A New Hampshire Winter Weekend To Remember

Join the editors of Yankee magazine and get the insider’s guide to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire. Winter fun is waiting for you, and you don’t have to don your ski gear to partake in the enjoyment.

Covered Bridge in Jackson NH
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Join the editors of Yankee magazine and get the insider’s guide to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire. Winter fun is waiting for you, and you don’t have to don your ski gear to partake in the enjoyment.

When the brilliant leaves of fall turn to sparkling white snowflakes, New Englanders head to their storage closets to get the skis out. We start planning our trips to places like Sunday River, Sugarbush, and Sunapee. But at the base of those mountains, and throughout the valleys between them, you’ll find small New England towns bustling with outlet stores, antique shops, award-winning inns, and restaurants with mouthwatering local delights on the menu. You can easily make a weekend (or longer) of exploring without ever hitting the slopes. In the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, you can find indoor and outdoor activities perfect for a winter weekend escape, including one of the most unique shops you may ever set foot in. Head across the covered bridge, and open the door of a handmade house stuffed to the rafters with folk art, pottery, glass art, jewelry, sculptures, furniture art, and most importantly, an abundance of rarities and oddities. You’ll find secret nooks, winding paths, and more than a few surprises. A short drive away, you can find more crafts handmade by New Hampshire artists. Part gallery, part shop, and part teaching studio, this haven showcases work by over 150 artists skilled in working with clay, glass, wood, paper, leather, fiber, and so much more. Looking for a hand-woven basket? They have it. A vivid green and black blown glass bowl? Look no further. In the mood for stone and bronze candle holders, a Bird’s-Eye maple cheese board or a cherry wood vase? You really don’t want to miss this shop.

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Sled dogs race While it’s true there is plenty of fun to be had off the slopes, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. You can even take in the scenery from above the trees when you take flight on a canopy zipline tour. Spend three hours enjoying sweeping views of the White Mountains while you learn about the flora and fauna of the region. Or if you love the outdoors, but prefer to keep your feet on the ground, take a thrilling ride pulled by a team of sled dogs. Alaskan huskies, Siberians, and malamutes will pull you along the Presidential Range for a 90-minute adventure, or you can spend the full day traveling the snowy paths with the most adorable tour guides you can ask for, although they don’t say much except “woof.” For those times when you want to experience the outdoors, but don’t want to actually go outdoors, there’s an entertaining and interactive solution. From the comfort of the indoors, you can experience some of the most extreme weather on the planet. And when you’re done, we’ve got just the place for you to enjoy a hot meal and a good night of sleep. Your Yankee All-Access Charter Membership is your guide to fun in New Hampshire. The White Mountains are waiting. Learn where to go, where to eat, and where to stay, in a Perfect Winter Weekend in the White Mountains. The Yankee Winter Destinations Collection is the ultimate resource for an unforgettable New England winter. Discover dozens of cozy inns, quaint winter towns, destinations for comfort food and fine dining, and so much more.

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