Fall Fun in Lincoln, NH!
Climb Aboard! Experience Fall Foliage by Train 
  
There is no better way to experience the annual fall foliage season than a rail vacation through the fall colors in New England.


Hobo Railroad Harvest Time Express
A classic New England foliage ride, The Hobo Railroad leaves for its 80-minute excursions from Lincoln (just down the road from Woodwards) daily between September 17 and October 15, 2017.  Each year, life-sized scarecrows created by the world famous Annalee Doll Co. are a favorite attraction with a new theme. 2017 is the year of the "Scarecrows of Sports"! Trains depart daily from Lincoln at 11 am & 1 pm.

Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Marshfield Station
The allure of Mt. Washington is extraordinary in autumn, and the Cog Railway is an ideal way for the entire family to enjoy the mountain and foliage. This historic railway carries passengers via biodiesel engine or vintage steam engine with replica coaches up a three-mile-long trestle to the 6,288-foot summit. On the ride up some of the steepest railroad tracks in North America, the landscape and foliage change with the elevation. From the summit, you'll take in panoramas of the mountains and valleys from New Hampshire to Vermont and, on clear days, as far as Maine and Canada.
 
Conway Scenic Railroad
On the Crawford Notch train, you'll travel on tracks that were laid in the 1870s and enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East ... past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, and panoramic mountain vistas. Live commentary onboard includes history and folklore of the railroad and area, as well as points of interest. The Notch train will run September 5-7, September 9-15, October 15-20, and October 24, 26, 28.  
  
Café Lafayette Dinner Train
For a more elegant experience, indulge in a ride in a beautifully restored rail car complete with an elegant, 5-course dinner. The Café Lafayette Dinner Train takes a leisurely 2-hour ride on the Boston & Maine track along the Pemigewasset River that allows you to admire the scenery while enjoying a distinctive culinary experience. For a panoramic view, reserve a spot in the 24-seat observation dome, the top level of the three-tiered 1952 Pullman Planetarium car. One of five built by the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, it's the last in operation in the United States.
  
Mt Washington Cog Railway
Hobo Railroad
Conway Scenic Railroad
Café Lafayette Dinner Train

October 7-9, 2017
Oktoberfest in the White Mountains!

Enjoy the taste of the Bavarian Alps right here in Lincoln, NH at during White Mountain Oktoberfest, the region's largest celebration of German food, drink, and music. Presented by Samuel Adams, the two-day festival perfectly coincides with fall foliage season, so you'll enjoy beer and brats alongside stunning views of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
 
Admission is Free!
An Oompah band will provide the weekend's soundtrack for a variety of events including a stein-hoisting contest, keg toss, and kids' activities - including a root beer keg toss and pumpkin painting. It's the perfect weekend to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!
  
More on Oktoberfest
Ricker Family Reunion

For the Ricker family, who hail from all over the United States, Woodwards is THE spot they return to time and again to celebrate each of their family reunions. This summer, a total of 33 family members gathered at Woodwards to enjoy some fun in the sun and family time  ... the photo here is a sampling of family members who attended.

Janet O'Brien says, "I've been coming to Woodwards for over ten years. We love it here." It's been about twelve now since the family decided to have their annual reunion at Woodwards. Why? "Because of the clean rooms, all the activities on the grounds (tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes and the pools!).  Plus there are so many other fun things to do in the White Mountains, and Woodwards is right in the middle of it all."
 
Three generations from California, Texas, Nebraska, Indiana and, of course, Massachusetts make the annual trek up North. Janet adds that "the staff makes us all feel right at home and the food is wonderful. We can't wait for the next reunion and visiting Woodwards again!"
 

Favorite Woodwards Experiences:
"Being able to experience family time in such a fun and relaxing environment. The smiles on everyone's face when we're at Woodwards is simply the best." 
-The Ricker Family 
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What are your favorite Woodwards experiences?
We look forward to spotlighting additional guests in upcoming newsletters and share their experiences at Woodwards. Come stay and play with us and share your story!  
Happenings
     
September 15-17, 2017:
New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
   
September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14: Lantern Tours at Lost River Gorge
  
October 7-8, 2017: White Mountain Oktoberfest at Loon Mountain

October 7-9, 2017: 21st Annual Lincoln Fall Craft Festival
  
November 4, 2017: Simmer n' Brewfest at Cannon Mountain  
 
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Plan Ahead for Christmas Tree Weekend at Woodwards! 
Two-Night Package that includes a meal plan, sleigh ride, Christmas Tree, Wreath and photos with Santa! 
November 24 & 25, 2017
December 1 & 2, 2017
December 8 & 9, 2017 
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