North Country open for business
At Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, bicycle paths are being groomed. In Lincoln, the bears at Clark's Trading Post have all been awake and eating since March 29 — you can catch up with them on the attraction's Facebook page. Clark's opens for the season Saturday.
O'Connor said that both Whales Tale and Santa's Village are making additions to their waterparks, and that the Mount Washington Cog Railway and Auto Road are extending their customer time on the summit of the mountain.
"Tourism season is looking really good this year," said the chamber's Paula Kinney. "ATVing is big right now."
Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce officials say things are looking good.
"I have been talking with some of NH Grand Cooperative Marketing partners and people are making plans a bit ahead of last year," she said, noting promotion in Canada paid off with "an influx of Canadian visitors because of their long weekend last week."
Community groups profit from race week
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles