Jackson New Hampshire
Windy Hill Bed and Breakfast is located at PO Box 462 Black Mountain Road in Jackson New Hampshire 03846.
Whether your preference is to relax and enjoy the view from the porch or participate in one of the many outdoor activities, you'll understand why Jackson has long been a favorite summer destination for visitors. In the Victorian era, many arrived with plans to stay throughout the entire summer to enjoy the fishing, biking and golf. Artists were drawn to the area by the landscapes just as artists and photographers are in this era.
Winter gained popularity in the mid-1900s with the advent of skiing, both Alpine and Nordic. Cross-country skiing in Jackson is considered by many to be the best in the East. There are a number of year-round activities, which are only five minutes away such as massage therapists, art galleries, shops and fine dining. 15 minutes away are museums and outdoor outfitters. 20 minutes from Jackson there is an indoor swimming pool, athletic club, movie theaters, live theater and tax-free shopping at craft and specialty shops and nearly 100 name brand outlets.
There is also plenty to do in White Mountain National Forest. There is camping, hiking, spying on moose and skiing. But it is also a good place to learn about local history. Within this New Hampshire National Forest is the Northern Forest Heritage Park. The park is a museum and other buildings that tell visitors about the local logging industry. In fact, Northern Forest Heritage Park runs the oldest continuous logging operation in the United States. Considered as a "working forest" this park is located along the Androscoggin River. This is a major area in the logging and paper industry in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. The Northern Forest offered a large supply of trees and the Androscoggin River provided waterpower for the sawmills.
Immigrants from many countries including Norway, Russia, Ireland and Italy worked in the Mills. As a result the area boomed and several companies were established to take advantage of the wood and paper industries. At the same time, efforts were made to keep a forest growing, including the establishment of the first industrial forestry program in the nation. Next time you're in a forest, think about all the things you can do, as well as all the natural resources around you.