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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Lancaster Fair

Come to the 149th Lancaster Fair, August 29- September 2. 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.

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!

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.

Great Vermont Corn Maze

Largest Maze in New England. Located just 40 minutes north of Franconia Notch. Open Aug 1 thru mid-Oct. Recommend arriving by noon. 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: deadnorthvermont.com.

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.

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.

North Conway Moose Safari Moose Tour

Evening 3 1/2 hour Moose Tour with approx 8PM departure. Partial schedule mid May into October. Adults $35. Age 12 & under $25. Celebrating 13 seasons! Moose movie - Moose Tour - Moose Fun!

North Country Climbing Center

The only full-service indoor climbing gym serving the White Mountains of New Hampshire with over 6000 square feet of varied terrain for all ages and abilities. Open 7 days a week, we offer year-round indoor climbing, outdoor guiding, camps and more!

Loon Mountain Resort

Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride to explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Play a round on the new Loon Peak Disc Golf Course, or unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park on one of 5 courses for all adrenaline levels. Zipline across the Pemigewasset River, get lost in the LogJam Maze, scale the outdoor climbing wall, rent an e-bike, and more.

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.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

Located in the 100-Acre Wood, just 4 miles north of North Conway Village on Route 16, BIBLF offers a 10K trail system that includes a Storybook Trail featuring a different story each week along with view of mountains and surrounding rivers. The Theater in the Wood is a 300-seat theater offering productions year-round along with a Maple Sugaring Operation located on the property. BIBLF hosts many educational and fundraising events with proceeds going towards their outreach literacy programs and scholarship opportunities.

Vertical Ventures Aviation

Helicopter Tours, Aerial filming and photography, events and more...Climb onboard our luxurious helicopter equipped with BOSE headsets, leather seats and bubble windows to enjoy our scenic aerial tours. Experience a bird’s eye view of the highest peaks of the White Mountains. From Cannon Mountain, Mt Lafayette all the way eastbound to the impervious Mt. Washington. All of Vertical Ventures helicopter tours will give you an amazing and unique perspective of the Presidential Range and other famous landmarks like the Majestic Mt. Washington Hotel and the Cog Railway.

Bretton Woods Canopy Tour & Adventure Center

The year round Canopy Tour is a high-flying adventure with nine zip lines and spectacular views, and is one of Yankee Magazine's Editors' Picks for Unforgettable Guided Adventures. In the warmer months, enjoy the great outdoors on the guided West Wall Climb or ATV Ride, plus downhill mountain biking, disc golf and scenic lift rides! Or test your skills on the indoor Slopeside Climbing Wall.

Omni Mount Washington Resort

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 10 years by Golfweek! The 9-hole Mount Pleasant Course also offers challenging and scenic play.

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!

Maplewood Country Club

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

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!

Northeast Snowmobile & ATV Rentals

ATV/UTV Rentals Ride the Wilds, the nation's best interconnected summertime ATV trail system. Complete with the best views, marked trails, and the most friendly locals.

White Mountain 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.

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.

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.

Attitash Mountain Resort

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 spans 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.

White Mountains Helicopter

Experience the White Mountains Like Never Before. White Mountains Helicopter offers the ultimate experience through year-round helicopter tours of New Hampshire’s most beautiful mountain range. Create lasting memories as you tour the region’s most breathtaking sites from the comfort of a private helicopter. Our customizable scenic tours are built with one goal in mind - to wow our customers with each flight. Book your flight today at www.flywm.com or by calling (603) 823-3358. Gift certificates available.

Northern Extremes Snowmobiling

Offering self-guided snowmobile rentals on the Family Friendly Bear Notch snowmobile trail system. This 50 mile closed loop trail system offers spectacular views of Mount Washington & Mount Chocorua. Along the way riders can stop at a scenic vista, picnic along Swift River or look for moose. Trails are patrolled & groomed daily by the State of New Hampshire and White Mountain Trail Club.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Cross country (Nordic) skiing on the largest trail network in the Northeast. 100 KM (60 miles) of professionally groomed trails plus 50 KM of back country trails; 28 KM just for snowshoers. Learn to ski or improve your skills with lessons and special programs. So many choices: long-distance loops, inn-to-inn trails, and dog-friendly trails, too.

Franconia ArtWalk

The Franconia ArtWalk is an easy art walking tour along Franconia NH's Main Street. Continue in a loop past Dow Field with its beautiful mountain views or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Gale River.

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.

Waterville Valley Golf Club

Historic and classic hotel course, 9 holes all with Mountain Views, full service clubhouse great for events, functions. We cater to couples, families and grandchildren. May to end of October. Winter Tubing Hill, perfect for family fun or all ages, catering to children, no reservations needed, daily from Christmas to March.

Pemi Valley Moose Tours

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!

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.

Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club

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.

Ski Fanatics

Summer: Paddle the Pemi! Kayak, canoe, tube rentals and shuttle to the Pemigewasset River. Enjoy a scenic paddle/float in The White Mts. Winter: Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and x-country ski rentals. Yr. round shopping to outfit your outdoor activities!

North Country Chamber Players

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

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.

Franconia Notch Stables

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

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 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.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

At the base of Mount Washington 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.

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 4 people.

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.

Waterville Valley Recreation Department

Guided hikes, Summer Day Camp for ages 5-12, Teen Adventure Sessions, Pedal Boat, Kayak and SUP Rentals, special events, Indoor Rock Climbing, Field Rentals, and a full gymnasium. Waterville Valley Rec Department has what you're looking for. Open to the public with membership options.

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.

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.

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!

Weeks State Park

On the summit of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster is the summer estate of John Wingate Weeks, the U.S. Congressman who led the charge to establish the Weeks Act of 1911 to create our National Forest system. The hiking trails provide year-round activity for all ages and the first Scenic & Cultural Byway in our state leads to a spectacular view from the summit.