Crime After Crime- Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th, 2023
Welcome to the 14th Annual Mystery in the Mountains! This family friendly, day and a half event, draws people from far and wide to solve the mystery, enjoy the mountains and spend time with one another. It has regularly drawn a large audience, including “teams” that have formed over the years and come back every year, multi-generational families who use it to host a get together, and friends who meet up in Lincoln-Woodstock each year to reconnect. Played once, the game becomes a tradition to many of the players.
Each year for the past handful of years, a murder has been committed in the area. This year, we invite back our dogged and loyal detectives (and new sleuths willing to take up the challenge) to help us get to the bottom of the happenings in our community. Suspects will be in locations in the area, where they can be interviewed (interrogated), and players can scour the town for clues, which can be collected by taking a photo of the clue and scanning the qr code for additional information.
The mystery event runs for TWO days this year, Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th, and culminates in a reveal on Sunday morning (details TBD) when the mystery is solved, and prizes are awarded to those who have entered and guessed correctly. Prizes range from overnight stays to gift certificates to local stores and restaurants.
The Story Starts Here: “Crime After Crime”
A series of robberies has local police baffled until an anonymous tip leads them to a team of experienced criminals masquerading as tourists and staying at various separate lodgings in the area. Unfortunately the supposed “Master Mind” of the crime spree is not known to the group as they get their orders and their share of the money over the internet. When the out of town lawyer who bails them all out of jail is found murdered they are the first suspects but they all have alibis. Was the murderer one of them, their mysterious boss, Max, or possibly an angry robbery victim?
Where to Stay for Murder Mystery
There are lots of great places to stay for all budgets. The Woodstock Inn in North Woodstock is always a favorite with 39 guestrooms in five historic buildings in town, you have tons of great options. If you’re looking modern suites with views of the mountain, the Mountain Club on Loon is perfect for families needing a little more room. Indian Head Resort has an outdoor heated pool and spa, game, and modern rooms just minutes from town.
Where to Eat While in Town for Murder Mystery
Running around town searching for clues will certainly work up an appetite. You’re not going to want to miss the suspect dinner on Saturday night that starts at 5:30pm at the Indian Head Resort. With a delicious full buffet, you can fill your belly while mingling with the suspects and trying to find new clues. The Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Pair a delicious meal with a homebrewed craft beer on the patio. The Common Man is a local favorite since 1985. You’ll find plenty of American dishes, like prime rib, baked mac n’ cheese, and more, on the menu. Cozy up next to the fireplace with some parlor games for even more fun. Don’t forget about Gordi’s Fish and Steak. The menu is filled with all your hearty favorites.
What to Do While in Town for Murder Mystery
The Western White Mountains offers tons of great indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy year-round. Enjoy a morning yoga class at Live a Little Fitness in Lincoln or let the kids burn off some serious energy on their Beam Play Zone. Go hiking on one of the numerous hiking trails in the area. The Lincoln Woods Trail is a picturesque riverside trail perfect for families with young kids or adults looking to take a short stroll in the woods. Alpine Adventures offers year-round fun on their three ziplines and off-roading experience on Barron Mountain in Woodstock.
Visit the Western White Mountains during our 14th Annual Mystery in the Mountains Weekend and see if you can solve the crime. Lincoln-Woodstock has an abundance of excellent restaurants, bars, shopping, and hotels for the whole family. Come experience a local tradition and fall in love with our mountainside community.