Outdoor Recreation

One of the best things about visiting the White Mountains, is that there is so much to do in the beautiful outdoors. We offer the best in kayaking, horseback riding, boating, bike riding, and golfing. The fresh air, the incredble views, and the awesome activiites will leave you wanting more, and never wanting to leave!

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Experience Squam Boating Excursions

Come experience pristine Squam Lake in a way that is personalized to your liking. Relax aboard a 23' Sea Ray Bow-Rider. Bask in the sun or stay shaded under the boat's canopy. Zoom fast around the lake or putter along. Anchor in quiet coves or off sandy beaches, swim or jump off the boat. Be daring and jump off infamous "Jumping Rock". View wildlife, tour historic Church Island and On Golden Pond movie sites. Stroll along a boarded swamp-walk or pick native blueberries in season. Cruise at sunset, or star gaze under a full moon. This is the perfect excursion for those who'd like to rent a boat for a day or a couple of hours, but are leery of navigating Squam's shallow and rocky waterways, and don't want to have to get a boater's license. Bathroom facilities are accessible on several public islands. Our boat operators are commercially licensed and insured and have 25 years of boating experience on Squam.

The Franconia Inn Activities Center

Offering a wide array of outdoor recreation including warm weather activities like mountain biking, swimming, fishing, tennis, glider rides & horseback riding. Winter brings popular activities such as horse drawn sleigh rides, snow shoeing and snow tubing. Our own cross-country ski center boasts 65km of woodsy trails.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

At the base of Mount Washington you'll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. Enjoy a guided kayak trip along scenic lakes and rivers of northern NH with brilliant mountain views and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Bring your own bike or rent one, walk or hike along on our scenic trail system with amazing views of the Presidential Mountain Range. The Glen View Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy breakfast or lunch, or visit Great Glen Outfitters for the latest tax-free clothing, outdoor gear and gifts.

Windy Ridge Orchard & Christmas Tree Farm

Family destination! Pick your own blueberries & apples, cut your own Christmas trees, gift shop, Cider House Cafe, and Windy Ridge Wine Shop. Nature trails & farm animals. Open July-Dec.

Stables at the Farm By The River B&B

Trek out on horseback from the Stables at the Farm by the River Bed & Breakfast- offering incredibly scenic horse rides to the general public and inn guests. The stables are open daily, all year round. A place for all seasons- experience 70 private acres, with panoramic mountain views and ride through meadows and mixed coniferous and hardwood forest all along the Saco River. Some of the maple trees are over 200 years old! The B and B with stables is the only property in the White Mountains offering horseback riding all year long- even in the winter! Besides horseback riding, guests can cozy up to that special someone for a private Victorian carriage or sleigh ride for two, or join in with others for a group wagon ride or sleigh ride (holds up to 12-14 people). Pony rides are offered for the little ones from 3-8 years old. And don't forget to say hello to the pet goats, Max and Freckles while visiting! There is something for the whole family to enjoy on this award-winning B & B inn & stables. One can “Simply Ride” or select one of the “Ride & Stay” packages-all rooms with private baths, some have jacuzzis and/or fireplaces. Two-room family suites and a cottage are also available on this 1771 family estate- off the beaten path on the quiet side of North Conway -  just 2 miles from North Conway Village. Call to reserve- reservations are highly recommended

DirtVentures and SledVentures

A great ATV or Snowmobile adventure based on your level of riding ability. Sure to be an exciting adventure on wheels or tracks with friendly service, all necessary gear and professional guides.

Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring

45km of trails connecting Intervale with North Conway Village for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Explore trails winding through riverside hayfields or mountainside forests offering diverse terrain for all abilities with mountain and river views. Designated trails also available for fat tire biking and pets. Stay and ski free lodging packages available, many at trailside properties. Events include annual Snowshoe Scramble and Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Festival, and weekly guided Snowshoe Tours.

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

Come to Loon Mountain Resort and discover Scotland - no passport required. Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Fun activities for all ages. Children 14 and under admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Mountain Wanderings

History tours of the White Mountains with Registered Guide and 9th generation mountain native. Learn about the scenery, wildlife and history. Can be picked up at your lodging. Maximum group size 5 people.

Owl's Nest

A semi-private 18 hole golf course and Resort community located in the beautiful White Mountains. Owl's Nest is the perfect place for every skill and play level. Dining for all at the Sunset Room and Tavern. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Omni Mount Washington Resort Golf

Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the meticulously restored 18-hole Mount Washington Course has been named NH's #1 “Best Course You Can Play” for the last 8 years by Golfweek! The 9-hole Mount Pleasant Course also offers challenging and scenic play.

Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Mountain bike, fat bike, and road bike rentals for use on over 50km of mountainside trails as well as roads in Waterville Valley. Lift service for downhill mountain biking is available at Snow's Mountain. Retail and repairs also available at this location.

Great Vermont Corn Maze

Largest Maze in New England. Located just 40 minutes north of Franconia Notch. Open Aug 1 thru mid-Oct. Arrive by 1 pm. 26 acres of fun. 2 mazes. One of the TOP 10 Mazes in America! New designs, surprises, Pretending play area, tunnels, bridges, Barnyard Golf and animals. Popular October Haunted event too.

Raft NH

With trips ranging from family-friendly class II to wild class IV there is a whitewater rafting experience for everyone! Ages 6+ welcome, no experience necessary. Be sure to ask about our signature "Paws and Paddles" package that combines rafting and rolling dog sledding all into one adventurous day!

Ski Fanatics

An outdoor fun center with shuttle and rental service for canoes and kayaks on the Pemigewasset River. "Paddle The Pemi." And a full serivce ski and snowboard shop with top quality rentals and highly skilled service team.

Loon Mountain Ministry

We are a non-denominational church that offers an outdoor worship service atop beautiful Loon Mountain. Whether summer or winter services offer breathtaking views, engaging music and spiritually uplifting messages.

White Mountain Motorsports Park

6 divisions of Stock Car Racing Saturday Nights May-September. Featuring Late Models, Dwarfs, Strictly Stocks, Strictly Minis & Kids Trucks. Snack bar on site. See Area Events page for dates/times.

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel

Experience the White Mountains of NH like never before! We offer year-round, hands-on, dog sledding adventures. Participants ages 2+ are welcome, no experience necessary. Come meet and greet the sled dogs (many of which are rescue and second chance), hear their stories and embark on a scenic dog sled ride!

White Mountains Helicopter

White Mountains Helicopter provides scenic helicopter rides, flight instruction and aerial photography services in the White Mountains Region of NH. See spectacular scenery of the White Mountains from a new perspective... From the air!

North Conway's Moose Safari Moose Tour

Evening 3 1/2 hour moose tours (96% success May thru September). Reservation required. Partial tour schedule mid-May to early October. Adults $35. Ages to 15, $19. Celebrating 12 seasons. 8 pm departure. Moose movie - Moose Tour - Moose Fun!

Ragged Mountain Equipment

A favorite for Women's, Men's, and Children's outdoor equipment and apparel. We offer the very best product lines and the latest technology in outdoor equipment and clothing.

White Mountains National Forest

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.

ELC Outdoors

Come experience ELC Outdoors with a variety of activities including Whitewater rafting, Aerial Adventure course, canoe/kayak rentals and tours, and wildlife boat excursions. Adventures for the while family. Take a ride on the Wild Side!

Still Waters Run Deep Kayaking

Explore the more peaceful corners of northern New Hampshire and Vermont with unique, customized Kayaking, Hiking and Snowshoe Tours. Groups from 2 - 8 people, ages 12 and up. All tours include equipment, basic instruction, transportation and a picnic lunch. Try our specialty trips in hand-crafted cedar kayaks, made piece by piece by a Native Vermonter. Also, visit the Still Waters Herbal Gift Shop for Reiki treatments, herbal products, hand-crafted items, gemstones and more.

Gorham Moose Tours

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!

Franconia Notch Stables

Enjoy the White Mountains on horseback! Located next to the Franconia Inn, offering group and private horseback, carriage rides and sleigh rides through beautiful fields, forests and streams.

State Parks in the White Mountains

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.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Nonprofit organization providing recreational and competitive opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing that enrich lives and promote healthy lifestyles.

Vertical Ventures Aviation

Enjoy a thrill of a lifetime over the majestic White Mountains on board our luxurious, climate controlled helicopters. Services include Aerial photography, sightseeing tours and special events. Call today to book your flight!

North Country Climbing Center

The only full-service indoor climbing gym serving the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We offer outdoor guiding, yoga, and year-round climbing on over 6000 square feet of varied terrain for all ages and abilities.

Saco Valley Canoe

Canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on the Saco River is great family fun with fantastic scenery. $25/week-day, canoe and kayak rentals in New Hampshire and Maine.

White Mountains Fishing

The clear, cold water of the White Mountains region is ideal for trout fishing, and Brook, Brown, and Rainbow trout are abundant. Check out our notable rivers and lakes and get licensing information here.

SkyVenture NH

Indoor Skydiving, Indoor Surfing, Fishpipe, Rock Wall, Oasis Cafe & More! Come and experience a day of ADVENTURE! Fun for all ages and all equipment is included!

Maplewood Country Club

18 hole Championship Donald Ross golf course, putting green, Pro Shop, lodging, restaurant, wedding and event facilities. Public Welcome!

North Country Chamber Players

"White Mountains Music Festival" July 12-August 17. Join us for six weeks of music with two outstanding Chamber Music Repertoire concerts each week. For programs and venues visit: northcountrychamberplayers.org.

Pemi Valley Moose Tours

Take a 3 hour evening moose tour (average 98% success rate). Sure to be fun for the whole family! Please call for details and times!

Lancaster Fair

Come to the 147th Lancaster Fair, August 31- September 4. It's the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire, featuring agricultural activities, a large midway, 4-H exhibits, motorized competitions, food, and music. Parking is free.

Saco River Tubing Center

Enjoy a relaxing day floating down the crystal clear waters of the Saco River. Saco River averages 3 ft. deep with some small rapids, sandy beaches and rope swings for the more adventurous.