Did you know that the White Mountains is THE place to be for summer fun and adrenaline-fueled adventure? That’s because we have the coolest spots to zip, glide, climb, and coast. Here are 8 awesome adventure centers, right here in the White Mountains that will get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing. Are YOU ready?
Alpine Adventures -Lincoln
Alpine Adventures is an award-winning zip line destination of New England. There are three different zip line courses to choose from, where a rider can soar 200 feet above the ground and reach 60 miles per hour! Take in breath-taking views of the White Mountains, while zipping from tree to tree. Alpine Adventures is also home to the Off-Road Adventure Tour, which offers a thrill like no other. Guests will scale to the top of Barron Mountain inside a Swiss army transport vehicle called a Pinzgauer and enjoy amazing views of the White Mountains and Franconia Notch State Park. If you haven’t had enough fun already, check out Thrillsville Aerial Park. It is a self-guided course that includes a Climbing Tower, rope ladders, the Quick Drop Free Fall, and the BigAirBag Stuntzone.
Attitash Mountain Resort -Bartlett
Head to Attitash and take a ride on New Hampshire’s longest single zipline! Riders can zip from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash on the Flying Bear Zip, while reaching speeds of 65mph! Along with the amazing zip lines, Attitash also has a Mountain Coaster where riders take a scenic 1400 foot ride uphill before making the 2,880 foot ride down the mountain. Riders control how fast they go and can reach speeds up to 25mph. The Alpine Slide is celebrating over years of thrilling guests on a crazy mile-long ride down the mountain. Guests can also enjoy the thrill of a free falling airbag jump.
Cranmore Mountain - North Conway
Cranmore is an adrenalin junkie’s playground! Twist and turn down 2,400 feet of mountain on the Mountain Coaster, where YOU control the speed. The Soaring Eagle Zipline will give you the sensation that you’re flying! Share the thrill of soaring 700 feet down the mountainside with a friend for a side by side adventure. Cranmore’s Giant Swing takes you and three friends on an exhilarating ride to the sky, and their Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course which includes rope bridges, ladders, cargo nets, and ziplines. Each of their 4 courses are self-guided and range in challenge for all abilities.
Loon Mountain Resort -Lincoln Loon Mountain Resort offers plenty of thrills and adventure for beginners, and for those looking to up the ante. Take in the scenic White Mountains by going on a Gondola ride, soar 750 feet over the Pemigwasset River on a zip line. Go through a log maze, climb rock walls, and ride the bike trails. The Loon Mountain Aerial Adventure Park will test your agility and balance with 5 different courses to choose from. Elements range from 9-40 feet off the ground with a combination of trapeze bridges, a tightrope walk, and much more.
Wildcat Mountain -Pinkham Notch
Experience the sensation of flying while soaking in spectacular views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range on Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider Zip Line. Take the Snowcat Triple chairlift to the zipline start deck and prepare for the adrenalin to kick in. While suspended 70 feet in the air, riders descend 2,100 feet over treetops, ski trails, and the Peabody River and can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
Bretton Woods Adventure Center -Bretton Woods
Sweeping views of Mount Washington greet you as you fly through the air on Bretton Woods incredible Canopy Tour. This 3-hour excursion has participants gliding through the trees and descending 1,000 feet to the base of Bretton Woods. In addition to the 9 ziplines and 3 rappels, Bretton Woods Adventure Center also features an indoor and outdoor climbing wall, ATV tours, mountain biking, and an Adventure Playground and Go Karts for the kiddos.
Gunstock Mountain Resort -Gilford
Spend the day at Gunstock exploring, adventuring, and having a blast. Zip from peak to peak and peak to base on one of the longest ziplines in the U.S. (1.6 miles!) For those looking to take it up a notch, head to Gunstock in the evening for a Moonlight Zip Tour. Take the hair lift up and enjoy games and light fare before zipping by head lamp to the base where a bon fire, hot chocolate, and s’mores await you. Take a spin on the nearly 4,100 foot Mountain Coaster course, and challenge yourself on the Aerial Adventure Course which features 91 challenges on the high ropes course, bridges, swings and zip lines.
Monkey Trunks -Chocorua
Just like a monkey, you will be swinging through the trees, completing 61 challenges through a 6-level course! Each level becomes more challenging as you navigate tightropes, swinging beams, hanging tires, cargo nets, a treetop spider web, and so much more. If that wasn’t enough, there are also 11 zipline rides that get bigger and higher at each level. Zip side by side with a friend and race them to the next challenge!