Blog :: 09-2019

Terrapin Tours

Terrapin Tours

Traveling with Terrapin Tours takes the stress out of travel!  Let us worry about the details while you enjoy your tour. We know that you have choices when it comes to traveling, but we also think that we have the best tours departing from New Hampshire, and why we have a tremendous repeat client base.   Read below to learn more about our policies and travel philosophy.

Quality & Value. We may not be the least expensive, because that isn’t our goal. Our goal is to create the best tour that we can at a fair price. Extra meals; quality hotels in central locations; the right mix of free time and planned activities; a friendly, professional Tour Director on all tours; luxury motor coaches and courteous, professional drivers from Premier Coach.

Tenney Mountain

Tenney Mountain Ski Resort

TENNEY - The adventure begins here!  On March 8, 2018, after an 8-year sabbatical, Tenney Mountain re-opened!

Tenney Mountain Ski Area, located in Plymouth, dates back to 1960. It flourished for years but hit roadblocks in the 80’s, compounded by financial problems involved with ambitious plans for nearby condominiums. It then went through four owners, including a Japanese company, before shutting down in 2010. In 2014, Michael Bouchard bought 900 acres on the mountain, including the ski area, for a reported $1.2 million

Loon Mountain Resort

Loon Mountain Resort

Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the mountaintop playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views.

The mountain has a lengthy history, starting with their opening in 1966 with 12 trails and two lifts. Now, 53 years later the resort has grown to 69 trails and 11 lifts.  And while it may draw pretty spectacular crowds on the weekend, weekday trips to Loon welcome you to open trails, friendly locals and yes, the same top-notch attention to conditions that wins it national accolades in SKI Magazine annually. Loon makes snowmaking and impeccable grooming a priority to keep conditions spiffy even on the busiest of days. 

Off The Hanger

Off the Hanger

Off the Hanger, LLC offers an impressive selection of wallet friendly fashions and accessories for all female kind; pre-teens to fashionable young-at-hearts!  They carry primarily name brand, women's and junior's styles, in sizes 00 up to 18.

You're sure to go home with a new favorite pair of jeans, a comfy weekend sweater, a blazer just right for work, a dress for that wedding next month, or the perfect, sexy top for going out on Friday night. 

The Little Church Theater

The Little Church Theater

The Little Church Theater has a rich history as a small Catholic Chapel. Owned by the Diocese of Manchester and built at the end of the nineteenth century on land purchased from Arthur Johnson, The Sacred Heart Chapel was an important part of Holderness community life for almost a century.

Irene Bildeau Leavitt was, in 1908, the first person baptized in the chapel, and used to tell wonderful stories of her time there with its congregation. She remembered several weekly masses that were often attended by boys and girls from the many summer camps in the area, as well as by the year-round residents of Holderness, Ashland and Sandwich.

Deer Creek Farm

Deer Creek Farm

For Heidi Hawkensen Uhlman, owner of Deer Creek Farm, horses have been an outlet to her since she was 13 years old. She has attended over 10 sanctioned dressage shows and horse trials per summer and that has become a way of life for her.  She was also a competitive Alpine Ski racer in the winter with the same intense schedule through her adolescence years until she graduated from Plymouth State College and started riding full time year-round since the age of 25; competing mostly down south in North Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky.  She met her husband in 1997 and married in 2003 in Thornton NH where they reside with their daughter Paige.

At Deer Creek Farm they have the amenities to care for all horses whether it be the high-end sport horse or the dedicated recreational rider. They welcome all levels and are proud to be a professionally run family farm.  Heidi’s husband Parker does all the haying on the farm and she manages the barn while riding and teaching too. They have one daughter who is working very hard to grow up and be in the barn as well.

Burgeon Outdoor

Burgeon Outdoor

Their Mission:  They believe in strengthening our community and local industry. They encourage outdoor enthusiasts to stay connected to the mountains and support our local economy. They proudly manufacture outdoor apparel in downtown Lincoln, NH.

The ApparelBurgeon Apparel was designed by outdoor enthusiasts. Their partnership with Merrow Manufacturing gives them access to some of the most technical products available while preserving their local roots. Their products are designed to withstand the harsh environment of the White Mountains, home of the World’s Worst Weather.

Benton's Sugar Shack

The Benton Family has been making maple syrup for five generations. You might say it’s in our blood!  When the sugar house was moved to its current location in 1983 from Millbrook Road, it began as a place to sell our syrup. With more traffic and visitors on the main road, we decided to turn the family farm into a ski touring center and added a place where folks could sit and eat a small meal before skiing. We served hotdogs, hamburgers, chili, homemade soups and Ma’s famous baked beans and the basic Pancake Platter.  To keep up with the growing demand of loyal customers who were less to ski and more to eat, we added our dining room addition in 1999, and the rest is history!

Mo the Clown

Mo the Clown

Mo Fun, the artist formerly known as Mo The Clown, is a Balloon Buffoon!

What does that mean? He is irrepressible, a New Hampshire balloon artist, balloon sculptor, balloon twister, deco twister, fool and so much more!

Mo the Clown rarely performs in makeup anymore. He has found that circus clowns adopted larger than normal features to be understood from the distant seats, where they could be seen, but maybe not heard. Those characteristics can be overwhelming in a closer setting.

As the circus clown look appeared more often in day to day life its failures spawned quite a bit of Bad Clown media to fuel the imagination. Coulrophobia, the abnormal or exaggerated fear of painted clown faces and other bizarre attire (Santa, the Easter Bunny), is a common specific phobia in America today.

Boomerang Consignment Furniture and Funky Stuff

Boomerang Consignment and Funky Stuff

Boomerang Used Furniture & Funky Stuff, Ltd., is owned and operated by members and is run as a cooperative. Their goal is to use their collective knowledge to provide customers with excellent quality household furniture, antiques, gifts and accessories at an affordable price. New inventory arrives daily through valued consignors and members. Looking for something special? Let them know and they’ll put it on their Wish List and contact you when an item meeting your needs comes in.

Linwood Veterinary Clinic

Linwood Veterinary Clinic

Proudly serving the White Mountains Region since 2012, Linwood Veterinary Clinic is nestled right off Exit 33 in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Our 2,200 SF medical facility features a large newly revamped reception area, two exam rooms, two in-patient suites (one for canines, the other for felines), a surgical suite, and a spacious treatment area.

Living in Northern New Hampshire

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The White Mountains of New Hampshire is one of New England’s most popular scenic destinations. Northern New Hampshire is in a word, AMAZING! The East Coast has a total of 178 ski mountains, 27 of which are in New Hampshire and an additional 56 are located in our bordering states of Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. New Hampshire’s major recreational attractions include skiing (Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley and Cannon Mountain), snowmobiling, hiking and a total of 17 area attractions.

Fadden's General Store & Maple Syrup

Fadden's General Store and Maple Syrup

The Fadden Family like many early settlers of the early 1800’s harvested maple sap and produced syrup and sugar for their own use or to trade for supplies.  It wasn’t until the 1930’s that they got down to producing maple products in a big way when they acquired a commercial maple syrup production. Always striving to produce top quality maple products, their efforts over the decades have been rewarded with many blue ribbons at various fairs, four previous Carlisle Trophies and a Governor’s Cup for the best male syrup in North America. With this year’s award, the Fadden Family has won the Carlisle Trophy five times.

Squam Lake MarketPlace

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Local, unique products & a friendly smile, that’s what you’ll find at the Squam Lake MarketPlace in Holderness, NH. Formerly known as the Holderness General Store, the shop was renovated and reopened in 2012 by the crew at the Squam Lake Inn.

The Squam Lake restaurant and marketplace has evolved into a community staple. They offer local foods, one of a kind provisions, prepared foods, sandwiches and so much more to locals and visitors alike. The five seat counter and outdoor picnic tables, where you’re likely to see a friendly face, is a perfect spot to enjoy a latte, their Voted NH Best BLT, or their popular ice cream sandwiches.

The Dam Brewhouse

The Dam Brewhouse

The Dam Brewhouse, LLC is the only brewery that has YOUR beer on tap!   They pride themselves on making and drinking the beer our Dam Brewhouse Family wants to drink. They know they have your favorite beer on tap, because they made it just for you.  Become a member of The Dam Brewhouse Family and let them make your favorite craft beer.

The Country Ladybug Greenhouse

Country Lady Bug Greenhouse

Named for the little bug that most experienced gardeners recognize as good gardening pest control The Country Lady Bug Greenhouse located in Campton, NH opened in April, 2009.

Greenhouse owners, Sharon and Bob Davis, have been avid gardeners for as long as they can remember.  For Sharon, owning her own greenhouse has been a long sought after dream for many years.  After a successful career as a paralegal then serving in the banking industry, Sharon launched her dream and spent over a year with some very intense preparation to prepare the greenhouse for a 2009 spring opening.  She could not have done it without the hard work of her husband Bob and their son Tom.

Pub 32

Pub 32

Located in the last plaza before Loon Mountain you’ll find a myriad of businesses and one restaurant and bar that’s a well-kept secret, Pub 32.  Mark Morris has operated the business in Lincoln for over 5 years and prides his establishment on a fun, casual atmosphere open to everyone from all walks of life.

Their menu feature’s homemade pizza, panini sandwiches, chicken wings and so much more. Along with 5 beers on tap, a great craft beer selection and cocktails, they have a bar that’s open late on the weekends. And they even offer a shuttle service – you really can’t beat that!

The restaurant offers table service in a friendly cozy atmosphere as well as outdoor seating in the summer. Come on in catch the game, grab a beer or just call for take-out. You won’t be disappointed. Contact them at, (603) 745-3231.

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain

RiverWalk Resort

For 69 years, the town of Lincoln, NH thrived on the paper mill but once they filed bankruptcy and closed their doors in 1971 the massive building was abandoned; left to fair the weather and deteriorate over time. For decades to follow the abandoned paper mill sat in the center of Lincoln, it was a reminder of a prosperous past and challenging future.

Fast forward to 2016 and an extraordinary resort, the RiverWalk Resort is built on the site of the abandoned paper mill. Set at the base of South Peak at Loon Mountain, it commands attention with its bright white exterior and stunning red roof. The seven story building stands as the highest building north of Concord; a size and grandeur aimed at rivaling such North Country grand resorts as the Omni Mount Washington and the Balsams.

Black Mountain Burger and La Vista Restaurant

Black Mtn Burger Company

In the heart of the White Mountains in Lincoln, NH you’ll find two extraordinary eateries; Black Mountain Burger and La Vista both owned and operated by Hermann and Kellee Pfeuti.

La Vista Italian Cuisine Restaurant is located in the brand new "RiverWalk Grand Hotel at Loon Mountain Resort" in Lincoln NH.  La Vista is able to accommodate up to 120 patrons with more seats on the covered deck overlooking the pools and river.  The main bar features 18 seats and the wood-fired pizza bar features 8 seats with both offering a different atmosphere.  The main dining offers a pergola with booth seating in addition to two other seating areas large enough to accommodate multi-family reservations just perfect for enjoying their Italian cuisine.