Destinations Magazine - May/June 2018 - 39
Tours offers bus
tours from New
Aesop Was Right
ever bet on a rabbit against a turtle. In this case, keep an eye on new ABA member Terrapin Tours of North Woodstock. Its motto is "Stop and smell the roses."
It believes in taking time to enjoy the destination and the journey, according to owner
Kelly Cooke. Its tours mostly operate in eastern Canada, including the Maritimes
and New England, but also venture as far as Churchill, Manitoba (for polar bear
watching), and Charleston, S.C. (for the sunshine). Stick your neck out, and contact
Terrapin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Terrapin Tours
| www.terrapintours.com, (603) 348-7141
THE ROCKS REALLY ROCK
Experiential tours about maple sugaring,
wildlife, flowers, and more
There's no better place for a Christmas tree farm than Bethlehem. That's where your group
will find ABA member The Rocks. But it's much more than a place to pick a pine and have it
wrapped and tied to the top of your motorcoach. (That would be one big tree!)
This 1,400-acre property in the north central part of the Granite State near I-93 has
a clever array of 45- and 90-minute tours designed just for bus groups. Try "Moose and
Bear," led by Rocks Manager Nigel Manley, an expert outdoorsman. "The Wild Turkey"
tour lets guests "touch feathers, see spurs, and hear the sounds of the wild turkey." A
garden tour takes in some of the area's finest estate gardens, and of course, there's a
Christmas tour with a horse-drawn wagon ride. Perhaps even better, The Rocks will
custom-tailor a tour based on a group's interests, ranging from flowers to syrup to local
lore and wildlife (you might see a spotted salamander or leopard frog).
The Rocks is also the place to go for the "New Hampshire Maple Experience." These
are three different maple-sugaring tours that can occupy as much as a half a day and can
include live cooking demos from local chefs. Your group's members will do everything
from tapping a tree to handling the distilling gear to helping a chef prepare a meal-and
savor it. For more, call (603) 444-6228 or email email@example.com.
■ The Rocks Estate
The Rocks Estate
is a popular
tree farm and
| www.therocks.org, (603) 444-6228
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