New England: Ice Castle Attraction Is Now Open
New Englanders now have another winter wonderland in the region. This past weekend, Ice Castles in New Hampshire opened.
We endured frigid temperatures this past weekend in the northeast corner of the country. However, this led to Ice Castles being able to open earlier than expected. Initially slated for the weekend of January 26, Boston.com reported the attraction opened early on January 20 due to the cold.
What Are Ice Castles And What’s There?
“The interactive cascading towers of ice embedded with colorful LED lights will feature ice-carved tunnels, slides, frozen thrones, and fountains,” Boston.com explains.
Furthermore, the official Ice Castles of New Hampshire website details their onsite excitement into nine different category options. They are:
- Ice Slides
- Caverns and Archways
- Crawl Tunnels
- Mystic Forest Light Walk
- Polar Pub
- Sleigh Rides
- Arctic Alcove
- Winter Fairy Village
Regardless of what you choose to explore, “Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life,” they explain. Though this Ice Castles location in New Hampshire has just opened, there are other locations around the country that have been quite popular. Colorado, New York, Minnesota, Utah, and Wisconsin are the states that also have this unique winter experience.
Here Is What New Englanders Need To Know
The New Hampshire location is 24 Clark Farm Road in North Woodstock. That is approximately two hours from Boston and Portland, Maine. However, it is also a short drive from certain Vermont ski towns as well. A day trip from various points of New England is certainly doable.
As for costs they are broken out simply. An adult general admission pass will run you $30. For children ages 4-11, the ticket price is $23. Kids under 4 are free. Ice Castles is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
For more information and pointers on driving directions, you can visit IceCastles.com/New-Hampshire. Furthermore, you can follow them on Instagram to get a peak at the wonderfully lit up castles and features.