There is nothing like fall in New England, and Waterville Valley Resort, located in the middle of the White Mountain National Forest, has a full slate on tap this fall for those seeking the best colors of foliage season.
Town Square Condos is offering an Autumn Wine & Dine package that will be a plus while enjoying the brilliant colors of autumn in the White Mountains. This package includes lodging in a premium 1-bedroom condo at Town Square, dinner at one of the local eateries, and special wine selection. Package rates start at $200 for two guests. Additional guests may be added to the package, and upgrades to a 3-bedroom condo are possible. Room-only rates in Town Square Condos start at $129 midweek and $149 weekend. Both packages and room-only rates include Freedom Pass activities like golf, tennis, mountain bike rental, guided bike tours, weekend canoe and paddle boat rentals, and admission to the White Mountain Athletic Club.
Waterville Valley’s Town Square hosts several festivals to complement the foliage season. On Friday, Sept. 27, Waterville Valley hosts the first ever Finale in the Valley high school cross-country race on the resort’s well-maintained mountain bike trail network.
That same weekend, on Sept. 27-29, the White Mountain Storytelling Festival returns to Waterville Valley for the third year featuring regional and nationally known oral storytellers. More than a dozen experienced storytellers will share tales including ghost stories, children’s stories, and stories for adults. On Saturday evening, the featured teller is internationally-renowned storyteller, Motoko. The weekend closes with Sacred Stories on Sunday morning. For more information, visit www.nhstorytelling.org.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, find out who can take the heat at Waterville Valley’s 15th annual Chili Challenge. This event will be held in the Town Square with area restaurants competing for the coveted title of ‘best chili around.’ For a small fee ($7/adult, $5/child 12 & under), sample each of the contenders’ entries, and then cast your vote for your favorite recipe. Chili Challenge is accompanied by an outdoor concert in the Town Square gazebo. The chili sampling starts at noon and goes until the chili is gone!
For those who love motor vehicles, the 2nd Annual Rally in the Valley will be held in Waterville Valley on Saturday, Oct. 5. Presented by the East Coast Camaro Club, the rally features cars, music, food, and a 50/50 raffle. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 100 vehicles.
Waterville Valley’s Fall Foliage Fest will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 12-14. A weekend of fun family events is planned including kids’ games, pumpkin painting, and a pie-eating contest. For those looking for a deal, there will be merchant tent sales and the annual BBTS ski and snowboard swap. On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Resort hosts a 5K run/walk to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure NH/VT Affiliate.