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

Here’s a guarantee: No one in the family will have time to be bored in this attraction-filled valley

There is simply no time to be bored in the Androscoggin Valley! A summer day might include whitewater kayaking, a dip in a swimming hole by a waterfall, zip lining through the trees or fishing for trout in the Androscoggin River. Fall foliage is spectacular as you bike or hike the area’s hundreds of miles of trails, many with spectacular mountain views, go on an ATV tour or horseback ride. Winter means downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snow-tubing and snowmobiling (and Santa’s Village and Storyland!). When spring comes, it’s time for golf, fly fishing and canoeing. Whether your family opts for a moose tour, an outdoor concert or tax-free shopping, there really is an activity for everyone in this exciting valley.
Winter Train - 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!
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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.)
Family Downhill Skiing - 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

Variety of exciting activities, attractions every season of the year in this mountain region

Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods has fun activities and attractions for every member of the family! In the winter, enjoy alpine and cross-country skiing, snow-tubing, snowmobiling and plenty of s’mores around the fire. In warmer months, go golfing at one of five courses in the area or go for a ride up world-famous Mount Washington. Summer also brings horseback riding, helicopter tours, hiking, biking, and scenic tours. Try to spy a beaver along the trails in the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge or maybe even spot a moose. And don’t forget the bear shows at Clark’s Bears! Special events, fairs, & festivals are happening throughout the year in this lively region.
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