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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.
Family Biking - Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce - Berlin, NH
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

961 Main Street Berlin, NH, 03570 Phone: 603-228-0836

The list of fun things to do in this family-friendly part of N.H. is almost endless

Make sure you have your list ready when you tell the kids you’re going to the Androscoggin Valley, NH and they ask what there is to do there. Because here’s a partial selection of activities: skiing, snowshoeing, ATV and snowmobile riding, horseback riding, hiking up mountains, biking past rivers, whitewater rafting, canoeing, zip-lining. You can visit a sugar house to see how maple syrup is made, go fat biking or watch for moose on a guided tour. There are scenic gondola rides, rock-climbing walls, nature refuges. Take a sleigh ride or go dog-sledding. Indoor activities include everything from concerts to sporting events. The busy region includes restaurants to please everyone, and lodging options range from camping and glamping sites to hotels and resorts with pools.
Family Activities Spring-Summer-Fall - Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Chamber - New Hampshire
Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 194 Twin Mountain, NH, 03595 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-245-8946

There really is something for everyone, all year long, in this fun mountain region

Here’s your dilemma: Everyone in the family wants to do something different on vacation. The Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods, NH region of the White Mountains says: No problem. A partial list of family activities would include the shows at Clark’s Bears and visits with Santa at Santa’s Village. There are exciting rides at Story Land, water parks, and ski resorts. Check out the lakes via pontoon boat, pedal boat, canoe or kayak. Go on a horseback ride in the summer or a dog-sled ride in the winter. Take a scenic railroad tour, moose tour or tour to the summit of Mt. Washington. Learn how to make maple syrup, hike to a waterfall, go mountain or fat biking. Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and skate. There’s something for everyone in this fun region.
Penguin Kids Coaster - Santa's Village - Jefferson, NH
Santa's Village

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

Will the kids love going to an attraction named after Santa Claus? Of course!

With a name like Santa’s Village, how could the kids not have the time of their lives? There are enough rides to provide appropriate thrills for every member of the family. Soar on the Skyway Sleigh monorail or ride the Jingle Bell Express through the village. Go ‘round on the Reindeer Carousel or see the amazing views from the Ferris wheel. Slide downhill on the YouTubing ride or Yule Log Flume, drive bumper cars or antique cars. Then there’s the water park with three, three-story-high, twisty water slides, a splash pad for preschoolers and the Ho Ho H20 attraction with splashes, slides and other interactive fun. Plus, you can meet Santa, feed his reindeer and go on a park-wide elf scavenger hunt!