Exploring Awesome Local Swimming Spots

Exploring Awesome Local Swimming Spots

In addition to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools at Woodwards Resort, the Lincoln area boasts several local swimming spots that locals and visitors love on hot summer days.

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Weather.com rates Echo Lake the Number One Swimming Spot in New Hampshire

A great spot to gently float down the river on inner tubes, The Lady’s Bathtub is a natural swimming area in the east branch of the  Pemigewassett River. There are shallow and deep areas for a swim and a small sandy beach.  Large river rocks are fun to climb on, or to sit and relax on as the river gently flows by. The closest river swimming area to the Village of Lincoln, enjoying The Lady’s Bathtub, is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

Another family and kid favorite, the Crystal Cascade in North Woodstock offers a  slideable, or tubeable,  chute that goes over several  small rapids and feeds into a  small pool. The water is fairly warm by  afternoon, but we recommend that you wear something a bit sturdier than a typical swimming suite (like cut-off jeans) if you’ll be “riding the rapids.”

Echo  Lake  Beach  visitors  can enjoy  the  beauty  of  a  28-acre  Lake with an excellent view.  The  slopes of  Cannon  Mountain ski area drop right to the  edge of the  lake,  and the view highlights  where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch.  The beach is open  from  10  am to  5:30  pm daily from June 15th to Labor Day and  canoe  and  kayak rentals are available.

Mirror Lake is a natural spring-fed lake just outside the town of Whitefield in western New Hampshire. The lake straddles two of New Hampshire’s tourism regions: The White Mountains and Great North Woods. It has an average depth of eight feet and a maximum depth of 23 feet. It is a great lake to explore by canoe or kayak, windsurf, or simply enjoy the sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing.

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Ride the Rails of New Hampshire

Ride the Rails of New Hampshire

We’ve got train rides with a kick!

From the rustic Cog Railway up Mt. Washington to the luxurious Cafe Lafayette Dinner train, the White Mountains offer train experiences to meet just about every type of adventurers desire.

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier dinner trains, The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train offers a five-course dinner and spirits served in the Grand European manner while you ride in one of three beautifully restored Pullman dining cars. As dinner is served, period music keeps time with the rail’s rhythmic rumbling, punctuated by the haunting wail of the engine’s whistle. With magnificent mountain vistas and lush New England forests surrounding, you are assured of having the best seat in the house, all evening long.

If you’re looking to escape the ordinary and relive the romance of dining on the rails, we’re confident that the Cafe Lafayette will provide a dining experience far beyond your expectations.

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Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

At the other end of the adventure spectrum, Clark’s Trading Post offers a “steam powered journey through history” but warns to beware The Wolfman who has been trying to keep visitors away from his secret mining operation for more than 30 years! Keep your eyes open as the train passed through the woods during the 25-minute tour, because the bushy-faced miner is likely to emerge from the thickets and play all kinds of ornery tricks and he chases the train. Luckily, he’s afraid of heights and water so when you reach the covered bridge, you know you’re safe! This is a fun adventure for the whole family!

 

The Grille Opens Today!

Come see what’s cooking at Woodwards’ Grille this summer. We’ve got some fun and fabulous new breakfast items, including just about every kind of Eggs Benedict you can think of, and woodyWoody the Woodwards Woodchuck plans to visit regularly to get the kids to join him after breakfast by the pond to feed the ducks!

And, now that the temperature is moving north, we’re excited that the Pub Deck overlooking the Pond will open this week too, just in time for the Memorial Weekend kickoff to summer. We’ve been cooking up new menu items like Sweet Chili Shrimp and Jalapeno Toasted Raviolis (to name just a couple) that pair fantastically with a cold beer on a warm day.

We’re pulling out all the stops and rolling out the red carpet for summer. So, whether you’re bringing the whole family, or having some one-on-one time with someone special, the new Grille at Woodwards Resort has something just for you.

Check out The Grill at Woodwards menu’s here.

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung here at Woodwards Resort & Inn! This time of year is a fantastic time to hike & bike throughout the area without all the crowds. A walk in the woods may afford the chance to catch a glimpse of local wildlife emerging throughout the State and National parks.
Come on up and play! We look forward to your stay with us!

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New Hampshire designated the white-tailed deer as its state animal in 1983. There are frequent sitings of fawns, such as this one, in spring. Photo courtesy John J. Lagoulis.
Brewfest Weekend ~ June 24-26

Brewfest Weekend ~ June 24-26

Brewfest16_Logo_webThe New England Brewfest, held just down the road at Loon Mountain, is a unique blend of beer-infused social events educational workshops, and a signature tasting event called Saturday Night: ON TAP.

New Hampshire is home to dozens of craft brewers who will turn out to share more then 100 blends of their tasty treats. In addition to the On Tap tasting, events include a 2-hour train ride along the Pemigewassett River the features food and beer pairings; “Hop Talks” where New England’s premier breweries offer samples and information about their handcrafted, signature beers; and, Believing Brewers, a non-denominational service at the top of Loon Mountain. Minister Marcus Corey and guest speaker Rev. Jon Paul will discuss the connection between beer, history, culture, and religion.

Woodwards looks forward to being your Brewfest Weekend Headquarters. Give us a call today to reserve your room.

P.S. All Brewfest events are for adults 21+.

Bike Week: June 11-19, 2016

Bike Week: June 11-19, 2016

We’re Getting Ready to Play this Summer!

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We know the warm weather is slow to show up this year, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about getting that bike out and making preparations for NH’s June bike week. Can’t you just feel that mountain air blow through your hair and the wonderful feeling that summer has arrived…ahhh.

From its beginnings 100 years ago at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee when a few hundred motorcyclists got together to share their enthusiasm for riding, to today’s week-long bike rally with more than 300,000 riders taking the state by storm, NH Bike Week is not to be missed by motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country.

New Hampshire offers unmatched scenic motorcycle riding throughout our beautiful state. And, up Woodwards way, historic wooden covered bridges are a main attraction for riders–along the Kancamagus Highway and the White Mountains. MotoUSA has a great and informative article about author Bryan Harley’s covered bridge excursion during a recent motorcycle week that we recommend to anyone planning the trip.

Woodwards Resort welcomes riders and is pleased to offer Free Breakfast if you stay two or more nights.

Come play and stay with us!

Meal Plan

Woodward’s Meal Plan Program

A great deal for the whole family!

Our MAP (Modified American Plan) offers choices off our menu for breakfast and dinners with another menu specifically for children.  Combine the MAP with your room rental for a great package deal.  Enjoy our new menu that begins with great starters to our specialty dishes & desserts.  We are a great family friendly resort.  Come join us and try out our new menu.

 

Here is how the Meal Plan Works:

Breakfast:

Each morning you will receive the choice of #1-8, or omelets off the menu

Meal comes with beverages, and bacon, ham or sausage

There will be additional charges for side orders, pastries, breads & cereals

Children 12 & under eat of the children’s menu (with no substitutions), also includes a beverage.

Dinner:

Adults choose one (1) meal off our regular dinner menu

Includes one non-alcoholic beverage

Children 12 & under choose off the children’s menu, also includes a beverage.

 

Each adult is $30 per day

Children 12 & under $5 per day

State taxes & gratuities are not included

Skiing: Loon Mountain

Loon Mountain

Ski & Stay White Mountains
Loon Mountain is New England’s most accessible big mountain resort. Located just 8 miles from Woodwards Resort (two hours from Boston), Loon offers 61 trails and 2,100 vertical feet of unparalleled skiing and riding.

Loon’s three peaks offer the kind of varied terrain and possibilities; Loon has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to ski the steeps or take your first snowboard lesson.

The Loon Mountain Adventure Center is where you’ll find a mountain of off-slope activities during the winter:

Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are great ways to explore Loon’s variety of cross-country trails, and get some fresh air and exercise. Guided tours, rental equipment and instructions are available at the Adventure Center.

Summit Guided Snowshoe Tours
Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour of the summit. Tour includes  snowshoe rentals and gondola access to the summit, where you’ll enjoy two hours of snowshoeing with Loon’s guides. The tour offers spectacular views of Mt. Washington and the surrounding valleys and peaks. 

This tour is designed for the intermediate snowshoer with challenging terrain and rewarding views. The group will either ride the gondola back to the base, or snowshoe to the base.

Zipline Adventure
Riders soar more than 700 feet across the Pemigewasset River, and then back across to the Adventure Center. Zipline rides are available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Riders must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs. and no more than 250 lbs.

Snow Tubing & Ice Skating

Skiing: Cannon Mountain

Skiing: Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain

Known for it awesome rock and ice climbing and great skiing, Cannon Mountain is located within the beautiful Franconia Notch State Park just north of Woodwards Resort.

Cannon Mountain is an especially great place to learn to ski. The Tuckerbrook Family area includes 4 lifts, and 13 trails that were designed just for families, learning, and for those who want a relaxed skiing or riding experience.

If you’re a first timer on the snow, you’ll start at the top of the gentle Brookside slope which offers a great view of northern NH, and into Vermont. And, every Saturday night between December 27, 2014 – March 14, 2015 is designated as a Family Fun Night, with specials events including fireworks, torchlight parades, and age-appropriate movies for kids.

When you visit Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain and the Aerial Tramway, be sure to stop at the New England Ski Museum! It’s free and right at the base of the Aerial Tramway.

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Summer Weekly Suite Rentals

Bring the Family ~ Stay & Play for a Week!

Whether you prefer golf or zip-line tours, water parks or ATV trips, or creating your own adventure, Lincoln, NH, has just about every summer activity you could think of! For that extraordinary summer vacation, Woodwards Resort offers special weekly suite rentals:

2016 Summer Suite Rental Rates
6/12/2016 – 7/23/2016 $765 per week, plus tax
7/24/2016 – 8/20/2016 $975 per week, plus tax

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