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North Conway Vacations Blog - February 2010

Purity Spring Sled Dog Race at King Pine Ski Area

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 @ 10:14 AM

Dog Sled Races in North Conway are fairly new to the area and are a great spectator sport for all ages. The King Pine Ski Area will host the 3rd Annual Purity Spring Sled Dog Race Classic on Saturday and Sunday, March 6th and 7th. The course for the dog sled races will be along the groomed Nordic trails of King Pine, with most of the races being held around Purity Lake. Mushers and dog teams will be competing for two days, starting at 9 A.M. each day and continuing until about 3 P.M. in the afternoon. There will be a variety of races from 3-Dog Juniors up to 8-Dog Pros and there will also be a 12-Mile Open Division.

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Admission to the Purity Sled Dog Races is free for spectators and can be viewed from various areas along the course. Spectators should plan to bring cross-country skis or snowshoes, or rent equipment from King Pine if you choose to view the race along the course. If spectators view the dog sled races from the start or finish line, equipment will not be needed.

Another great outdoor winter activity in the North Conway area!

Snowmobile Riding in North Conway

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 02:59 PM

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Snowmobiling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, especially went visiting the North Conway area. However, it has gotten even easier to enjoy going for a snowmobile ride as they can be rented and come complete with all of the gear and clothing necessary to be warm and safe. A Better Life Snowmobile Tours have a completely new fleet of snowmobiles and their tours can accommodate those that want to race to the finish line or enjoy the ride at a slower pace. Their experienced staff will make sure that everyone is safe along the way and have fun in the great outdoors, regardless of your experience level.

They offer three tours including a one, two, and a three hour ride. The two hour ride is the most popular tour and it takes you through Bear Notch. Along the way riders will enjoy the scenic vistas as they wind through the White Mountain National Forest Trails on Meadowbrook Trail. The views are gorgeous and the wildlife is in abundance, so make sure to bring your camera. Some of the more experienced riders may also reach the Swift River area. This covers about 40 miles of trails during the three hour tour.

Family friendly yet challenging enough for the most experienced riders, their snowmobile trail system and guides will provide you with an informative and thrilling experience you will not soon forget! Guest of the Old Field House Inn also will receive a 10% discount off their rental. Get out and enjoy the snow!

Valentine's Day/Presidents Weekend at Cranmore Mountain

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Tue, Feb 09, 2010 @ 10:44 AM

Planning a family vacation to North Conway for President's Day vacation? Cranmore Mountain is a small family mountain nestled in the center of North Conway. To celebrate Valentine's Day and Presidents Weekend, they have put together an event called Cranapalooza! Actually, Cranapalooza runs every Saturday night in the winter season through March 13th.

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However, since it is Valentine's Day and Presidents Weekend, they plan to have some special events for this week including fireworks on February 13th and 20th! They have a whole calendar of events to keep the family happy and enjoying the special holidays, and yes...school vacation!
Cranapalooza will feature night skiing, snow tubing, smores, family entertainment, live music, and more! Or, how about a little snowboarding and skiing competition? Cranapalooza lift tickets are $29 and are valid for night skiing on 11 trails from 2-8 P.M. Also, don't forget the snow tubing at the Tubing Park!

The week will be full of events and make this a family vacation to remember!

The Best Winter Activities in North Conway

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Wed, Feb 03, 2010 @ 03:37 PM

So, what is there to do at the Old Field House in New Hampshire in the winter? You should really be asking, what you can't do in North Conway because activities are endless!

We stopped for a moment and thought about some of our favorite activities, whether it is for a romantic getaway in one of our Jacuzzi suites or time for family fun and a stay in the main building of the Old Field House.

Some of our favorite activities for the winter include the Chocolate Festival which is always held the last Sunday of February. Definitely must be on the list if you enjoy chocolate.

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When it comes to fun in the great outdoors, we start with a little snowshoeing and add in some cross-country skiing which both can be enjoyed right from the Inn! Then of course there is skiing and a great family mountain is Black Mountain. However, snow tubing is always fun for any age, especially the younger folks. What is next? How about going on a snowmobile tour? Snowmobile tours can be for one, two, or three hours and can include all of the gear that you need. Or for fun or a little romance on a winter's day, check out the dog sled rides.

So if you need a little break from the great outdoors, then there is always plenty of shopping or just hang out in your Jacuzzi suite and enjoy each others company and reunite. We think that one thing is for sure, there is always something to do at the Old Field House!

Dog Sledding in North Conway, New Hampshire

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Wed, Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:32 PM

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Have you ever experienced a dog sled ride? If you are considering the ultimate romantic getaway or just want to break out of the mold and try a new outdoor expereince, than consider taking a dog sled ride. Imagine snuggling under a blanket with your loved one as the dogs mush through the snow and along the trails. Whether it is a sparkeling winter's day or an evening ride, it will not be your last. We did this a few years ago and it was not only romantic, but it was a blast! Bundle up and hold on as this is a unique experience. Muddy Paw Sled Dog makes it all happen and of course, guests of the Old Field House Inn are welcomed!

Two different types of rides are offered Thursday through Sunday at their location at the Mount Washington Resort. They offer a 20 minute ride in the morning and the afternoon and also a 50 minute ride in the evening, when romance is at its peak. A 20 minute ride for two people is $110 and the 50 minute ride for two people is $190. If you have a little one along for the ride, they can accommodate a maximum of three people with an additional charge of $35 for the third person. Now here's the catch...a maximum weight limit of 325 pounds is the entire weight that the sled and dogs can accommodate.

Call for your reservations at 603-278-8989