New England is known for its world-class ski resorts, but not everyone who lives there has the talent or coordination to go swooshing down the side of a mountain! For those of us who want to enjoy the excitement of a downhill trek without the danger of skiing, there is the wonderfully nostalgic activity of tubing.
All you have to do is plunk yourself down on a cushy rubber donut, scoot yourself over the edge and enjoy! If tubing is more your speed, head to these 5 New England parks this winter!
1. Cranmore Mountain Resort Tubing Park
North Conway, New Hampshire
North Conway, New Hampshire is a winter wonderland this time of year with covered bridges, exquisite ski resorts, horse-drawn carriage rides through the snow and Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park! This kid-friendly winter amusement zone features a giant swing, zip line, mountain coaster and 10 snow tubing lanes. After you work up an appetite on the tubing slopes, warm up and grab a bite to eat at the Artist Falls Lodge at Sliders Café & Bar.
There's just as much fun to be had off the hill: tubing & Mountain Adventure are open this weekend, too.P.S. We're now open daily for skiing & riding.
Posted by Cranmore Mountain Resort on Saturday, December 9, 2017
2. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
Snow making machines cover this cross-country skiing and snowshoeing center with fresh powder as soon as the weather turns cold, making for a perfect tubing hill. Two long, curving chutes are open seven days a week and horse-drawn sleigh rides are available on certan days as well. Head to the lodge to sit by a rustic fire and enjoy a hot beverage as you recover from trudging up the hill over and over.
3. Magic Mountain Alakazam Tube Park
Three 400-foot tubing lanes are served by a tow-handle lift seven days a week. You can also coast under the lights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, not just weekends. Adults love the Black Line Tavern located directly uphill from the base lodge for its après-ski music and cocktails overlooking the slope, giving parents the chance to keep an eye on the little ones!
4. Nashoba Valley Tubing Park
Nashoba Valley is the largest snow tubing complex in New England with a 15-acre site separate from the neighboring ski area. It even has its own entrance, parking lot, and lodge. A whopping 18 lanes are designed to provide a unique experience and are serviced by four lifts. The park is open 7 days a week with late-night hours until 10 p.m. Ready for some adult fun? Head to the Outlook Restaurant for cocktails, signature coffee drinks and a full food menu.
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5. Seacoast Adventure
Seacoast offers extended hours until 9 PM on Friday and Saturday nights with upbeat music pumped out over the tubing slopes. Groomers meticulously maintain the dozen lanes which are serviced by a carpet lift. Bring the kids on select Thursdays to take advantage of Student Nights, the best tubing deal in the region. School-goers from kindergarten through college enjoy two hours of tubing for just $10! Warm up by the fire pit and swing by the Deck House for a hot drink or a bite to eat.