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Ice Castles, NH

Lincoln, NH is a perfect day trip or weekend away from Boston during the winter. Every year, Ice Castles are made by ice artists who make these gorgeous formations out of hundreds of thousands icicles.  They have five other locations across North America and from pictures they all look absolutely gorgeous.

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nhIt’s really crazy when you walk up to the front entrance, it’s beautiful – but you can’t even imagine how crazy cool it is once you’re inside. The ice looks white and often times different shades of blue. They make a slide out of ice and you can take a moment for some downtime around a fire and get hot chocolate while you warm up a bit. You don’t have to be a kid to be impressed by this place, it is definitely a fun place to visit every few years. Our first time was three years ago, when Delphine was Clementine’s age. It’s so fun how places can work in place of those penciled measurements recorded on the door frame of a bedroom in your home.

Ice castles nh

In Lincoln you have a variety of hotels, ski resorts or cabins you can rent on Air Bnb. We stayed at River Walk Resort and it was so great to have a small suite for the three nights we stayed.

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Lincoln is filled with winter activities, the most popular being skiing, which was not on our list to do this time. But they have tubing and sledding and ice skating (at the resort we stayed at). But note, all of this is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Which was a huge letdown for us, we just hadn’t thought to look into their hours before we arrived and Monday when we got there everything was bustling and we just relaxed and went to dinner at the resort. Had we known that we wouldn’t be able to do any of those activities we would have either chosen to come different days or just planned to get there earlier on Monday to do some of them.

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

All of our mornings we went out for delicious bagels and our favorite place to eat was pizza at Enzo’s.

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Ice castles nh

Aside from our visit to the Ice Castles the kids just put on their snow gear and played in the snow – and that is a perfect way to spend a vacation if you ask them. And I’m pretty certain they’re on to something.

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