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 Fall Foliage Travel Deals in the Lakes and Mountains of New Hampshire USA

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Columbus Day Weekend Sale
Tanger Outlet Center - Route 3, Tilton NH 03276
October 7-10, 2011
Shop Tanger's Columbus Day Weekend Sale for extra Fall savings at your favorite brand name outlet stores! Don't forget to log on to before your visit for additional sale offers. It's outlet shopping TangerSTYLE!
Live Music
Friday, October 07, 2011
The Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery 135 Main Street North Woodstock NH
Live Music every Thursday 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday 9pm

Fall Foliage Festival
October 7-10, 2011
Waterville Valley, NH - 33 Village Road
FRIDAY 12 – 6pm Sport Thoma Annual Columbus Weekend Sale 7-8pm Lecture: That Reminds Me of a Story by Rebecca Rule @ the Rey Center
SATURDAY 9am – 6pm Sport Thoma Annual Columbus Weekend Sale 9am-12pm Community Yard Sale @ the Waterville Valley Recreation Department 10am-5pm BBTS Annual Ski & Board Swap 10am-4pm Corcoran’s Pond Boat Rentals Open – canoes, kayaks, paddleboats 10am-12pm Curiosity Club for Kids @ the Curious George Cottage 10am-5pm Merchant Tent Sale in Town Square 11am – 12pm Curious George Story Hour @ the Rey Center 12pm Juggling Jim Show 1-4pm Outdoor concert in Town Square ~ The 2 Paul’s 4-5pm Curious George Story Hour @ the Rey Center 7-9pm Astronomy & Stargazing with McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 7-9pm Kids Night Out! @ the Waterville Valley Recreation Department
SUNDAY 9am – 6pm Sport Thoma Annual Columbus Weekend Sale.
Live Music at Heat
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Heat Restaurant - 604 Endicott St N, Weirs Beach NH 03246
The best darn live bands and the coolest bar in town. 603-366-2110
Live Entertainment
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Indian Head Resort - Exit 33 off I-93, Lincoln NH 03251
Most entertainment in the Thunderbird Lounge starts at 7:30 pm. Visit for the current entertainmet schedule. (603) 745-8000.
Live Music
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Giuseppe's Grotta La Rocca - Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Hwy #3, Meredith NH 03253
Live music, including bands every Saturday night at 'The Grotto' at Giuseppe's. (6t03)279-3313

Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills
September 20, 2011 through October 22, 2011
Mon-Sat 10-4, Wed 10-8, closed holidays
Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University - Plymouth
Guy Shorey was a preeminent photographer in New Hampshire’s North Country in the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition explores Shorey in his various roles: as an observer of his own life and the life of his community at work and at play; as an entrepreneur, using the attraction of the local photograph to provide a livelihood and to encourage visitation to his beloved Gorham and Randolph; and as an artist, whose sense of place and affection for the White Mountains was mirrored in his images and was evident in the Shorey Studio’s tagline “Among the White Hills.” (603) 535-2614
Explore Squam Cruise
July 1 through October 16 Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - 23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH 03245
This 90-minute guided tour has something for everyone! Sit back, relax, and experience the beauty of Squam Lakes on a canopied pontoon boat and learn about the natural history of these lakes, the wildlife that makes them so special, and the people who have enjoyed these lakes for over 5,000 years. View locations where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed 30 years ago and watch Loons and Bald Eagles - which can be seen throughout the season but are best view while nesting from May through August. Science Center Lake Cruises depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. All Science Center Lake Cruises are 90 minutes. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing.   

Four Hour Fall Foliage Special
from Meredith, NH to Livermore Falls (Round Trip)
September 24, 25 and October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2011.
Departs Meredith 11:00 am and returns by 3:00 pm. Tickets by reservation only. Coach $54.00 Adult/$25.00 Child -- First Class $79.00, Presidents Class $99.00 Includes train trip, hot buffet luncheon at the Common Man Inn, and historical booklet. Full details at Buy tickets on line at

October 8-9, 2011
Loon Mountain - 60 Loon Mountain Rd. Lincoln, NH 03251
What could be more fun than sharing a beautiful day with your friends and the Alpiner Oom-Pah Band? It's the 2011 Loon Mountain Oktoberfest. German music, German food, and German beer. There is no charge to enter the event; food and beer is a la carte. Both days the party kicks off at 11 am when the grills fire up at the Octagon Lodge. Close your eyes and smell the sauerkraut, stew, strudel, bratwurst, and knockwurst. Various games will be setup on the lawn for some friendly competition! 12 - 5 PM Alpiner Oompah Band plays 3 PM Stein-holding Contest Gondola skyrides are available from 9:30 - 5:30. Plus the Adventure Center is open for mountain bike rentals and tours, the climbing wall and the bungee trampoline. You can also experience the trails and foliage on horseback. It's a great weekend.
Foliage Dinner Trains
Meredith, NH
October 8, & 15 & 2011
Full turkey dinner catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm departs Meredith at 5:00 PM by reservation only. $34.95 PP. Full details at Buy tickets on line at
Fall Foliage Celebration
October 8-10, 2011
Waterville Valley - Waterville Valley
To complement the brilliant fall foliage, Waterville Valley has scheduled a weekend of family activities, free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race and 1.6 K fun run, and more activities such as kids games, pumpkin painting, and a pie eating contest. 603-236-8175
Rock 'n' Roll Saturday Night
Every Saturday night June 4 - Oct. 22, 2011, 7-10pm
M/S Mount Washington - Weirs Beach, NH 03246
This ship rocks Saturday Night. Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night with sunset, dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Who says there is no nightlife in NH? We offer the best nightlife in New England! 603-366-5531

Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise
Every Sunday, May 22–October 23, 10 AM & 12:30 PM
M/S Mount Washington - Weirs Beach, NH 03246
Enjoy a wonderful Champagne Brunch with Jazz entertainment aboard the M/S Mount Washington while you cruise Lake Winnipesaukee, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest Lake in NH and covers 72 square miles. This crystal clear natural body of water is spring fed and surrounded by 3 mountain ranges. It contains 253 habitable Islands. There is no better way to see New Hampshire's natural wonders. From Weirs Beach at 10 AM, 12:30 PM. From Alton Bay at 11:15. 603-366-5531


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Upcoming Weekend 

Columbus Day Weekend
October 8-10, 2011

Columbus Day Weekend Specials Minimize

Highland Lake Inn - Horseback Riding
32 Maple Street
Andover, NH 03231
603 735 6426
08/01/2013-12/31/2014 : Enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire from a top a horse! We offer trail rides that are now available directly from the Inn. The New Hampshire rail trail system offers a leisurely, scenic horse ride. A guided ride that takes approximately one and one half hours is offered for beginner to intermediate riders. No previous experience is necessary. Horses are well trained. Riding helmets are available for your use, or bring your own if you have one. Long pants are necessary and boots are recommended. Allison Barry, your "guide" is a nationally certified riding instructor who will make your riding experience at the Inn unforgettable. Subject to standard reservation policies

Highland Lake Inn - Bicycle Tours
32 Maple Street
Andover, NH 03216
603 735 6426
08/01/13 - 10/31/14 : Ride and Stay With Us! Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, nature lover or history buff, you will love our inn to inn bike tours. New Hampshire is a cyclist’s paradise, and our bike tours combine biking on the Northern Rail Trail with the luxury and convenience of being able to relax nightly in gracious inns, followed in the mornings by a gourmet breakfast before you hit the rail trail again. Seven historic inns throughout the Lakes and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee regions of New Hampshire are connected by the Northern Rail Trail and are offering inn to inn packages. Come stay with us and enjoy breakfast and dinner and relax at sunset after a fulfilling day Subject to standard reservation policies

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast - Newfound Romance
94 Mandi Lane
Bristol, NH 03222
603-744-3442, toll free 877-444-3442
1/21/14-5/15/14 : All of our rooms have a romantic fireplace in a relaxed setting so why not book an evening at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast overlooking Newfound Lake and receive a free bottle of champagne, strawberries dipped in chocolate and a $30 gift card to Kathleen's Cottage in Bristol, NH. Subject to standard reservation policies & please mention package when making reservation

Indian Head Resort - April Spring Vacation Getaway
644 US Rte 3
Lincoln, NH 03251
603 745 8000
April 12 - April 20 : A fantastic family getaway! Includes: · Lodging · Breakfast · Dinner (All Meals Are Choice of Menu, Kids Choose From Their Own Special Kid's Menu!) PLUS: use of all resort facilities including: 50" PLASMA HDTV in All Rooms over 60 HD Channels!· Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Spa- OPEN all year! · Indoor Pool & Hot Spa · Saunas · Game Room And For the Kids: Ice Cream Social Kiddie Karoke Beanie Baby Giveaway Kids Activity, FUN & More! Special Email Subscribers Only Prices!! Call today! 1-800-343-8000 You Must Mention this special email only offer when making reservations! April 14-18 $149.* April 12 & 13 and April 19 & 20 $159.* * Rates Are Per Night for 2 Adults AND 2 children, age 12 & Under. Subject to Availability. Tax & Gratuities Additional. Valid Dates Listed Above Only. Kids (Age 12 & Under) Stay & Eat FREE!! Limit one child for each adult on Meal Plan Subject to standard reservation policies

The Cottages of Wolfeboro - "Swing Season" Getaways
Street Address
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603 569 9999 (
5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014 : Get away on your own, with your family or with your extended family! Cottages all include a Euro Kitchen, full bath & changing area, and a sitting area. MAY SPECIAL*: $99/NIGHT (Couple Cottage) $119/NIGHT (4PersonCottage) $139/NIGHT (6PersonCottage) *3-Night minimum Memorial Day Weekend. (MUST MENTION THIS OFFER to receive these rates) Subject to standard reservation policies

The Cottages at Wolfeboro - June Get Aways
street address
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603 569 9999
6/1/2014 - 6/30/2014 : Take an early-season break on your own, with your family or with your extended family. All cottages offer a euro kitchen, full bath with changing area, a sitting area. JUNE SPECIAL: 10% OFF (SUNDAYS-THURSDAYS ONLY) Stay two nights and add Friday and/or Saturday to your stay for $10/night! (Must Mention this offer for the special rates) Standard reservation conditions apply

The Cottages of Wolfeboro - Celebrate Spring
54 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569 9999
5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014 : MAY SALE! $99/NIGHT (Couple Cottage), $119/NIGHT (4PersonCottage), $139/NIGHT (6PersonCottage) 3 NIGHT MINIMUM FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND,5/23-27) Reservations must be made prior to April 21 to receive these rates. Subject to standard reservation policies

Lakes Region Tourism Association    |    PO Box 737,  Route 3, Exit 20, Tilton NH 03276    |    (603) 286-8008 / (800) 60-LAKES    |

Paid for in part by the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development. For statewide travel information, visit

Paid for in part by the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development. For statewide travel information, visit