Mar 14, 2011
2:37 PM

Welcome to Littleton

Each spring, the Insider ventures to a new part of the state and brings back a profile of a nice place to visit. This year, we chose Littleton. Here are some fun things to do while you visit: Littleton Diner Roll into Littleton early in the day and grab some delicious pancakes from the Littleton Diner. It’s the quintessential all-American diner; shaped like a railroad car, right on…

Mar 14, 2011
2:27 PM

Spring calendar

MARCH March 19 Moonlit Snowhoe Tours Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join an AMC naturalist guide on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore out senses as we explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon, 7 p.m., Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham.…

Mar 14, 2011
12:00 AM
get ready for the sweet stuff

Maple sugar weekend events across the state

Each spring in New Hampshire, the snow melts, the ground thaws and the birds start chirping. Most important for the state's many maple syrup producers, the sap starts running in all those maple trees. To celebrate that start to the syrup season, New Hampshire Maple Producers presents New Hampshire Maple Weekend. This year, the event is March 19-20. You can visit New Hampshire Maple Producers online at nhmapleproducers.com…

Mar 14, 2011
12:00 AM
Spring into arts

The Thing in the Spring rocks Peterborough

The Thing in the Spring is a one-of-a-kind music, arts and entertainment festival that takes place every year in Peterborough. Combining live performances, film screenings and art shows, it's an experience more likely found in a big city than in sleepy southern New Hampshire. Yet as May approaches, so too does the fourth annual installment of the multimedia extravaganza."We liked the idea of bringing folks…

Mar 14, 2011
12:00 AM
nature 101

On the tracks of the elusive snowshoe hare

While snowshoeing in the afternoon following a morning snowstorm, I knew if I came across any animal tracks, they would be fresh. And sure enough, I soon came to the tracks of a snowshoe hare. The tracks started from a cozy spot where the hare had undoubtedly hunkered down during the storm.I began to follow the tracks as they zigzagged through a dense growth of conifers. As I pushed my way through low-hanging, snow-covered…

Mar 14, 2011
3:13 PM

Your handy guide to year-round state parks

Woo-hoo! It's almost spring, and that means it's time to go to the park. Here's a list of year-round state parks in the Granite State. Ahern State Park: 128 acres with 3,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Winnisquam. Fishing, biking and hiking. Easy water access for car-top boating. Route 106, Laconia Androscoggin Wayside Park: Part of the Thirteen Mile Woods. Scenic spot for picnicking, fishing, and canoeing. Route 16,…


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