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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your (Economic) Engines

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Jericho Mountain State Park officially opened for the season last week and what a great summer it’s going to be, not only in Berlin, but throughout Coos County.

There will be miles of new opportunities for riding, as well as for the entrepreneur.

We have watched Berlin over the past few years transforming its economy, after its paper making industry became a part of its history. Today, Jericho Mountain, New Hampshire’s newest state park, is a spark plug in the economic engine that is firing up the rest of Coos County, too.

This summer, the 85+ mile trail system at Jericho will connect with a network of trails through the northernmost county. If you are an ATV enthusiast, you’ll want to map out an adventure on the Ride the Wilds.

If an emerging and evolving economy, like what’s happening in Berlin and the rest of Coos County, gets the entrepreneur in you inspired, this may well be the place to be.

Come on up and start your engines.

Lorna Colquhoun

Communications Director

NH Division of Economic Development


New Hampshire is Open for Business!!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

As Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of Fall, New Hampshire businesses and attractions are looking forward to hosting visitors for the long Labor Day holiday weekend.

“New Hampshire is a popular destination on Labor Day weekend, being our second busiest holiday weekend, following July 4th,” said Lori Harnois, Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD). “For many, it will be the last weekend to go swimming and boating for the year, and we expect that many visitors will head to the seacoast to enjoy a day at the ocean, or to the lakes region to enjoy some boating and relaxing on one of our many lakes,”

New Hampshire is also popular with visitors looking to hike and camp. New Hampshire State Parks are all open with the exception of Crawford Notch State Park. In the White Mountain National Forest, Supervisor Tom Wagner is encouraging visitors to plan ahead before heading out into the forest.

“Hikers and campers should visit our website, www.fs.fed.us/r9/white, before heading out to check on the status of trails and campgrounds,” said Wagner.
Families can enjoy the many attractions and events that are located throughout the state , especially those that are taking place this weekend, including the Hopkinton and Lancaster State Fairs.

“As the summer growing season is at its peak, farmer markets and most pick-your-own farms are also open this weekend,” said Harnois. “There are plenty of family activities including attractions and events happening throughout the state this weekend, so check visitnh.gov for a complete listing.”

Find travel tips, lodging properties, attractions, and other information to plan a visit to New Hampshire at visitnh.gov.

The Labor Day Weekend is also the last chance to enter the New Hampshire Dream Vacation Photo Contest.  Download a contest sign from www.NHDreamVacation.com and start taking pictures and videos around New Hampshire and enter for your chance at either a $2,500 or $1,000 dream vacation in New Hampshire.