Kids Free Fishing DayJune 01, 2013
This year's "Kids Free Fishing Day" event scheduled for Saturday, June 1 will be a great way to learn how to fish or develop your fishing skills. Representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club will provide a day's wealth of experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started.
Participants, who register on the morning of the event, will receive a “passport” outlining 5 stations that must be completed before they can begin fishing. Educational and instructional skill stations will include: Knot Tying; Fish ID; Casting; Ecology; Macro Invertebrates; and Fishing. Each station activity will take 15-20 minutes to complete and once an activity has been completed, the passport will be stamped and the aspiring angler will be one step closer to casting a line in the stocked fishing pond.
The free event will take place from 10am - 3pm rain or shine (*registration cut-off is 12pm) and all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses, spf) and bug repellent. The fishing pond at Wildcat Mountain is accessible via the “C lot” entrance located approximately a quarter mile past the main entrance on the north-bound side of Rt. 16 heading toward Gorham, New Hampshire.
Daily summer operations at Wildcat will kick off on Saturday, June 14 and we'll run all the way through until Labor Day, Monday September 1. After that our fall operations will continue weekends only through Columbus Day weekend.
Every Wednesday in July and August, explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest.
With the purchase of a scenic gondola ticket, join us on a free monthly tour at Wildcat this summer & fall. An Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist will lead an interactive and educational summit tour followed by a guided hike down.
Wildcat Mountain will once again host Attitash's Mountainside Music Series for the final Saturday in August. The Jonathan Sarty Band rocked out on the deck for aprés entertainment in April and will bring their awesome energy back in August from 2-5 p.m.
Daily summer operations conclude on September 1 with our fall operating schedule starting on September 6. We'll then run weekends only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 13 when we wrap up our summer operating schedule and look forward to our winter opening!