Visit and experience these 17 popular and legendary attractions of the White Mountains. Each one is fun for all ages and a great vacation value! You can spend the day at one, or visit several—you might even want to plan your trip to include them all! The drive between the attractions is short, the scenery is spectacular, and a White Mountains vacation that is a great value.
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Take in beautiful White Mountain scenery on NH’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride, explore Glacial Caves, climb the observation tower, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Soar across the Pemigewasset River on the Zipline, unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park; beat the clock in the LogJam Maze! Biking & e-Bikes, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, spider web, festivals and special events.
Join us aboard our restored vintage coaches for a 15-mile, 80-minute excursion along the banks of the Pemigewassett River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November through late December for Santa Express Trains. Busses, Recreation Centers & school groups welcome.
Explore granite boulder caves formed by a continental glacier 50,000 years ago. Self-guided cave tours let you go at your own pace: explore Nature Trails, feed the animals, get a sweet treat in the Maple Sugar Lodge, and try your hand at our Polar Mining Expedition Sluice. Maybe you can even conquer the new Polar Ascent and Climbing Wall! Bring a picnic and plan to spend the day! Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended.
Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy 22 wonderfully themed rides including our newest attraction: Roar-O-Saurus—a one-of-a-kind wooden roller coaster that offers children of all ages the experience and memory of riding their first ‘big’ coaster! Making more memories than ever! Story Land; a family favorite for over 60 years!!
Clark’s has been a trusted family attraction since 1928. Ride our exhilarating Water Raft Ride: Anaconda Escape!, enjoy the Trained Bear Show, a train ride on The White Mountain Central Railroad through Wolfman’s territory, and our Amazing Circus! 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 Trading Post. We can BEARLY wait to see you!
Ride to the top of Mount Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway—built in 1869. Choose eco-friendly biodiesel or historic steam locomotives for a thrilling train ride to New England’s highest peak. On-board guided tour provides an entertaining narrative. 3-hour round trip adventure includes one hour at the summit for activities. Upon return to the base, enjoy the gift shop, restaurant and new Cog Railway Museum. A unique experience and must do while visiting the White Mountains.
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.
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 span 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.
Discover our forest adventure trail, bird cage overlook, treehouse and suspension bridge. Follow the Lost River to explore jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, rock-strewn glacial caves, and cascading waterfalls. Complete your experience by panning for gemstones or a stroll through the nature garden and gift shop. See why Lost River Gorge is considered one of New Hampshire’s greatest natural wonders.
Visit North Conway's Playground and experience adventures in our Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Parks. Zoom down 1000's of feet of twisting, turning fun flying through the woods on the Mountain Coaster, zip on the Soaring Eagle while accelerating 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable, arc high into the sky on the Giant Swing, race down the summer tubing hill, and enjoy lunch at the Meister hut after a scenic chairlift ride to the summit. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course for fun challenges like zip lines, air bridges, cargo nets, and more. Little ones can test the Kids Course.
Relive the golden days of railroading as you travel aboard one of our elegant Dining Cars, the Chocorua on the Valley Trains, or the Hattie Evans as part of the Notch Train's First Class Package on the Chocorua, enjoy lunch or dinner, complete with friendly & attentive service, in a beautiful restaurant where the views are constantly changing.
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 five 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!
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm. Along the walk 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.
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-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, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.
EnJOY exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer. Get refreshed in our HoHoH2O water park & JOYride water slides. One of the US Top 25 Amusement Parks (TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards three years in a row!)—the only New England park on the list! One low admission includes all features for the entire day, including parking, strollers & more. A tradition, from our family to yours, for over 60 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.
Whale’s Tale Water Park was recently voted one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 waterparks in America. New for 2017: Surfing in the mountains on the Pacific Surf© wave simulator! With some of the industry’s best water attractions, Whale’s Tale is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends & family. Not a thrill seeker? There is something for everyone to enjoy. Toddlers, children, teens and adults of all ages keep busy on our wide variety of industry leading attractions. Spend a great day together as you slide, swim and splash through our world class waterpark—and don’t forget to catch the Beachside Bash on the Waveside Stage!
Guided Zipline Tours, Off-Road Adventures, Guided Backcountry Snowshoe and Nature Hikes & more! Soar 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph at the largest & most award-winning Zipline destination in New England. Three different Zipline courses to choose from. Fabulous views of the White Mountains & professional guide staff. Off-road adventures feature custom, 6-wheel drive vehicles & private 300 acre terrain with spectacular views. Challenge yourself in Thrillsville Aerial Park (with massive 2017 expansion) and the always exciting BigAirBag Launchzone. Tours run year round.