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Best Places for Brunch in the Upper Valley

Delicious Brunch Foods Displayed on Table

There are some remarkable restaurants, diners, and coffeehouses in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont to enjoy a delightful brunch with friends and family this holiday season, and all year long. There are sweet and savory crepes, eggs Benedict with poached Maine lobster, French toast prepared with homemade cruller donuts, [...]

Tips on Moving With Pets

Cute Puppy in a Moving Box

Moving a household can be stressful for the family. The four-legged canine & feline members of your family need all of your love and understanding, especially during a move. Transporting reptiles, birds, fish, and small mammals also require careful thought. With a little strategy and patience, you and your pets can make a smooth transition [...]

Fun Fall Activities in the Upper Valley

Kids Having Fun Picking Apples

The Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont has it all: the thrill of a 140 year old collegiate football rivalry, quiet days with family and friends picking apples and baking pies, baking classes for home bakers and professionals, drop-in sessions for musicians, working-farm museums and more. There are a lot of fun fall activities [...]

3 Easy Steps To Organize A Small House

Small Home in the Upper Valley

There are a lot of excellent reasons to choose a small home. You can save money on a modest mortgage in a smaller home and enjoy the benefits of an upscale neighborhood with larger homes. Maintenance and repairs are quicker and less expensive with respect to the size of the house. Utility bills can be significantly less. Smaller homes are [...]

First Time Homebuyers Checklist

Home Buyer Reviewing a Checklist

The pride that comes with home ownership is well earned. When you find your perfect home in New Hampshire or Vermont, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor building equity, building credit, and building your life in the welcoming and evolving culture of the Upper Valley. Here is a checklist for first time homebuyers to keep you [...]

5 Best Golf Courses in the Upper Valley

Golfing in the Upper Valley

Golfing in the Upper ValleyThe Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont provide prime real estate for golf course designers. The picturesque landscape and rolling terrain provide an ideal location for courses both challenging and serene. Golf was introduced to the region in the late 1800s. Courses designed by Robert Trent Jone Sr. and Donald Russ were first realized in the 1920s. Many courses built in the 1920s are still played to the present day, albeit with minor design changes to offer players modern challenges as the game matures. Modern maintenance and irrigation programs have been introduced to keep historic courses consistent and playable all season long. There are 189 golf courses, both old and new, in New Hampshire and Vermont to explore. Here are five of the best golf courses in the Upper Valley. 

1. Woodstock Country Club: This 18-hole golf course in Woodstock, VT is ranked #1 in New England by Golf Advisor and ranks in the top 100 golf resorts in the world by Golf Magazine. The course was first built in 1895. It was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1963. Players enjoy the serenity of an unspoiled landscape overlooking Mount Peg in the Kedron Valley. The course is walkable and may initially present as simple until players reach the six par threes. Your skills will be tested along Kedron Brook winding through the course. The course is open to the public. Collared shirts and appropriate footwear are required.  

2. Fox Run Golf Club: This 18-hole championship course in Ludlow, VT with bent grass greens and fairways will keep your game moving. You will enjoy pleasant challenges through the rolling hills and moderate elevation changes, and a felt-like putting surface on the greens in this mountain golf experience. The golf club is truly family and beginner friendly. They feature a 4-hole novice course for beginners to enjoy. This is an excellent learning facility for beginners to develop skills before testing them on the championship course. 

3. Carter Country Club: This 9-hole par 36 historic golf course in Lebanon, NH is perfect for a short day on the links. The course is very hilly, with narrow tree-lined fairways and small greens. It provides short game challenges to the scratch player and provides an excellent day for beginners and casual players alike. The course was designed by Donald Ross in the 1920s and redesigned in the 1930s and again in 1991. Discover this classic New Hampshire gem, and share the news with your neighbor. 

4. Lake Morey Resort: This 18-hole course in Fairlee, VT has provided golfers with challenges since 1929. The course was redesigned in 1989 to provide a more mature layout. The relatively flat front 9 leads to the mountainous and rolling back 9. You will be treated with beautiful views as you approach the well guarded greens. After your round, you can enjoy a little kayaking, a swim in the lake, a hike, or waterskiing at the resort. And when the temperature drops…stop back for a little pond hockey. The resort hosts the frostbite face-off in January and the Vermont Pond Hockey Championship in February. Lake Morey Resort provides a challenge for every season. 

5. Eastman Golf Links: This 18-hole course in Grantham, NH has been voted #1 repeatedly by Upper Valley locals. There are seven tee options to accommodate players of all skill levels. The first nine holes of this Audubon International certified course opened in 1973 and the following nine holes opened in 1976. The 12th hole plays downhill opening to views of Mt. Cardigan and the White Mountains. Enjoy the casual atmosphere with exceptional views at this local favorite. 

We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. We hope to see you on the links. Contact LindeMac Real Estate today!

Sick of Ticks & Mosquitoes? Read On!

Tips for Avoiding Ticks & Mosquitoes in the Upper Valley

Living in the Upper Valley means loving the outdoors, but lately, avoiding ticks and mosquitoes has seemed like a full-time job for some of us. Checking each other for ticks after a long hike, re-applying bug spray, permethrin treated clothing, pant legs stuffed into your socks; the list goes on. We're thrilled to share a couple of solutions [...]

Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill This Summer

Energy Star Lightbulbs

A typical household in the United States spends anywhere from $2,000-$4,400 on utilities annually. Energy costs have been climbing steadily. The rising costs of natural gas, electricity, and fuel oil have been seen in our monthly utility bills and reflected at the pump. There are several low-cost improvements, routine maintenance, and [...]

Fun Things To Do This Summer in the Upper Valley

Bike Trails in the Upper Valley

Bike Trails in the Upper ValleySummertime is the right time for fun activities in the Upper Valley. There are miles of biking trails to explore, exquisitely maintained golf courses to play along with festivals, fairs, and races to enjoy. Here are some things for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy this summer in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. 

Canaan Motor Club: Are you a race car driver at heart looking for that elusive waving checkered flag of victory? Canaan Motor Club has you covered. The 1.3 mile road course in Canaan, NH is available to rent for the entire day! You and 14 of your friends can rent the facility (there is a cap of 15 cars and drivers) and satisfy your need for speed. Car clubs, kart clubs, motorcycle clubs, and driving schools all enjoy this challenging course designed to run in both directions providing a 2.6 mile course with nine major turns. There are several run off areas all around the track to promote a safe environment for all racers. Explore homes for sale in Canaan, NH

Tunbridge World’s Fair: Say goodbye to summer and hello to big smiles everywhere you turn at the Tunbridge World’s Fair! The fair is September 15-18, 2022. The fair has been a highly anticipated and celebrated event for Upper Valley locals and tourists since 1867. Sit back and enjoy this short 27 minute film. The film will give you a sense of the community and how the fair has helped to shape this unique Vermont town. Explore homes for sale in Tunbridge, VT

The Prouty: The Prouty is an event that includes cycling, walking, rowing, golfing, and more! It will take place July 8-9, 2022. It was established in 1982 by four cancer care nurses who were inspired by their patient Audrey Prouty. Audrey cycled 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This family-friendly fundraising event raises funds for research and family support services at Dartmouth Cancer Center. The golf event will be held at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, NH. The cycling, walking, and rowing event will take place in Hanover, NH. You can choose several distance and terrain options for cycling and walking and several distance options for rowing. The golf event is a four person scramble format. Explore homes for sale in Hanover, NH, and homes for sale in Grantham, NH

NEXUS Music and Arts Festival: Enjoy the heartwarming sounds of reggae, blues, rock, folk, jazz, West African, and bluegrass on three stages as you and your family dance your way through downtown Lebanon, NH in August. This free event hosted by the Lebanon Opera House takes place August 12-14, 2022. Explore homes for sale in Lebanon, NH

Montshire Museum of Science: This hands-on science museum will be enjoyed by you and your family all year long. The museum has rotating indoor exhibits and outdoor activities. The “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” exhibit opened in May and will be open through Monday, September 5, 2022. The 250 foot outdoor watercourse is a lot of fun for your kids to explore on a hot summer day and can easily engage their attention for an hour or two. The watercourse runs from the museum down to the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vermont. The museum offers camps for children entering grades 1-2, entering grades 3-4, entering grades 5-6, and entering grades 7-9. The camps are popular and fill up fast, it’s a good time to start thinking about summer camps next year when you and your family enjoy the daily exhibits this year! Explore homes for sale in Norwich, VT

The agents at LindeMac Real Estate look forward to helping you find your perfect Upper Valley home in New Hampshire or Vermont. We look forward to welcoming you as our neighbor in this beautiful part of the country. Contact us today!

Why Outdoor Space Matters When Buying A Home

Home with a Pool and Patio

When buying a home in today's market, buyers usually have quite the list when it comes to amenities and upgrades that they look for in their new house. From smart appliances to open floor plans, buyers can be choosy about their concessions. However, there's a newfound value in having an exceptional outdoor living [...]