Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trips for September 1-13, 2008

These are the trips we have planned starting with Monday September 1, 2008. You can sign up for these trips in advance with me by email: or Phone: (603)745-9900 ext 470 or Cell (508)364-5130.

This is a idea of the trips that we have planned. Please note that some times may be changed, but as of right now they will be at the time mentioned.

Mondays 9:00 AM Morning Meeting in the Lobby of Pollard Brook. Come learn about things to do and the activities we have planned for the week. Donuts will be served.
12:00 Noon Mount Washington Cog Railway. Join me as we head up to the Cog Railway. The trip will be in a caravan format and will save you money. The cost is $42 per person versus the normal price of $59 per person. This trip will have you back down the mountain by around 5pm.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Awesome Autumn Tour. 10:00 AM We will go out in a bus with myself or someone from our activities department as your tour guide. This is our most popular tour of the year. Please reserve early as seating is limited. We will stop at some Covered Bridges, go Apple Picking, visit the country's oldest General Store, and stop at several scenic vistas. Lunch, the 1/4 peck of Apples, and transportation is included. The cost of the trip is $25 per person.

Wednesday Nowhere & Everywhere Day. 9:00 AM will be Eric's trip to Nowhere & Everywhere. The cost is $15 per person and we will cover about 150 miles exploring the White Mountains including waterfalls, covered Bridges, scenic vistas, occasionally some wildlife, and other places of interest. If you like to photograph nature this is an ideal trip for you. If we do not have enough for the bus then we take our van out and the cost is only $10 per person. Please contact me if you are interested in signing up for this trip. At 6:45 PM please meet in the lobby and the Moose Tour will pick you up. Seating is limited and you must sign up in advance. As of this posting they have had a 99% success rate in seeing Moose. Sightings are not guaranteed. The cost for this trip is $22 per person.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Awesome Autumn Tour

It is hard to believe that it is now time to start talking about Autumn. The resorts will be doing a truly fun Autumn Tour over the next 2 months.
Starting Tuesday September 2, 2008 we will be running this extremely popular tour 3 days a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The tours will depart daily at 10:00 AM and last about 4 hours. The cost for the trip is $25 per person and includes lunch, apples, and transportation.

Stops include Beaver Pond Scenic Area, Windy Ridge Orchard where you will have lunch and pick Apples, 2 Covered Bridges, and the Oldest General Store in the United States.

The trip will be narrated by a tour guide and will be in a climate controlled bus. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are recommended. Please contact me at if you would like to sign up in advance.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fall is Right Around the Corner

This past Friday brought me out to Windy Ridge Orchard. While I was having lunch I was able to witness teh first load of apples being brought in from the orchards. While it is not quite the time to go pick your own apples, that time of year will be here before we know it.

I will be posting our Awesome Fall Foliage Tour in teh next day or two. If you will be visiting us this fall please be sure to sign up in advance for one of our trips.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Brewery Tours in Woodstock

I just found about about this and thought I would share it with our guests. Now I think I can get away with that liquid lunch for "research".


Woodstock Inn Brewery is now offering FREE Brewery tours, rain or shine, daily Monday through Friday at Noon in the brewery. There will be a short demonstration and a showcase of our products. Woodstock Inn Brewery has won several national awards for its ales especially Pig's Ear Brown that has won the National Beer Tasting Championships two years in a row. A great place to take a break in the middle of a busy day and discover some award winning beers brewed right here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...

In case you haven't heard, we have had a lot of rain up here this Summer. Friday August 8, 2008 was no different. At the end of the rain shower I noticed that it was sunny out and thought that maybe there might be a rainbow out behind South Mountain. As you can see from the above picture I was not disappointed. I enjoy it when Mother Nature works with me.

It's amazing what a rainbow can do as there about a dozen people who came out to start taking pictures. Not one person mentioned the rain.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Farmers Market on Saturdays in North Wodstock

Fresh fruits and vegetables available from local farms including:

Windy Ridge Orchard
Briarstone Vegetable Farm
Turtle Ridge Organic Farm

Located on Main Street in N. Woodstock on Saturdays from 3-6pm.

Activities for August8-17, 2008

Friday Aug 8, 2008 6:00 PM Come visit me at South Mountain where I will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Social from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a informal way to meet other resort guests and also get some last minute help planning your weekend or week with us.

Saturday Aug 9, 2008 10:00 AM Join us in a group as we head down to Ski Fanatics in Campton and go Kayaking on the Pemigewasset River from Robins Nest to Campton. The Cost is $30 or $40 depending on the size Kayak you choose. This will be a caravn trip that leaves from the Lobby of Pollard Brook.

Saturday & Sunday Aug 9-10, 2008 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM The 16th Annual Lincoln Summer Craft Fair. This event will be held in the parking lot of the Villaeg Shops which is adjacent to the InnSeason Resort South Mountain. Over 100 juried crafters will be there. Admission is Free.

Monday August 11, 2008 9:00 AM Monday Morning Meeting. COme to teh lobby of Pollard Brook and listen as the Adventure Concierge and teh Activities Staff go over the events for the week in detail. The sign up book is also put out for guests to sign up. 11:00 Walk to Loon Mountain. Stretch your legs and enjoy a easy 1 mile hike over to Loon Mountain. You can also purchase a Gondola Ticket at tthe front desk and take the Gondola to the top of Loon and explore the Cavess. 12:30 PM Join the Activities Department and take a trip up to Littleton. Explore the Littleton Grist Mill, the Covered Bridge and Chutter's, the world's longest candy counter. Your sweet tooth will thank you.

Tuesday August 12, 2008 9:00AM Mount Washington Cog Railway. We will meet in the lobby and then caravan up to the Cog Railway. Tickets are discounted enough to make this a must do trip while you visit the White Mountains. At 3:00 PM we will drive over to the beautiful Sabbaday Falls. This is a easy 1 mile round trip hike to a 3 level water fall. At 5:00 PM Summer BBQ. Come down to our tent and enjoy some great BBQ. Ribs, burgers, chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, and more will be sure to satisfy any appetite. Cost for the BBQ is $15 per Adult and $10 for those age 6-17.

Wednesday August 13, 2008. Eric's Trip to Nowhere & Everywhere. Join me as I take you to some of my favorite places in the White Mountains. We will see scenic vistas, covered bridges, waterfalls, and other interesting places along the way. The cost will be $10 or $15 depednign on the number of people who sign up. If we have more than 12 we will travel by bus and less than 12 we will travel in the resort van.

Thursday Aug 14, 2008 10:00 AM Join us in a group as we head down to Ski Fanatics in Campton and go Kayaking on the Pemigewasset River from Robins Nest to Campton. The Cost is $30 or $40 depending on the size Kayak you choose. This will be a caravn trip that leaves from the Lobby of Pollard Brook.

Friday August 15, 2008 10:00AM Windy Ridge Orchard. We will travel over to WIndy Ridge Orchard and pick Blueberries. We will also have Lunch at the Cider Hourse Cafe. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch.

Saturday August 16, 2008 ALL DAY. Cannon Mountain and Littleton Regional Hospital will host the 1st Annual Feel’n Top Notch – Outdoor Expo & Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at one of NH’s most scenic spots at Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch. The daytime event will be followed by an evening of dancing to the Wicked Smart Horn Band at the Peabody Lodge at Cannon Mountain. Representatives from Pemigewasset Vallley Search & Rescue, New Hampshire Fish & Game, and Franconia Chamber of Commerce are teaming together to make the Feel’n Top Notch – Outdoor Expo & Wellness Fair an event to remember! The event is designed to inform, educate, entertain, and encourage individuals and families to learn new skills and rekindle interests in outdoor activities and good health. The Expo will feature hands on activities, exhibits, and demonstrations on topics including fishing, hiking, biking, wilderness first-aid, Hike Safe Program, maps and compasses, hiking with dogs and children, campfire safety, moose – myths & facts, alpine plants and mammals, hypothermia, and information for every hiker. Demonstrations and hands on activities will include a climbing wall, Smokey the Bear, forestry trucks, forest fire prevention, hiking Artist’s Bluff, water rescue, fly casting, and hopefully, some of our area celebrities will be on hand to greet and meet those in attendance. The wellness fair will include free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose screenings, and body mass analysis. Fitness tips and healthy eating demonstrations will be included to promote healthy lifestyles for children and adults. Holistic medicine techniques and demonstrations will be part of this exciting event. Demonstrations including Reiki, Reflexology, acupuncture, hypnotic therapy, Osmosis, Tai Chi, QiGong, and herbal therapy will be available for everyone.

16th Annual Summer Craft Fair this Weekend Aug 9-10.

This weekend the 16th Annual Lincoln Craft Fair will be held at the Village Shops on Main St in Lincoln. The Village Shops are adjacent to South Mountain Resort.

Over 100 juried artisians from over 15 states will display and sell both traditional and not so traditional crafts including jewelry, quilts, pottery, bird houses, metal sculpture, stained glass, folk art, handmade soap and much more. Free admission and plenty of free parking. This festival is held rain or shine.

Hours are from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.