Listed below are the 16 Major White Mountains Attractions located in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Each one is fun for the whole family – and a great vacation value! You can spend the day at one, or visit several—you might even want to plan your trip to include them all! The drive between the attractions is short, the scenery is spectacular, and a White Mountains vacation is a great value.
Attitash Mountain Resort
775 Route 302, Bartlett 03812
603-374-2368 ~ www.attitash.com
Rates: Full Day Early/Late Season: $25 (48" & taller), $15 (under 48"). Full Day Midseason: $45 (48" & taller), $20 (under 48").
This summer, visit Attitash Mountain Resort and ride, splash and slide at New Hampshire’s original fun spot. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, a 4,300-foot rollercoaster set to the mountainside. Don’t miss North America’s longest Alpine Slide, a family tradition since 1976. We also offer cross-country and lift-accessed mountain biking, guided horseback rides, scenic chair rides to our 2,550-foot summit, the only outdoor waterpark in the Mt. Washington Valley and much more!
Cannon Aerial Tramway
I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia Notch 03580
603-823-8800 ~ www.cannonmt.com
Rates: Adults $15; ages 6-12 $12; under 5 free. Discovery Pass includes admission to Cannon Tramway and Flume Gorge. Adults13+: $28; age 6-12: $22
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.
Welcome to Clark’s- featuring quality family entertainment for 85 years! Enjoy a Trained Bear Performance, Steam Train Ride through Wolfman’s Territory and our Amazing Circus Act! Wolfie’s Segway Park, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, Water Blaster Boats, Climbing Tower, Tuttle House, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor, River City Mining and incredible Museums will astound you! Don’t miss our Specialty Shops and the largest Gift Shop in the White Mountains. We can BEARLY wait to see you!
Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time that the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the Dining Car Chocorua. On the “Notch Train” choose from Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class package, enjoy lunch in the elegant Dining Car Hattie Evans.
Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Franconia 03580
603-745-8391 ~ www.flumegorge.com
Rates: Adults 13+: $15; age 6-12 $12; under 5 free. Discovery Pass includes admission to Cannon Tramway and Flume Gorge. Adults 13+: $28; age 6-12: $22.
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm. Along the walk you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Kids can crawl through and explore caves along the way. The Visitor’s Center offers a free 20-minute movie on Franconia Notch State Park, information, gift shop, cafeteria, and interpretive exhibits.
64 Railroad St, off I-93 Exit 32, Main Street, Lincoln 03251
603-745-2135 ~ www.hoborr.com
Rates: Adults $15; Children age 3-11 $10; under 2 free. Hobo Picnic Lunch: $10. Nov. & Dec. Santa Trains: $20.
All aboard for a 15-mile, 80 minute round-trip train
excursion in vintage, restored coaches. You will travel in a natural, woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream are available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November–mid December for Santa Trains: see operation days below.
Loon’s main attractions: NH’s longest scenic gondola summit skyride, zipline and Aerial Forest Adventure Park combine for family fun! The Skyride features beautiful White Mountain scenery and access to the Glacial Cave Walk, artisan crafters, children’s playground, self-guided nature walk and family dining. The Zipline offers thrills as guests soar above the Pemigewasset River and the Aerial Forest Park offers challenge high among the trees on five different courses. Also, mountain bike rentals and tours, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, accommodations, spa & fitness center, festivals, concerts and special events.
Discover for yourself why Lost River is considered one of NH’s greatest natural wonders. Carved by the Ice Age, step back in time to experience nature’s blissful beauty as you explore jagged walls of rock, gigantic boulders stacked like blocks, intricate boardwalks, rock-strewn glacial caves, amazing views, cascading waterfalls and intriguing history. Complete your journey with panning for fossils and gemstones or a stroll through the nature garden and gift shop.
Mt. Washington Auto Road
1 Mount Washington Auto Road / Route 16 Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581
603-466-3988 ~ www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com
Rates: $26 car/driver; motorcycle and operator $16; add'l. adult $8; ages 5-12 $6. Guided Tour: Adults $35; ages 5-12 $15; seniors (62+)/military $30. Age 4 and under free
There’s one experience in New Hampshire that is above all others…A drive on the Mt. Washington Auto Road! The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the Northeast’s highest peak is yours to enjoy when you drive your own car or take a comfortable, two-hour guided tour, which includes an hour to explore the summit buildings and environment. Best of all, your entertaining guide will share the legends, history and ecology of this remarkable landscape in a way that will make it all come alive. This ride will leave you with breathtaking memories (and pictures) that will be enjoyed for a lifetime!
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
Base Station Road, 6 miles off Rt. 302 near historic Bretton Woods, Marshfield Station 03589
603-278-5404 ~ www.thecog.com
Rates: Adults $64 (steam $66); ages 4-12 $39; Seniors (65+) $59
Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway—built in 1869. Choose to step aboard new eco-friendly biodiesel or historic coal-fired steam locomotives for a thrilling ride to New England’s highest peak. This 3-hour round-trip adventure now includes more time at the summit and free admission to the Observatory Museum. On-board Audio Tour provides an entertaining narrative. Truly a unique vacation experience and must-do when in the White Mountains. Marshfield Base Station features great views, a museum, restaurant & gift shop.
A Family Adventure Since 1922. Self-guided cave tours, Nature Trails, Waterfowl and Animal Exhibits, Maple Sugar Museum, the Glacial Boulder Maze, Klondike Mines, and the Polar Mining Expedition Sluice. Experience Nature at her finest. Enjoy the peaceful woodland setting for an hour or a day. Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended. “Bring your own” Picnic Area. New cave for 2013!
Generations of families have enjoyed this magical Christmas theme park! Your day will be filled with exciting rides, great shows, Santa and his reindeer! Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the awesome HoHo H2O water feature, expanded for 2013! One low admission includes unlimited use of all activities for the entire day. Our family is celebrating our 60th anniversary as your hosts. It’s Christmas Today at Santa’s Village and we can’t wait to see you!
The excitement of go-kart racing and laser tag are just a few of the ways to lasso fun in this affordable Western Village and Water Park. Thrills and chills await on 13 rides, including water slides, (swimwear required), bumper boats, wading pool, and roller coaster. Help catch an Outlaw, see the miniature horse show, the Frontier Show, pan for gems, and see one of the largest carriage and sleigh collections. Gift shops & food. Admission includes 2nd day free this season (non transferable). In October the park becomes “Ghost Town” a haunted adventure!
Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life! Enjoy over 20 wonderfully themed rides including our newest attraction: Splash Battle-Pharaoh’s Reign! Don’t miss our new Magic Show, new Circus Performances, dance with our newest character, Duke the Friendly Dragon, and enjoy our new Hands-On Play Area! Make memories to last a lifetime! A family favorite since 1954!
The Whale’s Tale Water Park recently is on the move again. NEW for 2013 will be the SuperLOOP which takes water slides to the next level of excitement. Feel the floor go out from under your feet as you race over 50 feet to the splash pool below– if you dare. There is absolutely something for everyone to enjoy. Toddlers, Children, Teens, Young Adults and Adults of all ages keep busy on a wide variety of industry leading attractions. Slide, swim and splash your way through our world class waterpark and don’t forget to catch a NEW Stage show on the waveside stage.
#1 Scenery in the East” (SKI Magazine) Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider and soar ½-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at speeds up to 45 mph! Then leisurely ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000+ foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on U.S. National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, special events available all summer.