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Total Solar Eclipse over New Hampshire on April 8, 2024

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On April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will darken New Hampshire's skies in one of nature's most awe-inspiring shows.

For 3 minutes and 15 seconds, skies will dim, temperatures will drop, and the country will pause to watch as the moon passes over the light of the sun, completely blocking its light.

The total solar eclipse visits New Hampshire on April 8, 2024, one of only 13 states to experience totality of the Great North American Solar Eclipse.

The northern third of New Hampshire gets a total solar eclipse! Be prepared to see the greatest sight nature offers, a total eclipse of the Sun. Be sure to get inside the path of totality for the full experience.

Simply put, a total eclipse of the Sun is the most beautiful sight you will ever see in the sky. Nothing can prepare you for the amazing sight when the sky suddenly darkens and the Sun’s corona shines in the sky. No photograph can capture the stunning beauty of a total solar eclipse, you must see it for yourself, and we ask that you do this SAFELY.

Science in the Mountains: The 2024 Solar Eclipse
Astronomer John Gianforte provides the science behind this awe-inspiring phenomenon and how you can be a part of this experience of a lifetime. John shares the details about the path of totality and how to view the eclipse and Sun safely.

Be prepared! Find out where to stay and special events taking place while you're in the Mt. Washington Valley.


PLAY

The North Conway Chili Cookoff RETURNS! - April 7 from 11am - 3pm at the North Conway Community Center, North Conway
The Chili Cookoff is back, and better than ever! If you love food and fun, and who doesn’t, you don’t want to miss the tastiest event of the year when the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce kicks off spring with the Annual Chili Cookoff, Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 11 – 3 at the North Conway Community Center.
Join us for the best chili in the Mt. Washington Valley, prizes, giveaways, and Solar Eclipse eyeglasses. Get your tickets here!

Cranmore Mountain Resort
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, April 8 from 12pm - 4pm. Join us at the summit of Cranmore with a solar eclipse-themed lunch and a viewing party with activities at the Meister Hut. Tickets available online soon.

Mount Washington Observatory
There are numerous ways to experience this epic phenomenon with us leading up to and on eclipse day, including but not limited to a community science program in Pittsburg, NH in collaboration with Citizen Continental-America Telescope Eclipse, numerous distance learning opportunities geared toward the history and science of eclipses as well as viewing tips, an astrophotography exhibit by an Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) staff meteorologist at Omni Mount Washington Resort, and more! Click here for a look ahead at the fun for which you can join our staff and Board of Trustees.

Wild Corn Shindig - April 5-7 at King Pine. This backcountry shindig is where you'll gather with friends for the weekend, test gear and find adventure. This event is the perfect place to try uphill skiing in a controlled environment; it’s also the perfect place to send a razzle-dazzle zoink-to-spread off the backcountry booter! This unique and authentic event has something for everyone - make it yours in 2024 by trying new things! Your pre-game solar eclipse event will also include a 2-night headliner Pink Talk Fish with lightsabers, fire dancers and of course all the uphill things happening at Wild Corn. Get your tickets today!

SHOP

Settlers Green offers the Phenomenal Gift Card Sale
Mark the Total Eclipse with extra cash to spend while you shop at Settlers Green! We are selling gift cards valued at$48.24 for $40 to commemorate the Total Eclipse on 4.8.24. Sale runs April 1-8,while supplies last. Purchase online by clicking here. You can also purchase in person on April 1-5 & 8 from 9am-3pm at the Settlers Green Customer Service Office located in Suite C13.


STAY - OVERNIGHT PACAKGES

Appalachian Mtn Club
Experience the 2024 Solar Eclipse with AMC. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and a weekend’s worth of astrological programming for the whole family leading up to eclipse day. If the weather’s uncooperative, you can stay snug indoors and watch the eclipse on a live stream with a catered lunch and hot drinks. Book now!

Bretton Woods Vacations
Book your stay with Bretton Woods Vacations and use the special solar eclipse code for a 3-day stay, 20% off with code TOTAL24.

Eagle Mountain House
Secure your front-row seat to the total solar eclipse at Eagle Mountain House! From April 6 to April 10, book your stay of two nights or more and enjoy our exclusive package featuring a $100 hotel credit, two pairs of eclipse glasses, and a guaranteed 4pm late check-out. Book now!

Eastern Slope Inn Resort
Guests of the Eastern Slope Inn are invited to enjoy a truly unique and authentic North Conway experience. Each room reservation receives one Eastern Slope Inn eclipse-branded bottle of wine from the White Mountain Winery and 2 exquisite Half-Moon cookies from Mystic Sugar Bakery. All guests receive complimentary viewing glasses. Package available for reservations on April 6th, 7th &8th, 2024. A 2-night minimum stay is required. Late check-out on April 7th is available. Immerse yourself in the celestial wonder during the momentous2024 Solar Eclipse at the Eastern Slope Inn. Book now!

Inn at Thorn Hill
Solar Eclipse Party for overnight guests. Guests receive Commemorative Viewing glasses while participating in the Front Lawn Viewing Party with themes hors d'ouvres, specialty cocktails, music and champagne toast. Book your stay today! Book now.

Omni Mount Washington Hotel & Resort
Join the SolarBration! SolarBration On-mountain Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Rosebrook Lodge with celestrial-themed music, snacks, libations and live stream of this unique solar event.

Purity Springs Resort
Guests staying at Purity Spring Resort Monday, April 8, 2024 evening will receive a unique souvenir cup, eclipse viewing glasses while supplies last, a “Moon Pie” and a 20% off dinner coupon for Traditions Restaurant & Pub. A Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will be held on the new King Pine base lodge deck from 2:00-4:30 p.m. with complimentary “heavy” hors d’oeuvres (assorted sliders, meatballs, spring rolls, cheese & crackers, chips & dips and a sweet treat) and a cash bar with beer, wine, and signature solar eclipse cocktails. Book now!

Snowvillage Inn's Solar Eclipse 2024 Viewing Party!
The Snowvillage Inn in the White Mountains of New Hampshire Solar Eclipse 2024 viewing party package includes a two night stay with breakfast each morning. During the eclipse, appetizers and drinks on the lawn, souvenir glasses, and viewing glasses.  Just bring yourself and the love for the sun, moon, and eclipses.  This event will sell out, so we recommend booking now!

Starlight Lodge 2024 Eclipse Viewing Party!
Starlight Lodge in North Conway New Hampshire Solar Eclipse 2024 viewing party package includes light appetizers and refreshments during the eclipse, souvenir eclipse holiday ornament and viewing glasses. Our beautiful garden area will be a perfect location for viewing this once in a lifetime event. We have limited space and recommend that you make your plans as soon as possible. Call 603-356-3551 and ask for Silvia or book now!

The Wentworth
The Wentworth’s celebration kicks-off the evening of April 7 with a pre-eclipse meet and greet with Paul Winalski, astrologer, and secretary of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, who will be onsite to guide guests through the eclipse viewing. The eclipse viewing reception, will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 12:00pm –4:00pm. Astrologer Paul Winalski will lead discussions and have two telescopes to view the pre-eclipse in a safe manner. In The Wentworth’s newly renovated Alpine, guests will be served a lunar signature cocktail, themed desserts, and small bites representing the areas close to the equator. The eclipse is expected to be viewable in 99.15% totality around 3:30:01 pm EDT from the inn. To book your two-night minimum stay click here.

White Mountain Hotel & Resort
The White Mountain Hotel & Resort Solar Eclipse Package includes 2 nights accommodations on April 7 & 8, 2024; One order off the Menu Dinner that includes one choice of either soup or salad from the menu, entree and dessert off the menu; Full order off the menu breakfast each morning; A Unique "Solar Eclipse 2024" gift bag upon arrival for each attendee; A special Eclipse Viewing Party on April 8th from 2:30 -4:30 pm that includes appetizers, one specialty cocktail or mocktail, special viewing glasses and local entertainment. Rates start at $509 per person/double occupancy. Call tobook800-533-6301 or book on-line.

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