Local Area Attractions Near Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Climb to the top of New England's highest peak on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway , known as "The railway to the Moon". You will ascend thousands of feet from the Base Station to the summit of Mount Washington, 6288 ft elevation, which doesn't seem that impressive until you step out of the train. No trees, just glacial rock and the highest wind speed ever recorded by man. The views from Mt Washington are impressive and it is an amazing experience to be on its summit. It is located 20 minutes from the campground. Mount Washington Cog Railroad Base Road, Mount Washington, NH 1-800-922-8825. For the adventurous of spirit there are alternatives to the cog railroad and you can hike (Jewell or Tuckerman Trail) or drive via the Auto Road to the top of Mt. Washington.
Where it's Christmas every day! This theme park is fun for all ages, with rides, live shows, 3-D movie, Fudge shop, gift shop and even Santa himself. You can feed his live reindeer and talk to Rudolph. Just 15 minutes north of our campground on Route 2 in Jefferson.
528 Presidential HWY Rte 2
Jefferson, NH 03583
35 Minutes from the campground, near North Conway. This is a popular attraction that is a child-sized world of storybook characters. Story Land features 21 amusement and fantasy rides like Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach, Flying Fish Ride and the Turtle Twirl. See Mother Goose, Humpty Dumpty and many more story book favorites that both children and parents can enjoy together.
850 NH RTE 16
Glen, NH 03838
Conway Scenic Railroad
Experience the golden age of railroading as you journey through Crawford Notch and the Mount Washington Valley on the Conway Scenic Railroad . Passengers will enjoy the scenery that ranges from farm fields, woodlands, ravines, sheer cliffs, amazing mountain ranges and splendid natural beauty. Enjoy this all from the comforts of the railroad car where you can also have lunch and refreshments. Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, you'll experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed restored passenger cars.
38 Norcross Circle
North Conway Village, NH 03860
Board the four-passenger gondola at the base for unlimited rides to the summit. Take in extraordinary scenery, as the gondola carries you to the top of Loon Mountain . Loon's summit opens another world of activities for you and your family. Explore glacial caves, hike the self-guided interpretive nature trail, climb the observation tower, and visit with local artisans, as they produce unique crafts in this beautiful mountain setting. Stop by our Summit Cafe overlooking Loon Pond, and enjoy a light bite or meal as you savor the surrounding scenery. Throughout the summer the summit comes alive with area artisans, who choose this beautiful setting as a venue to inspire their craft. Enjoy a gondola sky ride to the summit and stroll through the Artisans' Village. A boardwalk offers easy access throughout the summit's nature trail, where you'll find these spectacular caves and other scenic settings. Kids enjoy climbing the mountaintop jungle gym.
60 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251
A one hour and twenty minute train ride into a bygone era. Its' a trip through a natural wooded setting along the Pemigewasset River, just minutes from Franconia Notch. As you travel along on the vintage train , treat yourself to a Hobo Picnic Lunch.
64 Railroad St
Lincoln, NH 03251
The White Mountains of New Hampshire
With over 30 man-made and natural attractions, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are a great place to visit any time of the year. There are crystal clear lakes, rivers and ponds perfect for a day of fishing or boating; natural wonders, countless hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, mountain bike trails, rock climbing and all sorts of terrific family attractions. You can even hike a section of the famous Appalachian Trail. Plus, the beautiful symphony of Fall colors in late September are not to be missed! Golfers, tennis players, archery enthusiasts, horseback riders, rollerbladers and even stockcar racing fans will find ample opportunity to enjoy their favorite sports here. And, if you're looking for variety and value when you shop, come to the White Mountains. Not only is the shopping plentiful -- It's Tax Free! Twin Mountain KOA provides a great central base from which to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing and the many attractions in the White Mountains. Here are a few of the attractions in the immediate area:
The Cherry Mountain hiking trail starts 1 mile north of the campground and there are a multitude of other trails and locations within 15 minutes of Twin Mountain KOA. You can even hike a significant length of the Appalachian Trail and be back for dinner at the campground!! Hiking in the White Mountains is very popular and marked trails in the National Forest and New Hampshire State Parks range from easy to moderate to difficult and thus there are trails to suit every level of hiker. The avid hiking enthusiast will find such a vast range of high quality trails that it is no wonder that many people return time and again to walk the abundance of trails and enjoy the splendid, unspoiled natural beauty of the White Mountains.
Explore the Flume Gorge , just 30 minutes from the campground, a natural chasm and waterfall, accessible by trails, a covered bridge and boardwalks with stairs. The Visitor Center offers a free 15-minute video movie to introduce you to Franconia Notch State Park with all its beauty and history. The flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Framed by a spectacular vista of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, the Visitor Center houses the Flume ticket office, information center, cafeteria, gift shop, and the state park system's historic Concord Coach.
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch State Park , located just 20 minutes from the campground, is in the heart of the popular White Mountain National Forest. It is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway, which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges. Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same "Great Stone Face" immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster, overlooking Profile Lake. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, visit the Basin and the New England Ski Museum, ride the exciting 80-person aerial tramway, which carries you to the top of Cannon Mountain. The summit of Cannon Mountain is above the timberline where you can hike trails and find great views of Echo and Profile Lakes and the mountains beyond.
Echo Lake Beach
At Echo Lake Beach, visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 28-acre lake with its fine white sand beach and an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch. There are also canoe and kayak rentals at the lake and fishing is popular too. If you have your own canoe or kayak, there is a public launching area on the opposite side of the lake.
Lower And Upper Ammonoosuc Falls
The falls are located 10 minutes from the campground. Excellent swimming, fishing and natural beauty abounds along the beautiful, energetic Ammonoosuc River.
Nearly 200 feet high, are the highest falls in the state and certainly worth a visit. The access road to the 1.4-mile trail leads off Route 302. The first 0.6-mile is fairly rocky and moderately steep, while the latter half of the trail ascends through open hardwoods via a new relocation of the trail. Return via the same route or complete the 4-mile loop past Frankenstein Cliff to the start point.
Enjoy tax-free shopping at outlets, specialty shops and even antiquing! Great shopping located in Littleton, Bethlehem, Lincoln and the famous North Conway. Tanger Outlet Mall located in Tilton at exit 20 on the I-93.
The open ledges at the 2,804-foot summit of Mt. Willard afford spectacular views of Crawford Notch, the southern Presidential range and Mt. Washington. The 1.4-mile (one way) trail climbs gradually to the summit from the Crawford Depot (AMC) near the north entrance of the notch.
Falcon Cliff Trail
A short side trail that leaves the Frankenstein Cliff Trail about ¼ mile south of the summit, reaching Falcon Cliff after a 10-minute trek.
15 Minutes from the Campground - Whether you enjoy river or lake fishing, fly or line fishing there is something to fit your fishing style in our New Hampshire area. New Hampshire Fish and Game stocks lakes and rivers where necessary. Visit Twin Mountain Fish and Wildlife Center right around the corner from us.
A splendid mountain lake situated at the foot of Old Man of the Mountain. A favorite location for fly-fishing, but great for a walk along the peaceful shores of the lake while enjoying the bird life and natural beauty of the area.
Saco Valley Canoe
Near North Conway is the Saco Valley Canoe where you can rent a canoe and paddle along the meandering waters of the scenic Saco River. The Saco is situated nestled at the foothills of the White Mountains and the river runs a winding course with splendid views of the various mountain ranges and nearby peaks. This makes for a fun, active day that the whole family can enjoy. There is also a shuttle service for convenient put in and take out. www.sacovalleycanoe.com
Museums and Points of Interest
- Cog Railway Museum at the Base Station
- Old Man of the Mountain Museum in Franconia Notch State Park
- New England Ski Museum at the base of Cannon Mountain
- Littleton Historic Sites Walking Tour, including Littleton Grist Mill
- Robert Frost Place on Ridge Road in Franconia, with views that were the inspiration for his poetry
- Gorham Historical Society, including a 1907 Rail Station
- Mount Washington Grand Hotel, tours daily including the Gold Room and the Cave
- Balsams Grand Hotel Resort, including the famous Town of Dixville Notch Ballot Room
- Weeks Estate in Weeks State Park, including an active fire tower observatory. Lancaster on Route 3
Some of the most scenic and challenging 9- and 18-hole courses in New England.
- Bethlehem Country Club, on Route 302
- Mount Washington Hotel Golf Course, Route 302 800-258-0330
- Waumbek Golf Club, one of the most historic courses in America, on Route 2 in Jefferson. 603-586-7777
- Maplewood Country Club on Route 302 in Bethlehem 603-869-3335
- Panorama Golf Course at the Balsams. Route 26, Dixville 603-255-4961
Mount Washington Auto Road
From base to Summit, find adventure at every turn when you tour and explore the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road! Take a guided tour or drive yourself, you'll discover the mystique and allure of the famous peak.
1 Mt. Washington Auto Road
Gorham, NH 03581
There's a lot to do at Attitash during the summer! Relax on a guided horseback tour through the forest and meadows along the Saco River or take it up a notch with miles of downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails in the White Mountain National Forest. Thrill seekers, and those just looking for a leisurely ride, will love winding down the mountainside on North America's longest Alpine Slides. The Alpine Slide has been New Hampshire's favorite summer attraction for the past 30 years. Ride up the Flying Yankee chair lift to begin the exciting mile-long journey down Attitash. You control the speed in your Alpine Slide sled. Mountain Biking: lift-serviced, downhill terrain, cross-country trail networks and shuttle service to the White Mountain National Forest. The popular Thorne Pond Trail System offers fun and gentle terrain along the Saco River for the whole family. A full rental fleet is also available, and includes front suspension cross-country bikes as well as full-suspension downhill bikes. Scenic sky ride: The Summit Triple Chairlift Ride is a one-hour, round-trip tour to the summit of Attitash . Visitors can climb up the White Mountain Observation Tower and enjoy 360-degree views of the Presidential Range and the Mount Washington Valley. Bring a lunch and picnic on the Summit, or take a short walk and search for abundant low-bush blueberries.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Located at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center offers a variety of adventure including guided kayaking, scenic trail biking, trail running, white water instruction, trail run/walk series, and mountain bike racing.
1 Mt. Washington Auto Road
Gorham, NH 03581
Your adventure begins just outside of the campground with an array of trails for any biking enthusiast!