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.
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.
There are a number of ways to make a loop through the southern White Mountains and the Lakes Region; here are a couple possibilities.
Experience an adventure like no other while soaring over the stunning scenery of the White Mountains in a vintage open cockpit Red Biplane!
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.
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.
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!