During the winter months, the population explodes with skiers and snowboarders looking for first trackers on a powder day. Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain draw thousands of people to the region every year for their awesome family-friendly skiing. After a long day on the slopes, there is still tons to do in the area to keep the whole family busy, while safely adhering to health regulations. Don’t let the fun end with the last chair, just make sure you know before you go! Each business has specific protocols in place to ensure everyone is kept safe. Please familiarize yourself with these safety measures so you are fully prepared. Head to granitestatesafe.com to learn more.
Burn Some Calories
Still have some energy to burn after skiing? Or, maybe you need a good stretch from a yoga class to feel ready to hit the powder stashes the next day. Live a Little Fitness is a fitness studio for all ages in the heart of Lincoln. The studio offers a variety of in-person studio classes and digital classes. Classes range from gentle yoga to barre to spin and just about everything in between. But, Live a Little Fitness isn’t your regular fitness studio, they specialize in kids’ activities! Kids need to play! Head over to Live a Little Fitness with the kiddos for the BEAM Playzone, which is an interactive video playground for kids of all ages. There’s also Kid’s Yoga Play and the new Studio Play. It’s fun for the whole family.
Staying at one of the many resorts, hotels, and condos in town? Then you likely have access to an indoor or outdoor heated swimming pool! Nothing feels better after a long day of craving the freshly groomed trails at Loon or Cannon. Bonus points if the resort has a hot tub! Deer Park Resort, Indian Head Resort, InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook, and the RiverWalk Resort at the Loon Mountain are a few of the local resorts that all have a heated indoor pool (or maybe a heated outdoor pool!) and hot tubs for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!
Located in the heart of the RiverWalk Resort, the Seven Birches Winery has two tasting rooms for all your wine tasting. Serving red, white, and a few other colored (hello blueberry!) wines made right in Lincoln, you find a wine that tickles your taste buds just right. Sip at the bar and grab a wine flight or choose from two different wine tasting tours. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave warmer than you arrived.
For more adult fun, enjoy all the locally brewed beer in the Western White Mountains. The Woodstock Inn Brewery is one of the original craft breweries in New Hampshire. Growing from a small seven-barrel system to 30 barrels in over 20 years, the Wood Stock Inn brews a variety of brews with clever White Mountains names like 4000 Footer IPA, Pemi Pale Ale, and Lost River Light Ale.
Located in the Village Shops, One Love Brewery brews some delicious German-style beers. Not only are the beers, like Czech Your Head and Hoppoptomus Pale, great, but so is the food. You can order both take out food and beer!
Soothe your sore muscles and relax at the spa. The Solstice North Day Spa in the RiverWalk Resort is a full-service spa that specializes in massage treatments. With seven licensed massage therapists, there is someone seven days a week to provide you with the perfect massage. The Mountain Club on Loon offers a luxurious menu of spa services such as massage, facials, and more. Add a little color to your nails with a manicure or pedicure! Curious about Reiki, call Stacey at Balanced Rock Bodyworks to help focus your energy.
Après Ski Looks a Little Different This Year
With après ski looking a little different this winter, there are tons to do in the Lincoln-Woodstock area for the whole family or just the adults. Enjoy the many opportunities to break a sweat, relax, or enjoy delicious food and drink. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow all other rules set in place to help keep everyone safe. Learn more at granitestatesafe.com.