Chinooks New England will be returning to the Remick Museum and Farm Winter Carnival on February, 22, 2014. Winter Carnival is an annual event with ice harvesting demonstrations, horse drawn sleigh rides, and snow show contests for the kids. Inside and outside the Chinooks will be meeting the public. We will have a Chinook meet and greet, and give kids dog sled rides, weather permitting. Inside the museum there will be a sled dog display where volunteers will be handing out Chinook information, and informing the public about the breed. In addition to the events hosted by the Remick Museum there will be additional CNE events throughout the weekend.
Friday afternoon/evening, February 21, 2014
For those arriving on Friday we generally meet in the Tamworth area for a meet & greet and to have dinner together. All are invited to this informal meeting. We are planning on meeting at Chequers Villa, 870 Tamworth Rd Tamworth, NH 03886 at 7:00pm on Friday evening for dinner and an informal gathering.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Winter Carnival runs from 11:00AM to about 3:00PM. Again, this is weather permitting. We are looking for volunteers to meet with the public and give sledding demonstrations. You do not have to be an expert to promote the breed, talk to the public about Chinooks and sledding, or be a safety lookout. Please consider volunteering for some or all of this time.
In the past we would go up to the Intervale for some sledding before dinner. This year there is a "Fun Run" on the Intervale by sponsored by Mass Mushers so it will be a busy area. It looks like they will be there in the morning so there is a chance it may be free by the afternoon, but we couldn't be sure.
Dinner will be at the Yankee Smokehouse at 4:30PM. We moved up the time to allow more people to attend that were only coming up for the day. The Yankee Smokehouse is at the intersection of Rte 16 & Rte 25 E, West Ossipee, NH 03890 right across the street from the EconoLodge. The Yankee Smokehouse Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yankee-Smokehouse/185622248118292. We moved up the time to accommodate people who were only coming up for the day and because the Intervale may not be available for sledding in the afternoon.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
After a long day of activities on Saturday we look forward to a leisurely breakfast at then head to Hemenway State Forest for some recreational sledding on the trails. Rosie's Restaurant located at 1547 White Mountain Hwy, Tamworth, NH is a good meeting place for breakfast. Hemenway State Forest is a good area to just have some fun with your dogs. There are groomed trails, for sledding, skijoring, and hiking. Hemenway is not far from the Remick Museum.
The Remick Museum web page
Last year we had a primary hotel with banquet facilites. At this time we do not have a recommendation for a primary hotel in the area. Sammy's is under new management as the White Lake Inn. We have not had any success making hotel arrangements at the White Lake Inn. There are some very nice inns in the area, but the accomodations at each are limited to small groups.
Highland House is located in Tamworth. It has five rooms with a shared bathroom. It is a dog friendly inn that is close to the museum. The phone number is 603-323-7982 and their web site is http://www.highlandhousetamworth.com. Dale, the owner said she needs at least five people to stay at the inn to open. Please call for reservations.
Lazy Dog Inn
The Lazy Dog Inn bills itself as a "Truly Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast". The Lazy Dog Inn is not far from Tamworth. There are seven rooms. Some have shared bathrooms. Some have private bathrooms. It is located at 201 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, New Hampshire 03817, 1-603-323-8350, http://www.lazydoginn.com
Sunny Brook Cottages
Purity Springs Resort
Purity Spring Resort on 1251 Eaton Road (Route 153), East Madison, New Hampshire 03849 has some rooms available. Their website is http://www.purityspring.com. The phone numbers are 603.367.8896 and 800.373.3754. They have a nice indoor pool and do horse drawn sleigh rides.