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Take Local Products and Food to the Mountains

This week's "Great Escape" gives you some ideas on how to take local products with you to the mountains to enjoy spring.

You're tired of balancing work and family life and need a break.

Each Friday, Hamilton-Wenham Patch provides you a "" from real life locally.

Whether a relaxing massage or a shopping trip downtown, there are plenty of way to relax locally.

This week's Great Escape is: Take Hamilton and Wenham with you to the mountains.

Enjoy some spring skiing and head north to North Conway, N.H. It’s a spot popular with many Hamilton and Wenham residents. There's a wide variety of lodging options, with a good sampling found at Mt. Washington Valley visitor website. You'll have a pick of several slopes nearby the town - which is known for its tax-free outlet shopping. There skiing and boarding at Attitash, Wildcat, Mt. Cranmore and Black Mountain.

But before you go, get stocked up locally. Do your skis or snowboard need a tune-up? Maybe you need a new pair of goggles or a new top layer for the spring weather. Stop by on Main Street in Wenham.

And avoid the expensive and bland cafeteria food at the ski area by arranging to grab some meals before you leave at the .

The Tea House requests that weekend orders be placed by Wednesday morning to be ready for the weekend away on Friday afternoon.

For breakfast, pastries or a strata with bacon or sausage is available. It serves six to eight people.

For dinner, there’s a variety of options available with includes one entrée, two sides and a desert. Entrees include lobster stew, seafood macaroni and cheese, chicken potpie or roasted vegetable lasagna and will serve 8 people.

And make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave town. Check our "Five Things" column for periodic updates on the least expensive gas in the two towns.

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