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ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS AND LAKES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS MEMORIAL DAY
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New Hampshire- Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season – and this year there are lots of fun ideas of things to do in New Hampshire. Escape to the mountains and lakes with Waterville Valley, Cog Railway and the M/S Mount Washington for a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend including an annual Chowderfest, a tribute to those who have served our country and more.

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - May 4th, 2017 -  New Hampshire- Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season – and this year there are lots of fun ideas of things to do in New Hampshire. Escape to the mountains and lakes with Waterville Valley, Cog Railway and the M/S Mount Washington for a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend including an annual Chowderfest, a tribute to those who have served our country and more.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and welcome the start of the summer season at Waterville Valley with delicious chowders, brews and fishing for the kids.

On Saturday, May 27, kids can try to catch Corcoran Pond’s elusive Kirby during the annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby and win a prize. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with fishing starting at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded across all age groups. Family friendly entertainment will be provided, including a presentation by Wildlife Encounters, face painting, boat rentals, a bounce house and a visit with Bruce the Moose.

On Sunday, May 28, sample a variety of chowders from local restaurants at the 27th Annual Chowderfest & Brews. Sampling runs from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with guests submitting ballots for their favorites the winner awarded the “Golden Clam Award” for best chowder. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

While enjoying the chowder and brews, guests will also be treated to live music on the Gazebo Stage from 12 noon to 3 p.m. by Do’s Monkey’s and additional live entertainment from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by The Boneshakers.

On Monday, May 29, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square is having a live animal presentation. The program starts at 10 a.m. in Waterville Valley Town Square and finishes at 11 a.m. and will be taught by an expert Naturalist.

For more information, call 800-468-2553 or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com

Military personnel, public servants and families are invited to celebrate Memorial Day aboard the M/S Mount Washington with special rates all weekend. 

During day cruises on May 28-29, veterans, retired, active military personnel, public servants and their families can cruise for just $10 per person. Just show an ID at the ticket window and receive this special rate. Children under 12 also cruise free on all Memorial Day weekend daytime cruises from all ports.

Cruises depart from Weirs Beach Alton Bay and Wolfeboro for 2.5-hour trips around Lake Winnipesaukee. 

The Salute to Service - Rock, Roll & Remember Dinner Cruise, on Saturday evening, May 27, will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs, veterans and military personnel. This cruise is open to all at the special dinner cruise rate of $35 per person and departs Weirs Beach at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the fleet (Mount Washington, Doris E. & Sophie C.) and to view a more complete schedule with cruise times and ticket prices, visit www.cruisenh.com or call 603-366-5531.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, opened its 147th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak on April 30. Throughout the season, there are special trains and discounts for our guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. 

Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be found at thecog.com

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