Visit and experience these 17 popular and legendary attractions of the White Mountains. Each one is fun for all ages and a great vacation value! You can spend the day at one, or visit several—you might even want to plan your trip to include them all! The drive between the attractions is short, the scenery is spectacular, and a White Mountains vacation that is a great value.
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The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.
Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy over 30 wonderfully themed rides and attractions including our newest attraction: Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific musical stage show and meet and greet! Take a ride on Roar-O-Saurus—our one of-a-kind wooden roller coaster! Making more memories than ever! Story Land; a family favorite for over 60 years!!
The legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road—America’s original man-made attraction! The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the highest peak in the Northeast is yours to enjoy when you drive yourself or take a comfortable 2-hour guided tour to the summit of Mt. Washington. Adventure can be found along the 7.6 mile Auto Road with five different ecological zones to explore. At the 6,288-foot summit enjoy panoramic views spanning distant mountains & valleys or experience the world-famous weather extremes that Mt. Washington is known for!
Explore the White Mountains while you soar 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph at the largest and most award-winning adventure destination in New England. Multiple zipline courses to choose from, fabulous views of the White Mountains and professional guide staff. Off road adventures feature unique, 6-wheel drive Pinzgauers on 300 private acres with spectacular views. Challenge yourself in the recently expanded Thrillsville Aerial Park and the always exciting BigAirBag Launchzone. Tours run year round.
Join us aboard our restored vintage coaches for a 15-mile, 80-minute excursion along the banks of the Pemigewasset River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November through mid-December for Santa Express Trains. Busses, Recreation Centers & school groups welcome. Visit our website for a complete schedule of special events.
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm. Along the walk 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 movie on Franconia Notch State Park, information, gift shop, cafeteria, and interpretive exhibits.
Visit North Conway's Playground and experience adventures in our Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Parks. Zoom down 1000's 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, race down the summer tubing hill, and enjoy lunch at the Meister hut after a scenic chairlift ride to the summit. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course for fun challenges like zip lines, air bridges, cargo nets, and more. Little ones can test the Kids Course.
Discover our new giant bird nest viewing platform and recent additions including the forest adventure trail, bird cage overlook, treehouse and suspension bridge. Follow Lost River to explore jagged rock walls, glacial caves, gigantic boulders, and cascading waterfalls. Complete your experience by panning for gemstones or stroll through the gift shop. See why Lost River Gorge is one of New Hampshire’s greatest natural wonders.
Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider—soar 1/2-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at up to 45 mph! Then ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000'+ 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 US National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, and special events available all summer.
Clark’s has been a trusted family attraction since 1928. Ride our exhilarating Water Raft Ride, Anaconda Escape! Enjoy the Trained Bear Show, a train ride on The White Mountain Central Railroad through Wolfman’s territory, and our Amazing Circus! Don’t miss Wolfie’s Segway Park, Water Blaster Boats, the Climbing Tower, Museums, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor and River City Mining. Visit unique specialty shops and much more at Clark’s Trading Post. We can BEARLY wait to see you!
Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the mountaintop playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park full of five courses for all adrenaline levels. Zipline across the rushing Pemigewasset River, get lost in the LogJam Maze, scale the giant Spiderweb and outdoor climbing wall, rent an e-bike and more.
Soar high above our trails and tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain on the rider-controlled ZipTour, including one of the longest single zip span in the East! Enjoy the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster or experience North America’s longest Alpine Slide. Attitash is also home to cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, Slacklines, a free-fall Airbag Jump and the only outdoor water park in the Mt. Washington Valley.
Whale’s Tale Water Park was recently voted TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Waterparks in the United States. With some of the industry’s best water attractions, Whale’s Tale is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends and family. Our world class surfing attraction, Akua Beach, will reopen in May 2018 for drop-in and private sessions. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Toddlers, children, teens and adults of all ages keep busy on our wide variety of industry leading attractions. Spend a great day together as you slide, swim and splash through our world class waterpark—and don’t forget to catch the Beachside Bash on the Waveside Stage!
Relive the golden days of railroading as you travel aboard one of our elegant Dining Cars, the Chocorua on the Valley Trains, or the Hattie Evans as part of the Notch Train's First Class Package on the Chocorua, enjoy lunch or dinner, complete with friendly & attentive service, in a beautiful restaurant where the views are constantly changing.
Ride to the top of Mount Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway—built in 1869. Choose eco-friendly biodiesel or historic steam locomotives for a thrilling train ride to New England’s highest peak. On-board guided tour provides an entertaining narrative. 3-hour round trip adventure includes one hour at the summit for activities. Upon return to the base, enjoy the gift shop, restaurant and new Cog Railway Museum. A unique experience and must do while visiting the White Mountains.
EnJOY exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer. Get refreshed in our HoHoH2O water park & JOYride water slides. One of the Top 25 US Amusement Parks (TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards four years in a row!)—the only New England park on the list! One low admission includes all features for the entire day, including parking, strollers & more. A tradition, from our family to yours, for over 60 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.
Explore one of New Hampshire’s premier outdoor experiences, offering 9 granite caves, 7 family-friendly attractions, 5 guided rock-climbing routes, our Animal Parc with unique species, and 1 Via Ferrata—an iron climbing feature spanning over 170 feet. Welcoming and fun for kids, adventurous for adults! Conquer climbing routes, squeeze through caves, or try your hand at mining for gems at the Baker River Mining Sluice. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! Be sure to wear proper gear; hiking shoes and clothes meant for playing outside!