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Apr 17, 2017 1:33 PM

With warmer weather here, get outside and enjoy NH with some new ways to explore


With warmer days ahead, a ton of new events, attractions, deals and activities are springing up across the Granite State.

For those who have been cramped up inside due to this years long wintry months, here are some ways to get out and about this spring and summer!

1. Take a new three hour guided adventure tour of Mount Washington! Mount Washington Auto Road has expanded their standard two hour tour with a new, customizable three-hour option that allows for more time to explore trails and scenic areas along the Auto Road. Take on the summit for a full hour. Visit www.mt-washington.com for more information.

2. Try out one of the new helicopter tours over the White Mountains. Vertical Ventures Aviation is offering an air-conditioned flight equipped with Bose headphones over the White Mountains. White Mountains Helicopter is also providing scenic helicopter rides, flight instruction and aerial photography services. Visit www.verticalventuresaviation.com or www.flywm.com for information.

3. Check out the new Dixville Notch Music Festival. The festival, which will take place in Colebrook on May 27 and 28, will feature arts and craft vendors, live music performances, workshops, and demonstrations. Admission is free. Visit www.dixvillenotchfestival.com for information.

4. Become one with nature on the Umbagog Wildlife Tour now offered by ELC Outdoors. This North woods outfitter and adventure center now offers tours on Lake Umbagog in Errol with calm waters, incredible scenery, and abundant New Hampshire wildlife, all from the comfort of a 24-foot pontoon boat. Guests routinely see moose, deer, bald eagles, osprey, loons and even the odd black bear. The trip lasts approximately four and a half hours. Visit www.elcoutdoors.com for information.

5. Challenge yourself to Polar Caves Park new climbing adventures. The 172-foot Polar Wall is a natural granite wall with five designate climbing routes using natural and manmade foot and hand holds. The climb is fully-guided. Visit www.polarcaves.com for more information.

6. Visit the brand new Cog Railway Museum. The world's first mountain-climbing railway is opening a new free museum at their base station. Exhibits include their Emmy-award winning documentary, an interactive cog wheel and rack, and a bio-diesel train simulator. The railway also plans to stock the Peppersass Pond with trout for educational purposes where guests are welcome to feed them and watch them jump. Visit www.thecog.com.

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