One of the most enjoyable places to go and learn about bears is a place called, "Clarks Trading Post." Clark Trading Post is also a great place to hop onto the White Mountain Central Railroad and explore the mountains from riding inside a train. Clarks Trading Post if the perfect place to go with friends and family to have a great enjoyable day out.Clarks Trading Post is located in Woodstock, New Hampshire on Route 3. Clarks Trading Post is open May through October from 10 am until 6 am. The cost to get into Clarks Trading Post is 15 dollars for adults, 6 dollars for children between the ages of 3 and 5, and free for little ones under the age of three.
The things to see and do at Clarks Trading Post are endless. One of my all time favorite things to do at Clarks Trading Post is watching the bear shows that are usually between the hours of 12 pm and 3 pm. The bears perform funny little tricks for their trainers, which are really very enjoyable to watch. Then between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm acrobats put on a circus act show, which is also very fun and exciting to see, especially for the little ones. However the show times can change do to weather and other things that happen unexpectedly at Clarks Trading Post, but you can always check to see what time the bear and acrobat shows start by going to their website schedule page at http://www.clarkstradingpost.com/detailsCalendar.php, the website should always provide a list of when bear and acrobat shows are on what day and time.
Another one of my favorite things to see and do at Clark's Trading Post is riding on the White Mountain Central Railroad. The train ride usually last 30 minutes long. The train will take you for a ride under cover bridges and through areas where you can see the beautiful Pemigewasset River and White Mountains. Also on your journey down the railroad track on your train ride you will be taken past Wolfeman's Territory where you will have a run in with angry Rabble Rousin Wolfman who will do anything to keep guest away from seeing his hidden mining operation by using loud, but pretend guns, so make sure parents you tell your children it's just for fun and pretend so your little ones wont be scared on their train ride adventure. Another thing that will happen on the train ride will be having the conductor of the train speak about the history of the train you are riding and about the area you are riding through. It truly is a fun little adventure to take if you're into trains and love learning about the history of them while exploring the scenic views of the Pemigewasset River and the White Mountains.
Some other fun attractions to see at Clarks Trading Post are Merlin's Mansion, Tuttle's Rustic House, Old Mill Pond Blaster Boats, and The Old Man Climbing Tower. These attractions provide activities to do and will keep you busy for a good idea. Then if you get bored of those attractions you can always go and explore the Americana Museum, The Clark Museum, or The Florence Murray Museum. Inside these museums you will learn some history about Clarks Trading Post, Trains, and Bears.
Then if you get hungry there a few places to take a break and eat such as Whistle Stop Snack Bar, Pullmans Pizza, Popcorn Wagon, Peppermint Salon, and Picnic Pavilion. All there places carry affordable drinks, snacks, and lunches to help fill your hungry bellies right up so you wont be hungry while finishing your exploring through Clark's Trading Post.
Now at the end of your day at Clark's Trading Post it's always neat to explore the gift shops such as the Main Street Candle Store, The Maple Cabin, Liberty Press, and Kilburn's Photo Parlor. Inside anyone of these gift stores you can pick up a little souvenir to take home with you to always have something to remember your trip to Clarks Trading Post in Woodstock, New Hampshire. I hope all of you who decide to visit Clarks Trading Post truly have a blast and a wonderful day there. I know I sure did!