With many of our White Mountains businesses closed right now, we know that you miss visiting them. They miss you too! During this time of separation, we still wanted it to be possible for you to connect and engage with some of your favorite local businesses. Here is our list, that we will continue to update to help get you through while we are apart.
***While many stores, restaurants, and lodging properties are currently closed, we encourage everyone to visit business websites to order gift cards for future use, book an upcoming stay this summer or fall, and online shopping is always a fun option. We can all help support our local businesses for when they are able to open up safely.
The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem will be offering virtual movie screenings until they are able to open their doors. Purchase a 3-day rental for any of the movies being offered and enjoy from the comfort of your home. (Don't forget the popcorn).
Escape Rooms are all the rage and Time Quest NH in Littleton and Mystery NH in North Conway have teamed up with Escape Rooms of New England to bring you virtual escape room puzzles to complete from your home. Click on the toilet paper icon to enter the designated puzzle. If you finish all of the puzzles on the list, you will be entered to win the grand prize of 2 free tickets to each of the participcating Esape Rooms in New England. Cool!
If you’re interested in local history and how it connects to this history of the world, head over to the Facebook page of the Littleton Historical Museum, where they will be sharing live talks on a variety of subjects including Bette Davis, the Influenza Pandemic of 1918, and many other fascinating historical topics.
The love of wine does not go away even when you can’t go in to visit your friends over at Seven Birches Winery. Thankfully, they understand the struggle and have created a Virtual Wine Tasting. Purchase a wine tasting flight from their website and then join them live for one of their upcoming Live Virtual Wine Tasting Events with the Winemaker, Mark LaClair. Just need to a chance to socialize? Mark is also posting live chats on their Facebook page to keep you up to date on the winemaking process and more.
Bella Funk Boutique offers customers virtual shopping as well as their very own personal shopper. Give them a call (603-444-6597) to set up a time to be “shown around the store” so you can purchase accessories by local artisans, or a favorite clothing item from one of the top designers they carry.
While the trail system is still open a the 100-Acre Wood on the Believe in Books property, for those not in the area to explore, they are offering live storybook readings on Facebook from Monday-Friday around 9:30 am. Saturday morning’s live videos are readings with your favorite storybook characters. Schedules and updates can also be found on their Facebook page.
Kathleen from the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce has been filling their Facebook page with photos and videos of the Jackson area in the Mount Washington Valley. Other members have been sharing videos as well to keep everyone happy and inspired until they are able to visit again.
The NH Historical Society’s Facebook page is a great resource for virtual property tours, online art exhibitions, educational kid-friendly videos, and more. Take a virtual tour of the New Hampshire State House as well as the Historical Society Museum itself.
While their awesome tax-free outlet shopping is closed, enjoy an Art Tour of Settlers Green, which is a fun, online tour of all the art installations that are showcased throughout Settlers Green in North Conway.
Getting in some daily exercise is important, even when your favorite gym or fitness center is closed. Thankfully, Margarita from Live a Little Fitness is offering live, online yoga classes for kids, teens, seniors, and everyone in between as well as other fitness classes. You can join the Digital Crew for a low rate and take advantage of getting pumped up without leaving the house. Working out in pajamas…what could be better?
Until you can visit again, keep up with Indian Head Resort with their new blog series. Learn what the staff has been up to while they’ve been socially distancing, make some of their famous Indian Pudding at home, and more. They will continue to update and share what’s going on in their corner of the White Mountains.
Polly’s Pancake Parlor is a White Mountains institution and while we are sad to not be able to eat their pancakes in Sugar Hill while looking out over Franconia Ridge, Polly’s is bringing the view to you! Whenever you need a dose of the mountains, check out their live streaming video so you can (almost) feel like you’re in the White Mountains with us. Too bad they can’t virtually make us pancakes too.
If you need some inspiration and humor from the White Mountains, head to the YouTube channel of the Great Vermont Corn Maze for exactly that, and more. They are no doubt using this time at home to concoct this year’s incredible corn maze design to delight and challenge you!
Come and learn all about weather from those that know it all too well! The Mount Washington Observatory will be hosting Facebook Live programs called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live” Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11:15 am. Learn about the latest weather conditions weather above treeline followed by a Q & A session.
The Glen House wants to inspire you and remind you why they are a great place to stay when you come the White Mountains. Learn a bit about its history as well as the ways they are working to be a green lodging property. Those views, though!
Sometimes you just need to write, but you may be expereicning writer's block. The Frost Place is offering writing prompts on their website to help with your creative process. Perhaps you will be the one to write the next, great piece of literature!
The Caste in the Clouds welcomes you to enjoy the castle grounds remotely! Check out their virtual expierences for childen and adults, as well as their blog which chronicles the history of the castle, as well as the natual weonders of the castle property.
See what's going on in North Conway in real time with White Mountains TV live cam!
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is offering a science-at-home virtual classroom with videos posted each week. Learn about plants, insects, and more!