A trip to the White Mountains is wonderful any time of the year. Below are some of our favorite things to do there with young kids:

Storyland is a fairytale-themed amusement park in Glen, NH. There are lots of rides for your child, some of which parents can go on, too, and Cinderella and Tinkerbell may make an appearance. Plenty of play places, from a nursery rhyme play area to a loopy lab, are interspersed throughout the park.

Santa’s Village is a great place for kids of all ages who love Christmas. The amusement park has Christmas-themed rides, from the SS Peppermint Twist to the Reindeer Carousel. During winter, Santa greets every child, and eighteen of their rides are still open.

The Conway Scenic Railroad is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Kids will love being on a real train, while adults will love the scenery. Kids under four ride free, and dining is available on the trains. There are two options to choose from – the Valley Train, which follows historic rail routes, and the Notch Train, which follows Crawford Notch.

Loon Mountain has a wide variety of activities, no matter the season. In winter, apart from skiing and tubing, there is ziplining and snowshoeing, while in summer, there is an aerial adventure park, bungee trampolines, and a climbing wall. During a two-day event in the fall, you can also catch the Highland Games.

No matter the season, the White Mountains have plenty of activities for kids.

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Two of the most common driveway types in New Hampshire are gravel & asphalt. What’s the difference? 

– Lifespan – Asphalt will last long over twelve years, while gravel will last about ten years if maintained well. 

– Maintenance – Asphalt requires maintenance, and it is recommended that a seal coating be applied every two years to ensure that cracks get covered up. Gravel, on the other hand, will have to be replenished yearly in some areas where potholes and ruts may have formed. 

– Weather – Asphalt fares better in winter than gravel does; snow removal disturbs the rocks on gravel driveways, and the only sure way to remove snow without disturbing the rocks is to use salt or sand. Asphalt, on the other hand, can withstand a wide variety of temperatures. Gravel tends to move around more during rain and snow, while asphalt does not.  

– Aesthetic – If you want to make sure your driveway matches your landscaping, gravel might be the way to go for you. There is a wide variety of color and style options for gravel, while there is a limited selection of colors for asphalt.

While you may not be able to select the type of driveway material your home has, preparing yourself by learning the pros & cons and maintenance required is a good idea.

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