With the long weekend behind us, you might think the White Mountains region is closed for business and waiting for the snow to fly. While we are looking forward to ski season, we are still experiencing a beautiful fall with great weather and incredible foliage. Several of our iconic attractions are still open and can't wait to see you!
Alpine Adventures -Open Year Round
We can’t think of a better way to see some of the best foliage than to zip through it on one of Alpine Adventure’s incredible zipline tours. They also run their off-road tours in their 6-wheel drive custom Pinzgauer vehicles, which brings you on an adrenalin fueled ride through 300 private acres to a beautiful panoramic view of the White Mountains.
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway -Through October 15
Looking to take a gondola ride to the top of a mountain? The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is a thrilling way to see fantastic views and get to the summit of a 4,000 footer in about 7 minutes. On a clear day, views can be seen from four states as well as into Canada! Enjoy these views from the 360° Observation Deck, enjoy walking paths, and grab a beverage or some food at the café.
Conway Scenic Railroad -Through October 21
Scenic beauty and history awaits aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad. Take a ride on a Victorian era train and soak in the unsurpassed beauty of Crawford Notch or the Mount Washington Valley. Customize your excursion with lunch or dinner service and learn about the history of the railroad as well as Crawford Notch and the Mount Washington Valley.
Your journey to the Flume Gorge begins at the Visitor’s Center where you will be greeted with beautiful displays about the natural history of Franconia Notch as well as about the grand hotels that dotted the landscape at the turn of the century. Watch a 20-minute video to discover even more. Grab a bite in the café and peruse the gift shop with many New Hampshire made products. Head out onto the 2-mile loop trail to visit the incredible Flume Gorge, covered bridges, and glacial made pools.
Take a relaxing ride alongside the Pemigewasset River aboard the Hobo Railroad. The 80-minute ride includes a narrative detailing the natural and historical importance of the Pemi River and the White Mountains and enjoy the fall foliage along the way.
Mt. Washington Auto Road -Mid October
Adventure awaits you around every corner on the Mount Washington Auto Road! The Auto Road runs five miles to the top of Mount Washington and scenic beauty will surround you. Choose to drive your own vehicle to the summit of the tallest mountain in the Northeast, or if you're not feeling adventurous enough to drive up yourself, guided tours aboard a “Stage Coach” are available to get you to the top so you can just enjoy the scenery.
Mount Washington Cog Railway -October 31
The MOunt Washington Cog Railway, the world’s first mountain climbing train, began making the trek up the side of Mount Washington in 1869 and has been bringing visitors to the top ever since. The 3-hour round trip brings you to the summit where you can visit the Tip-Top House, a restored version of the historic summit hotel, and spend time exploring the Visitor’s Center and Weather Museum.
Polar Caves Park -Through October 15
As the ice receded from the last Ice Age, glacial boulders were left behind and created what we now know as Polar Caves Park. Climb, shimmy, and crawl your way through 9 glacial caves with names like the “Lemon Squeezer”, “Fat Man’s Misery”, and the “Devil’s Turnpike”. While you’re there, try your hand at rock climbing on the “Glacial Wall”, mine for gemstones at the ‘Baker River Mining Sluice”, and check out the animals in the “Animal Parc”.