New Hampshire

Charmingfare Farm’s Maple Express

CANDIA/March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30,  31 –  Experience maple sugaring on a working farm. Plan on Two Hours Horse-Drawn Ride Our draft horses transport you 20 minutes to the authentic sugar shack and meet a professional Sugar Maker. Maple Tree & Tapping Learn about the trees themselves and the proper way to tap them for their delicious sap! Authentic Sugar Shack Tour Take a look at how a real sugar shack operates and learn about all the equipment involved in sugar making. Taste Testing Your mouth will water when you take your first bite of the syrup on our buttery silver dollar pancakes. Visit the Animals The Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn will be available for your children to visit with their animals friends. Cost is $22. >MORE

Off The Beaten Track

MOULTONBOROUGH /March 10,  17,  24 – Starting at noon. These annual ice races are kind of like NASCAR… except with older cars, slicker tracks, and much lower temperatures. It’s the Lakes Region Ice Races, where two of Moultonborough’s ponds turn into racecourses every Sunday in February. They’ve been a tradition since the 1950s. The ponds must reach 12 inches deep ice-wise for the races to be deemed safe, and once it is, the track is plowed and banked with snow. The races are broken up into six divisions including sprint cars, modifieds, V-8 Stocks, 4-cylinder front wheel drive, 4-cylinder rear wheel drive, and a junior race where the competitors are between the ages of 13 and 15. Engines are revved, and spectators show up by the car-full ($10 per car) for a day of racing, delicious fare provided from The Shanty, and the kind of comradery that comes from tailgating and good times. >MORE