Spring in the North Country


Spring is a season of change, Spring in New Hampshire welcomes the most beautiful change!

Spring in North Country brings bluebird skies and an opportunity to enjoy winter activities longer than any place in NH. Better than anywhere else in for Spring in New Hampshire, we welcome the change of season a little later than most, setting a perfect stomping ground for those that love the snow. Ride your sled well into April and maybe even May, where elevations maintain several feet of snow and the valleys start to welcome the signs of spring. Maintain tradition with a visit to a sugar house when the sap is running. What a beautiful contrast to experience.

The warming weather welcomes back all of those critters we were missing, and also gives new and fresh scenery for Moose watching the New Hampshire. New Hampshire wildlife sightings are one of a kind, and to capture them in the freshness of spring is even better when witnessed in the Great North Woods!

But as the snow melts and those lush greens start to peak out, the weather starts to welcome hikers to the North Country! In the Great North Woods, you can answer that call by becoming a Go North 9er. Rise to the challenge and become an official “Go North 9er”. For those who do have the legs, lungs, and heart to complete all nine of the Go North 9ers, you will receive a certificate with an official member number, all numbers are awarded in the order of completion, and a custom 9er patch to let everyone know you conquered the famed peaks. Your name will also be added to the official Go North 9er member roster. Make sure to take a photo of yourself at the summit of each of the 9ers.

Explore and enjoy all that is Spring in the Great North Woods!

Things to Do

  • Spring snowmobile riding brings a whole new excitement to this season. Go North for Spring Break
  • Maple sugaring signals the start of Spring. A true North Country tradition passed down through generations. Sap flows when daytime temperatures rise above thirty-two degrees and nighttime temperatures fall below freezing, sometimes starting as early as mid-February and ending once the trees bud. Stop by on Maple Weekend to take a tour and experience it for yourself.
  • Snowshoeing in spring is a great way to get out and enjoy the milder temperatures.

  • Spring landlocked salmon & trout fishing typically starts just after ice out when smelt start to spawn, which is typically early May.
  • Foraging for fiddleheads in early to mid May.
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Ride The Wilds trails open for ATV enthusiasts!

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