White Mountains Group Itineraries Start planning your group's adventure in the White Mountains with these suggested itineraries below featuring h...
Spring time in the White Mountains can be unpredictable, but there is plenty of fun that can be had. Some activities are actually favorable in the Spr...
Castle in the Clouds provides anywhere from one hour to a full day of enriching activities for all ages. It is home to Lucknow, an Arts and Crafts-style 16-room mansion built in the Ossipee Mountains in 1914. The 135-acre estate provides one of the most stunning views of New Hampshire’s largest la...
Address: 455 Old Mountain Rd, Route 171 Moultonborough, NH 03254
Phone: (603) 476-5900
Location: Franconia Notch State Park Distance: 3-6 miles One Way or 6-12 miles Round Trip Elevation: 4760' to 5260' Time: 3-8 hours Directions: Parking is available at the Trailhead Parking Lot (when traveling north through Franconia Notch) or at the Lafayette Campground (when traveling sout...
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm—you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Kids can crawl through and explore caves along the way. The Visitor’s Center offers a free 20-minute mo...
Address: Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Lincoln, NH 03251
Phone: (603) 745-8391
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. Escape into a world of ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers formed into archways, caverns, slides, and tunnels.
Address: 24 Clark Farm Road, North Woodstock, NH 03262
Discover why Lost River Gorge is one of New Hampshire’s greatest natural wonders. Explore nature’s blissful beauty as your journey takes you on a self-guided adventure along a 1-mile wooden boardwalk trail among jagged rock walls, glacial boulder caves, and cascading waterfalls. Observe the “g...
Address: 1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W, North Woodstock 03262
Phone: (603) 745-8031
In the White Mountains the NH State Parks range from 6,440-acre Franconia Notch State Park to the highest State Park in the East, Mount Washington State Park. These parks' diversity means that visitors and residents alike can enjoy endless recreational opportunities, from hiking to swimming, mou...
The White Mountains have long been known for natural splendor, cultural richness, historical charm and stimulating recreation-as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern United States. The White Mountains Trail, designated a National Scenic Byway, encompasses all these aspects over ...
Enjoy our wooded campground, heated pool, WiFi, beautiful mountain views, and riverwalk trails. Waterfalls, swimming holes nearby. 15 minutes from Mt. Washington, 30 minutes from Story Land and Santa's Village. Offering RV and Tent sites, & Cabin and RV rentals.
Address: 809 US Rt. 2 Shelburne, NH 03581
Date: May 20th, 2020
There are thousands of trails in the White Mountain National Forest, yet there are a handful in each section of the White Mountains that tend to get a lot of foot traffic. As we navigate the tricky waters of social distancing, it is important to continue to give people space on the trails and if you see that a trailhead parking lot is full or close to being full, it is a great idea to have a Plan B or C to fall back on.
We have compiled a list of some of the more popular hikes that you may have seen or read about along with a few alternatives you may want to try instead. While this is certainly not a complete list, it is a nice overview to get you started.
Need some more resources? The White Mountain National Forest's website is a great place to start and you can also give them a call at 603-536-6100. https://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain
Date: January 4th, 2019
Happy New Year from the White Mountains! By now you have probably made your New Year’s resolutions…some of you may have already broken them. There is always room for self-improvement and we propose that you add one, two, or all of these resolutions to your list for 2019. If nothing else, just resolve to come to the White Mountains this year, get outside, and explore.
Date: September 28th, 2018
No matter which region of the White Mountains you travel this fall, you will be surrounded by incredible foliage. However, sometimes it’s best to spend a few extra minutes taking the leisurely route that is off the beaten path. You may discover a town you’ve never heard of, or a road you’ve never driven. Grab a map, and your camera, and check out these 5 scenic routes on your hunt for fall foliage.
Date: July 27th, 2018
There is still a lot of summer left and we know that you have a bucket list of fun and adventure you still need to complete. A trip to the White Mountains is sure to be on your list, and we have some great suggestions that you do not want to miss. Get your pen out and start marking some checks in those boxes!
Date: September 5th, 2017
The kids are back at school and the night time temperatures are starting to cool down, but summer is not over yet! Fall is just around the corner, and now is the PERFECT time to get away to the White Mountains. Many of our attractions and businesses are open midweek, and the usual crowds have come and gone. Soak up every last bit of summer right here in the White Mountains.
Date: June 14th, 2017
The White Mountains are known for their breathtaking views as well as their stunning waterfalls. There are hundreds of waterfalls in the White Mountains; some are right off the road, and others require a short hike. In the summer, (especialy after a good rain storm), these awe-inspiring beauties show off their full potential. To get the most bang for your viewing buck, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tallest waterfalls in the White Mountains that you just have to see to believe. Which ones are your favorite?
Date: April 21st, 2017
Spring is one of New Hampshire’s most vibrant seasons. As the White Mountains shed their white layer of snow, to reveal… brilliant white granite, the region’s wooded mountainsides and farmlands get greener by the minute.
Date: October 6th, 2016
Autumn in the White Mountains is a festive explosion of colors that burst across our mountain landscapes and here are 10 ways to experience the White Mountains in the fall.
Date: September 26th, 2016
Foliage and driving go together like a hand in a driving glove and with the fall colors coming on, our roads are going to rock with leaf peepers.
There is no shortage of drives to choose, from the White Mountains Trail, looping through small towns and scenic notches to the incomparable Kancamagus Highway, linking Lincoln and Conway.
Date: October 24th, 2019
Waterville Valley, NH – On Saturday November 30, 2019, the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program will kick off the holiday season with the 7th annual Cold Turkey Plunge into the icy mountain waters of Corcoran Pond in the heart of Waterville Valley. The Plunge is the major fund raiser supporting WVAS activities. All donations go directly to provide snow sports opportunities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Date: September 19th, 2019
Waterville Valley, N.H. – Want to know where to find the best foliage this fall? Come to a valley in the midst of the White Mountain National Forest to enjoy fall colors that have it all, except lines, traffic and crowds. Waterville Valley has a weekend dedicated to the spectacular foliage of the White Mountains, from Saturday, October 12th to Monday, October 14th. This is a weekend celebration of family fun with all kinds of events for everyone including free outdoor concerts, tent sales, a ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6K fun run, 10-mile trail race, and other activities including kid’s games, pumpkin painting, beer sampling and more.
Date: July 22nd, 2019
Waterville Valley, NH – It’s time once again for indomitable peakbaggers to gather in Waterville Valley for the 6th annual Denali Challenge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 9 and culminating on Sunday, Aug. 11, hikers are challenged to summit five peaks in and around Waterville Valley equaling 20,000 feet in elevation – equivalent to hiking Mt. Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Date: May 9th, 2019
North Woodstock, NH- Winter's snow has finally melted, reawakening the mountain landscape in Kinsman Notch. Budding trees, rushing water, and chirping birds signify the start of Spring at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, open daily May 10. This is the 167th season for the popular attraction often referred to as one of New Hampshire's most scenic natural wonders.
Date: April 25th, 2018
North Conway, NH – Ahhhhh! Springtime in Mt Washington Valley. The days are getting longer, the snow is melting, and the waterfalls are rushing. Spring is a special time of year marked by 50 shades of green; a beautiful and vibrant palette provided by Mother Nature. With springtime comes several annual events and recreational opportunities for those ready to get out and enjoy the warm air and outdoor recreation.
Date: May 5th, 2015
White Mountains, NH - Summer is right around the corner, and the 17 big attractions in New Hampshire's White Mountains are preparing for the tourist season."People are already making their summer travel plans," said Jayne O'Connor, President of the White Mountains Attractions Association. "And we've been busy already on spring weekends....
Do you enjoy the outdoors and enjoy writing (or think you might)? Join veteran naturalist, tracker and poet, Barbara Bald on an easy trek along the trails and fields here at Castle the Clouds. Spend time walking in nature, sitting in stillness and stopping at waterfalls, outcroppings and sights that call to you. We will use journal writing, prose and poetry to help us experience the world and our connections to it in a different way.
No writing experience is necessary, but participants are asked to bring a small note pad and pencil, tiny tape recorder, or a cell phone that records. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. You might consider bringing a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, bug and tick repellent and a small cushion that could fit in a day pack.
Due to the intimate nature of this program, space is very limited and registration is required. Please register at the orange button above or call Stephanie at 603-476-5410.
About the Facilitator: Barbara Bald is a veteran naturalist, tracker and poet. She has taught science for over 25 years, is passionate about writing and nature and loves sharing them with others. Barb has written for two NH magazines, won many local writing contests, and has published two full length poetry books and one chapter book.
Do you want to get outside, rejuvenate in nature, or unplug? Join us for a guided hike along the scenic Brook Walk Trail! Hiking is a wonderful way to tend to your overall wellness, physically, mentally and emotionally. Hike by seven waterfalls including the Falls of Song, the largest and most well-known waterfall on the property. This hike is moderate difficulty and takes about one hour round-trip. Participants should wear good walking shoes and bring water with them.
Where to meet: Please meet the hiking group at Cones in the Clouds. Parking is available in the unpaved parking spaces across from Cones in the Clouds and in our visitor parking lot.
Guest speaker Author Bruce Bolnik
Bruce will share his guide to over 100 waterfalls in the White Mountains of NH and tells the best time of year and vantage points from which to view them. Will also give sugestions for further hikes, swimming holes, and uncrowded picnic spots.
Guest speaker Bruce Bolnick will share his guide to over 100 waterfalls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, explain the best times of year and vantage points from which to view them, and give suggestions for further hikes, swimming holes, and uncrowded picnic spots.
Start your Labor Day with a morning run or walk up the beautiful scenic road to the Castle lawn! This is a family-friendly event and guests of all ages are encouraged to participate. The total distance of the route is 2.6 miles; participants will start at the Lower Gatehouse on Route 171, traverse up the scenic road past “The Pebble,” skirt along the waterfalls, travel past the Carriage House Restaurant and wind up the trolley road to the mansion. Medals will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the male and female categories.
All runners and walkers should be finished the 2.6 miles by 9:30am. Please keep this in mind if you feel you would need longer than the hour and half to complete the trek up our mountain. We will have a vehicle following and can bring anyone up who doesn’t feel they can make it to the top by 9:30am.
Registration is available:
Want to register as a team? Teams require a minimum of four people. Please call 603-476-5410 to register your team & have each team member’s name, e-mail address, and telephone number ready.
Please be sure to wear weather appropriate and comfortable running/walking shoes and clothing for this event.
Wild Places-Art Exhibit by Anthony Celli
Artist Reception and Exhibit Opening on Saturday, January 4, 4:00-6:00 PM
Anthony Celli, an avid hiker and explorer, finds inspiration in alpine landscapes, hidden waterfalls, dense northern forests, and secluded mountain trout ponds. Hiking the 4,000 footers of New Hampshire, Anthony was motived to capture the wild energy of these places and express it
through color and contrast on canvas. Anthony’s oil paintings feature unique landforms, cosmic lighting, and varied weather spectacles and show his progression as an artist while inviting the viewer on a journey on a secluded
mountain trail. When Anthony is not hiking or painting, he can be found creating culinary masterpieces in the AMC’s Highland Center kitchen. This artwork will be on display from January 4– April 3, with an opening on Saturday, January 4.
The following Businesses are members of the White Mountains Attractions Association:
PACKAGE DETAILS: Luxurious accommodations. Each adult can choose one of the following: $100 spa credit (Children under 16 not permitted in Spa), Ski ticket for Bretton Woods with lunch (available November - April) with lunch which includes entrée, side and non-alcoholic beverage at ski area dining venue 18 Holes of golf with cart and lunch (available May - October) with lunch which includes entrée, side and non-alcoholic beverage at The Grille Canopy Tour (Minimum age is 12 (12-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Minimum weight limit is 90 pounds and Maximum weight limit is 250 pounds
Package includes accommodations nightly, and either a spa credit, ski ticket with lunch (November-April), canopy tour or round of golf with cart and lunch (May-October) each day, per adult.
Address: 310 Mt Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone: (603) 278-1000
PACKAGE DETAILS: Luxurious accommodations, fresh flowers delivered to room at turndown on night of arrival, champagne and keepsake flutes delivered to room at turndown on night of arrival, daily full American breakfast for each registered guest, dinner for each registered guest at hotel restaurant of choice, and one private carriage or sleigh ride per stay (rides are weather permitting).
Experience romance, New Hampshire style. Enjoy luxurious accommodations complete with dinner, champagne, a sleigh or carriage ride, and breakfast.
Address: 310 Mt Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone: (603) 278-1000