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Hanover, NH
(range: 11 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)
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Lyme Center, NH
(range: 14 miles)
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)
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Woodstock, VT
(range: 14 miles)
The 500 acre farm is located on a scenic road in central Vermont outside Woodstock. You'll find free samples of 15 kinds of cheese, 4 grades of maple syrup and the farm store is full of samples of jams, mustard's, spreads and meats made locally. Maple syrup is made in the Spring but folks can enjoy the self tour to see where it is actually made. Watch a video on the syrup making process and walk in the maple woods to see how Jeff and Ralph tap our trees. Make friends with our farm animals during the warmer months. (This excerpt taken from the Sugarbush Farm website)
The Vermont Rail System has been family-owned and operated by the Wulfson family for more than 50 years. Several of our employees are third and fourth-generation railroaders. We take pride in the work environment we have created over the years; each one of our employees a part of the family. Here at the Green Mountain Railroad, it is our mission to make each one our guests feel like part of our family. We believe in creating a nostalgic experience with our own little touches of modern elegance. We try to carry our love for what we do so that it shows in every aspect of our work. It is essential for us to create timeless memories for you and help you discover the romance of rail travel and the happiness it brings! (This excerpt taken from the Green Mountain Railroad website)
Quechee Gorge, known as "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon", is one of New England's most popular natural wonders. Over 200,000 yearly visitors enjoy the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, fishing and canoeing the river, hiking trails, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Established in 1985, and located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge, Quechee Gorge village has evolved into one of the best shopping attractions in the state of Vermont. (This excerpt taken from the Quechee Gorge Village website)
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Quechee, VT
(range: 15 miles)
The focal point of the park is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago. Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4. (This excerpt taken from the Quechee State Park website)
VINS Nature Center features the Forest Canopy Walk, Education & Outreach, Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Live Raptor Programs, Exhibits, Nature Trails & Store (This excerpt taken from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science website)
Billings Farm & Museum is just a scenic stroll from the village center of Woodstock, Vermont, and is regarded as one of the finest outdoor history museums in the country. Combining a fully-operating Jersey dairy farm with educational exhibits and interactive programs and events, Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing education and enjoyment to visitors of all ages. (This excerpt taken from the Billings Farm & Museum website)
Experience wintry conditions and bracing temperatures along both groomed cross-country ski trails and natural snowshoe trails in the folded hilly landscape of the park. Reflect on the story of stewardship, of people taking care of places – sharing an enduring connection to the land - as you observe the tall trees, wildlife and experience the peacefulness of the woods. (This excerpt taken from the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park website)
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