– Play a Game of Golf in the Mountains
Enjoy a game of golf with some friends at Torreon Golf Club or Bison Golf Club. Torreon’s 36 hole championship golf range is mountain golf at its very best. If you are not a member at Torreon, another great option is Bison Golf Club, which features 18-holes of championship golf designed by PGA Tour star Billy Mayfair. From the surrounding pine trees that give that “middle of the forest” feel, to the the beautifully landscaped green course, either of these golf ranges will give you the ultimate golf experience. A day filled with golf is best accompanied by some cold drinks and delicious food. Wind down at the Torreon Clubhouse and enjoy their cozy cabin atmosphere. It is no secret that their lobster mac and cheese and pan seared salmon are to die for.
– Licano’s Mexican Food and Steakhouse For Dinner
Licano’s not only has amazing mexican food, but has steak and seafood as well. Regardless of what you are craving, I am sure Licano’s has it. Licano’s serving staff always has a way of treating you like family, which I’m sure is why they are a white mountain favorite. There is also a full bar, many times with a live musician playing some of our favorite cover songs, with a fresh-squeezed margarita that will make your mouth water.
– Take a Scenic Hike
If you would like to get a little active, a favorite mountain activity is taking a hike in the fresh air through thousands of pine trees. Some of the most popular trails are the Ice Cave trail, which ends at the Blue Ridge Ice Cave and the Juniper Ridge Trail. Although, there are many options to choose from, depending on the challenge you would like.
– Picnic at Fool Hollow Lake
Take your lunch outside and enjoy some delicious food while engulfing yourself in nature. Not only can you admire the beautiful scenery, but in the spring and summer months you can also get adventurous by heading over to J & T’s Wildlife Outdoors and rent a canoe, kayak or paddle board. They also have mountain bike rentals if you would like to explore the area and get a little bit active.
– Afternoons are for Bike Rides
Take an afternoon bike ride down the Deuce of Clubs and stop at PersNikkitys Cafe and Bakery for brunch. They have an array of delicious breakfast and lunch entrees including a crispy buffalo chicken wrap, California burger and eggs benedict.
– Skiing or Snowboarding at Sunrise Park and Resort
During these cold winter months, head up to Sunrise Ski Park and Resort and spend your day skiing down the mountain. It is just an added benefit that every Saturday night in January and February, Sunrise is offering “Night Ski” from 4:30 until 9:00 P.M. Not only can you spend the entire day at the resort, but you can stay through the night by purchasing an additional night skiing lift ticket. Although, if you are staying at the Sunrise Park Resort, the night skiing lift tickets are complimentary for guests on these Saturday nights in January and February only. Take a break between runs by sipping some warm hot cocoa in the lodge and enjoy lunch or dinner at Summit Restaurant.
– Spend the Day Fishing
The White Mountains are a true fisherman’s paradise, regardless if you are an experienced fisherman or even a first-timer. There are many lakes and creeks that are the perfect relaxing destination to spend a day on the water. From Trout to Bass and even Catfish and Walleye, there is something for everyone in the White Mountains.
– Explore the Rugged ATV Trails
If you are feeling adventurous, the White Mountain Open Trails Association (WMOTA) has discovered numerous trails that are safe for ATV rides. If you are wanting to explore these trails, WMOTA members have scheduled rides for these specific trails but also have a few that are open to the public. More information and directions to these said trails are found on www.wmota.org.
– Visit the Petrified Forest
The petrified wood at the Petrified Forest National Park is almost solid quartz, a beautiful sight that you truly have to see to believe. Spend the afternoon walking around the forest and rediscovering how beautiful nature is. If you are feeling adventurous, get off the trail and explore with the new “Off the Beaten Path” addition to the petrified forest. You can choose from 7 scenic hikes that will allow you to see this national park like never before.
– Spend the Day Relaxing at the Serenity Spa at Summit
Take relaxation to a whole new level at Serenity Spa. Indulge in the Chocolate ‘n’ Cherries Facial, which evens out the skin tone, increases moisture, and makes the skin overall radiant. Choose from an array of massage options that are catered to your specific needs and will recharge your mind and body. They also offer waxing services and aromatherapy, making this spa the ultimate destination.