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Great North Woods

Slow down and enjoy the passage of time in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods. Bring the family to this beautiful landscape and discover Santa’s Village, Santa’s summer home in the White Mountains featuring reindeer and elves, cookies and ice cream, and plenty of rides and activities. Or head out into the wilds for some serious and scenery-filled recreation on land, waterways and the treetops for outdoor excitement that cannot be beat.
Summer Dog Sled Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel & Raft Jefferson New Hampshire
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel & Raft NH

32 Valley Road Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-545-4533

A family sojourn never to be forgotten

There’s adventure ahead on land and water and the whole family is invited. Enjoy warm weather rolling dog sledding that’s educational and hands on. Meet the sled dogs, help the musher harness and hitch the team, enjoy the dog sled ride, and share treats with the sled dogs after your ride. Get out on the water with Raft NH, a family-friendly, rafting outfitter offering whitewater trips for ages 6 and up. You’re in for unforgettable mild to wild rafting! Check out the “Paws & Paddles” package and enjoy a daytime whitewater raft trip and an evening rolling dog sled trek for a full day of outdoor fun.
ATV Kids Close-up - Bear Rock Adventures - Pittsburg, NH
Bear Rock Adventures

545 Beach Road Pittsburg, NH, 03592 Phone: Toll-Free: 866-663-9777

Win parent-of-the-year honors by booking an ATV or snowmobile for an exciting adventure

You want to be called the best parent on the planet? Book an ATV or snowmobile experience at Bear Rock Adventures. They rent new-every-season, fully equipped Polaris vehicles and will give you a customized itinerary, guided or unguided, to help you get the most out of your day riding through fields, forests, by waterways and up mountain trails. Spot wildlife in its natural habitat, go past an 80-foot waterfall, walk underneath giant turbines in a wind farm, picnic by a pond. Ask about Play and Stay packages where discounted multiple-day rentals are combined with accommodations at a fully furnished lodge apartment or at a relaxing glamping site on top of a mountain. (And, yes, well-behaved family dogs are allowed on vehicles.)
Tower Drop - Santa's Village - Jefferson, NH
Santa's Village

528 Presidential Highway Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-586-4445

Pure Joy, Family Style.

Santa’s Village is Santa’s summer home in the White Mountains, and named by TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the USA - and number one in New England for straight years in a row. With reindeer and elves, cookies and ice cream, a roller coaster, a log flume, a monorail, and plenty of other rides and activities, it’s everything you’d imagine Santa’s favorite theme park to be. Admission covers an entire day of memory-making for families with young children. For nearly 70 years and three generations, from our family to yours – Santa’s Village is pure joy, family style.
Family Whitewater - Raft NH - Jefferson, NH
Raft NH

196 Main Street Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-545-4533

Family fun a guarantee when you book this rafting adventure, perfect for all ages, levels

If your family has always wanted to try whitewater rafting, now’s the time, and Raft N.H. is the place. The rafting center is offering Class II rafting adventures for everyone age 6 and up, so they’re perfect for families. The run goes down a 2.5-mile section of the scenic Androscoggin River, below the Pontook Dam. It includes sections of milder rapids and calmer water, which means plenty of time to get in some swimming. The adventure includes a guide, safety gear, comfort gear, a small snack and transportation to and from your beginning point in Gorham. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the White Mountains, the Great North Woods and the river as a family.