The White Mountains region of New Hampshire is a place of active fun and adventure all year. It’s perfect place to take families with kids to explore natural wonders in the midst of towering mountains. At the same time, more-reserved adults will enjoy the mountain vistas, dining, and shopping.
Fun in the mountains includes, of course, hiking, biking, fishing and water sports. In addition, you can jump aboard the Cog Railway for a dizzying and memorable climb up some of the steepest slopes in the East. If extreme weather fascinates you, the Mount Washington Observatory at the mountain’s summit has sky-high and high-tech exhibits about extreme weather at the roof of the Eastern Seaboard.
On the flip side, you can explore the insides of the Earth at the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves. Did we mention that this vacation is going to tire you out? Younger children in the family will love visits with Santa and mellow ride and Santa’s Village; rides and kid entertainments, including performing bears, also are at Clark’s Trading Post.
And lodgings — for a romantic getaway or at a luxurious mountain resort -- will bathe you in comfort during your White Mountains vacation.
705 Rumney Route 25 Rumney, NH Phone: 603-536-1888
Feeling bold? Try your hand at exploring these boulder caves, mazes and trails
104 Grand Summit Road - Route 302 Bartlett, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-6700
Classic ski, snowboarding resort features exciting trails and lifts across two mountains
Franconia Notch State Park Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800
Get your gear ready for the skiing and snowboarding season at N.H.’s highest ski area
850 New Hampshire Route 16 Glen, NH, 03838 Phone: 603-383-4186
You’ll have great tales to tell after spending a day at the magical Story Land
528 Presidential Highway Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-586-4445
It’s OK to be a little elfish at this enchanting, attraction-filled Christmas village
41 Main Street Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-9911
Breathtaking fun in the winter months!
Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, 03589 Phone: 603-278-5404 Toll-Free: 800-922-8825
Travel through history, and see stunning mountain scenery, on this famous Cog Railway
Route 16, Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988
The legendary auto road, built in 1861, takes you up to the Northeast's Highest summit
1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-786-6754
Celebrate the snow season on the sunny, south-facing slopes of this popular resort
64 Railroad Street Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-2135
Ride the rails, and marvel at the scenery, on these old-fashioned train excursions
Route 16, Pinkham Notch Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-466-3326
Skiers, snowboarders can get wild this winter at this classic New England ski resort
38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-5251
Get your vacation on track with an excursion aboard a scenic railroad train
852 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) Franconia Notch, NH Phone: 603-745-8391
Nature walk that lets you get up close and personal with the beauty of this spectacular chasm
481 Daniel Webster Highway - Route 3 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8810
Surf, splash and slide your way through a fun day at this world-class water park
1712 Lost River Road -- Route 112W North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8031
Millions of years in the making, the gorge and boulder caves will amaze you
200 Kancamagus Highway North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8720 Toll-Free: 800-346-3687
New Hampshire's White Mountains boast a colorful array of activities for visitors of all ages