Ride The Cog Railway to the Top of NH

      BRETTON WOODS – The Cog Railway, the world’s first mountain climbing cog railway, provides a sense of adventure and history as it makes the spectacular climb up a 3-mile-long trestle to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington -- the tallest mountain in the northeast. No matter the weather – sun, rain or snow – this once-in-a-lifetime experience is available May through November.

      Passengers may choose to ride The Cog in a historic coach powered by a vintage coal-fired steam locomotive or the more modern and eco-friendly biodiesel engines. The Cog is located six miles from Route 302 and historic Bretton Woods on Base Station Rd. Marshfield Station, NH, and just about 2 hours from Amherst.

      Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended and are available online at or by phone at 603.278.5404.

      For more information, visit

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Upcoming Programs at Beaver Brook Association, Hollis


Learn more at the OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday August 25th 9-11am

Maple Hill Farm, Hollis, NH 03049


Make Aromatherapy Herb Wreaths 

Thursday Aug 13, 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm 

$25 | $22 BBA members 


      The Fresh Herb Wreath class at Beaver Brook is one of the most popular classes every year.

      This class will be conducted outside at tables in the shade. There is a roofed option in case of inclement weather.

1) You are permitted to harvest fresh herbs during the class from the Maple Hill Gardens. We will provide you with wreath ring and floral wire.

2) You will create a long-lasting wreath using herbs and flowers that will last for more than a year

3) You will benefit from the essential oils of these herbs and likely experience elevated mood, relaxation and stress reduction.

      Typical herbs include lavender, thyme, marjoram, lemon balm, Russian sage, mint , joe pyeweed, queen anne’s lace, sage and more.  Feel free to bring other things from your garden if you wish to mix them in or share.  BYO wine or other beverages if you like and your own clippers if you have them.


Music in the Gardens

Symphony NH Brass

August 14th at Maple Hill Farm

      Enjoy Symphony NH’s Americana Brass Quintet. The Beaver Brook Maple Hill Gardens open before concert at 3pm. Bring a picnic dinner, chairs and blankets.

      Parking will be in the field across the street from 117 Ridge Rd. Check in at the ticket table.

      Adult tickets $18 each. Children 12 years old and under $5 each.

46th NH Highland Games & Festival, September 17-19

      LINCOLN, NH – Come to Loon Mountain Resort September 17th through 19th and discover a little bit of Scotland – no passport required. Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Fun activities for all ages.

      Our event will be different this year, but you will still find many of your favorite aspects of the Games: hearing the pipes play, watching Highland dance, seeing athletic feats of strength and endurance, enjoying fantastic Celtic musical acts, sheep dogs trials, Try-It activities, and of course, whisky tasting! Our friends at Clan Village, many fantastic vendors and so much more will be there!


      Our Festival will be more intimate this year, but you will find your favorite features including:

•  The Joyous Sound of Pipes & Drums

•  Athletic Feats of Strength & Endurance

•  Fantastic Celtic Bands like Albannach

•  Sheep Dog Trials

•  Agile Highland Dancers

•  Whisky Tastings

•  Friends in Clan Village

•  Vendors with Scottish Gear

•  Try It Classes

•  Seeing Familiar Faces & Some New Ones (think cows)!

      This year, there will be a limit set on capacity and will include onsite parking only for all ticket holders. All attendees must purchase a ticket in advance. No tickets will be sold onsite. 

      We have planned this event with current COVID limitations in mind as we cannot plan for what September might bring. We will offer an event focused on outdoor activities to ensure the safest conditions for all attendees, volunteers and staff. All current federal, state and local guidelines, and Loon Mountain policies, at the time of the event will be adhered to and strictly enforced.