Econo Lodge Near Plymouth State University
304 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: (603) 536-2330
Fax: (603) 536-2686
With a mission of exploring the natural world and understanding the ecology, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a center of great natural environment and zoo. Located on 180 acres (73 ha) of land, the center uses the live animal to exhibit, natural science programs, and the lake cruises to educate the people about the natural world. Along with the outdoor classrooms, the center focuses on teaching the visitors about the value of nature, ecological concepts of interrelationships, adaptions, populations, and habitats.
Enjoy the lavish landscaping, cascading waterfalls, and meandering streams while playing 36 holes designed to be fun for all ages.
Opened in 1905, the library now offers over 3300 square feet and internet access.
Enjoy trained bears, a train ride and more amusements.
This is one of those good stops to know about if the kids grow weary of hiking the White Mountains. At first glance, it has tourist trap written all over it, but once inside you will mutter, "Zang, this is fun." Kids can jerk their necks around on the water bumper boats, or relax on a 30-minute train ride. The fearless can get awed in Mystical Mansion, or marvel at a trained black bear show. There are also plenty of novelty shops full of New Hampshire-type items such as maple sugar products and candles.
Experience the industry's best new water thrill ride, Eye of the Storm, at the region's only full size water park. Enjoy the huge wave pool or unwind in the lazy river. Kids will love Whale Harbor. Free tube usage. Open seasonally.
This ski area offers beginners as well as expert skiing trails, thereby attracting tourists from all over. The Dartmouth Skiway promotes itself as a family-friendly and safe skiing area and certainly lives upto its image.
Tour Lost River Gorge on boardwalks, following the river as it appears and disappears among the chaotic jumble of glacially scattered boulders. Explore caves if you choose, but all caves can be by-passed. Featuring gemstone mining, a nature garden, and gift shop.
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park is located about 15 miles west of Franklin, NH. This park is open year-round, however there is no winter maintenance and is unstaffed during the cooler months. This park is part of the 6,675-acre Gile State Forest.