Whether you visit River Green Resort in summer, fall, spring or winter, you'll find many wonderful things to do on our "own" Loon Mountain.
Skiing, of course, will top your list during the snow months. Loon Mountain offers skiers 12 ski lifts ranging from four-, three- and two-person lifts, as well as a four-passenger gondola. The resort gives skiers a choice of 53 trails covering 324 skiable acres on three peaks, South Peak, North Peak and Loon Peak.
North Peak is the highest point at the resort and once at the top you can ski the Walking Boss trail, a long, cruising trail filled with fresh powder.
If you desire activities other than skiing, Loon Mountain also offers visitors the chance to go snowtubing, skating and snowshoeing surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery New Hampshire has to offer.
Loon Peak has trails for all ages and ski expertise. Loon is the resort's second highest peak and, especially if you have a family, offers skiers the opportunity to take advantage of the Family Ski Zone, on which you'll ski from the top of Loon to its base.
As much as we want you to love winter on Loon Mountain, we don't want you to forget to visit during the other seasons, because Loon offers visitors a true wealth of outdoor activities all year long.
Horse lovers, for instance, will want to enjoy the Loon Equestrian Center's horseback adventure packages. Enjoy the incredible scenery from horseback with several different horseback excursions, lasting from one to three hours. Enjoy a leisurely ride on the former East Branch & Lincoln Railroad's logging line or go exploring old logging camps dotted all over the mountain.
Once getting around on your own two feet, you can ride the resort's gondola to the 3,050-foot summit of Loon Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. While at the top, you and your family can explore glacial caves and then walk around the self-guided nature trail. Then climb the peak's observation tower to see how far you've come, followed by a visit with some local artisans as they create wonderful arts and crafts on top of the mountain.
Ride the gondola down the mountain and enjoy the Loon Mountain Adventure Center. Kids of all ages will enjoy the center's EuroBungy Trampoline, on which you can find yourself leaping up to 22 feet into the air. The center also sports a climbing wall next door, for those who like their fun extremely vertical.
There are many hiking trails on and up Loon Mountain, of course, but if you're "so done" with hiking, why not rent a mountain bike and head out to explore the mountain? In fact, the adventure center offers the very popular fall foliage bicycle tour, the Franconia Notch Bike tour, which allows you to leave Loon with a shuttle for both you and your wheels to Echo Lake in Franconia Notch. You'll be able to ride and pay respects to where the Old Man of the Mountain once gazed upon the valley (sadly, the rock formation collapsed in May 2003) and enjoy other wonderful natural attractions, including the Flume Gorge.