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At Smugglers’ Notch in VT there's plenty of outdoor activities. A Labor Day Weekend Special runs Aug 29-Sept 1 for a 3 night, 3 day stay includes a free family dinner, free Sunday BF buffet and a gift upon arrival.

Paws & Paddles for a whitewater rafting and sled dog on wheels combo with Muddy Paw Sled Dog from Gorham, NH.

Bethel, Maine has the HarvestFest on Sept 20 on the Bethel Common with arts, crafts, music, and more. The Wares Fair is on Nov 28 at the Bethel Inn Conference Ctr with 35 local crafters and horse drawn wagon rides.

Bristol Harbour Resort in Canandaigua, NY has the Let's Wine a Little tour of wineries in the Finger Lakes region. Call 800-288-8248.

In Mt. Sunapee, NH there's the Craftsmans Fair on Aug 2-10, ChocolateFest on Oct 19 and the Fall Foliage Pig Roast & BBQ on Oct 11-12. Stay at Dexter's Inn.

Canterbury Farm in MA has Music in the Garden on Aug 10 with a variety of music and 5 bands and the Gravel Grinder Bike Tour on Oct 5 for a fall foliage ride in the Berkshires.

Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, VT has Equestrian Clinician Series on Sept 1-2 Centered Riding includes lunch $140. The Meet the Brewers Dinners on Jul 24 Citizen Cedar; Aug 21 Long Trail; Sept 18 Northshire. Mindful Wellness Retreat on Sept 7-9.

The Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH has the Romance Pkg with bottle of champagne, 2 nights accommodations & one-hour AVEDA spa treatments. In August, an offer to get 3rd night half off and 4th night free.




Maplelag Resort in Callaway, MN has the Scrapbooking Weekend on Sept 24; and the Red Pine Quilt Shop Quilting Weekend on Nov 12.

The Midwest Sled Dog Symposium on Sept 26-29 in Curtis, MI w/ presentations for sled dog enthusasits and mini sessions for students and educators. Click on website on the Natures's Kennel Page.

Lutsen Resort, MN has its Girlfriend Getaway Package which includes a bottle of champagne, massage or treatment, dinner, BF for minimum of 4 people/2 nights. During the summer if you stay a week at Lutsen, get 14% off lodging.

Check the event listings in the Grayling, MI region. Ausable River Festival & Canoe Marathon with various activities planned on July 19-27. On July 27 is the 100 miles Black Bear Bicycle Tour.

Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, WI has many special programs. Check for weekly schedule. Sketching Nature Workshop on Aug 6. The Northwoods Basket Class on Aug 19. The Sunrise Paddle on the Namekagon River at 6 AM on Aug 30 for 7 miles from Cable to Seeley. Limited space. 715-798-3890. www.cablemuseum.org

North House Folk School at 500 W. Hgwy 61 in Grand Marais, MN has the Birch Bark Weaving Intro on July 25-26. Old Fashioned Soap Making on Aug 7. Check for many other events & programs. www.northhouse.org





Devil Thumb's Ranch in Tabernash, CO has the Zip by Moonlight for a nighttime zipline adventure on July 12. Women, Wheels & Wine for a bicycling program on July 27. 970-726-7013.

Wagon Ride & BBQ Dinner for a scenic & historic outing at Galena Lodge in Ketchum, ID on June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24. Wagons depart at 6, 7, & 8 PM.

Sun Mountain Lodge in WA has the Wine Maker Dinner & Wine Pairing Summer Package with 2 nights accommodations, 5-course dinner and more on July 18-20; Aug 1-3; Sept 19-21; and Oct 10-12. Other packages for fly fishing, golf, couples or girls getaways. Fall Color Package available Sept 21- Oct 26. 800-572-0403 x735.

Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT has 1,2 or 3 night overnight lodging specials for Montana residents. Check the site for details.

Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, MT has the State Biathlon Games with the Summer Biathlon & Mountain Bike Biathlon on July 27.

The Green Valley Ranch in Coram, MT has the Backpacker's Ball on Aug 2. It is a fundraiser for Glacier Nat'l Park Conservancy with local food, music, support for park preservation & education programs.

Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley, CA has Refer Friend or Family and when they stay and mention your name, you'll get a free midweek night. On Jul 18- Memorial Concert for Pete Seeger; Sept 8 & Oct 6- Emigrant Trail Tour.

Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat, CO has the Horsemanship Retreat on March 22-26, 2015 for novice-intermediate riders to focus on their skills and a special 5-day getaway. Limited to 10-12 participants.