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New Hampshire Master Thread
« on: June 15, 2010, 12:52:01 AM »
I want to go on vacation in the summer to Bethlahem, New Hampshire. What are some ideas of things to do? What about a nice place to stay near the frum community?
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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 10:21:51 PM »
me too, anyone?
Is the kosher hotel decent?

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 09:29:35 AM »
the kosher hotel there is worse than the capital hotel in lkwd (aka crapital hotel) maybe look into staying somewhere else, loon mountain area in linclon nh is very nice & there is a minyan factory for all minyanim

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 03:37:10 PM »
I just came back from the White Mountains. We stayed in Lincoln, NH, which was very nice and would recommend staying there. The locals even say that Lincoln is the new Bethlehem...

Things to do:

Almost everything is outdoors so you'll need nice weather.

* Mt Washington, beautiful views from the highest point in the northeast - 6288 ft.. We came on a sunny day and had 80 mile visibility. There are several ways to get to the summit:
**Mt. Washington Auto Rd; Drive yourself ( $23 + 8 per pass.) or take the stage couch.
**The Cog Railway.
**Hike.
Make sure to check the weather at the summit before you go up. Also, the Auto rd is very narrow with no guardrail, and can be quite scary driving up. They don't recommend it if you are afraid of heights (I am, and still had an excellent time).

*Glen Ellis Falls. It's about a 10 min. drive from the M.W. Auto rd. A short easy hike down the Ellis river brings you to a beautiful 60 ft. falls ($3).

*Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Passes through the heart of the white mountains with beautiful scenery. At some point you see a sign that says "No Gas Next 32 Miles". There is no cell coverage either. There are several lookout places to stop and take in the view. Also you have a good number of hikes with falls, and several camping and picknick areas. The hikes are easy for most although there is quite a bit of climbing to do. You'd have to be very careful with small kids.
Among the places we hiked there:
**Sabbaday Falls.
**Rocky Gorge.

Right near Lincoln you have Francania Notch. In there you have, aside from magnificent scenery,

*The Flume Gorge. A 0.3 mile hike up the flume that takes you to a 90 foot falls (in several stages, not one big one). You walk bet. a  gorge that gets continuously narrower (12 ft.) and higher (60 ft). This is one of the best things to to IMO. We saw people with kids and the elderly doing the hike. Charge is $13 per person. You can also upgrade the tickets to take a cable car about 4000+ ft into the mountains which is supposed to be very nice but we did not do it because the mountains were in a cloud at that point. There are also several other places to take a cable car up nearby.

*There is the "Old Man of the Mountain which collapsed in 2003 but people still go to see the spot were it once stood.

*Clarks Trading Post, in Lincoln. They have many things to do especially for kids. They have black bears putting on shows and Segways among many other things.

*Mountain Sliding.

*The Conway scenic railroad.

*ATV's in Berlin, and Lincoln. The one in Berlin said he charged $75 for two hours min.. The one in Lincoln charged $79 for a one hour guided tour. Does anyone know if these prices are good? We did neither.

People are generally very nice and helpful there.

We stayed in the Franconia Notch Motel in Lincoln. they had nice clean rooms, AC, mini fridge and microwave, and best of all, a river right in back that can be seen through the window. We climbed the rocks and chilled right in the middle of the river. They motel is a bit dated but everything is great there. We brought all our food from home.

Thanks to Dan I got a copy of the Lonely Planet guide to New England which is were we got most of our ideas from, including the motel. I also took Frommer's and Eyewitness books but Lonely Planet was all we needed.
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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 11:05:26 PM »
thanks sounds like you had a great time.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 01:30:45 AM »
We stayed at Hearthside Village. Beautiful grounds and very clean cottages, but the cottages are pretty old. Best part of it - they had a yummy outdoor pool.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 08:48:37 PM »
Whats the phone number to Hearthside cottages? Also anybody have any other phone numbers of places to stay next to Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 01:47:53 PM »
i just got back -stayed in  loon clearbrook.  Booked through a jewish agent in lkwd - adveritised in the back of the hamodia same price as loonres.com but u support a fellow jew.
check the weather for no rain also do not let them talk you into a no air conditioning place when the weather is scheduled to be in the 90s we came back early because of it.
I wanted to stay in the hampton inn in littleton but was no availability.
Also, http://www.lincolnnhminyan.com/ has info on where to stay and what to do.
we did loon mountain
storyland and mt. washington - beautiful drive up but don't forget your sweatshirts its very windy up there
clarks on day3 and left early our place was stifling with no ac.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 01:19:08 AM »
I get the impression, that Lincoln is the place to stay (next year of course), as opposed to Bethleham. Is that true?

Also I see that Jack mentioned that he wanted to stay at the Hampton Inn in LITTLETON, but there was no availability. Is it near Lincoln? How is it with minyanim? Is the Hampton Inn the place to go?

I'm asking now, while New Hampshire is still fresh on the minds of those that went this year.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 11:49:20 AM »
I haven't been to the other places, so I can only speak for Lincoln. It does seem to be better price wise then Bethlehem, and it is near most of the attractions.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010, 12:13:05 PM »
The ++ of bethlehem is kosher food - restaurant and grocery in the kosher hotel.
The hamptons is close to bethlehem and had a tent for minyan on grounds.
Wherever you stay you will need to drive (1 hr) to some attractions and be close to others.
Price will depend on how large of a house/room(s) you need to accomodate your family/group.

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 05:15:07 PM »
How close is the Hampton Inn in Littleton, to the kosher restauant in Bethleham?

Is Bethlehem the only place with a kosher restaurant? Is it fleishig or milchig?

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 10:10:31 PM »
We were just in Lincoln, NH this august. We stayed in The Lodge was very nice, $550 for the whole week. Had one bedroom with a Queens size bed, and a couch that opens into a bed, plus there is room for an airbeds. We booked it straight from the owner. There was a deli that sold kosher food right there. There were a ton of frum people and a lot of minyanim, it was bein hazmanim time!

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011, 03:43:55 AM »
How close is the Hampton Inn in Littleton, to the kosher restauant in Bethleham?

Is Bethlehem the only place with a kosher restaurant? Is it fleishig or milchig?

Anyone with updates?  Are there minyanim in Littleton?

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Re: Bethlahem, New Hampshire Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011, 09:39:21 AM »
can anyone comment on if they stayed for shabbos in Lincoln?