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Explore New Hampshire’s Grand North this Winter:  
Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing,
Ice Fishing, Festivals, and More

Winter has arrived in the Grand North of New Hampshire --  with plenty of
snow on the ground and outdoor adventures in full gear.  New Hampshire
Grand, the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the
Northern White Mountains, invites travelers to head north, and explore all the
outdoor recreation this area has to offer.


With more than 7,300 miles of snowmobile trails in the state, and the majority of
those located in the Great North Woods, visitors can enjoy some of the finest
snowmobiling in the Northeast.

“With this additional new snow, we expect to see a significant increase in riding,
especially in the North Country,” said Chris Gamache, New Hampshire Bureau
of Trails.  Updated riding conditions can be found on
NH Trails.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Cross country ski trails and snowshoeing are open at Bretton Woods and at
Great Glen trails in Pinkham Notch.  Check out the latest conditions here for
winter fun, including tubing and a SnowCoach ride up the Mount Washington
Auto Road:
Great Glen Trails Snow Conditions.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is in full swing at Lake Francis in Pittsburgh, and according to two ice
fishermen from southern New Hampshire, the brown trout were biting recently.  
Watch it here:
Ice Fishing, NH.

Dog Sledding

At Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in Jefferson, NH, snow is actually not necessary
for dog sledding, because Muddy Paw also offers
Rolling Dog Sledding. The
kennel has more than 100 sled dogs, ranging from racing Alaskan Huskies to
more traditional breeds like Siberians and Malamutes.  Muddy Paw recently
partnered with Mountain View Grand  to offer winter dog sledding adventures
from the resort, and they recently gained permission to summit Mount
Washington via the Auto Road in March. Three teams will make the attempt
between March 7th and 9th.  Muddy Paws will  be seeking sponsors and
auctioning off two seats to the highest bidder for a chance to travel with the dogs.

Ziplines & Snowcoaches

For those who like to glide through the winter air rather than down the slopes,
New Hampshire is home to several ziplines including  Bretton Woods Canopy
Tour in Bretton Woods. The Mount Washington Auto Road is also running
Mt. Washington Auto Road Snow Coach.

Winter Festivals

Folks in the North Country know how to have fun in the winter and it's
celebrated at the 14th annual Colebrook Winter Carnival held February 11.
Activities take place at the Colebrook Country Club and feature ice carving, a
bocce tournament, kids' box car racing and a cribbage tournament. Outdoor
activities include a snowshoe relay, dog sledding and more. Grab your hat and
mittens and warm boots and enjoy! Visit
North Country Chamber for more info.

For more info visit:
NH Grand