Waterville Valley Celebrates Halloween

Waterville Valley Resort has a full slate of Halloween activities planned for the weekend of October 28th.

 

On Saturday, October 28, the Recreation Department will start the night with fun games, a haunted house and a costume contest. At 5 p.m. there will be a ghoulish costume parade, marching all the way to Waterville Valley Town Square with trick or treating at local businesses and lodges along the way. A map of participating lodges and local businesses will be provided on this self-guided route. But there’s more! Once in Waterville Valley Town Square there will be a trunk or treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Festivities begin at 4 p.m., and guests should arrive at 3:30 p.m. to register. All ages are welcome to participate, but those 10 and under require adult supervision. Spooky snacks and treats will be served. The cost is $5 per child.

 

Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 28:

3:30 p.m.: Doors open/event registration at Recreation Department.

4:00 p.m.: Halloween games & tricks, haunted house

4:30 p.m.: Costume Contest

5 p.m.: Costume Parade to Town Square & Trick-or-Treating. All ages welcome; ages ten and under require adult supervision.  

 

The Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department works closely with the Department of Public Safety to ensure a safe, fun filled evening for all. For more information or questions, please call (603) 236-4695.

Trick or Treat NH

Waterville Valley Resort Offers a Variety of Flavorful Options

For a resort of its size, Waterville Valley Resort packs a lot of variety – and flavor – into its restaurant offerings. From casual eateries to more formal sit down restaurants, there are many choices when it comes to where to go when you’re hungry.

Coyote Grill chef and owner Sean Stout has made quite a name for himself in Waterville Valley Resort and beyond. After running the restaurant for more than 20 years, customers have come to love his menu’s creativity, consistently good food and the welcoming atmosphere.

Stout, a Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts graduate, has a straightforward approach when it comes to keeping customers happy. “Keep it simple, keep it fresh, and change the menu frequently according to the season,” he said. “We always like to keep the menu new and creative.”

The Coyote Grill menu features a mix of steaks, seafood, pasta and other entrées prepared with culinary flair. Stout pays particular attention to detail and prides himself on presentation, whether it’s presenting a steak, vegetarian dish or his daughter’s favorite: tortilla crusted chicken with aged Vermont cheddar grits, fresh guacamole, roasted summer corn salad and finished with a smoked jalapeno aioli. The restaurant is also known for its shrimp and risotto, haddock and calamari, among many other items.

Local and regional products are used as often as possible and often, New England products are included in the restaurant’s daily specials. At any given time, the menu may include venison, elk, Vermont cheese, or New Hampshire seafood. The bar menu also includes New England draft beers and New Hampshire made liquors.

When he isn’t in the kitchen, Stout can be seen in the restaurant saying hello to regulars or meeting new customers. The restaurant welcomes a mix of longtime locals, visitors and families.


Legends 1291 Sports Bar opened back in  February 1989, originally only offering only live music and drinks that pleased a late night crowd. Food was added in 1997, making it the go to place for burgers, pasta, chicken tenders and of course, ribs. Today, the pub is a Town Square icon and not only a late night favorite, but also a regular stop for families and visitors looking for a more casual atmosphere.

Tom Gross, who was national director for Rod Laver’s tennis school in the 1970s, was in Europe writing for Tennis Magazine when Tom Corcoran, the visionary founder of Waterville Valley Resort, asked him to run the resort’s tennis center. An offer to run the pub followed and the rest is history.

“There’s something about going back to a special place year after year and seeing familiar faces,” Gross said, noting many of his staff are longtime employees and they greet customers by name. They also welcome families, whose children aren’t forced to sit still through dinner, as there are a variety of video games to help keep them entertained.

Diners can look forward to half price specials offered Mondays through Thursdays year-round (with the exception of vacation weeks), cold brews and all around good pub fare.

Mulligans on Corcoran Pond opened in November 2015. Mulligans offers a comfortable family atmosphere to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an après meal or beverage.

The menu contains grab and go breakfast items early guests. Lunch and après guests can choose from a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, build your own wraps, hot and cold sandwiches, entrées and Panini. Take out is available too.

Sit at the bar and enjoy a beverage, play some darts or catch a game on one of Mulligans televisions. The restaurant is open until 6 p.m. daily and offers live entertainment on occasion.

Other options

Waterville Valley Resort has a few other options if you are limited on time or not in the mood for a big, sit down meal. Many of these locations have dine-in or take-out options.

Everyone loves pizza and the Olde Waterville Pizza Company serves up a variety of pies for lunch and dinner, in addition to burgers, salads and more.

La Tasse in the Town Square has soup, sandwiches and coffee for you.

For a trip south down Mexico way, try the new La Hacienda Mexicana in the Town Square.

The Waterville Mercantile Bakery, located within Waterville Valley Mercantile, is another great stop for a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or a delicious baked treat. They also offer grab and go breakfast items including bagels, croissants, muffins, donuts and more.

Waterville Valley - Dine out!

Santa rides a dogsled? Really?

On November 25th at 3:30 p.m. Santa and his elves will ride into the Waterville Valley Town Square, NH, pulled by a team of sled dogs from The Valley Snowdogz. Santa will be bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit him in the Adventure Center located in Town Square. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be on hand. Suggested donation, from those who are able, of $5 per child/$10 per family will benefit the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH.

Finally, be sure to stay for the tree lighting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Square, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran Pond.

Here comes Santa!

Waterville Valley Resort offers family fun pre-Halloween on the weekend of October 28th.

Waterville Valley Resort has a pumpkin full of Halloween activities planned for the weekend of October 28th. Yes, that is the weekend right before Halloween, so look at this as a sweet dress rehearsal.

On Saturday, October 28, costumed kids and families can go trick or treating around Waterville Valley Resort a bit early. The Recreation Department will start the night with fun games and a costume contest. At 5 p.m. there will be a ghoulish costume parade, marching all the way to Waterville Valley Town Square with trick or treating at local businesses and lodges. 

Festivities begin at 4 p.m., and guests should arrive at 3:30 p.m. to register. All ages are welcome to participate, but those 9 and under require adult supervision. Spooky snacks and treats will be served. The cost is $5 per child.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 28:

3:30 p.m.: Doors open/event registration at Recreation Department.

4:00 p.m.: Halloween games & tricks

4:30 p.m.: Costume Contest prizes awarded.

5 p.m.: Costume Parade to Town Square & Trick-or-Treating. All ages welcome; ages ten and under require adult supervision.  

The Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department works closely with the Department of Public Safety to ensure a safe, fun filled evening for all. For more information or questions, please call (603) 236-4695.

Halloween fun, early!

Seats are available for the 'Monkey Business' Movie Premiere in Waterville Valley! 

Seats are available for the 'Monkey Business' Movie Premiere in Waterville Valley! 

Saturday, Oct. 7

4 p.m. 

Multipurpose Room at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department

FREE Admission

Hosted by the Margret and H.A. Rey Center and filmmaker/creator/director Ema Ryan Yamazaki
Contact Leah with questions or to reserve a seat:  leah@thereycenter.org | 603-236-3308.

'Monkey Business' is a documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, authors of the beloved Curious George children's books - and former summer residents of Waterville Valley.  Their former home is now the home of the Curious George Cottage and the non-profit Margret & H.A. Rey Center.

CuriouSeats are available for the 'Monkey Business' Movie Premiere in Waterville Valley! s-George-2.jpg

Brave Souls to Take to the Icy Waters of Corcoran Pond to Benefit Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports

On Saturday, November 25th Captain Tom Turkey will lead his Fearless Fowl Feathered Friends as they Plunge, once again, into the icy waters of Corcoran Pond in Waterville Valley to raise funds to support the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Programs for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.

New this year, The Valley Inn is offering a 33% lodging discount to any plunger or Cold Turkey supporter. Log in to http://www.valleyinn.com/deals-packages/ to book and learn more.

Over the past four years the Plunge has raised almost $100,000 for the volunteer-based program. The funds were used to purchase $30,000 of specialized adaptive athletic equipment, host disabled veterans and their families for two weekends of winter sports, allow families with autistic children the chance to enjoy a weekend respite in the White Mountains, and provide ski lessons and equipment for more then 1,000 athletes with cognitive and physical challenges.

All Plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in donations. They will be rewarded with a WVAS Empowered Bracelet, an official Long Sleeve Plunge T-shirt and a tasty cold turkey sandwich courtesy of Chef Sean Stout of the Coyote Grille. Additional Premium Incentives will be awarded for reaching various fund raising benchmarks and prizes will be presented to Teams and Individuals in a variety of categories including Best Costume (Costumes Optional).

The beach will be rocking with the annual Polar Pool Party. The popular Hot Tub will be back. The Town Square will be decorated and the local Inns and merchants will be offering all sorts of Holiday Specials. Ski Waterville Valley in the morning. Join the Plunge at 1:00. Then linger in the square to greet Santa when he arrives by dog sled at 3:00 p.m. and stay for the Holiday Fireworks over Corcoran Pond in the evening.

Go to www.watervilleadaptive.com for more details and Plunge news

Hitting the ice for a good cause