No matter what you like to do on vacation, the White Mountains will be able to fulfill your vision. From kayaking, skiing, shopping, dining at fine restaurants, horseback riding, hunting for antiques, hiking and so much more, the White Mountains will be able to keep everyone happy in your vacationing party, from the wilderness camper to the shopping connoisseur. And our White Mountain Resort Hotel is conveniently located close to all the action!
In addition to hiking, camping, fishing and kayaking, why not enjoy some of the following White Mountain attractions?
Ride the Conway Scenic Railway, in which your and your party travel through the incredible scenery in the Crawford Notch. You can even make reservations on the railway's First Class dining cars and experience a meal as first class railway passengers of yesterday did.
Hike through the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park, a natural chasm where you'll see covered bridges, spectacular waterfalls, wonderful mountain vistas and even a scenic pool. Your children especially will enjoy crawling through and exploring caves along the way.
Take a gondola ride to the top of Loon Mountain on the Summit Skyride and enjoy glacial caves and even a boardwalk where artisans create and sell their wares. You also can hike along a nature trail, rent mountain bikes, go on a horseback excursion to explore old mining camps, have fun on a bungee trampoline and even get pampered at a spa and fitness center.
Try the ZipRider, a thrill ride that has guests soaring at 45 mph half a mile over trees, ski trails and a river. You'll really be able to enjoy the mountain scenery from on high!
Take a cruise on New Hampshire's largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, aboard the M/S Mount Washington. You'll float past some of the lakes 240 habitable islands while eating breakfast or lunch.
If antiques are your passion, the White Mountains will thrill you with many shopping choices, from individual antique dealers to large antique shops. You also may enjoy taking part in some larger country auctions. Just about every town in the White Mountains has at least one antique shop; for excellent antique shopping, however, check out North Woodstock, Bethlehem, North Conway, Littleton, Meridith and New Hampton.
As for dining, you'll find restaurants that will make any palate happy, from fine continental cuisine to New England fare.
Finally, you'll certainly want to take in at least a portion of the White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway. The Trail, which has been designated a National Scenic Byway, is a 100-mile loop tour that travels through portions of the White Mountain National Forest, as well as many of the area's attractions. You'll be able to drive the entire loop in a day, if you like; or split the Trail up and meander through either the Northern Loop or the Southern Loop.