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It’s that time of year again – the holiday commercials are filtering into your nightly programming, the faint jingle of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is playing in the background of every store, the holiday catalogs are starting to stack up in your mailbox, and you’re beginning to rack your brain on what presents to buy. Instead of driving yourself crazy on what toy or gadget is the best or what’s trending, why not give the gift of experience? A vacation to Westward Shores is not only a gift that everyone can enjoy, but one that will provide unforgettable memories for your loved ones for years to come. Keep reading for 5 reasons why a gift of a Westward Shores vacation is a must this holiday season.

Presents

1. Memories Last Forever, “Things” Not So Much

Take a look back at your holiday seasons past. Can you remember what toy little Timmy got? Does he still even use it? Chances are, both are unlikely. You know what sticks around though? Memories! And even better, vacation memories from a trip to Westward Shores. We can picture it now – “Hey! Remember that time that dad sat on a burnt marshmallow and didn’t know it?!”

Paddle Boat

2. Experiences Are Just More Fun

A new pair of socks or gloves just can’t stack up to a weekend of kayaking on Lake Ossipee, telling hilarious campfire stories, and spending time with the ones you love.

Campfire

3. Your Experience Won’t Go Out of Style

Sure, those Nike sneakers are really cool this season. Or the latest video game may be fun for a while. But, an experience, that just doesn’t go out of style. It’s a trend that will live on for years.

Boating

4. Vacations = Happiness (There’s a Whole Science Behind It)

Studies show that yes, you will get instant gratification from opening a present that you can play, wear, or eat immediately, but that satisfaction tapers off and you’re left looking for the next best thing. However, with an experience, it tends to stick with us and keep us content for longer. Can’t argue science.

RV

5. It’s A Gift for Everyone

An experience, like a vacation to Westward Shores, is one that can be shared with the whole family! No more jealousy of who got what on Christmas day. Grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, fido – they’re all invited to create unforgettable memories at Westward Shores!

Ready to book your best vacation ever and best Christmas present ever?! Click here.

And, since your gift buying is out of the way, there’s more time to make Christmas cookies and deck the halls! Fa la la la laaaa!

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☑️ Follow @northgateresorts and @westwardshores⁠
☑️ Tag a friend in the comments and tell us why you love camping.⁠

It’s that easy! Comment as many times as you’d like for multiple entries! Contest ends Sunday, 1/17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday. See our website (westwardshores.com/contest-terms) for giveaway terms and see the link in our bio for a digital version of the guide!
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Our cottages are the perfect place to retreat to after a fun day at camp! Enjoy a meal, take a rest, or warm your toes by the campfire. ...

Stuck inside? Start planning your outdoor escape to Westward Shores! ...

Our cottages are perfect for your family-sized vacation. ...

GIVEAWAY 🎉 – our 2021 Resort Guide was just released, and we want to help one lucky camper & a friend get their vacation planning started! Here’s all you need to do for a chance to win $100 for both you and a friend to our Camp-Resort!⁠

☑️ Follow @northgateresorts and @westwardshores⁠
☑️ Tag a friend in the comments and tell us why you love camping.⁠

It’s that easy! Comment as many times as you’d like for multiple entries! Contest ends Sunday, 1/17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday. See our website (westwardshores.com/contest-terms) for giveaway terms and see the link in our bio for a digital version of the guide!
...

From exciting new attractions (like an upgraded lazer tag course), to new deals and events, there’s tons to look forward to this year at Westward Shores! Read about all the additions in our latest blog - link in bio! ...

Do you prefer tennis or pickleball? 🤔 ...

We saw a beautiful morning over the lake. 🌞 ...

Waiting for campers to come back like 🥶 ...

Happy New Year to our amazing campers! We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2021! ❤️🎉 ...

It's a bright and beautiful holiday. 🎄☃️ Stay warm & safe everyone! ...

Happy first day of winter! ☃️

Whether you’ll have snow or not for the holidays, we can all wish upon a special star! 🌟 Click the link in our bio to learn about a rare astronomical event happening this year!
...

It’s officially snowmobile season! ❄️ ...

Here’s a lovely view of the Marina from the dog beach! ...

When’s the last time you painted a picture or made a craft? It’s the perfect activity for a cozy day this weekend! 🎨🖌 ...

Stars at camp are the best stars. ✨🌙 ...

Our new docks have arrived! We’re so excited for you to see them in action. 🛳 ...

Just grabbing a little snack from the blueberry bush. 🫐 ...

Missing days spent at the beach. 🏖 ...

We had a little friend stop by the baseball field today! ...

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