End of Summer Getaway The Whole Family Will Love

August 11, 2008 | By | Reply More
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Waterville Valley ResortIt’s not too late for an exciting, adventurous, family friendly end of summer vacation. Just over 2 hours north of Boston lies the Waterville Valley Resort. If you’ve only thought of Waterville when the snow flies, it’s time for a second look. Waterville comes alive with family friendly outdoor summer activities right up to Columbus Day in October.

By the middle of August you may be hearing, “Mom, I’m bored, what’s there to do???”. Here’s a trip that will knock those words right out of their vocabulary! Take a glimpse at just some of the exuberant activities waiting in the mountains and valleys of Waterville:

Skate Boarding ParkThe Adventure Center is home to The Super Park, a huge facility for skateboards and inline roller blades. It features a 10 foot high half pipe, vertical ramps, street court, pyramids, grind rails, and an outdoor BMX dirt bike track. What more could your free wheeling, airborne darlings hope for!

How about mountain biking. Bring your own, or rent bikes to explore over 30 miles of biking trails. Or even better take your bike up on a chair lift to the top of Snow’s Mountain and zip on down. Or if hiking is you’re thing, Waterville is a nature lover’s paradise with over 100 miles of trails to explore. You’ll find hikes for every energy level from a short saunter to sweat-drenching ascents.

Tennis anyone? Waterville Valley Resort was rated #2 in America by Tennis Resorts Online and boasts 18 courts.

Waterville Valley Golf CourseHow about golf with 360 degree mountain views? What makes golf particularly wonderful at the Waterville Valley Resort, is that they welcome everyone and are extremely family friendly. On a sunny afternoon you’ll see lots of family foursomes thwacking the ball around the scenic course.

And don’t forget your bathing suit, because there’s swimming in the lake or in the indoor or outdoor pools, as well as canoes, kayaks and paddle-boats. Throw in yoga, cooking classes, crafts, ice skating, and the Curious George Cottage and you’ll find enough activities to entertain every age group. So take a quick trip up to Waterville Valley and send them back to school with lots of “what I did this summer” tales to tell.

Category: Family Vacations, New England, New Hampshire Travel Tips

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