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Four Favorite Outdoor Winter Activities

Love it or hate it, New Hampshire has long winters, which provide plenty of opportunity to get outside and have some fun. At Franklin Savings Bank, our team embraces any chance to go play in the snow! In celebration of where we live and work, we want to offer some highlights from our local communities and share four of our favorite winter activities.

If you ask Dawn Beers, VP, Marketing Officer, “One of the best things about living and working in New Hampshire is that, no matter where you are, you’re never really far from the coast, lakes, or mountains. Whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, New Hampshire has the landscape for it!”

When it comes to weathering the long winter season, we’re #AllInTogether and should celebrate the season with shared suggestions. Read on and feel free to comment with some of your own favorites.

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An obvious suggestion? Maybe, but there’s no denying that New Hampshire is home to some seriously awesome slopes. Click here for a complete — and alphabetized — list of all the slopes in our beautiful Live Free or Die state.

Sledding… Dog Sledding, to be exact

Let’s see a cyber-show of hands (clicks) from those of you who have gone dog sledding this season. Far fewer than skiing, we imagine! Still, dog sledding in New Hampshire is an exciting way to get outside and cover some snow-packed ground. Some facilities, like Muddy Paw, even offer lessons in mushing! Now, how many of your friends can say they’ve mastered that skill?

Sleigh Rides

For a more relaxing mode of transportation, you can always take in a snowy scene in the back of a sleigh. New Hampshire offers plenty of locations and companies that specialize in sleigh rides. Although you might think of sleigh rides as built for 2-4 people, some places like Heritage Farm Pancake House in Sanbornton, offer rides that can accommodate up to 10 people.


When you’re ready to give the dogs and horses a break, why not try your hand (or feet, to be precise) at snowshoeing? Whether you own a pair of snowshoes, or prefer renting some gear before you make a commitment, you have lots of options for snowshoeing trails in New Hampshire. This is a fantastic way to shed any pandemic or holiday-related pounds as snowshoeing can burn up to 1,000 calories… per hour!

Of course, these four activities are just the tip of the iceberg (get it?) when it comes to playing in New Hampshire’s winter wonderland. In fact, our friends over at New England Today have published 17 Ways to Have Fun in New Hampshire This Winter. How many have you crossed off your list? Tell us about your adventures in the comments — bonus points for pictures!


Franklin Savings Bank cares about the communities we live, work and play in all winter and year-round. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you manage your finances, so you can enjoy smarter banking, easier living.

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