Now that summer is shifting into fall and the kids are settling in at school, parents in the Lakes Region of NH are resetting their own schedules. September is the time for everyone to enjoy a fresh start! A little TLC goes a long way, and some pampering helps busy grown-ups acclimate to the new season after a lively summer. To help usher in this change of pace, the specialists at Cascade Spa at Mill Falls are kicking off fall with some fun events and amazing treatments to “relax, renew, and rejuvenate.” Come on in during the month of September and check out some of these great deals…

Gunstock Mountain Resort is well known for its excellent winter skiing and snowboarding, and for many years has also been a destination for hiking and scenic lift rides in the summer. However, in recent years, Gunstock has dramatically expanded its summer offerings to include camping, off-road guided Segway tours, and one of the longest Zipline courses in the country. Now Gunstock is better than ever with the addition of an Aerial Treetop Adventure Park, and this year’s newest thrill—the Mountain Coaster! Don’t let summer pass by without a trip to this NH fun spot that has something for everyone!

Summer is the perfect time to leave the car behind and get out for a walk or bike ride! Some of the best places to visit are those where you can park the car and not need it for the rest of your stay. We love towns that are easy to get around, especially by foot, and Meredith is one of the most pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly towns in NH. There are already some great pathways connecting the Village to many beautiful features of the Lakes Region, and now there is another nature trail in the works!

As spring moves into summer across New England, thoughts turn to outdoor adventures of all kinds. In addition to hiking, boating, and scenic drives through the state, some fun things to in New Hampshire include Geocaching and Letterboxing, two forms of a type of hide-and-seek treasure hunting game that are growing in popularity and can involve the whole family. There are hundreds of hidden “caches” in the state, many near this New Hampshire resort.

The Lakes Region is well known as a destination for family vacations, storybook weddings, and fishing expeditions of all types. However, less known is that this little pocket of New Hampshire is also ideal for a womens’ trip—a few days away with your besties can do wonders for the soul, any time of year! Here are just a few ideas for fun things to do on your next “girls’ getaway” at the Lake…

Over 30 years ago, in 1985, the original Inn at Mill Falls was added to the newly developed Mill Falls Marketplace, which opened its doors only the year before. This visionary project began the inspiring journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, and has helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized, world-class resort village while maintaining its old New England lakeside character. In that same spirit, the Inn has been undergoing a transformation of its own, with an updated look that keeps its original country inn charm!

INSPIRED_16The professional staff at Cascade Spa at Mill Falls loves to host fun, informative, and inspiring events for its clients and guests, often featuring educators representing the high-quality products that are used in many of their spa services. The next event coming up is no exception, and the staff is particularly excited about an afternoon and evening that’s all about MoroccanOil… INSPIRED by MOROCCANOIL and Cascade Spa will take place on March 10th in the Carriage House at Church Landing. Guests will be able to tap into the minds of Steven and Jemy, MoroccanOil International Trainers, to learn how MoroccanOil products can transform hair and skin using the restorative powers of argan oil.

[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignright" width="300"](L to R) Joe Ouellette, Mill Falls Director of Marketing and Sales/Public Relations, Jason Hicks, LACLT Board Chair, and Gail Batstone, Mill Falls General Manager (L to R) Joe Ouellette, Mill Falls Director of Marketing and Sales/Public Relations, Jason Hicks, LACLT Board Chair, and Gail Batstone, Mill Falls General Manager[/caption] In one of the many ways Mill Falls at the Lake demonstrates its commitment to the local community, the resort has purchased $14,350 in state tax credits to help Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) continue to upgrade their permanently affordable rental housing in Laconia. “We are thrilled to assist such an important organization in our community. The need for affordable housing is vast in the Lakes Region. We applaud the hard work of the Land Trust,” stated Gail Batstone, General Manager at Mill Falls at the Lake.

[caption id="attachment_2753" align="alignleft" width="300"]Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park[/caption] Over the past two years, the Meredith Sculpture Walk has enhanced the beauty of downtown Meredith Village and enjoyed much success as tens of thousands of visitors and residents have toured the outdoor exhibit and explored the various installations around town. Now in its third year, “The Walk” promises to be just as fresh and interesting as ever with several new pieces to be chosen for this summer.

New Year's Eve FireworksAfter a busy holiday season, New Year’s Eve is just about here! This is a time to reflect on all the accomplishments of the past year, renew our commitments to our personal and collective goals, and to welcome 2016 in style! If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve yet, it’s not too late. Here at Mill Falls at the Lake, we have a lavish evening lined up…