Waterville Valley Celebrates New England Colors with a Fall Foliage Festival

Waterville Valley, N.H. – Celebrate the fall colors with Waterville Valley’s Fall Foliage Festival during Columbus Day Weekend, October 7-9. Set in a color-drenched valley in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Waterville Valley Resort has a wide selection of activities for families, outdoor enthusiasts and visitors.

A weekend of fun family events will include face-painting, meet and greet with the Valley Snow Dogz, live entertainment and pumpkin painting. For those looking for a deal, there will be ski equipment tent sales and the annual BBTS ski and snowboard swap.

Saturday and Sunday are both good days to listen to some live music. On Saturday, October 7, enjoy SUM X 4 from noon to 3 p.m. and on Sunday listen to The Conniption Fits from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday October 8, the Waterville Valley Recreation Department is hosting a 5K run/walk to benefit a local charity. Register for the 5K road race, the 10-mile trail race and 1.6 K fun run by October 1 and get a $5 discount. Following the run the Fall Foliage Beer Garden will feature fall Harpoon beers. At 2 p.m. a Stein Holding Competition will decide who is the strongest of them all.

And, don’t forget the miles of hiking and mountain biking in the White Mountain National Forest, not to mention golf, tennis and boating amid the colors.

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston.  In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center. For more information, call 1-800-Go Valley or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com.