Posts in Hiking
Black Bears Running Wild in Waterville Valley

A more perfect day couldn’t have been dreamed of for the revamp of the Black Bear Half Marathon, held Saturday, August 31st in Waterville Valley. Having been last run primarily on road in 2016, the race is back in name and evolved in form. This year’s full fledged Black Bear Trail Half Marathon delivered 800 feet of elevation gain over 13.5 miles of smooth forest road, technical single track, and just enough mud to satisfy.

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Fall Fun: Chili Challenge and Rally in the Valley at Waterville Valley

Head to Waterville Valley for the 8th annual Rally in the Valley and 20th annual Chili Challenge & Brews on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and taste some of the best chili in New Hampshire while admiring an array of classic vehicles. And, see some great early fall foliage!

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Quack it up for Waterville Valley’s End of Summer Bash

Close out summer with a bang by heading to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire this Labor Day weekend. The Valley is hosting an End of Summer Bash for families on Sunday, September 1, from 12 noon to 9 p.m.  The event includes free outdoor entertainment, games for all members of the family, and the annual Rubber Duck Race on Corcoran Pond. Contestants have the chance to win cash prizes if their duck is one of the three fastest, and the final duck across the finish line wins something quacky. 

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Fall Foliage Celebration at Waterville Valley; Capital of Fall Foliage

Make it a weekend getaway to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Guests who book overnight stays at participating Waterville Valley lodging properties receive a Freedom Pass which provides access to canoe and kayak rentals, tennis, golf, bike rentals, admission to the White Mountain Athletic Club’s aquatic and fitness center, scenic chairlift rides up Snows Mountain, and complimentary trolley rides – over $100 value per person, per day. 

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Introducing the WV Redliner 125 Patch!

This season, the Rec offers its Sunday guided hiking program to “link together as many miles of the redliner patch as we can,” explained Wakefield. “We offer shuttles for our trails that go all the way to the Kanc.” That way, she said, hikers don’t have to double back and re-hike their miles

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Waterville Valley offers unique challenge Climb five 4,000- foot peaks in a single weekend

It’s time once again for indomitable peakbaggers to gather in Waterville Valley for the 6thannual Denali Challenge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 9 and culminating on Sunday, Aug. 11, hikers are challenged to summit five peaks in and around Waterville Valley equaling 20,000 feet in elevation – equivalent to hiking Mt. Denali, the highest peak in North America. 

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Save with our Hike & Stay Package   Deal

Come visit Waterville Valley and experience the beauty of 800,000 acres of untouched White Mountain National Forest firsthand. From easy and relaxing walks in the woods to majestic mountain cascades and challenging 4,000 for peaks, Waterville Valley is your home base for outdoor adventure this season. Combine our proximity to all types of hiking experiences with our quaint village offering shops, restaurants and more and you have the makings of a perfect getaway for the whole gang.

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