Friday, July 1, 2011


Bretton Woods
Omni Mount Washington Resort – 310 Mount Washington Hotel Road; 603-278-1000 or 800-843-6664;; 108 year-old hotel; restored Tiffany skylight in 4th floor corridor; pub with farm-to-table fare.

Jackson Village
Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa – 12 Thorn Hill Road; 603-383-4321 or 800-289-8990;; quiet, romantic getaway in country; White Mountains’ foothills.

●Inn at Jaffrey Center – 379 Main Street; 603-532-7800 or 877-510-7019;; charming, built in 1830.
Sights & Sites
Mount Monadnock – America’s “most climbed” mountain; village still looks much like it did in 1800s; National Historic District.

L.A. Burdick – 47 Main Street; 603-756-2882;; carefully-packed macaroons (ordered by mail) deserve praise for arriving intact; only natural brighteners used; try coffee-and pistachio-perfumed versions.

Sights & Sites
New England Ski Museum – 11 Franconia Notch Parkway; 603-823-7177;

Sights & Sites
Kancamagus Scenic Byway – State Route 112;; among most beautiful “foliage drives” in America; travels through White Mountains.

Red Arrow Diner – 61 Lowell Street; 603-626-1118;; local favorite since 1922; open 24 hours.

Bakeries, Coffee, Ice Cream, Juice & Tea
Vicuña Chocolate Factory & Cafe – 515 Main Street; 603-924-2040;; try steeped hot chocolate (more like tea).

LAKES (includes Sunapee & Winnipesaukee)
Sunapee (includes Newbury)
Marzelli’s Cafe & Sweet Shoppe – 17 Lower Main Street (Sunapee); 603-763-2222.
Sights & Sites
Fells-Historic Estate & Gardens – 456 Route 103A; 603-763-4789;; 1 of New England’s finest examples early 20th-Century summer estates; guided tours of John Milton Hay’s 22-room Colonial Revival summer home; 100-foot perennial border; Old Garden hidden behind masses rhododendron; and Lake Sunapee view from formal Rose Terrace; hillside Rock Garden where brook trickles to Japanese water lily pool.
Newbury Historical Society – Sherman Hall, Village Road (South Newbury); 603-938-2892.
Sunapee Historical Society Museum – Sunapee Harbor (Sunapee); 603-763-9872.
Sunapee State Beach & State Park – Route 103 (Newbury); 603-763-5561;; major recreation area in Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region; in winter, alpine skiing available; boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming in summer/fall months.

Inn on Main – 200 North Main Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-1335;; more chic than Wolfeboro but stark and 10 minute walk (uphill) from town center.
Wolfeboro Inn – 90 North Main Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-3016;; dates to 1812; has own beach and bar.
Mise en Place – 96 Lehner Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-5788;; French “fine dining.”
Restaurant – 37 North Main Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-3000;; classic American fare; for families, in particular.
Sea Bird – 89 Center Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-9031;; Chinese.
Millie B. – Wolfeboro Town Docks (Wolfeboro, on Main Street); 603-569-4554;; in July and August, antique boat ride on Lake Winnipesaukee every 45 minutes.
Country Bookseller – 23 North Main Street (Wolfeboro); 603-569-6030;; books.
Sights & Sites
New Hampshire Boat Museum – 399 Center Street (Wolfeboro Falls); 603-569-4554;

Sights & Sites
Andover Historical Society – 105/106 Depot Street; 603-735-5628.
Cilleyville/Bog Bridge – at N.H. Route 11 and N.H. Route 4A junction; built in 1887; covered bridge spanning Pleasant Brook.
Highland Lake Apple Farm – 50 Maple StreetEast; 603-735-5058; apple-picking.
Keniston Bridge – Lorden Road (south of U.S. Route 4, 1 mile west of Andover Village); covered bridge built in 1882.

Sights & Sites
Bement Bridge – Bradford Center Road (.25 mile north of N.H. Routes 103 and 114 intersection); covered bridge built in 1854.
Bradford Bog – from Rte. 9 (in Hillsborough), go northwest on Hillsborough Center and East Washington Roads about 9 miles to East Washington, then northeast on East Washington Road about .5 mile;; park on right and take trail into swamp; up-close view of 1 of state’s northernmost Atlantic white cedar swamps.
Bradford Historical Society – Route 114 (corner of Route 103); 603-938-5386.
PYO Raspberries – 45 Sunset Hill Road; 603-938-6474; berry-picking.

Sights & Sites
Danbury Bog – from Danbury center, take Route 104 south and take 1st right, then travel .3 miles and dam site will be on left, with small parking area for 2-3 cars and wildlife management area sign adjacent to dam; wetlands support variety of native and migrating waterfowl, including mallards, black ducks, wood ducks, and ring-necked ducks; other common wildlife includes great blue heron, beaver, muskrat, otter, white-tailed deer, moose, coyotes, woodcock,and ruffed grouse.
DanburyHistorical Society – 30 Deckman’s Road; 603-768-3603.

Sights & Sites
Henniker Historical Society – Academy Hall, 5A Maple Street; 603-428-6267;

Robie's Country Store – 9 Riverside Street; 603-485-7761;; for breakfast and lunch.

New London
Sights & Sites
New London Historical Society – Little Sunapee Road; 603-526-6564;
Philbrick-Cricenti Bog – south side of Newport Road (old Route 11) on New London outskirts (about 1.6 miles east of Exit 12 off I-89 and .4 miles west of County Road by hospital); 603-271-2214;; mile-long network of trails runs through this “kettle hole bog”; peat mat below boardwalk.
Springledge Nursery & Produce Stand – 37 Main Street; 603-526-6253;; strawberry-picking.

North Sutton
Sights & Sites
Musterfield Field Farm Museum – Harvey Road; 603-927-4276;

Sights & Sites
Sutton Historical Society – Blue House, Meeting House, Sutton School House, South Sutton Common, Old Stone Museum (South Sutton); 603-938-5448.
Wadleigh State Park – Route 114; 603-927-4724;; swimming on Kezar Lake; tall pine trees shade picnic sites located adjacent to beach; park open weekends only from mid-May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor Day.

Sights & Sites
Blue Moon Berry Farm – Waldon Hill Road; 603-456-3822; berry-picking.
Dalton/Joppa Road Bridge – Joppa Road (south of N.H. Route 103 on Joppa Road); covered bridge built in 1853.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum – Kearsarge Mt. Road; 603-456-3244;
New Hamphire Telephone Museum – 22 East Main Street; 603-456-2234;
Rollins State Park – Route 103; 603-456-3808;; on Mt. Kearsarge’s south slope; 3.5 mile scenic auto road rises from park entrance through woodlands to parking and picnic areas; picnic area, located in natural wooded glen beneath granite ledges, affords views that stretch from Mt. Monadnock to New Hampshire’s coastal plain; Crotched, Pack Monadnock, and Uncanoonuc Mountains’ summits, central Massachusetts hills; and Boston skyline visible on horizon, while Mink Hills and Merrimack River valley can be seen nearby; .5 mile trail to Mt.Kearsarge summit leaves from picnic area; open daily from mid-June to late October, and weekends only from late October to November 11.
Warner Historical Society – 15 West Main Street; 603-456-2437;
Waterloo Bridge – New Market Road (south of N.H. Route 103, 2 miles west of Warner Village); covered bridge built in 1840.

Wilmot Flat
Sights & Sites
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park – Route 4A; 603-485-2034;; part of Gile State Forest, which spans 6.675 acres; includes memorial to Walter C. Gardner II, whose father established Gile State Forest; scenic picnic area with picnic tables; popular place for hiking; unstaffed but open to public year-round at no charge; no winter maintenance.
Wilmot Historical Society – Wilmot Town Offices (off Route 11); 603-526-6384.
Winslow State Park – Route 11; 603-526-6168;; located on Mt. Kearsarge’s northwest slope; picnic area on 1.820' plateau with outstanding White Mountains’ views to north and taller of southern and central Vermont peaks; Mt. Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Pleasant Lake dominate closer landscape; 1-mile foot-trail leads from picnic area to Mt. Kearsarge’s summit; 1.75 mile trail offers loop possibility; open weekends from mid-April to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to early November.

Sights & Sites
Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site – Route 28; 603-432-3091;; gardens, house tours, trail.

New Castle
Wentworth by Sea – 588 Wentworth Road; 603-422-7322 or 866-240-6313;; Victorian towers with red roofs on a bluff looming over Atlantic Ocean.

Sise Inn – 40 Court Street; 603-433-1200 or 877-747-3466;; renovated 19th Century CE building.
Black Trumpet Bistro – 29 Ceres Street; 603-431-0887;; local and seasonal food.
Cava Tapas & Wine Bar – 10 Commercial Alley; 603-319-1575;; Spanish.
Green Monkey – 86 Pleasant Street; 603-427-1010;; new American menu and imaginative drinks list.
Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café – 150 Congress Street; 603-766-3474;; unprepossessing but excellent seafood popular with locals.

Petey’s Summertime Seafood Restaurant – 1323 Ocean Boulevard; 603-433-1937;; fresh lobster; only 5 miles south of Portsmouth on Route 1A, 8 miles north of Hampton Beach.

Sights & Sites
King Blossom Farm – 834 Dunbar Hill Road; 603-863-6125;; apple-picking.

Sights & Sites
Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm – 648 Bradford Road; 603-863-2583;; berry-picking.
Beaver Pond Farm-Raspberries – 50 McDonough Road; 603-542-7339; berry-picking.
Newport Historical Society – 22 Main Street; 603-863-1294.
Pier Bridge – east of Chandler Station and west of N.H. Route 103 on Concord and Claremont Railroad line spanning Sugar River; covered bridge was built in 1907.
Wright’s Bridge – 2 miles south of N.H. Route 103 and .5 mile west of Chandler Station; covered bridge built in 1906.

Sights & Sites
Cutting Farm – 266 Sanborn Hill Road; 603-763-3239;; apple-picking.

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