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Upgrade Your Summer at The Wentworth - Jackson Village, NH
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New Hampshire attractions range from historic forts to Santa visits

New Hampshire attractions offer fun and educational things to do for all kinds of visitors. In winter, the White Mountains explode with fun in the snow, and, for the indoor people in your party, plenty of shopping, museums, and dining. The warm season also are filled with outdoor fun, at golf courses, boulder caves, zip line parks, and much more.
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen shows its works at stunning retail galleries throughout the state. Living history museums include Canterbury Village, and Strawbery Bank in Portsmouth. Both are fun visits for families. For an interested day indoors, visit the New Hampshire Telephone Museum – fascinating! If all that weren’t enough, you can get your photo taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale, too.

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Year-Round Events Showcasing Scottish Culture & Tradition

From skating in kilts to amateur heavy athletic competitions, NHSCOT showcases the best Scotland has to offer right here in New Hampshire! In the winter, enjoy the Great Kilt Skate or Curling on Ice Try It Class. Springtime brings Beltane, a Scottish music festival, and Rocks, Hammers & Trees, a heavy athletic training and competition event. In the Summer, embark on a trip to Scotland with NHSCOT. During the fall, you can’t miss NHSCOT’s signature event, the NH Highland Games & Festival. Throughout the year, enjoy Pop-Up events including TV show and movie premieres, whisky tastings and genealogy seminars round-out their robust schedule of events!
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Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-5251 Toll-Free: 800-232-5251

Scenic railroad gets high marks from passengers who enjoy the vintage train experience

You could say the Conway Scenic Railroad has a great track record, as evidenced by comments from on-line reviews: “beautiful scenery,” “informed commentary,” “scenic vistas,” “relaxing.” Heritage rail excursions and scenic train rides take delighted passengers through the Mt. Washington Valley and the Crawford Notch, providing the classic old-fashioned railroading experience. In winter, there’s the Snow Train from the 1874 Victorian station in North Conway Village, NH to Attitash Station. Enjoy snowy vistas or get off to ski at the resort. Starting in April, there are valley excursion trains to Conway, NH and Sawyer River featuring early 20th century railcars. For those seeking a supreme scenic experience, there’s the Mountaineer, a four to 5.5-hour round trip through the valley, re-creating the experience of a post-World War II transcontinental streamlined train.
Flume Gorge - White Mountains Attractions - New Hampshire
White Mountains Attractions

200 Kancamagus Highway North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8720 Toll-Free: 800-346-3687

Endless variety of ways to explore and enjoy the glorious White Mountains

There are so many ways to explore and enjoy the breathtaking White Mountains! You can zoom down a mountain on an alpine slide or coaster, or zoom up on a gondola. You can travel to the summit of Mount Washington on a cog railway, take a classic train ride through the valley or along a river. Go on a moose safari or guided ATV tour, zip-line through the trees, go mountain-biking or hiking. The kids might want to visit Story Land, Clark’s Bears, Santa’s Village or Whale’s Tale Water Park. You might want to take a lake cruise, fishing excursion, go golfing, tour a brewery or winery – or shop ’til you drop! All that and more is part of the White Mountains experience. To find out more, follow our link above or call us today at 1-800-346-3687.
Tower Drop - Santa's Village - Jefferson, NH
Santa's Village

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

Come see why visitors return year after year to this fun White Mountains attraction

The name alone tells you why visitors come back every year to Santa’s Village in the White Mountains. There are rides galore, from Ferris wheels and carousels to roller coasters, monorails and trains, bumper cars and flumes, all with merry holiday themes. You can have your picture taken with Santa, feed his reindeer in the barn, go on a scavenger hunt and get your own special (and complimentary) ring made at the blacksmith’s shop. Over in the water park (and, yes, admission covers both the village and water park), there are three-story slides, splash pads and interactive water attractions. Families can rent cabanas and family suites for privacy in the middle of all the fun! Eating options range from pizza and made-to-order sandwiches to fresh fruit and veggie trays.
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Morningside Flight Park

357 Morningside Lane Charlestown, NH, 03603 Phone: 603-542-4416

Lots of different ways to have fun, in the air and on the ground, at flight park

Fun comes in all shapes and sizes at the Morningside Flight Park. Take some hang gliding or paragliding lessons, or fly like a bird, 2,000 feet above the ground, in a tandem glide with a professional tandem flight instructor. After you fall in love with gliding, come back to take a paragliding course to get your beginner certification. Want something beyond gliding? Try the zip line tour through the tree tops, with four zip lines, one more to get you back to the ground, and two suspension bridges, one of which is 50 feet above the ground. Or play five-on-five laser tag in a woodsy area with state-of-the-art equipment. Bring your tent or rent a cabin on-site: You’ll be close to swimming and fishing ponds, picnic areas and fire pits.
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Clark's Bears

110 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8913

Famous bear show not the only attraction at this family fun park

No lions or tigers – but bears? They're in the name at Clark’s Bears! The trained bear show has been a favorite at the park for generations, but it’s not the only attraction. There’s also the Anaconda Escape water raft ride with 300 feet of twists and turns, the White Mountain Central Railroad (watch out for Wolfman!), Yandong's Chinese Circus, Segway rides, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, water-blaster boats, a rock-climbing tower and Tuttle's laser shooting gallery. You can also mine for gemstones and fossils, and after enjoy a treat in the Peppermint Saloon ice cream parlor or have your picture taken at Kilburn's photo parlor.
Dragon Sculpture - Sculptered Sand - North Woodstock, NH
Sculptured Sand

24 Clark Farm Road North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone:

Walk “Tales of the Dark Forest” sand sculpture path to greet giant woodland creatures, castles

If you enjoyed the Ice Castles attraction in the winter, you are going to love its summer version: Sculptured Sand. Stroll along a winding path in the woods and marvel at intricate, giant sand sculptures — more than 25 of them — created by world-renowned sand sculptors. This summer’s theme, “Tales of the Dark Forest,” means you are bound to come across whimsical woodland creatures as well as towering castles (some sculptures are built up to eight feet tall). Eerie music and enchanting lighting will heighten the experience along the trail, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. There’s a sand-sculpting zone for kids, where they can use toy tools to bring sand creations to life, as well as live carving demonstrations, photo offerings and concessions.
Bumper Boats - Chuckster's Family Fun Park - Chichester, NH
Chuckster's Family Fun Park

Two Great Locations Chichester and Hooksett, NH Phone: 603-798-3555

Everything is at play at Chuckster’s two New Hampshire locations

The only thing small about the mini golf courses at Chuckster’s two New Hampshire locations is the name. The courses themselves are huge, with water in play, some with multiple levels (at the Hooksett Chuckster’s you tee off from a fire tower) – and, of course, each location has the world’s longest mini golf hole.

That's not all tho! Over at Chuckster’s Family Fun Park in Chichester, there's 16 games and attractions to try out. Zip through the trees at TimberTrek Aerial Adventure Park. Scale our brand new Klime Wallz challenge with three unique climbing experiences. Take your shot at ChucksterBall or Frantic Hoops. Spin around on our new Bumper Boats, go for the checkered flag on the Go-kart Track, or prepare to get doused playing Shoot-N-Shower or Downpour Derby.
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America's Stonehenge

105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH, 03079 Phone: 603-893-8300

Explore the mysteries of New Hampshire's ancient past

The forests near Salem, NH are wondrous, but there's more to see here than just the trees. At America's Stonehenge off Rte. 111, you could be following in the steps of an ancient tribe of mystery men. In the woods you'll find a maze of rocks, stone chambers, and megaliths they may have left behind. Who were they? Native Americans? Or Old World voyagers who crossed the Atlantic well ahead of Columbus, people with knowledge of astronomy and stone construction? The questions have stymied scholars for generations. Our museum includes an orientation film, and our gift shop includes books with more information. In winter months our one-hundred-plus acres are also great for snowshoeing. And sharing the property is a small herd of gentle alpacas who love greeting visitors.
Spring Station View - Mount Washington Cog Railway - Mt. Washington, NH
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, 03589 Phone: 603-278-5404 Toll-Free: 800-922-8825

Cog railroad journey brings visitors up Mt. Washington to ‘second greatest show on Earth’

P.T. Barnum, a man who knew a great attraction when he saw one, called the view from the Mt. Washington, NH summit “the second greatest show on Earth.” The Cog Railways has been delivering passengers to that show for 152 years, chugging up the mountain and thrilling people with views of forests, ravines – even the occasional moose or bear. The journey begins at the base station and Cog Railway Museum, where you can learn how the engineering feat was accomplished, and culminates at the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. At the visitor center, you can explore an interactive weather exhibit, the rooftop observation deck and the summit post office. Next door is the historic Tip Top House, an original summit hotel dating back to 1853. Trains climb the mountain from late April through November. Enjoy the trip!
Panoramic View - Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train - North Woodstock, NH
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

3 Crossing at Riverplace North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3500

Why choose? On this train, you can enjoy fine dining and travel through a lovely river valley

You can go on an excursion train past scenic vistas, or you can satisfy your inner foodie by enjoying a fine five-course meal, but at the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train you don’t have to choose – you can do both! One of the nation’s premier dinner trains, the Cafe Lafayette train serves you an elegant, seasonally inspired meal and serves special cocktails from a full bar while you sit back in perfectly restored vintage 1950s rail cars and enjoy the scenery. From May through October, the train travels through the picture-worthy Pemigewasset River Valley. You’ll go through woods, over three trestle bridges, through the Jack-O-Lantern Golf Course and a Christmas tree farm, then head back to the North Woodstock station. The train is also available for private dining and special events.
Ice Castles Aurora Lincoln NH
Ice Castles

24 Clark Farm Road North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: Toll-Free: 888-407-4054

A kingdom of ice gives visitors to this castle the royal treatment

Imagine castles made of ice, with towers reaching 35 feet or higher. Inside fountains have frozen over, tunnels and caves are ready for exploring, icy thrones await royalty and slides stand ready for kids and adults to race down. That’s what it’s like at Ice Castles, where everything is made of ice and snow, including the paths and walls. At night, the castles are even more amazing, as color-changing LED lights frozen inside the ice illuminate with all the shades of the rainbow while whimsical music plays. Perfect for families, romantic dates – and unbelievable photos – the castle sprawls more than an acre. Grab a hot cocoa or an apple cider from the on-site concession, then take a sleigh ride around the castles and through an enchanted forest.
Monadnock Travel Council

P.O. Box 358 Keene, NH, 03431 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-HEART-NH

New England has a warm heart -- the Monadnock Region! Nestled withing the peaceful valleys of south-western New Hampshire, the "heart" of New England, lies the Monadnock Region. Discover breathtaking scenery, picturesque lakes, Mount Monadnock and quaint New England villages. Enjoy tax-free shopping, wonderful dining, cozy bed & breakfasts, covered bridges, hiking, fishing, swimming... and more. We are a short drive from Boston, MA and Hartford, CT (2 hours) and only about 4 hours from New York City. Discover friendly, helpful people just waiting to welcome you to the Monadnock Region!
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center - Concord, NH
McAuliffe–Shepard Discovery Center

2 Institute Drive Concord, NH, 03301 Phone: 603-271-7827

This space exploration center and memorial to astronaut Alan B. Shepard and teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe is designed to inspire people of all ages with the wonder of space exploration, through detailed and high-tech exhibits, including a planetarium.
Contoocook River (Concord)

River Road to Island Road Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.- 8 p.m., no fee. Caution: varying current, keep craft under control. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.
Summer Gondola - Loon Mountain Resort - Lincoln, NH
Loon Mountain Resort

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-6281 Toll-Free: 800-229-5666

Fun for Everyone in Any Season!

Rated New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, Loon Mountain offers activities year round. In summer and fall, ride New Hampshire’s longest gondola skyride to the 2,733-foot summit for breathtaking views, glacial caves, a scenic nature trail and the Summit Café. At the mountain’s base, ride a zipline across the Pemigewasset River, explore the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, scale a rock wall, rent a bike, navigate the LogJam Maze, or climb a 30-foot-tall spider web. Kids will enjoy Bunyan’s Bouncin’ Backyard with a bounce house. During the winter, you’ll ski and ride 2,100 feet of vertical with three peaks of terrain for all abilities – including an award-winning progression of terrain parks and New Hampshire’s only Superpipe, plus snow tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. Photo Credit: Hinkley Photo
North Branch River Shorebank Angling Access

Take Route 9 onto Loveren Mill Road Antrim, NH Phone:

Parking: five cars, 24 hours, no fee. Stocked river section; kayak access. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Suspension North Woodstock NH
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

1712 Lost River Road -- Route 112W North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8031

Explore a river that plays hide and seek

Some 300 million years ago glaciers moving across New Hampshire formed the wilderness wonderland known as Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves. Today you can explore this unusual site during your White Mountains vacation. A three-quarter-mile boardwalk leads you into the gorge, where you'll find spectacular waterfalls, granite cliffs, a river that plays hide and seek, and the mysterious boulder caves. Step off the boardwalk and explore Thor's Workshop, the Devil's Kitchen, the Lemon Squeezer, Shadow Cave, the Dungeon, and the Judgment Hall of Pluto. You'll also find over 300 varieties of flowers, ferns, and shrubs. Pan for gold and fossils in the mining sluice. Come at night for an adults-only lantern tour. Open early May to mid-October. Sturdy footwear recommended.