Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, spans an eight-mile portion of Interstate 93 with the Flume Go...
White Mountains Group Attraction Rates Alpine Advenures Min Group #: 11 Adult Group Rate: 10% to 40% depending on size and season Tour...
Spring time in the White Mountains can be unpredictable, but there is plenty of fun that can be had. Some activities are actually favorable in the Spr...
Covered bridges in the White Mountains are an integral part of the landscape and a place to wait out a summer shower or steal a kiss or watch raging river waters swollen by the melting winter snows.
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm—you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Kids can crawl through and explore caves along the way. The Visitor’s Center offers a free 20-minute mo...
Address: Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Lincoln, NH 03251
Phone: (603) 745-8391
Location: Kancamagus Highway Distance: 3.2-6.4 miles Time: 1.5-3 hours Difficulty: Easy Directions: Four miles east of Lincoln on the Kancamagus Highway. The trail follows an abandoned railroad grade. It starts at the Pemigewasset River suspension foot bridge. The trail system includes the Lincoln W...
Location: North Lincoln, Franconia Notch Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation: 2557' Time: 1.5-2 hours Difficulty: Moderate Directions: Start at the Flume parking lot (Exit 34A off I-93) left side. Follow bike path until you find the sign for the Mount Pemi Trail on the left. Follow the blue blazed tra...
Address: Mt Pemigewasset Trail, Franconia, NH 03580
In the White Mountains the NH State Parks range from 6,440-acre Franconia Notch State Park to the highest State Park in the East, Mount Washington State Park. These parks' diversity means that visitors and residents alike can enjoy endless recreational opportunities, from hiking to swimming, mou...
The White Mountains have long been known for natural splendor, cultural richness, historical charm and stimulating recreation-as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern United States. The White Mountains Trail, designated a National Scenic Byway, encompasses all these aspects over ...
Date: May 6th, 2021
Now that the snow has “mostly” melted from the trails, we know that you are itching to get out and explore and enjoy those beautiful White Mountains views. Here are 7 more hikes to try out while you’re visiting this season. (Click here for our first 7 spring hikes from a couple of years ago)
Date: April 27th, 2021
It is always exciting when our Attractions open for the 2021 season! It is a sign that summer is surely on its way and that great, family memories are about to be made. While you will have to wait until June for Whale’s Tale Waterpark and Wildcat Mountain to open its doors, the rest begin reopening in May! Here is the rundown on when your favorite attractions will be open!
*Please note that Covid-related protocols and guidelines are being implemented each attraction and information on safety measures can be found at each of their websites. Most attractions will require advance reservations, which can be made online.
Date: October 14th, 2020
Do not fear…there is still much fun to be had in the White Mountains this fall! Beat the crowds, peep the last of the fall color, and enjoy a visit at one of the awesome attractions that are open for some late fall fun. Whether you are coming up for a weekend visit or a mid-week trip, book your tickets and make some memories.
***Reservations are either required or encouraged, so please check individual attraction websites on how to make reservations and for information on safety protocols.
Date: September 29th, 2020
One of the best ways to see the beautiful fall color in the White Mountains is to “peep” it from the top of a mountain. While many hikes in the Whites offer stunning views and incredible foliage, here are seven to add to your foliage hiking list.
Date: September 15th, 2020
No matter which region of the White Mountains you travel this fall, you will be surrounded by incredible foliage. However, sometimes it’s best to spend a few extra minutes taking the leisurely route that is off the beaten path. You may discover a town you’ve never heard of, or a road you’ve never driven. Grab a map, and your camera, and check out these 5 scenic routes on your hunt for fall foliage.
Date: September 9th, 2020
Labor Day may have marked the unofficial end to summer, but that does not put an end to the fun here in the White Mountains. Many of our attractions remain open and are excited to welcome you. Come see summer transition into fall at some of your favorite spots! Please note that advance reservations are required at most of the attractions and each has its own protocol for mask usage. To book online and to learn more information on procedures and safety measures, check out the individual attraction’s websites.
Date: May 20th, 2020
There are thousands of trails in the White Mountain National Forest, yet there are a handful in each section of the White Mountains that tend to get a lot of foot traffic. As we navigate the tricky waters of social distancing, it is important to continue to give people space on the trails and if you see that a trailhead parking lot is full or close to being full, it is a great idea to have a Plan B or C to fall back on.
We have compiled a list of some of the more popular hikes that you may have seen or read about along with a few alternatives you may want to try instead. While this is certainly not a complete list, it is a nice overview to get you started.
Need some more resources? The White Mountain National Forest's website is a great place to start and you can also give them a call at 603-536-6100. https://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain
Date: September 26th, 2019
Ah, fall in the White Mountains. The brilliant changing of the leaves brings people from all over the world to our region. One of the best ways to view the foliage is by taking a scenic drive along some of the back roads and byways of the White Mountains. But, if you’re looking for a unique way to leaf peep, check out these 6 unique ways to immerse yourself in the foliage this season.
Date: August 15th, 2019
Our family has had a pretty incredible summer in the White Mountains. We’ve gone hiking and camping, found some swimming holes to cool off in, and spent time with family and friends. There is still so much we want to do and luckily summer is not over! We still have two weeks to explore the White Mountains, and many of the 17 Attractions will be open weekends through Columbus Day, or beyond! Check out what is still on our bucket list this summer and consider adding them to yours!
Date: January 4th, 2019
Happy New Year from the White Mountains! By now you have probably made your New Year’s resolutions…some of you may have already broken them. There is always room for self-improvement and we propose that you add one, two, or all of these resolutions to your list for 2019. If nothing else, just resolve to come to the White Mountains this year, get outside, and explore.
Date: October 23rd, 2018
Who knew so much adventure could be had doing so little physical activity? I made a plan for our trip, but most of the things we did were just discovered. By taliking to locals and wandering the state park we ran into a lot of cool things. This itenarary was experieced by myself (15) and my mom, so it is doable by anyone. To all the people that trys this trip remember to look up and slow down. Enjoy!
Date: October 12th, 2018
Columbus Day Weekend is behind us, but fall is still here, and there is plenty of leaf-peeping to do in the White Mountains. With the foliage still surrounding us, many of our iconic attractions are open for fall adventures. Whether you are coming here for the weekend or planning a trip during the week, there is still lots of fun to be had in the beautiful White Mountains.
Date: July 27th, 2018
There is still a lot of summer left and we know that you have a bucket list of fun and adventure you still need to complete. A trip to the White Mountains is sure to be on your list, and we have some great suggestions that you do not want to miss. Get your pen out and start marking some checks in those boxes!
Date: November 2nd, 2017
There’s still plenty of time left this fall for you to get out and have some fun. For those looking to take a walk on the adventurous side, here’s our list of 5 places you need to check out for a late-fall getaway to the White Mountains.
Date: October 12th, 2017
It’s amazing the images we see in ordinary things, such as clouds, or mountains. Our eyes can trick our minds into thinking we see something that might not actually be there. The White Mountains are known for their granite rock faces and stone features, some that are quite famous, and some you may have never heard of. While there are more of them than we can begin to mention, here is a list of 5 impressive rock features you’ll want to check out. Which one is your favorite?
Date: June 14th, 2017
The White Mountains are known for their breathtaking views as well as their stunning waterfalls. There are hundreds of waterfalls in the White Mountains; some are right off the road, and others require a short hike. In the summer, (especialy after a good rain storm), these awe-inspiring beauties show off their full potential. To get the most bang for your viewing buck, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tallest waterfalls in the White Mountains that you just have to see to believe. Which ones are your favorite?
Date: April 21st, 2017
Spring is one of New Hampshire’s most vibrant seasons. As the White Mountains shed their white layer of snow, to reveal… brilliant white granite, the region’s wooded mountainsides and farmlands get greener by the minute.
Date: October 24th, 2019
Waterville Valley, NH – On Saturday November 30, 2019, the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program will kick off the holiday season with the 7th annual Cold Turkey Plunge into the icy mountain waters of Corcoran Pond in the heart of Waterville Valley. The Plunge is the major fund raiser supporting WVAS activities. All donations go directly to provide snow sports opportunities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Date: September 19th, 2019
Waterville Valley, N.H. – Want to know where to find the best foliage this fall? Come to a valley in the midst of the White Mountain National Forest to enjoy fall colors that have it all, except lines, traffic and crowds. Waterville Valley has a weekend dedicated to the spectacular foliage of the White Mountains, from Saturday, October 12th to Monday, October 14th. This is a weekend celebration of family fun with all kinds of events for everyone including free outdoor concerts, tent sales, a ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6K fun run, 10-mile trail race, and other activities including kid’s games, pumpkin painting, beer sampling and more.
Date: September 6th, 2019
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH - Scores of vacationers wanting to squeeze out the last bit of their summer headed to the White Mountains during a busy and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
Date: July 22nd, 2019
Waterville Valley, NH – It’s time once again for indomitable peakbaggers to gather in Waterville Valley for the 6th annual Denali Challenge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 9 and culminating on Sunday, Aug. 11, hikers are challenged to summit five peaks in and around Waterville Valley equaling 20,000 feet in elevation – equivalent to hiking Mt. Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Date: May 18th, 2017
New rides, new thrills for visitors to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, attractions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are set to open for the season.
Date: May 12th, 2016
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH - From the top of Mount Washington to the underground worlds of Polar Caves Park and Lost River Gorge, many of New Hampshire's White Mountains Attractions are set to open their doors for the summer.This popular New England region has been a vacation destination for generations of visitors, where trips to Story Land, Clark...
Date: May 5th, 2015
White Mountains, NH - Summer is right around the corner, and the 17 big attractions in New Hampshire's White Mountains are preparing for the tourist season."People are already making their summer travel plans," said Jayne O'Connor, President of the White Mountains Attractions Association. "And we've been busy already on spring weekends....
Date: October 2nd, 2014
North Woodstock, New Hampshire - It has just become easier for international travelers to find their way around the popular loop road in the White Mountains known as the White Mountains Trail. This National Scenic Byway, which includes the famous Kancamagus Highway, Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch and the Mount Washington Valley, now has a map...