The One Staggering Ice Castle In New Hampshire You Need To See To Believe
Winter in New Hampshire has a reputation for being dull and gray. Days are short and the light doesn’t linger long. To get out of that winter funk and perk up the senses, how about checking out some ice castles in NH? The ones over in Woodstock are a feast for the eyes and mind. Escape into a world of ice caves, waterfalls frozen in place, archways, caves, slides, and tunnels. Oh and I few fun extras that I discovered on my visit!
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Winter in New Hampshire
What are the best outdoor activities in winter in New Hampshire:
It's not all just ice castles in NH in the wintertime. There are some other great outdoor activities in New Hampshire:
White Mountain National Forest: It can be argued that any time of year is a great time to visit the White Mountains, but hear me out about the winter. From snowshoeing trails to skiing at Cranmore or Cannon to taking the cog railway to the summit with a snow-covered backdrop, you’ll want to make sure you get to this region during the winter months.
Conway Scenic Railroad: Okay okay, maybe I have a thing for trains in the winter. But if you want to take in another winter train, head to the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway. From here, you can take a 90-minute train to the Attitash Mountain Resort. Order some snacks while you watch the snowy landscape pass by out the windows.
What are the best sled riding hills in New Hampshire?
Done visiting New Hampshire's Ice Castles and looking for more fun in the snow? Get your sleds ready and head to these sled-riding hills in New Hampshire:
Bragdon Farm: Formerly a ski area, this spot in Amherst has a pretty long run. This means that there are some very steep and some pretty tame hills that you can traverse. It’s a nice way to mix up your sledding experience and my favorite way to do it!
Alexander-Carr Park: Located in Derry, this sledding hill is loads of fun. And best of all, this spot also has a concession stand as well as an indoor TV room with chairs and tables. You can also rent snowshoes from here!
What are the best light shows in New Hampshire?
The lights you'll see while visiting New Hampshire's Ice Castles are great, but you’ve got to get to some of these light shows in New Hampshire:
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights Tour: Located in Merrimack, here, you can take in this gorgeous light display and holiday decor as well as enjoy a few beers responsibly if you are of age.
Santa’s Village: It should not come as a shock that this theme park in Jefferson has some great Christmas lights throughout. Kids and kids at heart can also go on the rides!