53 West St.
Ashland, NH 03217
Phone: (603) 968-7668
Fax: (603) 968-9527
With a mission of exploring the natural world and understanding the ecology, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a center of great natural environment and zoo. Located on 180 acres (73 ha) of land, the center uses the live animal to exhibit, natural science programs, and the lake cruises to educate the people about the natural world. Along with the outdoor classrooms, the center focuses on teaching the visitors about the value of nature, ecological concepts of interrelationships, adaptions, populations, and habitats.
Gunstock Mountain Resort is a popular ski resort that is nestled in the scenic town of Gilford. This resort offers variety of winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, ski jumping, snow tubing and so forth. In 2009, Gunstock Mountain Resort was further expanded and the aim was to make it safe for amateurs. Apart from that, it also offers fun packages that include free movie nights along with skiing passes and so forth. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Boasting a six-person chairlift, Ragged Mountain is one of New England's best spots for a ski vacation. The three terrain parks of differing sizes feature some truly impressive rails, jumps and obstacles, and the snow tubing park guarantees a few hours of fun. A golf course, eateries and bars ensure that guests never run out of things to do.
This ski area offers beginners as well as expert skiing trails, thereby attracting tourists from all over. The Dartmouth Skiway promotes itself as a family-friendly and safe skiing area and certainly lives upto its image.
This is one of those good stops to know about if the kids grow weary of hiking the White Mountains. At first glance, it has tourist trap written all over it, but once inside you will mutter, "Zang, this is fun." Kids can jerk their necks around on the water bumper boats, or relax on a 30-minute train ride. The fearless can get awed in Mystical Mansion, or marvel at a trained black bear show. There are also plenty of novelty shops full of New Hampshire-type items such as maple sugar products and candles.