When February cabin fever strikes, Wolfeboro is a great destination for a fun winter getaway that makes the most of the season! Cross country ski or snowshoe on miles of groomed trails, ice skate at Wolfeboro’s Pop Whalen ice arena or on a frozen pond, try your hand at ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee, catch a sled dog race in nearby Tamworth, or join the fun at Wolfeboro’s Abenaki Ski area, the oldest community-run ski area in the country (lift tickets are just $20 for non-residents!). February is also the month for winter carnivals and other special events throughout the Lake Winnipesaukee area. Here’s what is happening in February right in Wolfeboro or nearby:
Thursday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 6:00 pm. – 8:00 pm
Join us in Pickering’s Kitchen, the gathering kitchen at Pickering House Inn, for a delicious, fun and educational cooking demonstration dinner. By reservation only. Seats at the Saturday dinner are reserved for Inn guests until 10 days prior to the event.
Thursday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an intimate dinner in Pickering’s Kitchen, our wonderful gathering kitchen. Sip a glass of champagne and enjoy a special, three-course meal prepared by our chef, Patty Roche, in the cozy space. By reservation only.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:00 pm. – 8:00 pm
Join us in The Barn at Pickering House for a fun dinner featuring tastings of cocktails prepared by Tamworth Distilling, a craft, small-batch distillery in nearby Tamworth. The five-course farm table dinner features tastes of custom cocktails between each course. Staff from Tamworth will provide insights about each cocktail, as well as information about crafting spirits. By reservation only.
Saturday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 24
Events are held throughout Wolfeboro and include a big air competition, free ice skating, snowshoeing workshop, sleigh rides, animal tracking and fire building instruction, ski and snowboard races and more! Get info
Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Severe weather date: Sunday, Feb. 17)
Try your hand at ice harvesting and outdoor cooking (with tasting!), cheer on the dogs at sled dog races, dance to live music, join the fun at the 5K Snowshoe Stampede and more! More Info
Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm
Walk from Pickering House Inn to Wolfeboro Inn’s Fourth Annual Fire and Ice Festival featuring three ice bars, live music, fire dancing and more. More info
Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:00 am
Get a great workout and enjoy beautiful scenery with this fun event! It starts with a 1/2 mile snowshoe, then a 2.78 mile x-country ski through the snowy woods, then you run into the ice arena to finish off with a 1 mile lap skate. More info
If you are staying with us at Pickering House Inn, we are happy to make reservations, coordinate rental sports equipment, provide more details on events and help you make the most of your winter getaway in Wolfeboro! Just give us a call at 603-569-6948. See you soon!