Date: May 21st, 2020
As the White Mountains works to reopen we will continue to update this list so that you and your family will know what attractions, activities, retail, and restaurants are open in the region. Please note that each business is working together to follow proper safety procedures and protcols and we ask that as you travel to the White Mountains that you will do the same to not only protect yourself, but the people who live and work in the White Mountains.
Date: March 30th, 2020
While the White Mountains works to reopen, there are businesses that have not yet opened or who have opened and are continuing to offer virtual tours for your enjoyment. Here are some ways to stay engaged with your favorite White Mountains businesses from the comfort of your home!
Date: December 13th, 2019
Santa has been spotted in the White Mountains and if you want to track him down before he makes his Christmas Eve flight, we’ve got the low-down on the best places to catch him before December 24th. Be sure to have your wish list in hand and your camera ready!
Date: November 25th, 2019
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us and we can say without a doubt, that the White Mountains is THE place to go to get into the holiday spirit. We are sometimes mistaken for the North Pole, with our stunning, snow-capped mountains, quaint, Christmas villages, and Santa sightings throughout the region. Visions of sugar plums are dancing in our heads and we want to help spread the holiday cheer to you and yours. Regardless if you’re Team Holiday Spirit or still need a little nudging, here are 8 ways to start feeling festive this holiday season.
Date: October 16th, 2019
It’s getting spooky here in the White Mountains! There is a chill in the air and the ghosts and goblins of the season have begun to emerge. There will be chills and thrills for kids, as well as spine-tingling haunted happenings for those looking for a hair-raising experience. Trust us…this Halloween season is going to be a scream!
Date: February 14th, 2019
There is something almost magical about making tracks in the fresh snow of a cross country or snowshoe trail. The only sound you hear is the “swish, swish” of your feet in the snow. The White Mountains is certainly known for an abundance of wooded trails that are perfect for hiking, biking, or enjoying other winter sports. We also know of some great spots that have entire trail systems for you to enjoy and spend the day outdoors. Take a peek!
Date: November 29th, 2018
The holiday season is in full swing here in the White Mountains and there have already been sightings of Santa, Christmas trees on top of car, and holiday music is starting to be played on the radio. It is the most wonderful time of the year to plan a visit with family, or a romantic holiday getaway with your significant other. Celebrate the season with us and enjoy the holiday festivities we have to offer.
Wind down in the evening with yoga on the Lawns of Lucknow! An experienced local yoga instructor will lead enthusiasts of all levels in evening yoga. Relish the tranquility that comes from doing yoga in a beautiful outdoor mountain setting. Remember to bring your mat and water bottle with you! Each session is approximately one hour long. Whether you have never done yoga before or if you practice it regularly, you will find relaxation and enjoyment in this class geared to all ages and skill levels.
A trolley to the Castle will meet yoga participants at the Carriage House and depart for Lucknow at 6:00pm. Please plan to arrive at 5:30pm for check-in.
Yoga on the Castle lawn is part of our Wellness Wednesday Series sponsored by Huggins Hospital. Join us every Wednesday in July and August to either hike the Brook Walk Trail or recharge with yoga!
Join local artist, MaryAnn Stockman to make art as you’re surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Castle in the Clouds.
Each session takes place in a different location on the grounds. This provides variety to artists who wish to participate on multiple days. Join us for two additional fall sessions to see the changing foliage!
This program is for artists of all mediums and skill levels; beginners are encouraged. If you think you can’t make art, come and find out if you really can! Feel free to bring your favorite medium to work with, if you don’t have one or would like to try something different, watercolors, brushes, and watercolor paper will be provided.
Please register by calling us at 603-476-5900 or clicking the link below. Payment will be accepted at the door when you arrive!
Have you ever wanted to know how to find and identify wild mushrooms? Join the New Hampshire Mushroom Company for a walk in the woods to learn about and look for Mushrooms!
Learn what to look for and how to identify mushroom varieties, as well as which ones are safe to consume and what should be avoided. Participants are encouraged to bring baskets and will have the opportunity to forage for their own mushrooms.
This program sells out quickly so advanced registration is recommended. Please register for this program online, or contact Stephanie at 603-476-5410 or email@example.com.
5:00pm Fri, June 21st - 9:00am Sat, June 22nd
$7 per person
FREE for children under 2
Pre-registration required by June 13th
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a family night under the stars! Bring your tent, flashlights, and the whole family for a night camping in the meadow by Shannon Pond. Relax at your campsite or enjoy games, campfire songs, story time with a special guest, stargazing, a scavenger hunt, a walk on the Brook Walk trail, a visit to the horse stables, and more. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and the like from Cones in the Clouds. A light breakfast on Saturday morning will be provided!
Pre-registration for this event is required by June 13th. Please either:
Register via standard mail:
- Download the official Registration Form on our website and submit this completed form with payment via standard mail (see page 2 of form for instructions; access form at: https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/family-camp-out/)
- Confirm your space online at https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/family-camp-out/- pay now, and complete the registration form upon arrival to the Family Camp Out.
For more details, please view the event flyer on our Family Camp Out event page online.
This event is hosted in partnership with the Moultonborough Recreation Department and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.
For the safety of all participants, the following regulations apply:
- No pets
- No campfires at individual sites
- No portable grills
- Quiet hours are 10pm – 7am
- Tents only (not provided); no pop-ups or other types of campers
- Cars must be parked in the designated area – not at individual camp sites
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
GETTING HERE & PARKING:
Please access Castle in the Clouds via our free entrance (GPS compatible) located at:
586 Ossipee Park Rd., Route 171
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Parking is available in the hiker parking areas both inside and outside of the gate, as well as in our main visitor parking lot.
In the case of inclement weather, the Family Camp Out will be rescheduled for Saturday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 23rd.
Enjoy samples of chili and beer from 10 local Lakes Region restaurants and breweries, mingling and music on the first floor of the Carriage House. Relax with your food and drink by the large hearth fireplace or on the lake-view terrace. All proceeds support restoration of the historic Lucknow estate.
Tickets: $25 and includes a Castle in the Clouds tasting glass - available at https://www.castleintheclouds.org/event/chili-beer-tasting/
Listed to the National Register of Historic Places with national significance, the Castle will be open daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm for mansion tours, dining, and more. The property also offers access to more than 28 miles of hiking trails throughout the Ossipee Mountains managed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.
Have you ever wondered how, in 1914, Tom and Olive Plant could live comfortably in this remote setting high in the Ossipee Mountains? On this intimate, one-hour guided tour we’ll explore the technologies and mechanical systems that ran Lucknow, and made this striking mansion a cozy home for its occupants.
This tour requires navigation of two flights of stairs and is not handicap accessible. There are a limited number of tickets available for this tour; tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 603-476-5410 or clicking the link below.
If you’re expecting something flashy and ostentatious, you won’t find it at Lucknow. Rather, the Plants’ filled their home with handcrafted, American-made pieces that celebrate the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement. On this intimate, one-hour guided tour we’ll survey the Plants’ furnishings and artwork, and discuss how the pieces might reflect Tom and Olive’s lifestyle, tastes, and personalities.
This tour requires navigation of two flights of stairs and is not handicap accessible. There are a limited number of tickets available for this tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or by calling 603-476-5410.