things to do in Jackson NHIf you’re dreaming of a getaway to the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, but having a hard time convincing an active partner to come with you, this blog should make it a little easier to get them just as fired up as you are to visit our little corner of the world!

A getaway to the White Mountains is not a hard sell. What’s not to like about a romantic rendezvous or a family adventure that keeps the kids smiling? We’re pretty sure that most people would love a relaxing massage. Or devouring a mouth-watering Green Apple Bourbon Steak from our restaurant.  Or casually sipping a tasty cocktail. Or soaking their cares away in a Jacuzzi.

In spite of how wonderful that all sounds, active people want to get out there and explore when traveling to a new place. Beyond our walls, there’s plenty for even the most rugged, thrill-seeking person to enjoy, including:

Horseback Riding on Black Mountain: Play cowboy on the frontier for an afternoon as skilled guides and trained horses offer a chance to take in some incredible views. Learn more athttp://www.christmasfarminn.com/new-hampshire-events-and-activities-around-the-inn/summer-activities

Hiking – Seeking a real challenge? Climb Mount Washington on the 4-mile long Tuckerman Ravine Trail, which takes about 8 hours for the roundtrip and takes you high above the landscape. For more info on this and other trails in Jackson, refer to this brochure:  http://www.jacksonnh.com/Hikes%20and%20Walks%20arouond%20Jackson%20(1).pdf

Taking a Scenic Joyride: Speaking of great scenery, it’s hard to beat the fall foliage and the many waterfalls of the area while hugging the winding roads and stopping at overlooks. The falls are spectacular as the snow melts in the spring, and you can see some of the falls right from the roadside! Don’t miss the Kancamagus Highway. If you’re really daring, you can ride up to New England’s highest peak on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Learn more at http://www.christmasfarminn.com/new-hampshire-events-and-activities-around-the-inn/fall-foliage

Mountain Biking/Road Cycling: If your partner’s idea of relaxing is getting their heart racing while exploring the hundreds of miles of biking trails and paved roads, you’ve hit the jackpot! The terrain is so great that the area hosts numerous permier cycling events:http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/thingstodo/nhcycling.cfm

Bird Watching: If peace and quiet are more their speed, grab some binoculars and watch our flying friends return to their summer home. Photographers can take their cameras outside and capture some great wildlife or landscape images. The New Hampshire Audubon offers some great info here:http://www.nhaudubon.org/get-outside/birding/

Canoeing, Swimming, Fishing or Hunting: Speaking of the Great Outdoors, you’ve found it! There are lots of fish and game clubs as well as shooting ranges in the state. A partner can really connect to his or her true nature while being out in it. Check out the rules/regulations in New Hampshire at the Fish and Game website. https://www.nhfishandgame.com/

Golfing: We have an 18-hole PGA course, the Wentworth Golf Club, within minutes of our Inn for the person who wants to work on their game. http://www.wentworthgolf.com/

Ziplining – Feel the adrenaline as you accelerate hundreds of feet down a mountainside on a suspended cable at spots like Cranmore, Attitash, Bretton Woods, and Wildcat Mountain. Get a preview:http://www.visitnh.gov/what-to-do/Outdoor-Adventure/ziplining.aspx

Riding a Mountain Coaster at Cranmore – Whirl along thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods. Look how much fun they’re having in this video: https://youtu.be/1jvva5yFp2Q

Learning something cool: Explore nature’s extremes at the Mt Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center! Whether you go during the middle of winter or another time, you can enjoy this interactive science museum. Get the full details at https://www.mountwashington.org/

Enjoying discounted adventures in the great outdoors: Christmas Farm Inn offers discounts to several of the local attractions we’ve mentioned. Your active partner will love all of that action and the satisfaction of saving money at the same time! Learn more at http://www.christmasfarminn.com/new-hampshire-events-and-activities-around-the-inn/skiing

See? The area practically sells itself – even if someone isn’t already sold on the charm of a B&B tucked away in one of the most gorgeous spots in America…

If your active partner wants to venture out in search of seasonal fun, you can see there are lots of options to choose from! Book that reservation today and let the thrills begin!

Written by Steven Stiefel

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