Located about 3 hours outside of Boston, the Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire are a sight to see. Tucked away in The White Mountains, this attraction was unlike anything i’ve ever seen during a New England winter. A man made dream come true, you’ll find yourself walking through tunnels and paths, asking yourself “How in the world did they do this”?
We purchased tickets well in advance, as they do sell out. At the time of purchase, you’re asked to pick a half hour window of time that you want to arrive. We opted to go first thing when they opened to avoid the crowds. I loved that they sold tickets this way. It really helped to cut down on the large crowds, allowing more walking room and preventing it from becoming overcrowded.
The ice structures were phenomenal. I couldn’t resist capturing it all.
Don’t expect an actual castle, with a roof, however. These are more like frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and glaciers (all rolled into one). The Ice Castles are completely weather-dependent. So as you can imagine, if the weather warms up the conditions would be less than ideal. Once you purchase tickets, definitely check the weather prior to your trip.
Wear Boots. Not cowboy boots, not your nice leather riding boots, and definitely not sneakers or tennis shoes. After wandering around for about 45 minutes, we began to lose feeling in our toes. The ground is groomed but is still snowy and icy, so you’ll want to be wearing good warm shoes to get better traction when walking around the Ice Castles.
If you’ve never been to the Ice Castles, I highly recommend making the trip and checking these amazing structures out! Make it a day and check out the adorable town of Lincoln out.
*all opinions are my own. Post is not sponsored.