The warmer weather has arrived, and we know you have already started to plan your Memorial Day Weekend visit to the White Mountains. The unofficial kick off to summer is always an exciting time as attractions, restaurants, and other businesses in the area work to welcome you back for the season. See what’s in store for you in the White Mountains this Memorial Day!
A reminder to guests planning to visit the region this year: Plan Ahead, Play it SAFE and Pack Your Patience. Advance reservations may be required, so please visit our Know Before You Go page for additional details.
Many of the White Mountains Attractions will be open daily starting Memorial Day weekend. Explore glacial caves at Lost River Gorge or drive to the summit of Mt. Washington with the Mt. Washington Auto Road . Take a ride to the summit of Loon Mountain Resort on their Gondola or the top of Cannon Mountain on their Aerial Tramway. Visit Cinderella and her castle at Story Land or say hi to Santa and his reindeer at Santa’s Village . Visit these attractions (and more!) this season. There’s so much fun to be had this season at all 17 fun and family-friendly attractions.
Waterville Valley has plenty for your family to do over the long, holiday weekend. The Waterville Valley Adventure Center offers bike rentals so you can explore their miles of mountain biking trails. Rent a bike and explore their miles of mountain biking trails. They also offer pedal boat and standup paddleboard rentals for some fun on the water at Corcoran Pond. Have you played disc golf before? Try out a new sport or perfect your skill at their 18-hole disc golf course. Sign your kid up for the Youth Fishing Derby or learn something new and exciting about the animal world during an Animal Encounters presentation brought you by a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center . Enjoy live music over the weekend and be sure to bring your appetite for the 31 st Annual Chowderfest .
There is a little something for everyone in the Mount Washington Valley and Memorial Day weekend is no exception. Bring your family to Jackson for the always entertaining, Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festiv al. This FREE event is now in its 31 st year and includes live music, food vendors, artisans, a silent auction, and of course, the wildly popular rubber duck race. Stock up on the summer essentials at Settlers Green during their annual Memorial Day weekend Sidewalk Sale. Bring home a hone of a kind artisan-made product at the Memorial Weekend Craft Fair , where over 40 exhibitors will be showcasing their wares. The Saco River is great for tubing on a hot day and there are several outfitters in the Mount Washington Valley including the Saco River Tubing Center .
Lincoln/Woodstock is on the western end of the Kancamagus Highway and there are many shops and restaurants to check out while in the area along with many great hikes including Mt. Pemigewasset and Georgiana Falls . Launching Memorial Day Weekend, experience 300 private acres on Barron Mountain on a Side X Side tour with Alpine Adventures . If you need a dose of comedic relief, Jean’s Playhouse will be bringing back their annual Memorial Day Comedy show, featuring some of Boston’s most talented comedians!
Hitting the Lakes Region while visiting the area? Gunstock Mountain Resort’s Adventure Center will reopen for the season Memorial Day Weekend. Check out their various tours including ziplining, e-bike, and Segway, as well as their Aerial Treetop Adventure and Mountain Coaster. The Castle in the Clouds will also be opening their doors and will offer tours of their historic mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.
As always, for a complete look at all the events happening over the Memorial Day weekend, as well as other activities and numerous outdoor adventures, head to www.VisitWhiteMountains.com .