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Great North Woods Region

Your winter road trip itinerary for the Great North Woods.
Snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and a winter festival too! A road trip through the Great North Woods this season has all the makings of a trip that will have you coming back year after year.

Mount Prospect Ski Tow (Prospect Street, Lancaster) Explore the ski hill at Mt Prospect this winter, small in size, big on fun.  The rope tow gets you to the three runs.  Or hike up the mountain to experience 700 feet of snowy powdery glades courtesy of Granite Backcountry Alliance. No rentals so be sure to bring your own ski gear.
Creative Natives (117 Main Street, Colebrook) Find the perfect gift for yourself or someone else at this favorite shop that offers local artisan creations, antiques and vintage consignments all in one stop. 
River Walk Nature Trail (Downtown Colebrook) Enjoy a brisk winter walk and take in the natural beauty of the woods and along the banks of both the Connecticut and Mohawk Rivers.  The trail is accessible from downtown Colebrook, be sure to watch for interpretive signs along the way.

Coleman State Park (1166 Diamond Pond Road, Stewartstown) Why not try snowshoeing this winter! The groomed trails around Coleman State Park are a great way to get out and enjoy NH in the winter. Snowshoe rentals available on site. 
Rainbow Grille & Tavern (609 Beach Road, Pittsburg) A local favorite for its Woodsman Steak and Mill Cove Pie. The menu in this rustic casual spot boasts plenty of other options too, and did we mention the views of beautiful Back Lake.  
Snowmobiling (Pittsburg) No experience necessary for this winter excursion in the Great North Wood! This region is well known for miles and miles of pristine groomed snowmobile trails.  Bear Rock Adventures offers gear, rentals and even a guided tour if you prefer.

Lake Francis State Park  Photo Opp (439 River Road, Pittsburg) Stop by and enjoy the quiet calm at Lake Francis. It’s a beautiful spot for a photo opp while enjoying the serene winter scene. 
Nansen-Milan Winter Festival (24 Milan Road, Milan) Mark your calendar for this one! Winter fun abounds at this annual festival. Various winter activities happen throughout January that include ice skating, sled races, ski jumping, snow sculpting, kids races and much more.

If your winter road trip involves visiting prospective colleges and universities, NH is home to a diverse mix. Click (HERE) to explore schools in the region.

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