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Unleash your adventure spirit at zip lines, caves, ski trails in the White Mountains

The White Mountains region of New Hampshire is so magnificent in all seasons that it’s not surprising various entrepreneurs there have devised businesses to help get visitors outdoors, on land, sea, and in the air. Mountain trails are used by hikers in summer and cross country skiers in winter. In Pinkham Notch, you can join a guided bird watching tour or paddling trip on the Androscoggin River. A SnowCoach can get you to the top of Mount Washington to see the mountain winter in comfort. Zip lines and tours of glacial caves take adventurers above the Earth and underneath it. The varieties of outdoor adventure can keep the whole family enthralled. Lodging ranges from family resorts to cozy B&Bs .
Ice Castles Aurora Lincoln NH
Ice Castles

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

Dazzling displays mean you’ll crown these artful ice castles top winter attractions

Add some sparkle to your winter with a visit to the breathtaking Ice Castles, a magical masterpiece of ice thrones, sculptures, tunnels, slides and fountains. Walk along the enchanted forest path, admiring the hand-carved sculptures that seem to glow from within with their embedded LED lights. Or, better yet, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride (for groups up to 12 people) through the award-winning attraction. Set to open in early January, the winter wonderland features the work of ice artisans who grow and harvest up to 10,000 icicles a day. All in all, about 20 million pounds of ice go into creating the magical ambiance, aided by music and multicolored lights (and special fire shows on Friday and Saturday nights).
Family Whitewater - Raft NH - Jefferson, NH
Raft NH

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

Guided rafting adventures a perfect day on the river in the Great North Woods of N.H.

You can take a walk to be part of the great outdoors: Or you can go whitewater rafting! At Raft NH, you will be up close and personal with the Androscoggin River – the section below the Pontook Dam – when you sign up for the Class II river runs. This laid-back day on the river means rafters from ages 6 and up can experience sections of milder rapids and calmer water, perfect for a swim. Class II trips are geared toward families and whitewater beginners, but everyone will enjoy their day in the White Mountains and Great North Woods of northern New Hampshire. The rafting adventure includes a guide, safety gear, comfort gear, a small snack and transportation to and from the raft base in Gorham.
Loon Mountain Resort Zipline Lincoln NH
Loon Mountain Resort

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

Zips, giant climbing web, log jam maze fill a day with action

New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride to the mountain top is just the start of the action at Loon Mountain. Ride a snow tube down for the excitement that awaits at the base. Trvel a zipline across the Pemigewasset River and into the Aerial Forest Adventure Park. Scale a rock wall, rent a bike, navigate the LogJam Maze, or climb a 30-foot-tall spider web. Young kids will love the bounce house and fun inflatable games at Bunyan’s Bouncin’ Backyard. While you’re at the summit, visit glacial caves and walk a scenic nature trail. Grab lunch or a snack at the Summit Café, which serves up great food and some of the best views of the White Mountains in all of New England.
Spring Golf Course - Mt. Washington Valley Chamber - North Conway, NH
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

It really is a great outdoors in this varied mountain valley region

The great outdoors is even greater than that in the Mount Washington Valley region, starting with the best skiing, downhill and cross-country, in the East as well as amazing ice castles and glacial caves to visit. Hiking trails through meadows and up spectacular mountains, ziplining, rock-climbing, moose tours, ropes courses. mountain coasters and every form of boating are all waiting for you. Walk to waterfalls, across wooden bridges and through gorgeous towns and villages. Explore water parks, family farms, indoor and outdoor skating rinks (learn to curl!), golf courses, fairs, festivals and farmers markets. And here’s an added adventure: The distances between these great outdoor activities for the whole family? Short, short, short, making your trip fun, fun, fun.
Paddling - Glen House - Gorham, NH
Glen House

979 NH Route 16 Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone:

Adventures around every corner, every season, at this mountain resort

There really is an outdoor adventure everywhere you look in the Mt. Washington Valley area, and there’s no better place to start the fun than the Glen House, a 68-room resort with panoramic views of the White Mountains. From your luxurious room at this four-season resort, you can plan your skiing, snowshoeing or skating adventure in the winter, fat biking or hiking in the spring, a tour or self-drive up the amazing Mt. Washington Auto Road in the summer and hiking in spectacular foliage in the fall. At the base of the Auto Road, which reaches more than a mile into the sky, is Great Glen Trails, with guided kayaking and whitewater tours as well as biking trails.
Paddling Adventure - Great Glen Trails - Gorham, NH
Great Glen Trails

Route 16 at Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988

Outdoor adventure for summer and winter explorers

Four-season adventure awaits your family at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch. In warmer months, head out on scenic trails for a hike, a run, or bike ride through the majestic White Mountains. Join a guided bird watching tour or paddling trip on the Androscoggin River. In winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are the way to get around on a trail system of easy and rolling terrain. Skiers of all abilities can find their own level of activity, challenge, and fun. Trails are groomed with both double tracks and a skating lane and run through the forests at the base of Mount Washington. Or you can jump onto the SnowCoach and tour the mountain in winter from a comfortable seat. Outdoor fun for all tastes!
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

Outdoor adventure, Alaska style. Take a sled dog ride!

Who are the experts at combining play and work? The answer is: dogs. Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is the home of about 80 sled dogs, and they support the business by taking guests on sled dog rides – their favorite thing to do! This unique adventure is very hands-on and up-close. Meet the dogs that will take on the harness to whisk you along mountain paths, year-round. Summer rides are on comfortable dog carts, with a dog team in harness, just like on a sled. Another summertime arm of the business, Raft NH, offers mild-to-wild rafting adventures with a licensed Maine guide.
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