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Rumney, NH
(range: 5 miles)
Polar Caves were formed during the last Ice Age when a glacier moved across the landscape, dropping granite boulders at the base of what’s now known as Hawk’s Cliff. As they fell, the boulders formed passageways, around and through which, we’ve built boardwalks and stairs to allow for deeper exploration.  (This excerpt taken from the Polar Caves website)
Summit Elevation: 1943 ft. Base Elevation: 975 ft. Vertical Drop: 968 ft. Twenty two trails, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert, on 104+ skiable acres. Longest run: Papoose 1.25 miles. 4 lifts – Winslow Mountain Quad, Holt’s Ledge Double, 2 conveyor lifts in the beginner area – give the Skiway an uphill capacity of 3,300 skiers per hour. Snowmaking over 60% of slopes and trails terrain. (This excerpt taken from the Dartmouth Skiway website)
Cardigan Mountain State Park spans 5,655 acres and is an excellent area for hiking. A mountain road leads to trails on the west slope of Mount Cardigan as well as a trail to the summit. Mount Cardigan's 3,121-foot treeless granite summit affords outstanding views of west central New Hampshire, with a panorama that includes Mount Monadnock and the White Mountains, Camel's Hump in Vermont, and Pleasant Mountain in Maine. (This excerpt taken from the Cardigan Mountain State Park website)
The Enfield Shaker Museum and historic site, nestled in a valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake in Enfield, New Hampshire, has been cherished for over 200 years. At its peak in the mid-19th century, the Enfield Shaker Village was home to three “Families” of Shakers. Today, their story is preserved and told by the Enfield Shaker Museum. (This excerpt taken from the Enfield Shaker Museum website)
This is the largest Wilderness on the White Mountain National Forest. Between 1880 and 1940, what is now the Pemigewasset Wilderness contained the largest logging railroad system in the White Mountains, including 72 miles of train lines. Over 1 billion board feet of timber was removed from the 66,000 acre watershed. In 1907, a 10-day wildfire fed on leftover logging slash. After years of unsustainable logging and the enormous fire of 1907, the Pemigewasset Wilderness has re-grown to include beautiful terrain for backpacking, hiking, and experiencing nature. (This excerpt taken from the Pemigewasset Wilderness website)
Whaleback image
Enfield, NH
(range: 15 miles)
Whaleback is more than a mountain, it is a community. With outstanding (and underrated) terrain, a great beginners area and a whole lot of old-school vibes our goal is to put the fun back in skiing. Enabling family-friendly, affordable skiing & riding is our top priority. As a non-profit we want to give access to skiing to everyone in our community. Our programs include after-school groups, lessons, hosting area ski clubs and the legendary adult race night league.  (This excerpt taken from the Whaleback website)
Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. (This excerpt taken from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center website)
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Hanover, NH
(range: 17 miles)
The collection encompasses important holdings of American, Native American, European, African, and Melanesian art, including a significant collection of indigenous Australian contemporary art and a major archive of photojournalism. (This excerpt taken from the Hood Museum website)
When you visit Montshire’s 100-acre museum, you enter an exciting world of science, nature, and technology. Inside the museum, we offer over 150 interactive permanent and featured exhibits. The exploration continues outside along the nature trails bordering the beautiful Connecticut River. (This excerpt taken from the Montshire Museum of Science website)
Eastman Cross Country Center boasts over 36 km of impeccably groomed trails that stretch out over the championship golf course, meander through the woods along a crystal clear brook and glide over rolling hills in John’s Glen. Eastman offers trails for all ability levels, competitive rates, and our PSIA certified instructors are ready to introduce you to the sport or help you expand your skills. (This excerpt taken from the Eastman Cross Country Center website)
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