Kids

WEEKEND FUN 

FALL
Visit the Great VT Corn Maze North Danville, VT 
(1hr 40min)

Attend a Dartmouth football, soccer, field hockey or volleyball game.  Check out the schedule here.

WINTER

Attend a Dartmouth hockey game.

Make a trip up to Quebec City to stay in a spectacular ice hotel - Hotel de Glace

Dog Sledding

Great River Outfitters and Braeburn Siberians offer dog sledding adventures in the Path of Life Sculpture Garden.

Skiing/Boarding

Dartmouth Skiway
Whaleback
Mt. Sunapee

Cross Country Skiing

Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center 
Eastman Cross Country Center

Skating

Occom Pond/DOC House

Lake Morey - A 4.5 mile loop around the lake, the longest skating trail in the US.  "It's an amazing experience that's not to be missed."  In front of the Lake Morey Resort smaller rinks are maintained for skating and pick-up hockey games.

Barwood Arena, Hartford, VT
Union Arena, Woodstock, VT

Campion Rink Lebanon, NH
Does not usually have open skate on weekends.

Snowshoeing
Visit Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury, VT between December 26 and mid-March from 11am-4pm and go on a guided snowshoe tour on the Ben & Jerry's grounds and finish up your visit with some delicious ice cream.

Indoor Pools

UV Aquatic Center White River Jct, VT
River Valley Club Lebanon, NH

Community Activities

The Prouty
CHaD Half Marathon
Tour d' Taste

Anytime

Montshire Museum
King Arthur Flour Baker's Store
HopStop series at The Hop
Murdough Greenhouses
CAOS at AVA Gallery - Lebanon, NH
Open art room for kids.  Saturdays 11am-4pm $5/child.

SUMMER

See an outdoor movie at the Fairlee Drive-In.

Visit the Path of Life Sculpture Garden for a serene walk or active adventure down the river.

Spend a warm afternoon at the outdoor Montshire Science "waterpark".  Bring a picnic or buy lunch from the summer food cart.

Enjoy an outdoor buffet dinner on the shore of Post Pond at the Loch Lyme Lodge.

Pick blueberries or strawberries at a local farm.

Take the White River Flyer to the Montshire - runs certain days July-October.

Reserve a campsite at Storrs Pond.

Visit the batting cages, mini golf or driving range at Fore-U Golf Center

Test your monkey climbing skills at Monkey Trunks Extreme in Chocorua, NH (2 hrs), Weirs Beach (1hr 20 min), NH or Saco, ME (3 hrs).

Visit Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury, VT for a Factory Tour.

Go tubing on the White River with Vermont River Tubing.

Cool off in a local swimming hole in VT or NH.  Check out The Top Swimming Holes in New England for other options.


ON A NICE DAY

Biking

Rail Trail

Hiking
The Appalachian Trail
Complete the Valley Quest while visiting Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Lakes, Ponds & Rivers

Storrs Pond Hanover, NH
Treasure Island Thetford, VT
Silver Lake Barnard, VT
Sunapee State Beach Lake Sunapee, NH 
Ledyard Canoe Club 
Rope swings

Outdoor Pools

Storrs Pond Pool Hanover, NH

Golf

Hanover Country Club - Hanover
Fore-U Golf Center - W. Lebanon
Driving range, 2 miniature golf courses and ice cream

Ski Mountains with Summer Activities

Mt. Sunapee Adventure Park

Treetop Obstacle Course  - minimum 6 years old and 50 lbs.  A ticket gets you 4 loops on the course.  There are 2 courses - a low and high.  After going through the low course one required time, you may move to the high course, which is really high!  Includes ropes obstacles and zip lines.  

Canopy Zip Line Tours- minimum 12 years old and 100 lbs. Takes between 2 & 2 1/2 hours.  Ride the beginner lift up to the top of the mountain and then take a variety of zip lines and do some rappelling down the mountain. 

Okemo - Take a ride on the Mountain Coaster, or go on the bungee trampoline, zipline tour or climbing wall.

Smuggler's Notch - their Zipline Canopy Tour was included in Travel & Leisure's April 2012 list of "World's Coolest Ziplines."

Stowe - the summer brings an outdoor attraction park that includes a mountain coaster, inflatable obstacle course, bungee trampolines and gondola rides.  They also host a Summer Mountain Adventure Camp that is available for a single day or the whole season.

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