The White Mountains region of New Hampshire is a place of active fun and adventure all year. It’s perfect place to take families with kids to explore natural wonders in the midst of towering mountains. At the same time, more-reserved adults will enjoy the mountain vistas, dining, and shopping.
Fun in the mountains includes attractions, hiking, biking, fishing and water sports. In addition, you can jump aboard the Cog Railway for a dizzying and memorable climb up some of the steepest slopes in the East. If extreme weather fascinates you, the Mount Washington Observatory at the mountain’s summit has sky-high and high-tech exhibits about extreme weather at the roof of the Eastern Seaboard.
On the flip side, you can explore the insides of the Earth at the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves. Did we mention that this vacation is going to tire you out? Younger children in the family will love visits with Santa and mellow rides at Santa’s Village; rides and kid entertainments, including performing bears, also are at Clark’s Bears.
And lodgings — for a romantic getaway or at a luxurious mountain resort -- will bathe you in comfort during your White Mountains vacation.
481 Daniel Webster Highway - Route 3 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8810
Surf, splash and slide your way through a fun day at this world-class water park
1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-786-6754
Exciting outdoor adventures surround you at this mountain resort
852 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) Franconia Notch, NH Phone: 603-745-8391
Nature walk that lets you get up close and personal with the beauty of this spectacular chasm
200 Kancamagus Highway North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8720 Toll-Free: 800-346-3687
New Hampshire's White Mountains boast a colorful array of activities for visitors of all ages
1712 Lost River Road -- Route 112W North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8031
Millions of years in the making, the gorge and boulder caves will amaze you
Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, 03589 Phone: 603-278-5404 Toll-Free: 800-922-8825
Travel through history, and see stunning mountain scenery, on this famous Cog Railway
110 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8913
Family fun and family run!
528 Presidential Highway Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-586-4445
Christmas never ends at Santa’s Village, a favorite attraction for generations of families
38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-5251 Toll-Free: 800-232-5251
See the natural beauty of the White Mountains region from the comfort of a vintage train car
Franconia Notch State Park Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800
Lots of fun decisions to make when you’re planning your day in Franconia Notch
64 Railroad Street Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-2135
Ride the rails, and marvel at the scenery, on these old-fashioned train excursions
41 Main Street Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-9911
Lots of ways to experience pure exhilaration at this mountain adventure center
705 Rumney Route 25 Rumney, NH Phone: 603-536-1888
Feeling bold? Try your hand at exploring these boulder caves, mazes and trails
104 Grand Summit Road - Route 302 Bartlett, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-6700
Summertime in the mountains means a new role for scenic ski-slope chairlift
Route 16, Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988
The legendary auto road, built in 1861, takes you up to the Northeast's Highest summit
Route 16, Pinkham Notch Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-466-3326
Mountain resort’s scenic chairlift ride will elevate your vacation experience
60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-6281 Toll-Free: 800-229-5666
A four-season mountain resort featuring NH’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride.