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Tune into our episode of “Eat Play Stay” in Lincoln, New Hampshire, for an outdoor adventure about two hours away from Boston.
EAT – RESTAURANTS IN LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Gordi’s Fish & Steak House
Looking for a place to eat after a long day out on the mountain? Look no further than Gordi’s Fish & Steak House. A staple in Lincoln, Gordi’s was established in 1986 and has since been revered for its food, family atmosphere and ski memorabilia. Olympic skier Bode Miller even has his picture up on the wall – oh, and did we mention he brought it in himself?
The Moon Bakery & Cafe
Rebecca Golding, the owner of The Moon Bakery & Cafe, proves that with quality comes… a lot of hard work! Best known for their cinnamon rolls, it’s the use of laminated dough instead of the more-common sweet dough that makes this pastry stand out here so much.
PLAY – THINGS TO DO IN LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Thrill-seekers, assemble! Welcome to Alpine Adventures, New England’s premier adventure destination. Nestled away in the White Mountains, Alpine Adventures offers some pretty unique ways to take in the stunning views. Zip lining, snowshoeing and an aerial adventure park that’s literally called “Thrillsville” are just some of the activities available for those ready to break a sweat.
Lahout’s Country Clothing & Ski Shop
Having celebrated over 100 winters in the area, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Lahout’s is the oldest ski shop in America. Anthony Lahout is the current fourth-generation owner of the one-stop-shop for what he calls a “four-season area.” The gondola car outside is sure to catch your eye, but the rest of the structure, which is all original to the town of Lincoln, is just as worthy of a look.
New England Ski Museum
Located in Franconia Notch State Park, the New England Ski Museum celebrates the rich ski history of the region. An original Cannon tramcar can be found at the museum, but it’s the surrounding area that’s a must-see, like The Basin natural wonder that awed even Henry David Thoreau.
Fired on the Mountain
Fuel your creativity at Fired on the Mountain. This pottery-painting studio offers a change of pace for those looking for a daytime activity to do with the family. Recharge after creating your masterpiece with food from their on-site cafe that boasts a breakfast and lunch menu.
STAY: WHERE TO STAY IN LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Woodstock Inn & Brewery
Once a six-bedroom bed and breakfast, Woodstock Inn & Brewery has since expanded to add multiple bars and dining rooms, two breweries and five more buildings full of available rooms for guests to stay. Pig’s Ear brown ale was the first beer they ever made and is still one of their top-selling drinks. In fact, their beer is so popular, that you can also buy it for yourself in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island.
Get in touch with your cozy side at Pemi Cabins. An idyllic home away from home, this locale hits the sweet spot for skiers and what owners Kim and Rick Caston like to call “snugglers.” The first cabin that was built on the property is still in high demand, with regulars who return to it year after year.
Looking for more Boston Area Getaways?
Check out the other episodes of Eat Play Stay for more great spots for day trips and weekend getaways near Boston.
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