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Take the Kids: Dover is the perfect foil for March’s fickle weather

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Early spring is often a tricky time to plan a day trip with young children. Temperatures fluctuate. Snow may be falling, melting or just hanging around in dirty piles. Mud proliferates. In this in-between time of year, what you want is a destination with plenty of indoor diversions; a compact, easily navigable downtown in case of slushy weather; and places …

Take the Kids: Valentine’s Day is in the air, but you can take your littles on dates all year long

Sunday, February 9, 2014

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, significant others everywhere are planning romantic dates (those who have forgotten may want to take this cue to stay out of trouble). But there’s another kind of date to keep in mind after the holiday’s over – one that’s meaningful in a different way, that’s perfect just about …

Take the Kids: There’s more than outlets awaiting you in Tilton

Sunday, January 26, 2014

For us, a visit to Tilton has always meant a few hours spent bargain hunting among the rows of outlet stores along Route 3. But a journey beyond the strip malls and stalled traffic reveals a quiet village just down the road and the base for an unexpected day trip. Add a short …

Take the Kids: Miss the carefree summer days of country fairs and carnivals? A trip to Nashua will cure your winter blues

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Do you ever find yourself, while caught deep in winter’s darkness, longing for the sunny, sweaty fun of country fairs and summer carnivals? We’ve got just the solution – a place where, even on the frostiest of December …

A full day of fun in Hanover

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hanover is one of those quintessential college towns in which it’s hard to tell where the campus ends and the town begins, so tightly are the two interwoven. Young children can have a ball exploring Dartmouth College, both …

Take the Kids: Head to Keene for a day of fun, food and farming

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It’s easy to think of Keene as just a college town, or as the once-a-year host to the state’s biggest pumpkin festival. But this city, the hub of New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, is an appealing destination any time …

Turn a trip to Plymouth into a lesson in New Hampshire’s geology

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Hampshire’s landscape can often seem like one giant outdoor classroom, full of places where nature lessons come blended with bouts of running, crawling, climbing and splashing. But dig below the Earth’s surface, and you may discover a …

Take the Kids: Western Massachusetts has more than a day of fun to offer

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Every once in a while, a destination is just appealing enough – and just far away enough – to persuade us to turn a day trip into a weekend adventure. In this case, the draw is a museum …

Take the Kids: A day in Norwich and White River Junction Vermont

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Just a leap across the Connecticut River from New Hampshire, the town of Norwich, Vt., is a tranquil pocket of rural beauty. But don’t be fooled: A summertime day trip here offers more than enough to keep kids …

Take The Kids: Explore New Hampshire’s Seacoast

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Picture a summer day on New Hampshire’s Seacoast, and you probably think of strolling Portsmouth’s busy sidewalks or laying in the sand on one of the beaches. And while you can’t go wrong with either of those options, …

Take the Kids: Squam Lake offers a day full of family friendly fun

Sunday, May 12, 2013

It’s easy to overlook Squam Lake. This genteel region, tucked between the more popular tourist destinations of Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains, has few obvious tourist draws and no major towns. But the tranquil villages and shady …

Take the Kids: Five kid-friendly hikes

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Even if your family spends every winter weekend skiing or snowshoeing through deepest backwoods, you have to admit there’s something special about the first true hike of the spring: the smell of pine needles baking in the sun, …

Take the Kids: A day in Peterborough

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Blessed with a relaxed, rolling landscape, plenty of white-steepled villages and no interstates, the southwestern pocket of New Hampshire always seems to inspire a leisurely mood. It also offers any number of great day trips for a family …

Take the Kids: A day in Manchester

Sunday, February 10, 2013

When we first started dating, our conflicting work schedules gave us just a few blocks of time together each week. Sundays were the best, as we were able to spend the day together until about 4 o’clock. So …