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Rest Assured: Seasonal Welcome and Information Centers Reopening for Winter

New Hampshire’s seasonal welcome and information centers in Colebrook, Lebanon and Littleton will reopen for the winter season under a pilot project between the New Hampshire Department of Economic Development’s Bureau of Visitor Services and the Department of Transportation. The three sites will be open 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday, Dec. 17 to March 21.

“The winter season is a very important time for our tourism industry,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Rose. “Last year, more than 7 million people visited the state during the winter months, spending more than $1.1 billion. The gateway location of these facilities provides us the opportunity to welcome visitors to the state.”

While this is a pilot for this winter, the agency will be collecting information and assessing the needs of the traveling public for the winter months.

“Interstates 93 and 89, as well as US Route 3, are major entry points in the northern and western parts of New Hampshire,” said NHDOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan. “Through the cooperative efforts of DRED and the DOT, motorists will have more options this winter for taking a break during their travels.”

The seasonal WIC’s have been closed during the winter months since 2011. However, the latest state budget has funds allocated to support expanding winter operations.

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