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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Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Waterville Valley

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.

Address: Town Square, Waterville Valley 03215
Phone: (603) 236-4666
Website: www.waterville.com

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.

Address: 40 CLubhouse Ln Thorton, NH 03285
Phone: (603) 726-3076
Website: www.owlsnestresort.com/

North Conway's Moose Safari Moose Tour

North Conway

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 11 seasons. 8 pm departure. Moose movie - Moose Tour - Moose Fun!

Address: Route 16/302, North Conway 03860
Phone: (603) 662-3159
Website: www.mwvmoosetours.com

Maplewood Country Club


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

Address: 2691 Main Street, Route 302, Bethlehem 03574
Phone: (603) 869-3335
Website: www.maplewoodgolfresort.com

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.

Address: 1172 Easton Road, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-5542
Website: www.franconiainn.com

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.

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.

Address: 1172 Easton Road, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-5542
Website: franconianotchstables.com

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. 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.

Address: 279 Route 16/302, Intervale 03845
Phone: (603) 356-9920
Website: www.MWVSkiTouring.com

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!

Address: 100 Adventure Way Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 897-0002
Website: www.skyventurenh.com

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.

Address: 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln 03251
Phone: (800) 358-7268
Website: www.nhscot.org

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.

Address: 279 NH-16, Intervale, NH 03845
Phone: (603) 356-3042
Website: www.raggedmountain.com

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.

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.

Address: 283 Forest Hills Road, Littleton, NH 03560
Phone: (603) 444-0309
Website: www.northcountrychamberplayers.org

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!

Address: 983 Upton Rd Errol, NH 03579
Phone: (603) 215-0002
Website: www.elcoutdoors.com

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation


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

Address: 153 Main St, Jackson, NH 03846
Phone: (603) 383-9355
Website: jacksonxc.org/

Great Vermont Corn Maze

Great Vermont Corn Maze

North Danville

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.

Address: 1404 Wheelock Road, North Danville, VT 05828
Phone: (802) 748-1399
Website: www.vermontcornmaze.com

Experience Squam Boating Excursions

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.

Address: 859 US Route 3, Holderness NH 03245
Phone: (603) 968-3990
Website: www.experiencesquam.com

Raft NH

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!

Address: 196 Main Street, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 545-4533
Website: www.raftnh.com

Mountain Wanderings

White Mountains

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.

Address: White Mountains
Phone: (207) 890-4980
Website: www.mountainwanderings.com

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel

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!

Address: 32 Valley Road, Jefferson 03583
Phone: (603) 545-4533
Website: www.dogslednh.com

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Pinkham Notch

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.

Address: Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 466-2333
Website: www.greatglentrails.com

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.

Address: 1734 East Main Street, Center Conway 03813
Phone: (800) 447-2460
Website: www.sacocanoe.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.

Address: 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln NH 03251
Phone: (603) 745-3366
Website: www.loonmtnministry.com

Stables at the Farm By The River B&B

Stables at the Farm By The River B&B

North Conway

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

Address: 2555 West Side Road, North Conway 03860
Phone: (603) 356-6640
Website: www.farmbytheriver.com

Vertical Ventures Aviation

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!

Address: 5 Airport Road Whitefield, NH 03584
Phone: 855-935-9882
Website: www.flyvva.com/

Still Waters Run Deep Kayaking

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.

Address: 376 Coppermine Road, Monroe, NH 03771
Phone: (603) 638-3017
Website: www.stillwatersrundeepkayaking.com

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!

Address: 39 Railroad Street, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 466-2101
Website: www.gorhammoosetours.org

Omni Mount Washington Resort Golf

Bretton Woods

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.

Address: Route 302, Bretton Woods 03575
Phone: (603) 278-4653
Website: www.brettonwoods.com

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.

Address: Off I-93 Exit 28, Campton 03223
Phone: (603) 726-4327
Website: www.skifanatics.net

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.

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.

Address: 514 US Route 3, Lincoln 03251
Phone: (603) 238-2571
Website: www.nhdirtventures.com

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.

Address: 2572 US Route 302, Lisbon NH 03585
Phone: (603) 838-5300
Website: www.northcountryclimbing.com

White Mountains Helicopter

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!

Address: Helipad Access Road, Route 25, mile marker 18.8
Phone: 603-823-3358
Website: www.flywm.com/

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.

Address: U.S. 3, Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: (603) 788-4531
Website: lancasterfair.com/

White Mountain Motorsports Park

North Woodstock

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.

Address: 463 Daniel Webster Hwy, Route 3, North Woodstock 03262
Phone: (603) 745-6727
Website: www.whitemtnmotorsports.com

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.

Address: 558 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447-4275
Website: www.sacorivertubing.com/

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!

Address: Route 112, Main Street, Lincoln 03251
Phone: (603) 745-2744
Website: www.moosetoursnh.com

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.

Address: 1775 Benton Road, North Haverhill 03774
Phone: (603) 787-6377
Website: www.windyridgeorchard.com