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Indoor Winter Activities in the White Mountains

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate, and winter is no exception. The White Mountains offers a multitude of outdoor activities but some days you want to do something fun, but just want to stay indoors. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too.

Living Shores Aquarium -Glen

Living Shores is New Hampshire’s first aquarium and offers 32,000 square feet of interactive tide pools, exhibits, and immersive activities. Touch a sting ray, visit with the otters, play in the Augmented Reality Sandbox, then enjoy lunch at Pasta Mia, their on-site Italian restaurant.

Weather Discovery Center -North Conway

This interactive science museum brings weather and climate right to your fingertips! Kids will love the air cannon, flow tank, and wind room, which recreates what the feeling of being on top of Mount Washington during extreme weather conditions. Pretend to be a weather reporter in front of a green screen and get the opportunity to connect live with an observer on top of Mount Washington.

New England Ski Museum -Franconia and North Conway

Both branches of this history museum showcase exhibits on ski pioneers, New England Olympians, the 10th Mountain Division, Tuckerman Ravine, classic skis, lost ski areas, local legends and more.

Museum of the White Mountains -Plymouth

Engage in the White Mountains' past, present, and future. Come explore the region's artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures through multiple exhibits, activities, and events throughout the year.

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm -Tamworth

Situated on the grounds of a 200-year-old working farm the Remick museum offers an interactive tour through the home of two of Tamworth’s country doctors. Check their calendar for activities and events throughout the season suitable for all ages.

North Country Climbing Center -Lisbon

Snowy day, windy day, cold day…whatever the weather, it’s a great time to check out the indoor rock climbing wall at North Country Climbing Center. With over 6,000 feet of varied terrain, this is a fun activity for everyone from beginners to the advanced climber.

Try to Beat the Clock at an Escape Room

With 60 minutes on the clock, do you have what it takes to solve riddles, find clues, and unravel the mystery before time runs out? A fun and interactive challenge, you can choose what room suits you at Time Quest NH in Littleton or Mystery NH in North Conway.

Funspot -Weirs Beach

Touted as being the Largest Arcade in the World, there are over 600 games for all ages to choose from. Spend hours at prize games, videos, pinballs, kiddie bumper cars & kiddie rides, an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course and ten pin & candlepin bowling. THE spot for family fun.

Catch A Show!

At the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth , you can experience a big show in an intimate venue with a packed schedule including GRAMMY winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, world renowned comedians, extraordinary cinema and more. Come and have dinner before the show to complete the experience. Winter at Believe In Books -Theater in the Woods in Intervale , means live music, comedy shows, a Ski Festival and even an Ice Bar!

Wine Tastings

Experience the finer things in life when you take in a wine tasting at Seven Birches Winery in Lincoln and Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith . Both wineries offer exceptional, locally made grape and fruit wines along with tasting events. At Seven Birches, schedule a tour of the winemaking facility or a special tour with the winemaker.

Sample Local Brews

The White Mountains is home to several craft breweries located in a few of the quaint towns that are so unique to the White Mountains region. The Woodstock Inn Brewery in North Woodstock has been making their brews for over 20 years and offer beers made with local ingredients. Enjoy a brewery tour before savoring a flight. Schilling Beer Co. in Littleton specializes in German beers and is in a converted mill on the Ammonoosuc River. Take in their river view from the deck of their tasting room. Rek Lis Brewing Co. in Bethlehem offers a rotating menu of their locally made beers and is opening an expansion this spring. Live music most nights will keep you entertained as will their whiskey and spirit tasting events.