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Beans and Greens Corn Maze

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SO – I’ve learned a lesson. Corn mazes are much bigger and trickier than they appear! When we got there they asked us if we had a cell phone and their phone number in case we wanted them to come get us. “Oh – we’ll be fine” we said. We signed out so they knew what time we left. Well, we entered the maze and found the first bridge no problem. It was really neat with very good paths and tall corn. After coming down from the first bridge, we found the center with many paths leading from it. We explored many of these, then decided to head back to the first bridge to scope out a path to the second bridge. We found a sign with an arrow pointing “this way” to the bridge. Well, we must have tried every path in that direction 10 times. We finally decided to go the opposite way the arrow was pointing. There was the bridge. Hmmmm… At that point my son was thirsty and tired, so we found our way out. When we signed back in, we mentioned the sign, and they laughed and said they were glad we liked their joke. Once again I say Hmmm… We spent so much time looking for the way back to the first bridge that we never got to explore the rest of the maze. There were also clues and riddles in the maze that were not explained to us, so we were not sure what we were supposed to do. Overall, it was really well laid out and maintained, but not very well explained. I would definitely bring drinks and snacks next time, and not assume that the signs were correct! All-in-all, a fun day!

Windy Ridge Orchard

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This is such a beautiful time of year in New Hampshire! After all these years, we are still finding things to do that we have never done before. Like apple picking! We decided on Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill. It was a suprisingly short (and gorgeous) drive from Lincoln west across Route 112. We went on a Thursday afternoon and were a bit surprised to see so many other people there. We purchased our apple bag ($9) in the gift shop and headed out to the orchard. They had McIntosh and Cortland apples available to pick that day. There were 8 rows open for picking, and Zach was very happy to see that there were plenty that he could reach himself! We filled our bag to the tippety top in no time at all. There were animals to feed (goats, pigs, donkeys, and chickens), a playground, and a little trail system for the kids to explore. We treated ourselves to their homemade apple donuts (which were fabulous!) and some cider in their cafe before heading home. The apples are so crisp and delicious – we have all been eating 2-3 each day! Hmmmm – we may need to go back….

Attitash

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This week our day off together was hot, humid, and mostly cloudy. We were looking for something a little different to do, so we headed to Attitash in Bartlett. We took the scenic chairlift ride first. It was about a half hour up and a half hour down – a nice smooth ride with really incredible views. Next we got in line for the alpine slides. The line was a bit long – we probably waited 45 minutes or so. The chairlift ride up was pretty quick and there was no line to start at the top. We rode together on one sled since Zach is not 48 inches tall yet. We both really had a great time on this ride! I was definitely glad that Zach was riding with me though. We saw quite a few kids with some nasty scrapes from “wipe-outs”. You are in complete control of your own sled, and it is possible to go off the track if you go too fast! Also, if it rains you need to “abandon sled” and walk down. Luckily, this was not an issue for us. After this we were pretty hot, so we changed into our bathing suits and hit the water slides. We rode the Sidewinder first together on a 2 person raft. Then we went to the slides where Zach (age 5) got to slide down all by himself. He was thrilled. I went down first, then waited for him in the pool below. Attitash provides (and requires) life jackets for the younger kids. I think we went down these slides (3 to choose from) at least 10 times! It was a great way to cool off. They also had a kiddie pool, but it seems Zach has grown out of that, since he only spent about 2 minutes there. After we changed, Zach tackled the EuroBungy Trampoline (see picture). The employees were super nice and helped him slingshot up high since he doesn’t weigh that much. He screamed and laughed the whole time and had a blast! After that we squeezed in one more alpine slide ride. We had packed our own lunch, but there was food available there. Guests can choose to purchase an all-inclusive full day ticket, afternoon ticket, or single ride tickets. We did not leave until they closed, and we had a great day!  

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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Well, here we are starting off another summer with too much rain! Always in search of fun things to do on a cloudy day, Zach and I took a daytrip to the Lakes Region and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. We got there at 9:30 when they opened, and even though it was a Sunday, we were practically the only ones there! We walked the “loop” and saw lots of cool animals including mountain lions (see picture), bears, bobcats, a fox, skunk, fisher, deer, otters, etc. The center is very well maintained and provides tons of information about local wildlife. We decided to hike the Mt. Fayal trail to the top and were treated to amazing views of Squam Lake. We ate our lunch that we had packed at the top, then headed back down. Once back down, Zach decided we should visit the animals again, so we did and spent a little extra time at the Children’s Center (a big hit!) playing games and climbing and sliding. We were ready to leave by about 1:15PM. SO – If you’re spending some time here at The Lodge, and find yourselves with a cloudy day, the Science Center is a great day trip. Pack a lunch, bugspray, camera, binoculars, and good walking shoes.

WERZ 107.1 Promotion!

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We have partnered with Alpine Adventures and WERZ 107.1 to promote our zipline lodging package. Go to our packages and specials page for more information and details on package pricing. Also, be sure you visit werz.com THIS WEEK to enter to win a 2 night stay with us and a zipline canopy tour for 4 with Alpine Adventures.

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Hard to believe we’re heading into the end of January already…. Loon has opened their first double black diamond slope (Ripsaw). It looks pretty steep from the video on Loon’s website. We see skiers coming down the slopes right behind our Lodge all day enjoying the fantastic conditions. We’ve had quite a lot of snow and just introduced a brand new ski package combining Loon and Waterville Valley Ski Areas. We’re also offering a Winter Madness Special: Stay 2 nights, get your 3rd night FREE! Check out our packages and specials page for more info. Also, make sure you sign up on our website home page to receive email notification of new deals as soon as they are available! See you soon!

Winter Wonderland

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If you like winter, you’re in luck! We’ve gotten 6 inches of nice, fluffy snow overnight. It’s still snowing now, and we expect another 7-12 inches tomorrow!!! All just in time for the Christmas vacation. We do still have suites available, so it’s not too late to make your reservation. Ask us about our ski packages, or check out our package page for more information. The shuttle bus is running right from our parking lot to Loon Mountain – 4 times each hour.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

How About A Little Romance?

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Not too much is open, not quite time for the holiday rush. It’s the perfect time to grab your loved one and head up here for a quiet, relaxing, romantic weekend. We have our Romance Package back this fall, due to it’s popularity last spring! You can’t beat the value, and get a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates too!! Enjoy our indoor pool, hot tub, and saunas, then rekindle the romance before the hustle and bustle begins. Check out our packages and specials page for all the details.

Gorgeous Foliage

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It looks like we are just about at peak foliage here in Lincoln. The color is spectacular! I took this picture yesterday from the balcony of one of our units. We have a few rooms left for this weekend. The weather looks to be cool, but sunny – basically perfect for this time of year. So come on up: take a drive, a hike, go biking, go to a fair, pick some apples, take a zipline tour – there’s lots to do!

 

Highland Games Update

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What a great weekend for the Games! I went up yesterday afternoon to check it out and took a few pictures to share. There were quite a few people, although there will be MANY more today. There was a good sized vending area where you could purchase anything from jewelry, t-shirts, kilts, hats and scarves to food and beverages and CDs and DVDs. There were always several bands playing – some indoors and some outdoors. I watched a little of the sheep dog trials and a highland dance demonstration. The bus system was very well organized and surprisingly quick and easy! The weather is absolutely gorgeous and today and tomorrow promise to be just as nice. If you have the time – it will be worth the trip!