Things to Do

Catch the Colors

Begin in Groveton, north of Lancaster on Route 3, and follow Route 110 east to Stark Covered Bridge, one of the state's most perfectly set, beside a white church. Walk through the bridge to look back at a view that…

Hit the Road

Beautiful Biking AheadIn 1896 Susan B. Anthony was quoted as having said, “The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” She was referring in part to how the bicycle helped to make…

Spooky Portsmouth

Make no bones about it, Portsmouth is a community that takes its Halloween seriously. On the last night in October, under rain or clear skies, creativity is on full display in the annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade. Streets downtown are closed…

Sweater Weather

September days are perfect for picking apples, admiring the first fall colors and traveling historic roads.Leave I-93 in Concord via exit 16 at Rte. 132 and follow Oak Hill Road around the side of Oak Hill until it joins School…

Happy Trails

An easy canter is the perfect pace to enjoy fall. From north to south, Granite Staters love horses. The White Mountains region is home to a high concentration of outdoor recreational sports and activities for every member of the family…

The Ring of Fire

Living life amidst long-ago creation.Time is a crucible. So is life. So is the fragile, shifting, cracking tectonic egg shell of our earth. And so is its molten, bubbling yolk, sometimes erupting through cracks in the shell as volcanoes, sometimes…

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…

New Found Pleasures

Find them on a spin around the lake on a summer day.Compared to Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake may be small, but the 20-odd-mile drive around it is packed with enough diversions to fill a day.Leave I-93 at Exit 23 in…

Skids and Kids

Avoiding accidents is a skill that can be learnedFar off and safely to the right, small planes come and go, an incessant bee-buzz announcing a sprint to rotation and takeoff; a fluctuating give and take of engines and air flow…

Mountain Meander

Head for the hills — it’s cooler thereThe road through Sandwich Notch, laid out in 1801, climbs gently over one of the state’s least-known notches. It is unpaved and closed in winter.From I-93 Exit 24 in Ashland, follow Route 3…