Local Area Attractions
Most of the White Mountain Attractions are a short scenic drive from out park. Remember to always take pictures but to leave only footprints.
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The tour features 40 sites on a 100 mile loop It's educational in nature and developed by a partnership of the Forest Service, AMC, Forest Society, Arts Alliance of Northern NH and others. Guests discover iconic locations while learning what the White Mountain National Forest is and how it came to be.
Lonesome Lake AMC Trail Summit!
One should never do this hiking trail by their "Lonesome"...it is one to share!
Clark's Trading Post!
Clark's Trading Post has been creating memories since 1928, featuring quality family entertainment. Enjoy a trained bear performance, steam engine ride, Chinese Acrobatic Troup, water blaster boats and a wonderful museum. They can BEARLY wait to see you. www.clarkstradingpost.com
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves!
Discover nature's beauty and puzzle pieces. Wooden walkways are lantern lit. Step back in time to face the challenge of caves. Explore gigantic boulders stacked like building blocks, and view the Judgment Hall of Pluto with its spectacular 20 foot inside waterfall. www.lostrivergorge.com
Most of the area attractions can be seen in a "day's trip." Here is sample itinerary:
- Monday: We hope it is warm and sunny. www.whalestalewaterpark.net
- Tuesday: Rain or shine! www.clarkstradingpost.com and www.polarcaves.com
- Wednesday: Don't forget your camera! www.lostrivergorge.com and www.hoborr.com
- Thursday: Fantasies live! www.storylandnh.com
- Friday: Be sure you have your list for Santa, AND that you have been a good little boy or girl. www.santasvillage.com
- Saturday: Hang out at the Woodstock KOA and enjoy the weekend activities. KOA.com or Facebook: Woodstock NH KOA
- Sunday: If this is the end of your vacation, travel home safely and we hope to see you soon.
For those willing to take their "fun" to a different level, there are several zip lines and suspension bridges, where nature hikes meet thrill rides. A Safari off-road tour is nearby.
Covered Bridges and Waterfalls!
There are more than 100 waterfalls in the White Mountains. Each of our more than 50 unique covered bridges are not only an integral part of the landscape, but shall provide a place to wait out a summer rain shower or shhhhhhh steal a kiss.
Franconia Notch State Park!
See Geological wonders or take a spectacular hike. It was the home of the "Great Stone Face". The park's information center offers interpretive exhibits, gift shop and a kids crawl through Wolf's Den and Bear's Cave. www.visitnh.gov/flume
Hunting and Fishing
The clear waters of our area are ideal for fly or cast fishing; trout, browns and rainbows. Hunters will be in paradise not only for the notable views but also for the abundance of turkey, deer, moose, bear or whatever your hunting pleasure. A current NH hunting/fishing license is required.
Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding and ATV Rentals!
Take the time to discover many off road hiking trails, (which may be an abandoned railroad bed) which would be fantastic for bicycling too. Franconia Notch (10 minutes away) offers a bicycle path along with a variety of hiking trails ranging from novice to the advanced level. Rock and Ice climbers are welcome to challenge the walls above Profile Lake. Horseback riding enthusiast will enjoy the mountain meadows and cool forest trails. Nearby ATV rentals on private property is available.
Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Cruising, Swimming and ATV'ing!
Canoe or Kayak in a nearby river for that thrill or spill. Tubing is another way to enjoy relaxation on any lazy summer day. Boat ramps and drop-ins are available and during any one of these water journeys, take the opportunity to cool off in any pristine Mt. stream, lake or pond. Several area shops will offer guided river and ATV tours.
Auctions, Antiquing, Shopping and Museums!
Friendly towns are encompassed around our park. ,People wave to their neighbors and friends endure. ,From individual dealers to country auctions, and where most every town boasts and antique shop, novelty store or name brand factory outlet. ,Check out the local historical and ski museums. ,And remember in New Hampshire it's all tax free.
Loons main attractions: NHs longest scenic gondola summit skyride, zipline and Aerial Forest Adventure Park combine for family fun! The Skyride features beautiful White Mountain scenery and access to the Glacial Cave Walk, artisan crafters, childrens playground, self-guided nature walk and family dining. The Zipline offers thrills as guests soar above the Pemigewasset River and the Aerial Forest Park offers challenge high among the trees on five different courses. Also, mountain bike rentals and tours, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, accommodations, spa & fitness center, festivals, concerts and special events. www.loonmtn.com
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Play is good! Visit North Conways Playground this summer and experience adventures in our Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Parks. Zoom down thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun flying through the woods on the Mountain Coaster, zip on the Soaring Eagle while accelerating 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable, arc high into the sky on the Giant Swing, or race down the summer tubing hill, and more! Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure Park for fun challenges like ziplines, air bridges, cargo nets, and other obstacles, or tour the surrounding streets and mountain slopes for a guided Segway tour.
Conway Scenic Railroad
Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time that the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the Dining Car Chocorua. On the Notch Train choose from Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class package, enjoy lunch in the elegant Dining Car Hattie Evans. www.conwayscenic.com
#1 Scenery in the East (SKI Magazine) Experience New Hampshires ZipRider and soar ½-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at speeds up to 45 mph! Then leisurely ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000+ foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on U.S. National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, special events available all summer. www.skiwildcat.com