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

The Centennial Hotel - 50/50 Fall Foliage Edition
96 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
09/15/14 - 10/30/14 : Join us this fall season for a special edition of our 50/50 package. Located in the capital city, The Centennial Hotel is the perfect overnight destination for those looking to see all the foliage the state of NH offers. Situated 50 min. from the White Mts. and 50 min. from the Upper Valley area, Concord is a central starting point for any autumnal adventure. Check-in to your overnight room and find local cider and a local artisanal cheese platter waiting for you to enjoy! After a great night's sleep, pick up your to-go lunches, prepared by our executive chef, and hit the road to red, orange & yellow splendor! Starting at $189/night for two adults. Subject to standard reservation policies

Steele Hill Resorts - Autumn in NH Sightseeing Package
516 Steele Hill Rd.
Sanbornton, NH 03269
09/07/14 - 12/23/14 : Autumn in New Hampshire Sightseeing Package Valid Midweek 9/7 - 10/23/14 Excludes Holidays Stay with us for a minimum of two midweek nights in the accommodations of your choice and tour the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Package includes 20% off our per-night rate, a gift certificate valued at $10 each night of your stay to the onsite Hilltop Restaurant and two tickets for a day cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Rates starting at $99.00 Per-Night! Subject to standard reservation policies and availability. Blackout dates do apply.

Piping Rock Resort - September Special
680 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
09/01/14 - 09/30/14 : Reserve now to secure your favorite cottage, suite, or motel unit with kitchenette, while still available. Up to 10% discounts now available for September!! Call Tracy now for specials at: 603 515 9473 Two or three bedroom cottages are available, each unit has a living room, kitchen (fully equipped), screened porch, and charcoal grill. Some include a fireplace. Motel units have fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes w/linens and towels provided in all efficiencies, suites and cottages. All accommodations are non-Smoking, offer individual phone lines w/ their own phone number and free local service as well as free wireless Internet service. Subject to standard reservation policies


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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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Columbus Day Weekend
October 8-10, 2011

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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

Abakee Cottages - Home Away From Home
156 Lucerne Avenue
Weirs Beach, NH 03247
09/05/14 - 10/13/14 : The Package: How would you like to rent a cottage for six weekends in the fall beginning the weekend after Labor Day? Starting September 5th, and ending on Columbus Day, October 13th, enjoy your same cottage every weekend! Here’s the deal: You may use six weekends or thirteen days of your choice. Extra days are available at one thirteenth your rental cost. Leave your toothbrush on the sink, your jammies on the bed, and your food in the fridge. You keep the key. Just like a second home...for the season! On the other hand: You provide your own sheets, pillow cases, towels and paper goods. You turn the heat and hot water on when you arrive and off when you leave. You put your own trash in the dumpster. In other words...NO services Rates and availability as follows (not all cottages are available): Cottages for six: $1,500 Cottages for four: $1,300 Cottage for two: $1,000 9% NH Rooms and Meals Tax not included. If you think you might like to try this all you need is a willingness to get away every weekend and an extra toothbrush. All I need is a deposit. Please call for more information. Thank you. 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