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Enjoy nature, camping, and cushy amenities at Huttopia’s new site in the White Mountains — no roughing it required. Huttopia, a France-based organization with 30 sites across Europe and one in Canada, has just opened its first US site called Huttopia White Mountains. The village, located on a peaceful lakefront in Albany, includes a selection of two-story wood cabins with bathrooms, and canvas tents on wooden platforms, all furnished so you can simply unpack and relax. Or set up your own gear at a traditional camping spot and still enjoy all the site’s amenities. Swim in the lake or a heated pool, play at a private beach, go on a guided nature walk, and watch an outdoor movie. Then grab a homemade pizza from the Airstream caravan near the pool. Prices range from $39 to $220 per night.



Watch the sun come up while standing on the Northeast’s highest peak, two days only this summer. The Mount Washington Auto Road opens early on July 30 (4 a.m.) and Aug. 27 (4:30 a.m.), allowing visitors to drive the 7.6-mile twisty road to the summit of Mount Washington (6,288 feet) in time for sunrise. Pay your entrance fee at the Toll House at the bottom of the road, right off NH Route 16 (White Mountain Road). Arrive early so you don’t have to wait long, since this special opportunity often draws many visitors. The State Park building at the summit will offer coffee and snacks each morning. Rates: $17 (motorcycle) and $29 (car), including driver; passengers under 5, free; $7, ages 5-12; $9, 13 and older. No bicycles, mopeds, or ATVs; see website for vehicle restrictions. 603-466-3988,




Head to the new Anvil Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to watch the total eclipse Aug. 21. The hotel, located on Cache Street in the historic downtown, offers a special full-day event for the viewing: Enjoy Moon Dust lattes and moon flow yoga in the morning, lunch from the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Glorietta Trattoria, and live music throughout the afternoon. Then get special glasses to watch the eclipse and a time-lapse video of the event as a keepsake. The 49-room property, designed by New York-based Studio Tack, offers a classic western lodge feel. The lobby features cozy seating and a wood-burning stove (good for chilly nights), and has a café with homemade treats from a local bakery, and a mercantile store. Rates: $375 per person for the event only, which is open to the public; includes yoga, breakfast, lunch, glasses, and keepsake. $1,030 per night, including two tickets to the event and accommodations; minimum four-night stay. 800-234-4507,


Bring your kids to Grande Lakes Orlando and they can enjoy a hands-on farming lesson on the property’s 18,000-square foot Whisper Creek Farm, a bike ride along a new trail, and a seaplane adventure. Grande Lakes, part of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, has launched a series of farm-to-table experiences that lets guests become involved in the culinary process. During the Farm to Family experience, families get an extensive tour of the grounds, a farming lesson, and a chance to create their own lunch using ingredients they handpick on site. The property has also opened a new sports adventure center and created the 2-mile Hidden Lake mountain bike trail, offering use of its mountain bikes for guests. Or guests can take a new 30-minute seaplane excursion to the historic St. John’s River, Florida’s longest freshwater river, where they can enjoy three hours of guided fishing. Rates start at $139 at JW Marriott Orlando, $229 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando. 407-393-4000,




Stash the Kammok Roo camping hammock and accessories in your backpack or travel bag, and you’ll have one of the most durable, comfortable, and versatile sleeping shelters on your adventures. The spacious hammock, which holds up to 500 pounds, measures 10 feet long and 5.7 feet wide, and offers ample space for two people. It boasts Kammok’s proprietary diamond ripstop-nylon LunarWave material that doesn’t stretch or sag, can fend off water and the sun’s harmful rays, and provides a highly breathable material for steamy nights. The Roo sets up quickly and easily using Kammok’s climbing-grade carabiners and adjustable Python straps. Accessorize your Roo by adding the Glider weather shelter, which comes with a built-in water retention system, and the Dragonfly mosquito net, which keeps buzzing critters at bay (all sold separately). The best part: You can use it with Kammok’s Koala Underquilt, a down quilt that attaches to the hammock and creates a cozy sleeping surface, protecting you in temps down to 30 degrees. The tear-resistant Roo packs down to melon size, weighs 24 ounces, and comes in six fun colors. $99.99 for Roo, $326 Koala, $230 Glider, $75 Dragonfly. 888-815-5162,