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Don’t let this time of year get you down. Embrace the blustery season with a tailor-made getaway that will cure your cabin fever and chase away the doldrums.
If you’re longing for simpler times, when families explored the outdoors together, shared home-cooked meals, and played board games until lights out, then check out the Purity Spring Resor t, located about 15 miles south of North Conway in East Madison, N.H.. This charming throwback, set on more than 1,000 acres surrounding a spring-fed lake, has been family-owned and -operated for more than 100 years. Generations of families return each year to snowshoe or cross-country ski through the pine forests of the adjacent New Hampshire Audubon Sanctuary and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through snowy fields.