Phone (603) 356-8811. Max 6 persons. 1 Room Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Suite, No Smoking Sitting Area - Sofa and/or Chair, Partial Room Divider, Sofabed-2Person, Microwave and Refrigerator Total for 2 nights inclusive of taxes $434. <!-- confirmation number is: 57267138 http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-north_conway-new_hampshire-NH012 --> Website: http://www.comfortinn.com/ </td></tr></table></center> <br><font size=+1> Day 2. <b>Cranmore Mountain Resort</b> </font><font size=-1> &nbsp; (27 December 2012 Thursday) </font> <center><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/cranmorebanner.png"></center> <b>Cranmore Mountain Resort</b> in North Conway NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <!-- <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/cranmorelogo.png" align=right> --> Cranmore Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley, and is one of the country s oldest continuously operating ski areas, opening in 1937. At 1 Skimobile Road, off Route 16, North Conway 03860. Website www.cranmore.com <!-- Under new ownership since 2010, Cranmore has received over $8.2 million in improvements since then. The resort has undergone a major face lift including a state-of-the-art Arlberg Children s Learning Center, a new quad chairlift, NH s first Mountain Coaster, expanded tubing park, additional snowmaking, and new for summer 2011, Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park- the newest family attraction in the White Mountains featuring zip lines and ropes course, summer tubing, giant swing, soaring eagle zipline Mountain Coaster and more. --> <li><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/snowtubingresize.png" align=left> <b>Cranmore Tubing Park</b>  the #1 Tubing Park in the state of NH - is 10 lanes wide and served by both a magic-carpet style surface lift and a handle-tow lift. Tubing is a family friendly activity that requires no special skills or equipment. Tubes are provided as part of your admission price. All ages welcome. Children 42 inches and taller may ride solo; little ones may ride with an adult. The Cranmore Tubing Park is located at the base of Cranmore Mountain, between the main base lodge and Cranmore Fitness. Rates 2- Hour Tubing $25, 2-Hour Tubing & 3 Mountain Adventure Tickets $39. Mountain Adventure Tickets are valid on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Indoor Adventure Zone <li><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/cranmorecoaster.png" align=right> Ride the <b>Mountain Coaster</b>, Cranmore s most exciting adventure! Popular in Europe, the Coaster is thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your thrills at speeds up to 25 mph. The Cranmore Mountain Coater is located at the base of Cranmore Mountain and adjacent to the South Quad chairlift. <!-- Tickets may be purchased at the Artist Falls Lodge. --> The Coaster operates year-round, winter, summer and fall. <li><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/cranmorebungee.png" align=left> <b>Indoor Adventure Zone</b> features four fun attractions and offers kids of all ages hours of inside fun. The Indoor Adventure Zone is located in the Artist Falls Lodge, which is also home to Cranmore Fitness. Spring into our Bungy Trampoline. Go wild on our four-station, Bungy Trampoline. Bounce on over for great fun and excitement. Climb Spider Mountain. It s a 24-foot tall cylinder that kids can climb up into  with a large inflatable slide to bring them back down. <li><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/cranmoreswing.png" align=right> <b>Giant Swing</b> You and up to three friends will arc higher and higher in the sky as the Giant Swing takes you to the limit. The Giant Swing is located at the base of Cranmore Mountain, next to the Mountain Coaster and Tubing Park. <!-- Tickets may be purchased at the Ticket House. --> <li><b>Soaring Eagle Zipline</b> The Soaring Eagle is the zipline anyone can fly! This all new thrill ride lets you experience the sensation of flying, while accelerating you 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable. You can even share the fun with a friend on the comfortable side-by-side seats. </td></tr></table></center> <b>Shopping in the White Mountains</b> <center><table width=96%><tr><td> New Hampshire is known for a lot of things: scenic beauty, crystal clear lakes, rich history and the first in the nation presidential primary; come to mind, but something else that would be on the list of anyone who has ever visited the state is shopping. While the fact that the state has no sales tax certainly doesn't hurt, it's by no means the whole story. Everyone knows about the fabulous outlet shopping, but one of the White Mountain s best kept secrets is the shopping opportunities tucked away in the region s small towns and villages. From old fashion country stores, to a gift shop tucked into an actual covered bridge, to the cosmopolitan shopping opportunities available in national retail stores, you'll find that shopping in the White Mountains is worth the trip on its own. <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/settlersgreen.png" align=right> <li>Settlers Green Outlet Village at Route 16 North Conway NH with more than 60 national brand name outlet stores and specialty shops and save 30%-60% every day on fashions, accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, intimate apparel, shoes, children's fashions and more. There are over 100 factory outlet stores in North Conway, most of them located at Settlers Green Outlet Village. More than just an outlet center, Settlers' Green Outlet Village offers a beautiful courtyard setting, children's playground, seasonal events, entertainment and fun family dining choices. Website: http://settlersgreen.com/ </td></tr></table></center> <br><font size=+1> Day 3. <b>Great Glen Trails</b> </font><font size=-1> &nbsp; (28 December 2012 Friday) </font> <center><img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/greatglenbanner.png"></center> 10am to 2pm <b>Great Glen Trails</b> in Gorham NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/greatglenlogo.png" align=left> At Great Glen Trails, we re all about families. We bring the family together and keep the smiles coming all day long. From our Family Snow Days and snowshoe tours to our kids programs and Family Lesson Packages, there s fun for the little kids, the big kids and everyone in between! Great Glen Trails is your family s playground! Join us for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing and rides to treeline on the Mt. Washington Auto Road in the SnowCoach. At Great Glen you ll find everything you need to enjoy the winter outdoors from breakfast and lunch in the Glen View Cafe to equipment and clothing from the experts in the Outfitter Shop to comfortable areas to rest, change clothing and wax your skis,  and all under one roof at Great Glen Trails. <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/snowshoersresize.png" align=right> <li><b>Cross Country Skiing</b> - It s what we re all about. Cross country skiing is our favorite way to explore the forest. Our Beginner s Section outlines everything you need to know before you hit the snow. From what to wear, to advanced lessons, this section covers the basics. Cross country skiing is a great way to enjoy winter, and we love introducing people to our sport. With our Ski School and rental fleet, we have everything you need to get out on the snow. For all you experienced skiers out there, we offer 40km of groomed and backcountry trails. We groom our trails daily for skating and classic, and most trails are double tracked. <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/snowtubingresize.png" align=left> <li><b>Snow Tubing</b> - Remember the old family toboggan? Those were fun winter days. What wasn t so fun was the bumpy ride and the bruises on your backside. Tubing at Great Glen Trails is all of the fun and none of the bumps. Grab a tube, and you re on your way to a day of winter fun. In keeping with the overall fitness theme of Great Glen Trails, the snow tubing hill remains the traditional walk up/slide down style hill that families have been enjoying for years. Come and join us this winter! All day tubing pass: $15. <li><b>SnowCoach </b> - A winter tour on Mt. Washington is absolutely unforgettable. Thanks to the Mt. Washington Auto Road, you can come to Great Glen Trails and ride the SnowCoach, which is your ticket to Mount Washington s world above treeline. <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/snowcoachresize.png" align=right> Winter brings a whole new set of sights and sounds to the White Mountains: the crisp mountain air, the crystal blue skies, the soft crunch of new snow. And, the SnowCoach is the best way to experience them all. A specially constructed all-wheel drive and unique 4-track system allows the SnowCoach to deliver you to the world above treeline at the 4.5 mile mark on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a truly unforgettable experience. For the adventurer in you, the SnowCoach gives you the option to cross country ski, telemark ski or snowshoe down the Auto Road. SnowCoach tours last approximately 1 hours and depart daily, weather permitting, from December through March from Great Glen Trails on a first come, first served basis. Operating hours are approximately 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, depending on weather and road conditions. The cost for this winter sightseeing experience is $45. <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/totaltrailsticket.png" align=left> <li><b>T3 Total Trails Ticket</b> - It s the best deal in winter fun  it s the T3! Save 40% every day! The T3 offers complete access to everything available at Great Glen Trails for one discounted price. The T3 includes a trail pass for cross country skiing and snowshoeing; cross country ski and snowshoe rentals; all-day access to the tubing hill and a tour on the one-of-a-kind SnowCoach up Mt. Washington. Swap your rental skis for snowshoes and back again. Spend the entire day with us! Adult $69 (a $103 value). Includes: Trail Pass, SnowCoach, Tubing, Rental (Ski & Snowshoe). <br> Website http://www.greatglentrails.com/winter/winter-home/ </td></tr></table></center> 2pm thru 7pm drive home to Norfolk MA - estimated distance 180 miles and 4 hours of driving time <br>7pm <b>Home Sweet Home</b> </td> </tr> </table> <table width=300 cellpadding=10> <tr> <td valign=center> Download printer-friendly PDF version: <br><i>(black letters on white background)</i> </td> <td> <a href="/itineraries/pdf-2012-whiteMountains.pdf"><img src="/graphics/iconpdf.gif" align=right border=0></a> </td> </tr> </table> </center> </body> </html> <!-- <br><b>Saco River Covered Bridge</b> in Conway NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/sacobridge.png" align=left> In 1850, Jacob Berry and Peter Paddleford built a covered bridge to replace a crudely framed log bridge that had collapsed at this site. The 1850 bridge stood until the Swift River covered bridge crashed into it in 1869. The Saco River covered bridge was rebuilt by Allen and Warren of Conway but it was destroyed again by a tannery fire in 1890. The current bridge was built by Charles Broughton and his son Frank The bridge is 224'9" long with clear spans of 103'4" and 95'4". It has an overall width of 30'4" with a roadway width of 18'3" and a minimum vertical clearance of 13'7". It is posted for six tons. Source: http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/p91.html </td></tr></table></center> 3pm <b>Check in at Residence Inn</b> in North Conway NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/residenceinnlogo.png" align=left> Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway on 1801 White Mountain Highway, North Conway NH 03860 Phone (603) 356-3024 or (800) 331-3131. Each of our smoke-free North Conway suites include: <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/residenceinnkitchen.png" align=right> <li> complimentary high-speed Internet access <li> flat-screen HDTVs <li> fully-equipped kitchens that include refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, dishwashers, and coffee makers, dish cleaning supplies, silverware, Pots, pans, and serving dishes, dishes and glasses. <li> Separated living and sleeping areas <li> bedroom 1: 1 King; bedroom 2: 1 Queen; sofabed; maximum occupancy 5 <li> bathrooms 2 <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/residenceinnexterior.png" align=left> <br> In addition to deluxe accommodations, our hotel provides free hot and cold breakfast buffets each morning. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the White Mountain National Forest, this North Conway hotel puts guests near many of the area's top attractions. Guests are also invited to enjoy Amenities such as our indoor pool, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, Cranmore meeting room, and spacious lockers that are perfect for ski or snowboard storage. We also provide ample and complimentary on-site parking for you and your guests during your visit. Website http://www.northconwayresidenceinn.com/ </td></tr></table></center> 1pm to 3pm <b>Hike to Diana's Bath</b> in Bartlett NH <center><table width=96%><tr><td> <img src="/itineraries/2012_whiteMountains/dianasbathsmall.png" align=left> Diana s Baths are a must see if you are in the North Conway area and want to experience nature at its finest. Diana s baths lie along Lucy Brook in Bartlett which is fed from Big Attitash Mountain. During the summer the baths are a great place for children and grown-ups alike to enjoy the tranquility of nature, and explore the many rocks, ledges, cascading falls and pools in the brook. The cascading falls measure Aprox. 75 feet in total height. The hike to Diana s Baths is a fairly easy 6/10ths of a mile on a relatively flat, wide gravel path. Source: http://www.northconwaynh.com/diana's-baths.html and http://www.nhtourguide.com/waterfalls/dianas_baths.htm </td></tr></table></center> -->