Sunday June 20th from noon to 6pm you will be able to pick up your tour packet.
Sunday June 20th Welcome Kick-off Dinner
Monday June 21st from 7:00am to 9:00am registration will be open to pick up your tour packet. Information will be available for late arrivals.
Monday June 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th will be a tour days on your own for any one of the three tours outlined below.
Wednesday June 23rd will be a day to take the optional tour to Kennebunk, Maine or to relax and take in the sights of North Conway, shop in the tax free outlets, take a train ride or cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee or to do some local sightseeing. See “What to Do in NH drop down box”
Thursday evening June 24th will be the farewell dinner after you return from a day of touring.
Friday June 25th most folks will be heading out for home or may be continuing their adventure.
Note: tours listed below can be taken on any day of your choice.
Schedule of Events:
Kancamagus Highway, On Golden Pond Tour:
National Scenic Byway with the tongue-twister name, the Kancamagus Highway is New England's most superb scenic drive. This tour will take you on the “Kanc,” as it is known to the locals, with river views, covered bridges, and wonderful mountain vistas. Then head south to Holderness and Squam Lake, where some scenes of On Golden Pond were filmed. Take a lake tour, visit the Natural Wildlife Center, or do both, then mosey through the quaint village of Sandwich and back to North Conway and the Grand Hotel for an evening of relaxing.
Route 153, Museums and Wolfeboro, N.H. Tour:
On this tour you will see more wonderful New England vistas as you spend a short time traveling in Maine before returning to New Hampshire with its lakes and fine museums. In Wolfeboro, America’s first summer resort, you will be met by many opportunities to shop and find a place for lunch. The curious can visit the New Hampshire Boat Museum, The Wright World War II Museum, and The Libbey Natural History Museum, or behave like royalty and ascend to the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, N.H. and see spectacular Lake Winnipesaukee views.
Mount Washington Valley Tour:
This tour will take you north from North Conway where you will travel through many small New Hampshire towns like Jackson, home of the Honeymoon Covered Bridge. From there you will proceed to the Mount Washington Auto Road, with its thrilling ascent of over 6000 feet to the summit. There you’ll hope to take in views of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Canada, and the Atlantic Ocean, seeing hundreds of miles of territory on clear days. From the Auto Road you will continue north to Gorham, N.H. and around Mt. Adams through the beautiful White Mountains. Special features of this tour include a visit to The Cog Railway which travels up Mt. Washington and the chance to have lunch at the historic Mount Washington Hotel. A few covered bridges and many wonderful sights are waiting for you. Note that proper mountain dress is a must!
Kennebunk, Maine Optional Tour:
This tour will take you to the coastal town of Kennebunk, ME. Established in 1736, this seaport has a significant number of late 18th and 19th century houses from the period when Kennebunk was a shipbuilding and maritime shipping center. Kennebunk is home to several beaches, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the 1799 Kennebunk Inn, the Brick Store Museum and the Nature Conservancy’s Kennebunk Plains, with 1,500 acres of nature trails and blueberry fields. After a busy day of touring in the ocean air, the comforts of the Grand Hotel will be especially appreciated!