Things to Do

The Portsmouth Halloween Parade

October 31, Portsmouth It's finally the week of Halloween, and that means it's time to put on your costume and head to Portsmouth for a unique parade experience. The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive community celebration of creativity,…

Mum and a Spot of Tea

An elegant way to celebrate Mother’s Day ...Struggling with what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Maybe a little pampering over a spot of tea is in order. Taking tea in the afternoon does not have to be a pinky-in-the-air…

Valley Victuals

At the end of a day of foliage and fun, restore yourself at Waterville Valley’s eateries In 1987, Sean Stout was a self-described ski bum who had gone to Colorado to ski but couldn’t find a place to live. He…

Roving Route 4

From east to west in a very spiffy ($56,000) car You can go back in time - or at least drive to places its evolutionary passage seems not to have touched. Our journey: cross New Hampshire on the First and…

Relishing Newfound Lake

You can find a bit of everything in the Newfound Lake Region. Take Exit 23 from I-93 and discover an Irish pub, Japanese teppanyaki tables, German cuisine and world-class homemade ice cream. And at the center is one of the…

Four for the Fourth

In New Hampshire, you never have to go very far to “get away from it all.” Here are four ideas for spending this year’s Fourth of July in any one of four New Hampshire towns, each celebrating Independence Day in…

Snow-free Retreat

A spa visit in the midst of winter helps you soldier on.Outside, the temperature was a windy 28 degrees, but inside the Seasons Spa at the Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, I was basking in cozy 75-degree temperatures. Relaxing…

Sea Captains in Concert at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

October 25, Portsmouth On Sunday, October 25, the Sea Captains will perform at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. The outdoor concert will celebrate the release of their first full-length album, "Unfathomable," which will be available starting October 20. You will find the…

Hike to a Hut

N.H. trails have a range of stop-over places For New Hampshire hikers, mountain huts are special places. There are those that are high in the White Mountains surrounded by an alpine landscape that varies from thick forest to dramatic tundra-like…

Country Roads

Head north on Route 153 Agroup of charming rural villages lie along meandering Route 153, offering a 40-mile shun-pikers alternative to busy Route 16 between Wakefield and Conway. Leave Rte. 16 on Rte. 153, entering the Wakefield Corner Historic District.…