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Dogsledding, X-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling in New Hampshire’s Grand North

February 25, 2015
Conditions are simply perfect for cross country, snowshoeing or whatever you choose at Great Glen!

Conditions are simply perfect for cross country, snowshoeing or whatever you choose at Great Glen!

With winter in full swing now, New Hampshire Grand, the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the Northern White Mountains, is highlighting winter fun, including the Snodeo, the Great North Woods Vintage Series, Ski and Shoe to the Clouds, Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon and the Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge. Along with these events and more, the Grand North features plenty of opportunities to get outside—and inside—this winter.

“There is never a dull moment when it comes to wintertime activities in New Hampshire’s Grand North,” said Karl Stone, NH Grand Marketing Manager. “Once again we’re enjoying another great season of snowmobiling, dog sled racing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Pair this with outstanding dining, opportunities to relax, and breathtaking beauty, and New Hampshire’s Grand North offers a spectacular vacation destination, close to home.”

Snowmobiling
Riding snowmobiles manufactured prior to 1973, racers will hit the throttle for 10 laps during The Great North Woods Vintage Series race in Errol on February 21. Now in its 8th season, the four-race series, which culminates in Pittsburg on March 14, gives snowmobile racers the opportunity to tune up their old sleds and take a step back in time. The roar of the engines and the speed of the racers is sure to bring excitement to all ages.

For plenty of fun and excitement, check out the 23rd annual SnoDeo, one of the premier snowmobile events in the Northeast drawing about 6,000 snowmobile enthusiasts. Taking place the weekend of March 6 and 7, this event gives snowmobilers the chance to check out the latest and greatest snowmobiles. The event, which takes place at Coleman State Park, began in 1993 as a fundraiser for the Swift Diamond Rider’s Club.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Cross country skiers and snowshoers who are up for a challenge may compete at this year’s Ski and Shoe to the Clouds. Dubbed North America’s toughest 10K, Ski to the Clouds, which takes place March 1, takes racers up the steep slopes of Mount Washington, offering a challenging opportunity to push yourself to new heights.

On March 8, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon offers long-distance cross-country skiers an opportunity to compete against some of the stiffest competition in the region. Hosted by Bretton Woods Nordic Center on the grounds of the Omni Mount Washington Resort, this event features marathon and half marathon distances. Since 2009, cross country skiers have hit the trails in this annual race on one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast between the Mount Washington Hotel, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and Bretton Woods.

Dogsledding
For a uniquely-New Hampshire experience, The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge offers a weekend of dog-sledding fun and excitement for all. The three-stage race kicks off at Back Lake Road in Pittsburg on March 13. Dogsled teams continue from Pittsburg to the Mahoosuc Inn in Milan before finishing at the Colebrook Country Club on March 15.

Or, maybe you would like to see the view from a dogsled yourself? Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in Jefferson offers a variety of tours and adventures, ranging from two-hour trips to full-day trips.

Relaxing Outdoor Fun
Enjoy some relaxing family fun with a sleigh ride at Bear Tree in Pittsburg. Take in the Grand North’s scenic, wintertime beauty as a team of Clydesdales does all the work. Rides will take place Saturday afternoons through March 1, which makes for a great Valentine’s Day date, February 14.  

Looking for a more relaxing snowshoeing experience? Starlit Snowshoe Tours at Great Glen Trails offer great family fun under the stars of northern New Hampshire. A guide will help snowshoers navigate unlit trails using the stars as beacons in the night. Snowshoers ages 8 and up are welcome.

Hitch a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach and take in Mount Washington in all its snow-covered glory. Relying on a 4-track, all-wheel-powered drive-train, the SnowCoach takes passengers to treeline at about 4,200 feet in elevation, providing a glimpse into a sub-arctic world.

Indoor Relaxation
After a day of fun outside, it is time to warm those red cheeks and numb fingers. Pop over to the family-owned Schilling Beer Co. in Littleton for a hot meal and a cold, craft brew. The Grand North’s brewpub, which boasts a selection of 14 beers and great food, is a continental European-artisanal brewery.

Schedule a massage at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. With a full array of massage options, treat yourself as you unwind and work out the kinks after a long day in the fresh mountain air.

Warm up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a steaming mug of hot chocolate at the Moose Muck Coffee House in Colebrook. Have a hot sandwich or cup of soup while you’re at it. And maybe throw in a piece of key lime pie as well. Moose Muck relies on local ingredients whenever possible.

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New Hampshire Grand Has Grand Deals for Summer Travel in Granite State’s Coos County

June 30, 2014

New Hampshire Grand, the official visitor information source for Coos County, has launched Grand Deals to invite summer travelers to stay and play at some of NH Grand’s premiere lodging and attractions at a discounted price. Current Grand Deals include adventures and lodging packages at Bear Rock Adventures in Colebrook, and the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour and the Omni Mount Washington Hotel – both in Bretton Woods.

“We are excited to launch the Grand Deals program and hope to bring first-time visitors to northern New Hampshire, along with visitors who return year after year who want to take advantage of some great savings,” said Cathy Conway of NH Grand. “The Grand Deals make family travel more affordable and attracts visitors who are seeking wild outdoor adventures or more relaxing, peaceful lodging accommodations.”

Bear Rock Adventures, the premiere ATV and OHRV rental agent in the North Country, is offering the Grand Deal of 10% off rental reservations. ATV novices and enthusiasts are encouraged to rent an ATV or OHRV for the day or weekend and Ride the Wilds, the 1000+ miles of interconnected ATV trails throughout northern New Hampshire. This Grand Deal must be redeemed through the Grand Deal website.

Using the promo code NHGRAND14, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is offering the Grand Deal of 10% off reservations for the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. Situated high on the slopes of Bretton Woods and descending over 1000 feet of elevation, the three-hour tour takes nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of nine tree-top zip lines through a network of platforms and sky bridges high in the ancient hemlocks.

The Omni Mount Washington Resort in the majestic White Mountains offers a four-diamond White Mountain getaway just 2 ½ hours from Boston, with guest access to all resort activities and amenities including two golf courses, a full service spa and year-round Canopy Tour. Take advantage of the Grand Deal and enjoy 10% off lodging with promo code “GRAND”.

To learn more about NH Grand’s Grand Deals, visit www.nhgrand.com/deals. Grand Deals are subject to availability, and restrictions and black-out dates may apply.

 

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New Hampshire Ski Areas Celebrate January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month; Free Week Jan. 11-17

December 23, 2013
Snowboarding at Waterville Valley. Ski New Hampshire resorts are celebrating January as Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Snowboarding at Waterville Valley. Ski New Hampshire resorts are celebrating January as Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

During the month of January, Ski New Hampshire (Ski NH) and its 33 member resorts will participate in a national program to introduce guests to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.  Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month is a program taking place across the United States that features special offers making it easy and affordable for people to learn to ski, snowboard, cross country ski or snowshoe, and for current skiers & snowboarders to enhance their skills by taking lessons from professional instructors.

Among the special offers being featured in New Hampshire is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Free Week from January 11-17. 2014.  During this week, participating NH ski areas will be offering a limited number of free learn to ski or snowboard packages.  These packages include a free beginner lesson, free equipment rentals, and a free beginner lift ticket or trail pass to those who register in advance.  Participants must visit www.SkiNH.com to register and download a Learn to Ski or Ride Free Coupon; they then contact one of the participating areas to make a reservation for a specific day that week.  Registration opens January 2, 2014 at SkiNH.com.  Participating alpine areas include Loon Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Waterville Valley, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Pats Peak, King Pine, Dartmouth Skiway and Granite Gorge; participating cross country areas include Jackson XC, Great Glen Trails, Gunstock Mountain Resort XC, Purity Spring XC, Waterville Valley XC, Pine Hill Ski Club and Bretton Woods XC.

Every day of the ski season, New Hampshire’s ski areas already offer specially-designed learn to ski and snowboard programs to introduce new people to the sport. In addition to these learn to ski and snowboard packages, there will be many other special programs offered during January that normally are not available.  Among these offerings, guests will find free & discounted lift tickets for those who bring a friend to try the sport, special pricing on learn to ski or snowboard packages, and follow-up rewards for first timers who choose to hit the downhill slopes or cross country trails again.  Guests can visit the January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month section on SkiNH.com for full details & offers.

Nationally the program is being promoted by a consortium of ski industry organizations & media outlets, as well as three well-known national ambassadors: ski icon Glen Plake, New Hampshire’s own Olympic & World Cup champion Bode Miller, and World Cup champion Darren Rahlves.

“Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing & snowshoeing offer a fun & healthy way to get outside and enjoy winter with family and friends,” said Alice Pearce, president of Ski NH.  “As the national slogan says, ‘Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate.'”

To learn more about Ski NH’s January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month events and New Hampshire’s 33 downhill and cross country resorts, visit www.SkiNH.com

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New Inn to Inn Bike Tour of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

August 14, 2013

Biking is one of  the most popular outdoor activities in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, and for good reason. The area is full of trails with both leisurely and challenging terrain surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Now there is a newly developed program called the Inn-to-Inn Bike Tour.

Several organizations within New Hampshire have partnered up to bring biking visitors a regional tour designed for ultimate sights and relaxation. Travel between seven historical inns in the Lakes and Darmouth/Lake Sunapee Regions and take a cyclist’s dream tour around beautiful New Hampshire.

The Inns include:

  • Follansbee Inn on Kezar Lake in North Sutton
  • Inn on Newfound Lake in Bristol
  • Shaker Farm Bed & Breakfast in Enfield
  • Common Man Inn  & Spa in Plymouth
  • Inn at Pleasant Lake in New London
  • Common Man Inn & Spa in Claremont
  • Highland Lake Inn in Andover

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Super Bowl Weekend in New Hampshire Features Uncrowded Slopes, Lift Ticket Deals

January 26, 2013

Though the New England Patriots are not competing in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3 but the good news is that Super Bowl Weekend still provides an ideal opportunity to find great deals on lift tickets to New Hampshire’s ski areas.

On past Super Bowl weekends many guests have elected to pass up skiing and riding even though the game isn’t played until Sunday night at 6:30 pm. As a result, this means less-crowded slopes and an opportunity to enjoy midweek crowds with mid-winter conditions. Ski areas have recognized the popularity of the Super Bowl and many offer lift ticket specials to entice guests. The 6:30 pm kickoff time is also ideal for skiers and riders who want to enjoy a weekend on the snow and still be on the couch for kickoff with plenty of time to spare.

Among the special offers this Super Bowl weekend is the Super Sunday Special at Cannon Mountain where two people can ski or ride for $70 on February 3. Cranmore Mountain Resort is offering a Super Bowl ECoupon that must be printed by midnight the night before from Cranmore.com and is valid for $47 adult lift tickets on February 3. Bretton Woods Ski Area will be offering a limited amount of $30 lift tickets when purchased in advance online at shop.brettonwoods.com. Several specials are available at Gunstock Mountain Resort on February 3 including Souper Bowl Sunday, when guests can bring a can of soup to donate to a local food pantry and receive a 2 for 1 Prime Time Lift Ticket. Guests who wear a piece of clothing with an NFL logo will receive $10 off a Prime Time Lift Ticket and two for one afternoon lift tickets and two for one Zip Tours (1pm and 2pm only) will be available that day as well.

For cross country skiers, Jackson Ski Touring will be hosting Super Bowl Widows’ Weekend on February 3 with two day trail passes available that day for only $21 for groups of three or more guests.

Many New Hampshire areas also regularly offer discounted passes on Sunday afternoons, which should prove to be an outstanding time to hit the slopes with many skiers and riders already at home getting ready for the game. Even if you ski right until 4pm you still have 2 ½ hours until kickoff. Among those areas with Sunday afternoon offers are Black Mountain, King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, Loon Mountain, Mount Sunapee and Waterville Valley. Some of these offers apply to specific groups (like NH residents or kids) so check for full details on the Daily Ticket Deals page at SkiNH.com.

“Because of the popularity of the Super Bowl our ski areas find their slopes and trails relatively quiet that weekend. So, it’s an ideal opportunity to enjoy mid-winter conditions at a discount price, with fewer skiers on the slopes, and still be home in time for the game if you wish,” stated Karl Stone, Ski NH’s Marketing Director.

For a complete list of deals and updated snow conditions, visit SkiNH.com or XCSkiNH.com.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging and guest service properties in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, lodging packages, and winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at http://www.SkiNH.com.

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How Sweet it is in New Hampshire during Maple Sugar Season!

March 7, 2012

The 2012 Maple Sugar season in the Granite State has officially begun, starting about one week to ten days early, according to the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (NHMPA), due to the milder than usual winter weather. However, the season is predicted to be just as “sweet” as usual, with the normal amounts of maple syrup being produced by the industry. Each year the New Hampshire maple industry produces close to 90,000 gallons of maple syrup. And, this year, the NHMPA says that a record 112 sugar houses will participate in NH Maple Weekend. Hours and participating locations can be found at www.nhmapleproducers.com or call 603-225-3757 for information.

Kicking off this season’s Maple Experience is the annual Tree Tapping ceremony to be held on March 8, 2012 at 1pm with Governor John Lynch. The event is a ceremonial beginning to the maple season in New Hampshire and will be held this year at Fadden’s Sugar House in North Woodstock. This will be the eighth time that Governor Lynch will be tapping a maple tree for the ceremony. The public is encouraged to join the celebration.

Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director, Division of Agricultural Development, says, “The annual maple tree tapping ceremony is a sure sign of spring and we are looking forward to another great production season in the Granite State.”

This year’s New Hampshire Maple Weekend occurs March 24-25. Maple Weekend is an annual open house held by the maple producers of the state to showcase their products. A record 112 sugar houses in the state will be offering samples of syrup, maple products and refreshments. Some locations will have petting farms, pancake breakfasts and sleigh or hay rides. http://tamfarm.com; http://www.raggedviewfarm.com/

Director of NH Travel & Tourism Development, Lori Harnois, says, “Maple Sugar weekend is a fun family tradition in New Hampshire, as children of all ages love to gather sap and taste the cooled syrup on cold snow! We encourage visitors to come join the fun at the many local sugar houses in the state, learn about the centuries-old craft of how sap is turned into syrup, and enjoy the unofficial and tasty kick off to spring!”

A Sweet Sampling of Maple Events and Activities across the State:

  • March Maple Madness in the Mt. Washington Valley: Embarking on a self-guided inn-to-inn tour, ticket holders can participate in “The Maddening Scavenger Hunt”. Traveling through the White Mountains there will be opportunities to visit several “Sugaring” locations to experience the maple syrup process first hand, uncover clues, and gather objects for the Scavenger Hunt
  • Maple Sugar Weekend: Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield– March 17-18 & 24-25–Guests will enjoy sugarhouse tours, sleigh rides and crafts. Enjoy free samples, horse-drawn carriage rides, sugar on snow, pancake breakfasts and more. Fun for the whole family.
  • The New Hampshire Maple Experience: Maple tours are back on tap at The Rocks Estate this spring. Participate in the process of tapping trees and making syrup, horse-drawn wagon rides through the scenic Rocks property, and tasty treats have made these tours a favorite springtime tradition. Maple tours at the 1,400-acre Rocks Estate, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, are scheduled for March 12, 19-20, 26-27, and April 7-8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. And for those looking to turn the springtime Maple Experience into a weekend-long North Country stay, The Rocks collaborates with local inns to offer weekend vacation packages. Visit www.therocks.org/vacations.php to find participating lodging establishments.
  • Stonewall Farm Sap Gathering Contest in Keene takes place on March 24th. Each year, Stonewall Farm invites about twenty teams of draft horses and their owners to race along a course set up in the woodlands behind the Learning Center. They gather sap from old-fashioned buckets, which are then dumped into a large holding tank at the end of the run. Teams are judged for technique, time and quantity.
  • Maple Sugar Madness! At Prescott Farm in Laconia, visitors can experience the old-fashioned New England tradition of making maple syrup. Tap a tree, taste delicious maple syrup, build tree identification skills and learn the parts of a tree and their functions, use historical and modern tree tapping tools and discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process.
  • Bisson’s Sugar House in Berlin continues a third-generation family tradition that dates back to 1921. Although they’ve modernized their sap collection system to be more efficient, they still boil their sap on a wood fire evaporator. During the sugaring season, they also make their special maple butter, taffy and maple candy.
  • Fuller’s Sugar House in downtown Lancaster, a “Best of New Hampshire Grand,” where maple syrup has been a tradition since 1972. When the maple season begins, this fourth generation family-owned sugarhouse taps maple trees in four “sugar bushes” or “maple groves” in the Lancaster area. Each spring Fuller’s taps more than 9,500 maple trees, boils down over 160,000 gallons of maple sap and produces over 4,000 gallons of maple syrup. Sap is collected by a plastic tubing system and hauled to the sugarhouse where it is boiled to golden smooth syrup.
  • Parkers Maple Barn in Mason has been a family establishment since the late 1960s. The Sugar House still produces maple syrup following the old tradition of wood-fired evaporators. Mason is a quaint country town historically known as the boyhood home of “Uncle Sam“, a fact that this town is still proud of today.
  • Mapletree Farm LLC of East Concord is holding its open house on Saturday, March 24th. Visitors will be able to see the sugar house in operation, watch the sap flow through hundreds of feet of tubing, take a self-guided tour of the orchard and woodland, and get free samples of maple goodies.
  • Wilson’s Sugar House in Brentwood is hosting a pancake breakfast and free tours & syrup samples during NH Maple Weekend, March 24th-25th. This traditional sugar house located on the Exeter River was built in 2006 from lumber harvested from the property. From 2006 to 2010, Wilson’s produced an average of 15 gallons of syrup a year from 100 taps using a 2 by 4 wood fired evaporator.

For visitors who wish to spend a whole weekend in the heart of maple country, and get a “sweet” deal in the process, friend or follow VisitNH.gov on Facebook or Twitter and enjoy the “fan benefit” with the Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, N.H., which includes: Two nights lodging in a traditional room with king or queen bed with scenic mountain views, full gourmet breakfast each morning and either the maple experience at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem or a tour of Fullers Sugar House in Lancaster with up to a 60% discount for New Hampshire fans. Complete package details are available on www.facebook.com/VisitNH.

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Mild Winter Brings Early Onset of Maple Sugaring Season to Coos County in New Hampshire ‘Grand North’

March 7, 2012

Maple sugar season has arrived in New Hampshire’s Grand North, a little earlier than usual, but every bit as sweet. According to the New Hampshire Maple Producer’s Association, the warmer than normal winter has caused maple season to arrive about a week to ten days earlier than expected; however, it is projected to last the typical 4-6 weeks with the current weather pattern.

“Northern New Hampshire is a special place to visit any time of year, but during ‘sugaring season’ it is especially sweet,” said Cathy Conway, Economic Development Director for Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC). “The maple sap flows and the sugar shacks are bellowing steam to produce pure, natural maple syrup.”

Five Coos County sugar houses are participating in this year’s NH Maple Weekend on March 24th-25th, among them, Fuller’s Sugar House in downtown Lancaster, a “Best of New Hampshire Grand,” where maple syrup has been a tradition since 1972. When the maple season begins, this fourth generation family-owned sugarhouse taps maple trees in four “sugar bushes” or “maple groves” in the Lancaster area. Each spring Fuller’s taps more than 9,500 maple trees, boils down more than160, 000 gallons of maple sap and produces over 4,000 gallons of maple syrup. Sap is collected by a plastic tubing system and hauled to the sugarhouse where it is boiled to golden smooth syrup.

Owner Dave Fuller says, “This year we’ll be offering visitors everything from syrup on snow to homemade dipping donuts to sour pickles, which are actually very traditional this time of year. After eating so much ‘sweet stuff’ people need to cleanse the palette so they can start eating more sugar on snow again!” Dave adds that he is optimistic about this season because the quality of the first sap and resulting syrup were very good; and winter seems to have returned for the time being, pumping “new life” into the maple sugaring season.

Bisson’s Sugar House in Berlin is another sugar shack located in the Grand North and it continues a third-generation family tradition that dates back to 1921. Although they’ve modernized their sap collection system to be more efficient, they still boil their sap on a wood fire evaporator. During the sugaring season, they also make their special maple butter, taffy and maple candy.

The Mountain View Grand in Whitefield features lodging specials during the maple season, which include a visit to Fuller’s, right up the road in Lancaster. One special celebrates the arrival of snow with two nights at 55% off. This includes a special promotion of $199.00 for two nights in a Grand View room plus a bottle of wine, and a $25 resort credit. For those not interested in snow activities, MVG offers horse-drawn carriage rides, sok tub sessions in the Tower Spa and more.

While staying at the Mountain View, visitors may want to treat themselves to its signature Maple Sugar Body Scrub. The treatment begins with a reviving sugar scrub and ends with a light massage with bio-maple moisturizing cream.

The New Hampshire Maple Experience is back on tap at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem this spring. Maple tours are scheduled for March 12, 19-20, 26-27, and April 7-8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Reservations are recommended. Visitors learn how to identify the sugar maple trees that produce the sap for making syrup, hear the history of maple sugaring, and see part of the process demonstrated on-site. The Rocks also offers horse-drawn wagon rides through the scenic property as well as plenty of tasty treats. And for those looking to turn the springtime Maple Experience into a weekend-long North Country stay, The Rocks collaborates with local inns to offer weekend vacation packages.

Cathy Conway adds, “Whether visitors are looking for an educational experience – to learn how maple syrup is produced – or to simply sample all the delicious maple products produced in northern New Hampshire, they have many opportunities to experience that here in the Grand North.”

“Experience New Hampshire’s Grand North” is the brand of New Hampshire’s North Country marketing initiative – also known as NH Grand — and is the official visitor information source for New Hampshire’s Grand North and the Northern White Mountains.

For more information on NH Grand, visit www.nhgrand.com, New Hampshire Grand on Facebook, and NH Grand on Twitter. To sign up for the monthly e-newsletters, visit http://www.nhgrand.com/maps-and-guides/email-sign-up.aspx

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New Hampshire Tourism Partners with Sunset Hill House for March-April VisitNH Fan Benefit

March 7, 2012

The New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development (DTTD) has announced the March-April VisitNH Fan Benefit with the Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, N.H.: Two nights lodging in a traditional room with king or queen bed with scenic mountain views, full gourmet breakfast each morning and either the maple experience at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem or a tour of Fullers Sugar House in Lancaster with up to a 60% discount for New Hampshire fans. Anyone who “likes” VisitNH on Facebook or “follows” VisitNH on Twitter is eligible to receive the benefit. Complete package details are available on www.facebook.com/VisitNH.

“New Hampshire’s White Mountains and maple season go together like syrup on pancakes. At the Inn, we are committed to promoting all the maple sugaring operations in our area this spring, from tapping our own ancient sugar maples out front, to our many sugaring neighbors, large and small,” said Nancy Henderson, Innkeeper at the Sunset Hill House. “We are excited to offer this benefit in partnership with the State of New Hampshire, and we are confident we will reach our goal of introducing 5000 new guests to the sweetness of maple time in New Hampshire.”

According to DTTD, over 60,000 fans and followers are eligible for the VisitNH Fan Benefit. Fans and followers can receive benefits each month from New Hampshire properties and attractions and get access to the latest info, including events, photos, videos, links to news articles and other interesting activities going on in New Hampshire.

“Spring in New Hampshire means maple sugar and this benefit is a great way to experience March maple madness as well as the comforts of staying in a charming inn with spectacular views of the countryside,” said Tai Freligh, Communications Manager for DTTD. “New Hampshire was the first state in New England to launch an exclusive social media benefit program. We’re happy to be able to expose our visitors to the wide variety of experiences available in New Hampshire, whether it’s for a quick getaway or a longer vacation.”

To take advantage of this special offer, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and then click on the VisitNH Fan Benefit tab on our Facebook page to redeem your offer.

For more information about the Sunset Hill House, visit www.sunsethillhouse.com or engage with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sunsethillhousefan. They will be posting maple recipes, maple events, and other springtime fun as well.

Freligh added that more than 20 lodging properties, including restaurants and attractions, have participated in the VisitNH Fan Benefit initiative since its inception, with most reporting a notable call volume increase, resulting in higher sales.

DTTD is actively involved on several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

For more information about New Hampshire tourism, call 603-271-2665 or visit http://www.visitnh.gov.

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