Four Season White Mountain NH Activities
White Mountains Region – Fun Filled All Four Seasons
The White Mountains Region of New Hampshire encompasses 45 towns, and ranges from Shelburne, NH in the North to West Rumney, NH in the South, to Glencliff, NH in the West, and to Gilead, Maine in the East! (following the White Mountain Range), also including the Mount Washington Valley. The White Mountains themselves are breathtaking to behold throughout the year. In spring, they are awash in the season’s freshest green, which deepens in summer. In autumn, the White Mountains are ablaze in fiery reds, yellows, and oranges–just as the first dustings of snow grace the highest summits, hinting of the winter season that gave these mountains their name. This region is not only famous for its glorious scenery and vistas, but also for the many attractions and activities that bring the yearly throng of tourists to the area during the winter, spring, summer, fall, and the entire year. Ask us about NH White Mountains or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.
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Winter & Spring White Mountains NH
Activities & Attractions
Winter/Spring activities in the White Mountains Region include snowmobiling — Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, NH presents snowmobile tours and off-road tours in 12 passenger Pinzgauers. Once relied upon heavily as a means of travel throughout northern New England, snowshoeing survives as a popular winter activity.
Winter attractions in the White Mountains Region consist exclusively of the many ski areas and resorts in the area. Attitash Bear Peak in Bartlett offers 12 lifts; Black Mountain in Jackson features on-site sleigh rides; Bretton Woods offers 4 high-speed quads; Cannon Mountain in Franconia features a 70-passenger aerial tramway; Cranmore Mountain in North Conway features a 1,200-ft. vertical drop; Loon Mountain in Lincoln offers a variety of ski equipment rentals; Waterville Valley offers 100% snowmaking; Wildcat Mountain in Jackson features the famous Wildcat Express Quad.
Summer & Fall
White Mountains NH
Activities & Attractions
Summer& Fall activities in the White Mountains Region range from hiking the Cohos Trail Book in Bartlett, to fishing at Moose Brook State Park in Gorham, to boating at Saco River in Conway, to golfing at the Waumbek Golf Course in Jefferson.
Summer & Early Fall attractions in White Mountains Region are various. The Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods allows the tourist to take a 3-hour ride to the summit of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain climbing train. For those not afraid of heights, the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham offers breathtaking views and scenery. Whale’s Tale Water Park in Lincoln features marine entertainment seldom seen in this area.
For those with a love of the outdoors, the White Mountain National Forest is a must-see. Visitor centers are located in Pinkham Notch, Gorham, New Hampton and Woodstock. The Flume Gorge in Franconia should not be missed. Christmas isn’t just for December anymore! Take the kids to Santa’s Village in Jefferson. For fledgling Annie Oakleys and Buffalo Bills, Six Gun City & Fort Splash Water Park in Jefferson is a must-see. The youngsters will also enjoy Story Land in Glen, where fantasy lives.
For the adults, Sugar Hill Historical Museum in Sugar Hill offers much for the palate (not to mention beatiful scenery), and the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield is sure to entertain the thespian in all of us.
Year-Round White Mountains NH
Activities & Attractions
Year-round activities in the White Mountains Region include many tax-free shopping opportunities in the outstanding outlets of North Conway. Year-round attractions in the White Mountains Region are various, including Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, the Littleton Grist Mill, and the somewhat tragic (though persistent) Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch.
Directions to the White Mountains Region
From New York, NY (5 hours; 346 miles): Take I-278 E toward I-87 N / Bronx / Upstate NY / New England. I-278 E becomes I-95 N (Portions toll). Merge onto I-91 N via EXIT 48 on the Left toward Hartford. Take the US-302 exit- EXIT 17- toward US-5 / Wells River / Woodsville NH. Turn Right onto US-302/William Scott Memorial Highway. Turn Left onto Railroad Street / US-302 / William Scott Memorial Highway. Continue to follow US-302. Merge onto I-93 and into the White Mountains Region.
From Boston, MA (2 hours; 157 miles): Merge onto I-93 N via the ramp on the Left (Portions toll). Merge onto Daniel Webster Highway / US-3 N via EXIT 35 toward Twin Mountain / Lancaster. Turn Right onto US-302 / Dartmouth College Road. Continue to follow US-302 into the White Mountains Region.
From Montreal, QC, CAN (3 hours; 187 miles): Turn right onto Rue University. Rue University becomes Autoroute 10 E. Take the AUT-10 East / Hwy-10 East / Aut-15 South / Hwy-15 South / Aut-20 East / Hwy-20 East / Pont Champlain exit toward Sherbrooke. Merge onto Autoroute 10 East. Take the Aut-55 South exit- EXIT 121- toward Coaticook / Stanstead / Magog / Vermont / US-91. Merge onto Autoroute 55 South. Autoroute 55 South becomes I-91 South. Merge onto I-93 South via EXIT 19 toward Littleton, NH and into the White Mountains Region.
Notes on travelling in the White Mountains Region: Public transportation is highly limited in this area, so it is imperative to have private transportation. One must also consider the element of wildlife while driving the highways of Northern New England. Read our article on Moose on the Loose!
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