Did you know that the White Mountains region 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. Check out these Adventures Centers throughout the White Mountains that will exhilarate and thrill you.
Alpine Adventures -Lincoln
Experience the thrill of this award-winning zip line destination, here in the White Mountains. Choose from three different zip line courses, depending on your thrill level and enjoy breath-taking views as you soar through the trees up to 200 feet above the ground while reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour! 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 which is a self-guided course that includes a Climbing Tower, rope ladders, the Quick Drop Free Fall, and the BigAirBag Stuntzone. Haven’t had enough fun yet? Get behind the wheel of one of the Side x Side ATV vehicles for an adventurous guided excursion.
Attitash Mountain Resort -Bartlett
For those in the know, Attitash is not only an epic ski resort in the winter, but it is also home to North America’s longest Alpine Slide. This incredibly fun (and fast!) slide has been thrilling visitors for decades and is an icon of the Mount Washington Valley. If you’re a mountain bike enthusiast or just learning the ropes, visitors will enjoy Attitash’s lift-serviced Mountain Biking. Come and rent one of their fleet of bikes, or bring your own and explore the varied terrain on the trail system.
Cranmore Mountain - North Conway
Adrenalin junkies will love spending the day at Cranmore! The Mountain Adventure Center offers a variety of activities to bring your heart rate up. Twist and turn down 2,400 feet of mountain on the Mountain Coaster, where YOU control the speed. Share the thrill of soaring 700 feet down the mountainside with a friend for a side-by-side adventure on the Soaring Eagle Zipline. Cranmore’s Giant Swing takes you and three friends on an exhilarating ride to the sky. If mountain biking is your thing, Cranmore offers chairlift serviced, down-hill mountain biking for beginners to the most advanced riders. Need something a little gentler? Scenic chair lift rides to the summit make for a relaxing way to spend a few hours on -mountain. Enjoy a bite to eat or a cold drink at the top.
Loon Mountain Resort -Lincoln
Loon Mountain Resort is an adventure playground in the summer. Soak in those White Mountain views on the Gondola Skyride (New Hampshire’s longest gondola!) At the summit, climb Herbert’s Observation Tower for 360 ° views. (You can even see Mt. Washington from there!) Enjoy a 9-hole round of Disc Golf or explore the summit glacial caves. We certainly can’t forget about Loon’s Mountain Biking trail system, which is set to expand in 2022. Lift-serviced downhill terrain and cross-country trails for all abilities.
Bretton Woods Adventure Center -Bretton Woods
Sweeping views of Mount Washington greet you as you soar through the air on Bretton Woods incredible Zipline 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, Disc Golf and scenic gondola rides.
Gunstock Mountain Resort -Gilford
Spend the day at Gunstock exploring, adventuring, and having a blast. Zip from peak to peak or 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 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. Take a scenic chair lift ride or explore some of their mountain biking and hiking trails.