Thursday, October 30, 2008

You should have known when this was being held but...

Presenting Our 21st Annual Psychic Weekend Part 2 November 7 - 9, 2008

Experience an exploration of your deepest self. Featuring some of New England’s Top Psychic Advisors

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Friday Nov. 7: 10 AM - 4 PM (good availability)Saturday Nov. 8 & Sunday Nov. 9
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Available Daily Friday – Sunday(Presented for Entertainment Only Subject to Change - Call to Confirm)

Craft Fair on Nov 8 & 9, 2008

There will be a craft fair here in Lincoln on Saturday November 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday November 9, 2008 from 10 AM to 2PM. It will be held at the Lin-Wood High School Gymnasium. Prizes will be drawn every hour. This is a craft fair that will support the friends of Lincoln-Woodstock Recreation. This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on you Christmas Shopping as there will be many unique crafts there.

The Lin-Wood High School is located across from the Lincoln Village Shops which is adjacent to our South Mountain Resort and also 1 mile (turn Right from Resort) from Pollard Brook.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's Snowing!!!!!!!!

The first snow of the year is falling here at the resort today. As I drove thru town today on my way to work I saw one of the orange NHDOT trucks returning from a plow/sand run up on the Kancamagus Highway.

Now 8 hours later it is lightly snowing here and starting to stick in the mulch beds and on the cars. I hope it sticks around.

Sharpen your skis and boards and book your winter vacation now!!! Almost time for my favorite activity, Apres Ski.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog Birthday

My Blog has been around for 1 year. In the course of this year I have made approximately 84 entries. Over the course of things I don't think that is too shabby. I have had just over 3600 visitors to my blog or an average of 28 per day.

I have never proclaimed to be a writer, but I do try to keep everyone informed as best I can. Sometimes I make an entry every day, other times I make an entry once a week. I occasionally wonder how much people actually read these things, but this thoughts get quickly erased. Shortly after I get those thoughts I will get a run of resort guests who say they saw something in my blog and they want to know more about it or how to get there. This is always flattering to me.

As I think of ways to create a better blog, I will always try to keep everyone informed on what is happening here in the White Mountains and the Lincoln/Woodstock area.

Happy Blogging.....

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hints for Columbus Day Weekend

It's going to be a great weekend!

What a great weekend we having coming up! This Columbus Day Weekend will be one of the best in years if the weather predictions hold true and even if they're off, the color is so stunning that it will be worth the drive into the White Mountains anyway. Here's a few hints on enjoying the weekend while driving in this area.

Relax. It's a wonderful time of the year to relax and take your time driving around looking at the scenery. That line of cars in front of you will only hold you up for a few minutes so slow down and enjoy the experience. And if you're the one with the line behind you, consider pulling over so everyone can enjoy the scene at their own pace.

Watch out for moose. They're particularly active at this time of the year and the combination of them and lots of drivers looking at the foliage can be tricky.

Get Lost!!! Yes I am telling you to get lost. If you are driving down the road and that side road looks interesting, go down it. Some of the best displays of color can be found these roads. Keep in mind that many of these roads will be a dead end so you'll have to come back to where you started.

Enjoy the Weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall Foliage Report

White Mountains Region Foliage Report

The northern White Mountains region is at peak right now, with the area around Franconia Notch displaying outstanding reds, brilliant oranges, and bright yellows. It’s time to take a ride on the Cannon Mountain Tramway to experience what fall foliage is all about! Route 116 from North Haverhill to Route 142 in Bethlehem is beautiful, also. The birch, beech, oak, ash, and poplar trees are blooming into a myriad of yellows, oranges, golds and browns – with a new color that hasn’t been seen before now – white! All the tops of the greater White Mountains are now draped in snow. Photographers may want to travel Route 3 north to Route 302 east, or Route 3 north to Route 115 toward Route 2 east. These roads provide expanded views of the Western Presidential Range, which is showing snow atop its fall colors.

This report was updated on Monday, October 6th, at 1:19pm.

Great North Woods Region Foliage Report

Despite some leaf drop, most of the Great North Woods region is still at peak, with the best foliage in the lower elevations and valleys. The views in these parts are still dazzling, and Route 3 along the Connecticut River and Route 26 through Dixville Notch are still providing autumn beauty. A nice walk is the Huntington Cascade trail, located east of the Balsams Grand Resort off route 26. There is also a beautiful tract of landscape about two miles north of Colebrook village near the state information center where the setting is gorgeous and is attracting locals and visitors. This is a great picnic spot. As you travel this unspoiled part of New Hampshire, please watch for moose and other wildlife.

This report was updated on Monday, October 6th, at 1:17pm.

Lakes Region Foliage Report

The colors keep on coming in the Lakes Region. More color on the hills is advancing each day as the swampy areas pass their peak. Virtually any road around the area lakes is showing bold fall colors, and there will be even more showing up in time for the holiday weekend. Back roads around Wolfeboro, Tamworth and Tuftonboro are showing nice autumn shades of hearty reds, nice oranges, and vibrant yellows. As you travel this part of the state, take some turns and explore the less traveled roads to discover the many farms and stops around the lakes and ponds. Great fall hikes include Belknap Mountain and Mount Major, both in Gilford.

This report was updated on Monday, October 6th at 1:22pm.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Snow + Fall Foliage = Snowliage

This past Saturday I was taking some pictures of the area and took this one of Mount Lafayette. I was at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 142, as were about 3 dozen other people or leaf peepers as they are known. It really was a spectacular sight to be seen. If you do pull off the side of the road, please be sure it is in a safe area as we do not want you to become a news story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Foliage Report for October 2, 2008

White Mountains Region Foliage Report

The entire White Mountains region is ablaze with color, and our leaf peepers say that now is the time to visit. Dense forests, like Crawford Notch State Park and Franconia Notch State Park are vibrantly colored, with glorious reds, oranges and deep yellows and golds. This upcoming weekend will be a perfect time to explore the White Mountains Trail, said to be one of America’s most spectacular scenic drives. Begin anywhere on this loop: Route 16 north to Route 302 west, where several waterfalls, all framed with beautiful colors, can be seen right from your car; continue on Route 302 west to Route 3 south, to Route 112 east, which is the Kancamagus Highway; back to Route 16. Waterville Valley is near peak, with a heavy mix of colors among the green. The foliage is gorgeous, the colors are here, and you should be, too. Be sure to stop at a roadside farm stand in this region, and take home some fresh, crisp, New Hampshire apples and pumpkins.

This report was updated on Thursday, October 2nd, at 1:11pm.

Great North Woods Region Foliage Report

Wow! The Great North Woods region is now a foliage-lovers paradise. The entire area is alive with a hearty mix of deep reds, burnt oranges, bright golds, warm rusts, and bold yellows. All roads are just about at peak, so no matter where you go in this region, you will see sharp fall color. Route 3 north takes you to Stratford Hollow, the site of a Pumpkin Festival on Saturday. Don’t miss the 23-mile yard sale in this area, also. For information, please call 603-237-8939. Continue up Route 3 to Route 26 east, which takes you through dramatic Dixville Notch, where you will find gorgeous foliage and tons of photo opportunities. Route 26 leads to Route 16 south and goes right through Berlin, where the Riverfire 2008 will also be taking place on Saturday. The boom piers along the Androscoggin River will be lit at dusk. For information about this event, please call the Northern Forest Heritage Park at 603-752-1272.

This report was updated on Thursday, October 2nd, at 1:08pm.