Looking for some fun off the trail? Maybe you’ve got spring fever?
Yes, you can do it. Get off the trail and get into town for these events and expand your horizons.
Fly Fishing Show: Fly Fish New Hampshire
Anglers dreaming about fly fishing? Join us in Manchester for the 18th Annual Fly Fish New Hampshire presented by Trout Unlimited Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Executive Court Banquet. Lopstick and more than 40 vendors will be attending, including outfitters and fly shops. Stop by the Lopstick booth and talk with one of our licensed Orvis Endorsed Guides, Bill Bernhardt, Chuck DeGray, and Paul Starring. Enter a chance to win a $250 gift certificate for a minimum two-night stay at one of the Lopstick cabins. Seminars, presentations, door prizes, and free parking. Admission $10.
Snodeo has been just one big, fun time, an opportunity to comingle with fellow sledders and check out (and demo) the new snowmobile models. This year, this popular event has been renamed and expanded to include more winter sports including skating, eBiking, snowshoeing and tubing. The two-day family festival will take place at locations within Coleman State Park in Stewartstown. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 and 7 and admission is free. Don’t worry, sledders: you can still test-drive all the latest models for an entire day ($10), pick up some bargains on new models and chat-up the sales folks. The New Hampshire Bureau of Trails will host a Groomer Rodeo, featuring major trail grooming manufacturers.
Visit a bevy of vendors, grab some grub and wet your whistle at the wine and beer tastings.
Shuttle service will be available with stops at all locations. Bring the whole family!
The event is a fund-raiser for North Country Chamber of Commerce, Canaan Border Riders, Colebrook Ski-Bee’s, Pittsburg Ridge Runners and Swift Diamond Riders.
Following SnowFest, head north to Back Lake where dozens of sleds will glide across the frozen water in the darkness, headlights bright, as the crowd watches from shore. The annual Pittsburg Fire Station’s Parade of Lights takes place Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. After enjoying this spectacle, warm up with coffee and hot chocolate and roast your own hotdogs and S’Mores over fire pits. Registration (required) for snowmobile participants is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with lineup 6:30 to 7 p.m. Free, but donations benefit Pittsburg Firefighters Association.
Get your game on! The forecast is sunny and cold for this Saturday, Feb.15, starting at 9 a.m. for Back Lake Snowmobile Racing. Back Lake Racing was founded by Anthony and John back in 2013 to promote fun, safe and responsible racing. Register by direct messaging them on their Facebook page