Local Area Attractions
The Littleton/Lisbon KOA is located in the western White Mountains of NH. We are 15 minutes from the Franconia Mountain National Park ... a short drive from Crawford Notch ... Pinkham Notch ... Kinsman & Evans Notch. In the area are hundreds of miles of hiking & biking trails ... covered bridges & waterfalls ... historic sites & shopping .... tram & train rides .... souvenir and antique shops ... moose tours and zip lines ... ice cream tasting & cheese nibbling. There are many restaurants that will satisfy everyone taste. Visit Mount Washington, the highest mountain in the northeast (6288 ft.) and enjoy a ride on the Cog Railway to the top or drive yourself up the Auto Road. The Kancamagus Highway ... the most scenic road in the state ... winds through the White Mountain National Forest. We can show you the way. After an enjoyable day in the area, return to your RV site, tent site or cabin and enjoy a campfire or barbeque & smores' ... sitting along the beautiful Ammonoosuc River.
Mount Washington Cog Railroad
45 minutes and 1 hour from campground. Take an exciting ride up the highest peak in the Northeast in the coal powered steam train or biodiesel. See the vast Mountain View, on a clear day you can see up to a hundred miles away to Portland, Maine Harbor and the Sears tower in Boston. On top you can stroll the Observatory Deck, Tip Top House, Weather Museum. There is a snack bar, gift shop, post office also restrooms. Plan on a 3 hour round trip and it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance online at thecog.com or by phone 603-278-5404. Sit back and enjoy the experience.
Cannon Mountain Tramway
15 minutes from campground. Have a picturesque ride in the Aerial Tramway ride to the summit of Cannon Mt.. See the view of Vermont's Green Mountains to the west and Mount Lafayette and Presidential Range to the east. At the top you'll find a cafeteria, restrooms, walking paths and an observation tower. Learn about the famous stone profile featured on the state quarter at the Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site. Also at the base you will find a gift shop, more restrooms cafeteria and also the New England Ski Museum, open daily free of charge from noon to 5 pm. You can also do some hiking through Franconia Notch on the 20 mile paved trail or on the multitude of mountain trails. Also nearby is Echo Lake with a beach, boat rentals, lifeguards, snack bar. A short walk will take you to Sunset Bridge where you'll be treated to spectacular views of Sunset Hill, Mt. Lafayette and beyond.
Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site
15 minutes from campground. See the mountainside location where the Great Stone face once was. In May of 2003, Mother Nature reclaimed the official symbol of New Hampshire, crashing it to the bottom of Franconia Notch. Check out the museums memorabilia and photos. There is a great siting area at the base of Cannon Mt.where you can view where he once was. You might try your hand at fly fishing in Echo or Profile Lake for trout, too!
20 minutes from campground. Called the Old Mans foot basin, this 25-foot hole, is bored into solid granite over the last 25,000 years. Only .1 mile from the parking lot, any level of hiker can take in this spectacular sight at the beginning of the Pemigewasset River. Picnic tables available. Great stop over for a rest, picnic, hiking or just enjoying the cold, cold water of the Basin.
20 minutes from the campground. The Flume Gorge is two-mile self-guided nature walk. The Flume within Franconia Notch was formed 200 million years ago, it's a natural gorge with spectacular waterfalls, vistas and covered bridges. The Gilman Visitor Center is good for some souvenir/gifts, restrooms, cafeteria, historical displays. A must see.
40 minutes from campground. Enjoy 16 fun filled rides and live shows. Meet, feed and learn about Santa's Reindeer. Be entertained at the theater, with song and dance and sing-along's. Tinkerdoodle Christmas 3-D movie, Jingle Jamboree, Santa's Light Show, Enjoy some of Santa's favority foods, Create your own hand printed t-shirts, Live professional performances daily, Santa's Village is a child's fantasy land.
55 minutes from campground. Story Land is the children's theme park where fantasy lives! Make memories to last a lifetime with 21 wonderfully themed rides, lively shows, unique playgrounds, friendly storybook characters Tea Time with Cinderella, Character Diners, Exciting Entertainment, Ride the Roar-0 Saurus. It truly is where fairy Tales Come To Life. This attraction is a favorite of parents, grandparents and especially children.
Clark's Trained Bear's
30 minutes from campground. A tradition of quality family entertainment for over 85 years. Enjoy a trained bear performance, Stream Train ride through Wolfman's Territory. Experience Merlin's Mystical Mansion, Tuttle's Rustic House and Water Blaster Boats. Segway Park, Climbing Tower, Gift Shop, Candle Shop, Maple Cabin, River City Mining, Photo Parlor. Whistle Stop Snack Bar & more. A Fun Family Favorite stop over in the White Mountains.
Train Rides - Conway Scenic Railroad
60 minutes from campground. The "Valley Train" offers departures to Conway and Bartlett, while the "Notch Train" carries passengers through spectacular Crawford Notch and past the finest natural scenery in the entire Northeast. Enjoy and old-fashioned railroading experience on vintage trains, this is a step back in time that the whole family will enjoy. Check out the Parlor and Observation Cars, The Dining Car. Events are a must Mothers Day Special, Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Pumpkin Patch Express Military Appreciation Day, others in between and then the Holiday Express. Events for Railfans of All Ages. Check them all out throughout the season.
Hobo Railroad- Train Rides
35 minutes from campground. All aboard for a 15-mile, 1 hour & 20 minute round trip train excursion in a picturesque, woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River in restored vintage coaches. Some special week-ends enjoy a hobo picnic lunch, Hobo Buddy the Clown or the Jolly Family Clowns will entertain children of all ages on our trains most weekdays and select Saturdays. If the Fall is your time Hobo Harvest Time Express will give the Fall Foliage Experience. Weekend departures Memorial Day-mid June. The Hobo Railroad offers daily departures from late June through the fall, Santa Express Train in November and December.
Polar Caves Park
30 minutes from campground Cave Tours continuously, Nature Trails, Waterfowl and Animal Exhibits, Maple Sugar Museum, The Polar Mining Expedition Sluice and the Glacial Boulder Maze. Experience nature at her finest. Enjoy the peaceful woodland setting for an hour or a day.Feed the deer and ducks, picnic grills and tables provided, check out the gift shop that offers unique items from around the world, homemade pizza and warm cookies Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended. Don't get stuck in the "Lemon Squeeze/Orange Crush Cave.
The Whales Tale Water Park
25 minutes from campground. Get set to get wet! Enjoy ocean-size breakers in the Wave Pool. Unwind on the Lazy River; for faster paced activity try the Moby Dip Speed Slide and the Whale Winder Slides. There is a 360-ft. Tube Slide. For younger children: Whale Harbor activity pool. Whether you're looking to chill out, thrill out, lay out r play out you and your family have found the right spot. Later relax by the Beach Bar and catch a Beach Bash stage show on the wave-side stage.
Littleton Coin Company
5 minutes from campground In the Littleton Industrial Park, Littleton Coin Company offers a fascinating retail gift shop and guided tours of its state-of-the-art mail order facility.The more you learn about coins that interest you, and the history behind these issues, the more fun and enjoyment the hobby of collecting will bring. So whether you're new to the hobby, or an experienced collector, Littleton's Learn Center is the perfect coin collecting resource!
The Rocks Estate
15 minutes from campground Owned by a private not-for-profit conservation group, the Society for the Protection for NH Forests the Rocks is a 1400 acre turn-of-the-century country estate open year round to the public. There are 21 buildings on the National Registry, formal gardens and wildlife habitat. Today, to help sustain itself, The Rocks is a working farm with 55,000 Christmas trees in the ground. There are picnic areas available and approximately 6 miles of self-guided scenic and educational trails with maps.
5 minutes from campground. Glad to be in Littleton Pollyanna sculpture graces the front lawn of the Littleton Public Library in historic downtown Littleton. Author Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920), was born and lived in Littleton, NH. In 1913 she created the cheerful Pollyanna, the world-famous character, whose very name inspires an understanding of gladness and optimism.
We are located in the beautiful, scenic White Mountains, home to the former "Old Man of the Mountain" and Mt. Washington beautiful waterfalls, pristine lakes, covered bridges, hiking trails, scenic drives, wildlife and the National Scenic Byway "The Kancamagus Hwy". Fall foliage is spectacular. Let us show you how to get to the best areas in New Hampshire. We look forward to your visit.
Let us direct your way
We have set-up, mapped-out and described trips for you to see at your leisure. They encompass some of the most interesting and scenic areas in New Hampshire and Vermont. You get a brochure at check-in and can pick and choose the areas you want to see or ask the staff where the points of interest are, that you are interested in. The distance between attractions is short and scenic. Take a hike, swim, have a picnic, bike, golf, visit a historic site, or enjoy tax-free shopping. Return to KOA and unwind at the end of your day.
Tour #1 -- Natural Attractions: Franconia Notch State Park
Tour includes the sights of Robert Frosts Home, Echo Lake, Cannon Mtn. Aerial Tramway, N.E. Ski Museum, Old Man of the Mountains, The Basin and The Flume Gorge. Conveniently located on New Hampshire's I-93, Exits 34A, B, & C.
Drive time from the campground 20 minutes.
Tour #2 -- Pemigewassett Country: Lincoln-North Woodstock
Tour includes the sights of Whales Tale Water & Amusement Park, Lost River, Clarks Trading Post, Loon Mountain, Kancamagus Wilderness Highway and Polar Caves. Drive time from campground to start 25 minutes away.
Tour # 3 -- The North Country: Whitefield-Jefferson-Stark
Tour includes the sights of Forest Lake State Park, Santas Village, Fort Jefferson Fun Park, Mt. Prospect State Park, Stark Covered Bridge, and Milan Hill State Park. Start drive time from campground 20 minutes. Unspoiled countryside, postcard villages with side trips to kid's theme parks.
Tour #4 -- History and Resorts: Crawford Notch and Jackson
Tour includes the sights of Mt. Washington Hotel, Mount Washington Cog Railway, AMC Crawford Depot, Willey House, Alpine Slide and Aquaboggan, Heritage NH, Storyland, AMC Pinkham Notch Hut and Mt. Washington Auto Road. Start drive time from campground 45 minutes.
Tour #5 -- Lakes Region: Laconia-Meredith-Wolfeboro
Tour includes the sights of Boat Ride on Squam Lake, Science Center of N.H., Annalee Doll Museum, Winnipesaukee Railroad, Surf Coaster, M/S Mount Washington, Lakeside Fun, Pepi Herrmann Crystal, Inc. and Castle in the Clouds. Start drive times from campground 45 minutes.
Tour #6 -- The Green Mountain Sampler: Vermont
Tour includes sights of Maple Grove Maple Museum & Factory, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Cabot Farmers Creamery, Rock of Ages, Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Stowe Aviation. Drive time from campground a little further day trip 1 hr.
Tour #7 -- Moose Tour: Gorham
Follow directions to several areas where moose sightings are possible ! Depending on which tour anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour from the campground. We can guide you.
Mt. Washington Auto Road
Enjoy a day above all the rest....from the base to the summit on the auto road is a timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the Northeast's highest peak. Drive your own car or take a comfortable, two-hour guided van tour. At the base of the auto road stop in at the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. Enjoy some family time, biking, hiking, walking on some beautiful trails. Or a guided paddling trip carefully planned for your family. If you feel adventuresome there are some sunrise drives to experience from the summit.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
25 minutes from the campground. An adventure you'll never forget. Majestic granite walls, spectacular waterfalls and rugged boulder caves. Great family activity, providing a fun, hands on learning experience in one of the most magnificent outdoor classrooms. Posted signs provide fun facts about the Gorge geological history from formation to present day. Pan for treasures, Become a Junior Gorge Guide or looking for a cool place to have your birthday party, night time is fun too, look for the Lantern Tour Dates for nighttime gorging. New is the Birdcage Overlooks and Suspension Bridge. Fun for All Ages.
Zipline Canopy Tours
New England's Favorite Zipline Destination. Also Thrillsville Aerial Adventure Park, Big Air Bag Stuntzone. From this park you can try an OFF-ROAD EXCURSION. They have partnered with the water park for some savings, so after your adventure here take the shuttle to the water park to cool down and relax. Great Family Fun, on the excursion you might even seen some moose.
Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park
Although this park is about an hour from our campground it is a must to check out. A full day's worth of adventure in one place. Mountain Coaster ride, The Soaring Eagle Zipline, Climbing Walls, Bungy Trampoline, Giant Swing Ride, Summer Tubing, Chairlift Ride, Bouncy House, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Spider Mountain. Legends Grill to eat at after all that adventure, burgers, pizza, french fries and more.
Attitash Mountain Resort
45 minutes from the campground. A Great Summer Fun Spot. Ziptour, Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Chairlift Ride,
Airbag Jump, Horseback Rides, Waterlides, Mountain Biking, Cross-Country Terrain, Climbing Wall. Summer Events June to October, Cafe, Cantina, Frostbite Shack, Souvenirs. Lots of Family Fun For All Ages.
Wildcat Mountain - Pinkham Notch
1 hour drive from the campground, but worth every minute of the ride. Unique lift conversion from a high-speed Quad in the winter to a Gondola Skyride in the summer.ZipRider zip-line provides riders exhilarating feelings of flight and beautiful scenery. 2,100 feet long. Hiking & Fishing areas. Waterfalls, cascades, hike the Appalachian Trail, Alpine Disc Golf, 9 hole. Weekly tours & Special Events throughout the summer. They are Above The Rest.
Loon Mountain Resort
30 minutes from campground. An all day experience. Zip, hike, soar, climb, cruise, bounce, explore. Whether you're ziplining across the Pemigewassett River, climbing through the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, or riding above it all on New Hampshire's longest scenic Gondola Skyride, you'll find adventure at this spot. Dining at Whistlestop Cafe, Adventure Center Snack Bar or Summit Cafe.
M/S Mount Washington Cruise - Lake Winnipesaukee
An hour from the campground. But if you are down that way for the day, please make this cruise one of your stops. Three hour cruise. The Motor Ship Mount Washington has a long history dating back to the Steamship Mount Washington, launched in Alton Bay in 1872. Today's Mount Washington is 230 fee with a steel superstructure on 4 levels with 3 dance floors and a capacity of 1250 passengers. Several special events throughout the summer, such as dinner/dance cruises, entertainment or if all you want is a daily cruise that's available also. Well worth the trip from the campground
North Haverill Fair July
Popular Fair to go to. July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26th. Approximate drive time fromt the campground 25-30 minutes. Lots of rides, racing, eating, horse pulling, oxen pulling, lumberjack contest, many 4-H animal showing from the kids. Great fun for everyone in the family.................young or old.
Great Vermont Maze
Big maze, Smaller Maze, Kid's Village, Barnyard Golf, 100' of underground tunnels, barnyard animals and new surprises every year.This Corn Maze voted one f the TOP 10 in America. Approximately 30 to 35 minutes from the campground.
Open at 10 am daily (weather permitting) Mon-Fri: last people enter at 2 pm, Sat. & Sun: last people enter at 3 pm. Opens August 1st thru mid-October.