Enjoy Everything the Great Outdoors Has to Offer
With an endless supply of year-round activities and a wondrous backdrop of scenic beauty, the White Mountains in New Hampshire provide the perfect vacation getaway for the entire family. Be sure to visit during the fall when the countryside is ablaze with orange, red and yellow leaves. Hop in your car for a trip along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and marvel at the spectacular views of national forests. Keep you eyes open and you just might spot a moose. Moose spotting tours conducted by local guides are available to help you and your family get a little closer to these magnificent creatures. During the winter months, snow lovers can take part in an abundance of cold weather activities on and around Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain including downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, sledding, sleigh rides and snowmobiling.
When the weather warms up tee it up at one of the many golf courses. Put on your most comfortable shoes and go for a hike at Sabbaday Falls, GeoCache Trips, Lincoln Woods Trails or JE Henry & Riverwalk Trails. Traverse the Lost River Gorge for a fascinating adventure filled with cave exploration, opportunities to mine for treasure and lantern tours. Spend the day shopping for bargains and souvenirs New England style at the Village Shops the take a break and have a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. If you’re looking to be entertained, the Papermill Theatre is a not-for-profit arts company with summer stage shows and a touring children’s company.
More Fun for Everyone
- When it comes to variety, Clark’s Trading Post is the place to be. From trained black bears and the White Mountain Central Railroad train rides to a backwoods inhabitant known as the Wolfman and purebred Eskimo sled dogs, you’ll find plenty to grab your attention and raise your curiosity.
- For a truly sweet time, taste of one of New Hampshire’s top exports—maple syrup! The Fadden Sugar House has been tapping trees and creating tempting treats for five generations. Pour on the goodness and sample the yield of the sugary harvest.
- Visit Franconia Notch State Park for a glimpse of the Old Man of the Mountain rock formation. Or walk along the natural gorges of the Flume that extend for 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty.