Summer Road Trips: Story Land In Glen NH
If you grew up in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, or Massachusetts, there's a good chance you experienced the wonder of Story Land in Glen, NH as a child. Isn't it time for your kids (or nieces / nephews) to experience the place "where fantasy lives"?
According to the park's Wikipedia page, it was first opened by Bob and Ruth Morrell in 1954 as a place to showcase their collection of German wooden dolls. In the beginning the only ride was an old fire truck. By the end of the 20th century, the park had over 20 rides and covered 35 acres.
Some of the park's rides and attractions include: Alice's Teacups, Turtle Twirl, Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride, the Crazy Barn, the Buccaneer (a pirate ship), and the Farm.
Here's video from the train that takes guests around the park:
Check out this video of one of the park's newest, and more teen/adult-oriented rides: Roar-o-Saurus!
Since it is only about two hours from Central Maine, you easily do it as a day trip, but the White Mountains definitely make it worth an overnight trip. And, as someone who has taken small children to Story Land before, my advice to you would be to start your day there early (before it gets too hot and the park gets too crowded).