White Mountains Attractions

Updated April 21, 2020

Just like you, all of us in the White Mountains are looking forward to an awesome summer. Sunshine, getaways, and fun with family and friends. While we are facing challenging times now, we are excited for the time when we can welcome you back to the White Mountains so you can take a scenic drive, soak in the mountain views, and visit our 17 iconic and family-friendly attractions.

We wanted to let you know that due to the global pandemic and rules surrounding social distancing, our attractions have decided to delay their summer season opening dates. We know that many of you plan your visit to the White Mountains based on which attractions you will be visiting, and while there is uncertainty about when we can welcome you to visit, rest assured that we are doing all we can to make sure that when you do come to our region, that your visit will be safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

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Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Discover why Lost River Gorge is one of New Hampshire’s greatest natural wonders. Explore nature’s blissful beauty as your journey takes you on a self-guided adventure along a 1-mile wooden boardwalk trail among jagged rock walls, glacial boulder caves, and cascading waterfalls. Observe the “gorge-ousness” of Lost River and Kinsman Notch from the viewing platform of the Giant Bird’s Nest and the upper gorge Suspension Bridge. Complete your experience by panning for gemstones.

Whale's Tale Water Park

With an industry leading blend of slides and attractions, Whale’s Tale is sure to be a thrill! Recently, Whale’s Tale was voted TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Waterparks in the United States. Join us in July for our surf competition! Spend a great day together as you slide, swim, and splash through our world class waterpark—and don’t forget to catch the wave on Akua Beach, our simulated wave! Beachside Bash is every weekend at the Waveside Stage with family fun and games so be sure to bring your loved ones this summer!

Cannon Mountain

The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above the timberline to the 4,080-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, bike rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Ride to the top of Mount Washington on the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, built in 1869. Choose eco-friendly biodiesel or vintage steam for the 3-hour round trip to the summit. An on-board guided tour provides entertaining narrative on your exciting journey. At the base, enjoy the Cog Railway Museum, gift shop and restaurant. A unique must-do experience when visiting the White Mountains.

Clark's Bears

Enjoy the Trained Bear Show, ride the White Mountain Central Railroad through Wolfman’s Territory, and see our amazing Circus Act. Ride the exhilarating Water Raft Ride, the Anaconda Escape! Don’t miss Wolfie’s Segway Park, Water Blaster Boats, the Climbing Tower, Museums, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor and River City Mining. Visit unique specialty shops and much more at Clark’s Bears. We can BEARLY wait to see you!

Flume Gorge

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 movie on Franconia Notch State Park, information, gift shop, cafeteria, and interpretive exhibits.

Hobo Railroad

Join us aboard our restored vintage coaches for a 15-mile, 80-minute old fashion train ride along the Pemigewasset River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late Oct., and late Nov. through mid-December for Santa Express Trains. Buses, recreation centers & school groups welcome. Visit our website for a complete schedule of special events.

Santa's Village

EnJOY exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer, and the expanded Ho Ho H2O water park. One of the ‘Top 25 U.S. Amusement Parks’ for six years in a row—#1 in New England—TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. One low admission includes all features for the entire day, plus parking, strollers, and more. A tradition from our family to yours for nearly 70 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.

Polar Caves Park

Explore one of New Hampshire’s premier outdoor experiences, offering 9 granite caves, 7 family-friendly attractions, 5 guided rock-climbing routes, our Animal Park with unique species, and 1 Via Ferrata (also known as our Polar Ascent)—an iron climbing feature spanning over 170 feet. Welcoming and fun for kids, adventurous for adults! Conquer climbing routes, squeeze through caves, try your hand at mining for gems at the Baker River Mining Sluice. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! Be sure to wear proper gear: hiking shoes and clothes meant for playing outside!

Alpine Adventures

Explore the White Mountains while you soar 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph at the largest and most award-winning adventure destination in New England. With three Zipline courses to choose from, incredible guide staff and legendary views, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. Off-road tours feature unique 6-wheel drive Pinzgauers on 300 private acres of trails with beautiful views of the White Mountains. Challenge yourself in the ever expanding and evolving Thrillsville Aerial Park and the always thrilling Big Air Bag Launchzone! Tours run year round.

Wildcat Mountain

Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider—soar 1/2-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at up to 45 mph! Then ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000'+ summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on US National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, and special events available all summer.

Mount Washington Auto Road

The legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road—America’s original man-made attraction! The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the highest peak in the Northeast is yours to enjoy when you drive yourself or take a comfortable 2-hour guided tour to the summit of Mt. Washington. Adventure can be found along the 7.6-mile Auto Road with four different ecological zones to explore. At the 6,288-foot summit enjoy panoramic views spanning distant mountains & valleys or experience the world-famous weather extremes that Mt. Washington is known for!

Conway Scenic Railroad

Join us for an old-fashioned railroading experience! Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the dining car Chocorua. The Notch Train offers Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class Package, enjoy lunch on our dining car Hattie Evans. Or enjoy the round-trip excursion on the Rhonda Lee, our new dome car dedicated to dining.

Story Land

Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy over 30 wonderfully themed rides and attractions! Take a ride on Roar-O-Saurus, our one of-a-kind wooden roller coaster or soar through the air on our Flying Fish! Make summer even more memorable with a combo ticket to our newest attraction, Living Shores Aquarium* Story Land; a family favorite for over 65 years! * separate gate

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Located 1 mile from downtown North Conway Village, Cranmore Mountain offers something for everyone. Zoom down the Mountain Coaster or fly on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, challenge some friends to a game of Knockerball and take a chairlift ride to grab lunch at the summit Meister Hut. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course with a variety of different courses based on ability levels. New for 2020, is a beginner friendly, lift-serviced downhill mountain bike park, also featuring learn to ride programs and a rental shop with a full line of Rossignol rental bikes.

Loon Mountain Resort

Soar to the summit of Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest gondola skyride, navigate glacial caves, swing through the Aerial Forest, zipline across the rushing Pemigewasset River, or play a round on the scenic Loon Peak Disc Golf course. Your top-to-bottom mountain adventure now includes our NEW Lift-serviced downhill mountain biking trails, join us at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountain National Forest.

Attitash Mountain Resort

Soar high above our trails and tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain on the rider-controlled ZipTour, including one of the longest single zip spans in the East! Enjoy the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster or experience North America’s longest Alpine Slide. Attitash is also home to cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, Slacklines, a free-fall Airbag Jump and the only outdoor water park in the Mt. Washington Valley.