The White Mountains of New Hampshire is home to stunning waterfalls, relaxing swimming holes, and incredble wildlife, such as moose, black bear, loons, fox, turkey, and rainbow trout. You might spot some of this wildlife just by walking on one of the thousands of hiking trails in the White Mountains. You may also get an insider's glimpse of where wildlife live by taking a Moose Tour. If you spend a little time in one of our State Parks, you will witness some of New Hampshire's finest flora and fauna.
Take a 3 hour evening moose tour (average 95% success rate). Sure to be fun for the whole family! Please call for details and times!
The Franconia ArtWalk is an easy art walking tour along Franconia NH's Main Street on which you will see sculptures and other art related attractions. Continue in a loop past Dow Field with its beautiful mountain views and enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Gale River.
North of Franconia Notch State Park is the Northern White Mountains. This gentle countryside is a bit more rural, the pace slower, the views absolutely gorgeous … so get off the highway and explore.
Explore Indian Head Resort’s iconic and historic 100-foot Observation Tower and enjoy 360° views including Franconia Notch and Mount Pemigewasset, also known as the Indian Head Profile. Open to the public, admission is $1.00 per person. Come for the views and stay to peruse our extensive gift shop filled with apparel, White Mountains souvenirs, toys, and stuffed animals.
Let us take you on a 3 hour tour in one of our comfortable tour buses. Enjoy a guided wildlife adventure on the North Country's longest running tour. We know just where to find MOOSE!
The 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest is a powerful presence in the White Mountains. Adjacent to or part of every village and town, the National Forest ensures that this region will remain largely undeveloped.
Learn more about watersheds and their importance to wildlife
Discover the beauty of the Kancamagus Highway with ultimate flexibility. This self-guided, narrated driving tour acts as a personalized tour guide, historian, and GPS all in one! Simply download the app and explore at your own pace. You’ll get crystal clear directions and none of the hassle of a tour group. It all works offline too! And once you’ve downloaded the tour, you can access it forever. With this self-guided tour, explore the breathtaking White Mountains and get to know the tribes who called this place home. Hear their legends, such as the tale of the great celestial bear who litters the sky with stars, and learn about tribal leaders like Chief Kancamagus. Plus, get the truth behind rumors of the Saco River Curse. You won’t just be admiring the sights—you’ll actually get to know the rich story of the mountains! Everything you need to uncover the secrets of the Kancamagus and White Mountains fits right on your phone. The tour plays automatically, based on your location. As you drive, different stories about what you’re seeing will pop up and start playing. The tour will let you know when to pause, when to go, and when you can choose to stop for a hike, vista, or waterfall. Just start at the White Mountains Visitor Center in Lincoln and follow the given route. All you have to do next is enjoy the ride! The tour is perfect for couples, families, and groups. It’s easy to use and works just like a personal tour guide in your passenger seat. Start exploring!
One of the most exciting aspects of spending time in the White Mountains is the opportunity to see wildlife such as white-tailed deer (the New Hampshire state mammal), moose, fox, bear, and other native animals. Several areas of the White Mountain National Forest are known as excellent places to observe wildlife. If you do see wildlife like moose or black bear on your outdoor explorations, exercise caution and never approach the animal...
It's the highest mountain in northeastern North America: 6,288-foot Mount Washington. Native Americans called it "Agiocochook" and didn't climb it, believing that its summit was the home of the Great Spirit. Today its summit, a State Park, is visited by over a quarter of a million people from all over the world each year. From there, on a clear day, it's often possible to see into five states - New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York - even into Canada...
There are a number of ways to make a loop through the southern White Mountains and the Lakes Region; here are a couple possibilities.
Evening 3 1/2 hour Moose Tour with approx 8PM departure. Partial schedule mid May into October. Adults $39. Age 12 & under $25. Celebrating 15 seasons! Moose movie - Moose Tour - Moose Fun!
Visit Enfield Shaker Museum, home of the largest Shaker dwelling house ever built: The Great Stone Dwelling. Also featuring nine building in various stages of restoration, the Feast Ground on Mt. Assurance, gardens, cemeteries, and miles of hiking trails.
Whether your travels take you along the White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway, the Northern Loop, or the Southern Loop, you're in for a treat. Along the way, you'll discover spectacular scenery, covered bridges, historic sites, picturesque towns and villages, and friendly people.
Exhibits and programs on Atlantic salmon and New Hampshire's dynamic wildlife resources.
Experience an adventure like no other while soaring over the stunning scenery of the White Mountains in a vintage open cockpit Red Biplane!
Concord NH's newest outdoor adventure! Pedal on the railroad tracks on our custom made Rail-Bikes! Enjoy a 6.4 mile scenic adventure on a 2 or 4 person rail bike. Please see our website for details.
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, mountain biking, fishing and boating. Take a scenic drive, watch wildlife, learn about the history of the region and the state, or enjoy a picnic with a view. Fees are nominal, and season passes are available.
The Loon Center features loon displays, mounts, interactive exhibits and award-winning videos on loons. The non-profit Loon's Feather Gift Shop sells "all things loon and more!" The 200-acre Markus Wildlife Sanctuary on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee has two miles of walking trails that overlook a nesting pair of loons. Free Admission.
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 the course of its 100-mile route.