Both Sides of a Winter Wilderness Weekend

New Hampshire’s North Country is the ultimate winter destination for any occasion. For the boys (and girls) who like a rustic weekend filled with snowmobiles, ice fishing and more, the North Country has you covered. Even if your lady doesn’t like the sounds of an engine revving on a cold morning, the North Country is a great destination for a romantic getaway. Put the North Country in your plans for Valentine’s Day.

Guys Weekend Extravaganza

The North Woods of New Hampshire is perfect for a weekend getaway. Home to New England’s best snowmobiling, you can ride over 700 miles of perfectly groomed trails all the way to Maine, Vermont, or Quebec. Rent a big rustic cabin at Partridge Cabins or at the Glen at Bear Tree in Pittsburg for you and the boys. Open year-round, most of their cabins sleep two to four people and include a fully stocked kitchen, satellite TV, and a charcoal grill. What more could you ask for?

If you don’t have your own sleds, visit Bear Rock Adventures. Also, Lopstick has a special Ride and Stay Snowmobile Experience Package that includes two nights stay and a full day snowmobile rental. Spend one day cruising snowmobiles down the world-class trail system and the next out on the Connecticut Lakes ice fishing. Just walk outside your cabin door and catch lake trout, cusk, and brown trout on First Connecticut Lake.

Of course, all that snowmobiling and fishing will work up a real appetite. No one wants to be hungry! Hop on your sled and ride up to the Black Bear Tavern in Colebrook for lunch. As Colebrook’s go-to sports bar and restaurant, you’ll always find the big game on the TVs, a fully stocked bar with all your local favorites, and great food. If you’re in Colebrook, you can spend the night at the Colebrook Country Club or the Rivers Edge Inn. Both locally owned inns have direct access to nearby snowmobile trails.

If you’re back in Pittsburg for the night, grab dinner and a cold beer at the Buck Rub Pub. This family run operation serves up delicious pub meals with friendly service that the North Country is known for. The Pub is located directly on Snowmobile Trail #142, which offers great access for food and lodging, if you so desire.

Romantic Getaway with Your Sweetheart

What’s more romantic than popping a bottle of champagne next to a fireplace in a remote cabin in the woods as the snow falls softly outside? While the North Country might be known more for its adventurous outdoor activities, it is also a very romantic area for any couple looking for a little quiet time. The North Country is the perfect getaway if you’re looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life, shut off the cell phones, ignore your emails and just enjoy each other’s company.

Book a weekend at a couple’s cabin at Lopstick or At Bear Tree. Almost all of Lopstick’s cabins have fireplaces and are pet-friendly so you can bring your “furbaby” on your weekend getaway, too. Why rough it when some of these cabins are equipped with fireplaces, two-person Jacuzzis, and all the modern comforts of home. Located in Colebrook, Parsons Street is a luxury B&B in a restored 1800’s historic home. Enjoy a tasty dinner for two at their in-house fine dining restaurant.

Enjoy a cozy cup of coffee or hot chocolate by the fireplace before going snowshoeing on the nearby trails. Wildlife is abundance in the North Woods so don’t be surprised if you see a moose or deer lurking in the woods! Warm up and enjoy a little lunch at the Black Bear Tavern in Colebrook. For a sweet treat after your meal, enjoy one of the many homemade baked goods.

Are you looking for something special? Perhaps you’re thinking of dropping to one knee and asking the big question? Book a private sleigh ride through the beautiful hills of East Colebrook with CJEJ Farm. Their team of Percherons will help make your day a fairytale to remember. Top your romantic weekend off with a show at the Great North Woods Center for the arts. The historic location features live stage productions, concerts, and more throughout the year.

Local Tip: Bobby Lemieux has lived in the North Country his whole life. You may run into him at Lemieux Garage, a Can-Am and Ski-Doo dealership that has been serving Colebrook, NH for over 50 years.

Bobby and his wife enjoy taking leisurely snowmobile rides to scenic spots like Sugar Hill, Dixville Notch, Diamond Ridge and Garfield Falls. They enjoy looking for NH wildlife, like moose and deer along the snowmobile trails.

A Weekend Destination for All

The North Country has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a weekend away with your buddies or a romantic weekend away with your partner, head to the North Country. With tons of snow, great lodging, and friendly locals, you’ll quickly see why so many people fall in love with New Hampshire’s North Woods.


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