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

Columbus Day Weekend Events Minimize

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

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast - Stay & Ski
94 Mandi Lane
Bristol, NH 03222
603-744-3442, 877-444-3442
2/12/15-3/31/15 : Stay two nights & receive two lift tickets to Waterville Valley Resorts OR stay one night & get two tickets for the price of one at A Newfound B&B's discounted rate. For those of you that prefer Nordic Skiing the same applies for trail passes that include Nordic rentals & Snowshoes. Mention pkg at time of reservation. Dbl. occupancy. Based on availability. Tax not included.

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast - 24/7 Half Off Package
94 Mandi Lane
Bristol, NH 03222
603-744-3442, 877-444-3442
2/12/15-12/31/15 : Book any room, any day within 24 hours of your stay and get room 50 percent off. Breakfast is not included. Mention pkg. at time of reservation. Dbl. occupancy. Based on availability. Tax not included.

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast - Cabin Fever
94 Mandi Lane
Bristol, NH 03222
603-744-3442, 877-444-3442
2/12/15-3/31/15 : Stay one night 10% off, two nights 20%, and three the third is free. Breakfast included with snowshoes available on property and Waterville Valley Resort Nordic trail passes for two includes rentals and snowshoes. Mention pkg. at time of reservation. Dbl. occupancy. Based on availability. Tax not included.

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast - Shop in Tax Free NH
94 Mandi Lane
Bristol, NH 03222
603-744-3442, 877-444-3442
2/12/15-12/31/15 : Stay two nights & shop in tax free NH. Receive two $30 dollar gift cards to your choice of Kathleen's Cottage, The Common Man Restaurants and The Bridgewater Inn. PLUS Tanger Outlet coupon book with $600 in savings. Breakfast included. Mention pkg at time of reservation. Dbl. occupancy. Based on availability. Tax not included.

Maria Atwood Inn - Celebration of All Things Green
71 Hill Road (Rte 3A)
Franklin, NH 03235
603 934 3666
3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015 : In celebration of ALL things GREEN, the Maria Atwood Inn is offering $20 off per night for the whole month of March. Daylight Savings begins March 8 followed by St. Patricks Day on March 17 and the first day of spring is March 20. We do hope we will see some green plants peeking out from beneath the snow by then. On March 13, Jim Barnes, Balladeer will be performing a St. Patricks Day Concert at 7:30 PM at the Franklin Opera House. To make reservations for the performance go to Following the concert, guests can return to the Inn for a complimentary beverage and celebrate this special day. The Atwood Inn is the right place to visit when you stay in New Hampshire. It is a quaint Bed and Breakfast centrally located for all the Amenities the State has to offer. A short day trip takes you to the lakes and mountains and every weekend special events can be found to enjoy. Upon your return to the inn you will be welcomed by us with hot or cold drinks and a snack. Relaxing at the inn after a busy day is enjoyable and peaceful and there are several restaurants near by to choose from for dinner.We pride ourselves on providing you with the ultimate bed and breakfast experience including fresh,warm scones each morning with breakfast. Subject to standard reservation policies

INDIAN HEAD RESORT - Seven Day Package
664 US Rte 3
Lincoln, NH 03251
603 745 8000
11/1/2014 - 4/23/2015 : Seven Night Pass Reduced Rate! Limited Time Offer!! $399.00* for 2 people Pass has seven chits. Chit Value as follows: One Chit Per Night Sunday-Thursday, Non-Holiday from November 1, 2014 to April 23, 2015 Three Chits Per Night Weekends; Holidays, December 24-29, 2014 & February 16-21, 2015 Five Chits Per Night December 30-31, 2014 & February 13-15, 2015 No Guarantee on rooms without advance reservation. No refund on unused nights. $30 deposit required at time of each booking. Deposit is refundable if cancelled 7 days prior to arrival. Pass has no cash value. *Tax and Gratuities are not included. Subject to change. 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