Ice Castles in Lincoln NH

Entrance to Ice Castles Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH

A few weeks ago I saw a post about the Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH.

So, last Thursday Monika and I worked out of our Moultonborough office and decided to take a ride up north to Lincoln to see what they looked like.

It was 26 degrees out so we wore our heavy coats and gloves to walk around the Ice Castles. It’s amazing how they built these ice castles.They are hand made and they have about 20,000,000 pounds of ice in the area that they use. They hire lots of people to sculpt the ice castles.

Ice Tunnel

You enter under an ice covered tunnel which opens up to a large opening where you can wander around through maze like ice castles. Some are almost 20 feet high. A lot of nooks and crevices to explore.

They also had an area where there was an ice slide where children and adults slid down the ice to awaiting parents and friends. Ice castle lit up at duskWe didn’t take advantage of the slide as it was too cold and I didn’t feel like getting by whole backside full of snow and ice chips. It was cold enough out and I didn’t want to get any colder.

Another amazing aspect to the castles are they are lit up for night time viewing. We arrived just in time when the sun had set and it was getting dark so the lights were being turned on while we walked around.  This is the best time to see the castles in my opinion.

The castes are located just off Interstate 93 at exit 32 in Lincoln. It is at the Hobo Railroad Station on Railroad Street. During the week tickets for 12 and over are $9.95. Weekends $12.95.

Colorful light in the ice castles                                                                                         Ice Castles

 

Monika at the ice castles

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-772-0600 office

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Fall in New Hampshire

Fall in New HampshireFall in New Hampshire is an extra special time of year. Especially when we have a good color year as this year is. So far the colors have been amazing! We recently took a day trip north.  It was made extra special by the fact that Jay and I were able to spend the day enjoying the views with my parents.

We drove north on 93 to Franconia Notch and then onto the Omni Mount Washing hotel, where we walked through the hotel and out to the back veranda to take some pictures.   Afterwards we made our way down to Crawford Notch and onto Jackson – Glen NH area.   Fall in New Hampshire totally rocks and one of our favorite events to take in is the annual Jackson NH Pumpkin People. Pumpkin People The Pumpkin People are so wonderful to look at and the whole Jackson area is amazing and magical.  The area is long known for the popular attraction, Story Land and the Wentworth Golf Club in the heart of Jackson Village.  We had an amazing time exploring the area and taking pictures of the pumpkins.  IMG_5826

Once we had our fill of Jackson and Pumpkins we made our way north to cross over Bear Notch Road and then down the  Kangamangus Highway to a stop at Rocky Gorge.  We made our way home via Route 16 and stopped for dinner at new place in West Ossipee called Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company. We found the food excellent but the prices on the high side.  Fall in New Hampshire is truly a perfect time of year!

A Fall in New Hampshire video

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

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2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture

 

 2013 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture 2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture

The fun all started last Friday, June 13th, yup that was Friday the 13th, when 250 tons of imported sand was dropped on Hampton Beach and the  very popular 2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture event began.

The Grady Bunch

Then we watched as the  Grady Bunch aka Greg Grady and the competitors arrived and started to create magic out of the mounds of sand. It never fails to amaze me to see the wonderful sand art that these folks create.  This competition is an Invitation Only event so trust me when I say you will be seeing the best of the best!  As always the area will be lite up for night view until July 6th so come visit Hampton Beach and enjoy the very popular 2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Contest.

Jay and I have enjoyed this event for many years and consider it one the highlights of the summer beach season.  Come visit and enjoy the beach and if you’d rather come and stay we can make that a reality too. Give us a call at 603-944-9172 for all your southern NH and the seacoast area real estate needs. Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty 603-944-9172 direct or 603-772-0600 office

Hampton Beach NH

 

2014 Video of the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture

The finished Sand Sculptures

 

Last year  2013 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Contest 

2011 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Contest

 

 

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-772-0600 office

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2013 Trick or Treat Times | Happy Halloween

Atkinson NH trick or treatTrick or Treat 2013 In New Hampshire

Many towns and communities are starting to do events to celebrate Halloween and in some cases these town wide events replace formal Trick or Treat hours.  I love all the wonderful, spooky Halloween events, I guess I am still a kid at heart!

New Hampshire.com has published a list of NH Halloween Events and Trick or Treat hours but the list is not yet compete. They will be adding to it as more towns establish Trick or Treat hours so check back often and be sure to refresh the page when you do.

Hampstead NH Trick or Treat – October 31, 6-8 PM

Click here for list of towns >>> Halloween by Towns and time.

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-772-0600 office

E-mail Jay and Monika