Explore the North Country, Ride the Wilds

Courtesy of Bear Rock Adventures

Courtesy of Bear Rock Adventures

New Hampshire is an incredible place to stay, work and play. It’s geographically large and there is a lot to explore. So, I’d like to ask you . . . . Where is the furthest point north in the state that you have ever been to?

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to spend time in Pittsburg; the northernmost town in New Hampshire you already know how lovely it is. If you haven’t been, you might be wondering what a town with a population under 1,000 people and is said to have more moose than people might have for you. Perhaps you want to moose-watch, fly fish, ATV, hike, bike, kayak, swim, enjoy first class dining and accommodations or enjoy the spectacular scenery and relax, this is the place! For accommodations try Cabins at Lopstick or At Bear Tree. Make sure you dine at Rainbow Grille and Murphy’s Steakhouse while you are there.

Just a bit south of Pittsburg is the bit more populous town of Colebrook. Colebrook has a lot of these same great things going on there and well worth the visit. Check out the North Country Chamber of Commerce to see the unique and various offerings the area has.

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I hope I have piqued your interest or maybe brought back a fond memory of the area. If I have, get your calendar out, write “Ride the Wilds Jamboree” on Saturday, September20, 2014 and start emailing your friends about their availability for that weekend on what is surely will be an enjoyable and memorable trip.

rtws blogRide the Wilds Jamboree is a brand new signature fundraising event for CASA of New Hampshire that we are producing in conjunction with Bear Rock Adventures, Metallak ATV Club, Ride the Wilds, New Hampshire Grand and the New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association.

What is it you ask ? . . . .

This event will be an excellent way to explore all the majesty of the North Country with a full day of events! You will have the opportunity to explore Ride the Wilds — a 1,000 mile network of interconnected trails in Coos County – on ATV or UTV. Guests are invited to bring their own ATVs or rent-one for a day of adventure on the trails and in the mud. We expect ATV rentals will sell out that weekend so if you are leaning towards renting one make arrangements in advance with Bear Rock Adventure or another area ATV rental company.

Activities will include:

  • Geocaching:

    An outdoor recreational activity, where participants are given coordinates and use a GPS to find hidden “caches.” This is a modern-day scavenger hunt and will be offered on ATV, along the trails of Ride the Wilds or, for the less adventurous, on foot while admiring the spectacular fall foliage. The ATV journey should take roughly three hours, while the hiking journey should be about an hour.

  • Mud Pit:

    Metallak ATV Club will host a “mud run” on the property of Bear Rock Adventures. Register to drag race through the mud or skip the mess and cheer on the participants from the sidelines. No matter which you choose, this is bound to be a mess of fun. An ATV simulator from NHOHVA will be set up for those who want to take a virtual ATV ride.

  • Artisan and Food Vendors:

    Enjoy a variety of concessions. Visit the artisans and crafters and find some unique wares and gifts. Various demonstrations will take place during the day.

  • Scenic Tours:

    Check out the awe-inspiring views in a guided ATV tour or an old-fashioned tractor pulled hay ride.

  •  Show and Shine:

    Enter your ATV or UTV in this event or marvel at others’ souped-up rides!

  • After-event (TBD):

    Located at the Powderhorn Lodge at Cabins at Lopstick in Pittsburg. Check back for more details.

 I hope to see you there!

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