A little bit of history : Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Its first celebration was in the Spokane (Washington) YMCA on June 19, 1910. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day in 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd told her pastor that fathers should be honored as well. She suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, but the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. In the 1930s, this celebration day came to a national level, with the help of manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes… and the Father’s Day Council founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers. But it’s only in 1972 that it became a national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.
Did you know ? In the United States, Dodd used the “Fathers’ Day” spelling on her original petition for the holiday, but the spelling “Father’s Day” was already used in 1913 when a bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress as the first attempt to establish the holiday, and it was still spelled the same way when its creator was commended in 2008 by the U.S. Congress
How do we celebrate Father’s Day in the Mt Washington Valley:
Attitash Mountain : Fathers get a free general admission when one or more other family members purchase a 48″ & taller or under 48″ general admission. Families can enjoy the many summer attractions available including the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, original Alpine Slides, Waterslides, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Eurobungy Trampoline, Airbag Jump, Slacklines, and Scenic Chair Ride. Bike rentals and Horseback Riding are not included in the general admission ticket. Lodging packages are also available, click here for more information.
- Golf – Fathers play for FREE with a paid adult ($59) on Father’s Day, including cart. If players are all men, we will offer greens fees for $20 per player.
- Canopy Tour – Dads fly free on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour on Father’s Day! Treat Dad to a complimentary Canopy Tour on Sunday, June 15 with the purchase of an accompanying full-price Canopy Tour. Based on availability and space is limited.
Conway Scenic : Dads ride free in Coach when accompanied by 1 or more of her children. Dads ride free in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers served on board First Class.
Wildcat Mountain : Dads can enjoy the Wildcat Express scenic gondola for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior gondola ride. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from New Hampshire’s arguably fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. The enclosed 4-person scenic gondolas offer a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. The Wildcat Express scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East. Lodging packages are also available, click here for more information.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train – A 3-hour train ride with 3-course fine dining aboard while watching and participating to a live Murder Mystery performance. Offer your dad a package for the performances on October 24, October 25, October 31 or November 1! For more information, click here.
Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park : Dad can have an unforgettable bonding day with the kids on the challenging course of the Aerial park and have fun on the mountain coaster, giant swing, summer tubing, bungy trampoline, scenic chairlift ride. For more information, click here.
Gift certificates : the gift of getaway is always appreciated. You can buy one of our gift certificates for any amount and dad can choose when he wants to use it. Buy a gift certificate