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Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation
Zipline Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Park & Summer/Winter Safari

41 Main Street, Route 112, Kancamagus Highway
Lincoln, NH 03251 
603-745-9911, 603-745-2630
745-9911, 745-2630

Alpine Adventures is widely known for superior customer service, unique outdoor family adventures and new and innovative activities for visitors of the White Mountains and beyond. We wish to make lasting memories for families and friends with this great excuse to get together and take a time-out from our hectic lifestyles. We'll take you out of your comfort zone, where you can fly from tree to tree like birds, go off-roading in a Swiss army vehicle, practice your misty flip into our new BigAirbag© Stunt Zone, challenge yourself in the Thrillsville Aerial Park, or watch the action from the deck of the Bird House, right on Main Street. Our Newest & Largest Zipline tour yet...the SUPER SkyRider has 9 zip & zap lines, 3 suspension bridges and is Higher & Faster than any other tour (up to 75 mph). Participants will climb higher, hike longer and fly faster. (NOT recommended for first time zippers - check out the Treetop or SkyRider tours).

Bretton Woods, NH  03575
a year-round destination of the famed Bretton Woods Resort, including  NH's largest ski area with 464 acres of skiing and snowboarding, including 102 trails and glades, as well as four terrain parks, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour descending over 1000 feet of elevation, taking nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines, sky bridges and rappels, and is one of the longest zip line canopy tours in New England. Suspension bridges and hiking trails connect the nine zip lines, an adeventure center with an ATV park,scenic chair lift rides, horseback riding, special events for special days and celebrations.  An incredible Donald Ross designed and improved golf course with vista views of Mt. Washington and NH's White Mountains. 

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
& Ski Area

Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, Exit 34B
Franconia, NH  03580
603-823-8800 | Fax: 603-823-8088

The first passenger aerial tramway in North America began operation on this site in 1938. Almost 7 million passengers were carried to the top by the first tram. Tram II was completed in 1980, and today, you can take a scenic 5-minute ride in one of two enclosed cable cars to the 4,180-foot summit of Cannon Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the distant valleys and mountains. Each tram car has a capacity of 80 persons and ascends 2,022 feet vertically over a horizontal distance of more than one mile. Walking trails to a summit observation platform leave from the tram station. A gift shop and cafeteria are located in the tram base station. Cannon Mountain Ski Area, a favorite among skiers, has 26 miles of trails and slopes for both the beginner and experienced. Cannon is the home of the New England Ski Museum, which is located near the base of the tramway. It is open daily from 10:00-4:00, and is on the same seasonal schedule as the tramway. 

Clark's Trading Post
110 US Route 3, PO Box 1
Lincoln, NH 03251

This unique attraction was founded over 80 years ago, is steeped in White Mountain history, and has been offering quality family entertainment ever since! Enjoy a trained bear performance, Steam Train ride through Wolfman's Territory and the amazing Yandong Chinese Acrobatic Troupe. Wolfie's Segway Park, Merlin's Mystical Mansion, Water Blaster Boats, Climbing Tower, Tuttle House, Kilburn's Photo Parlor and incredible Museums will astound you! Don't miss their Specialty Shops and the largest Gift Shop in the White Mountains. General admission includes access to all rides, shows, attractions, displays and museums.   A ride on the White Mountain Central Railroad is a day in history aboard for a 2 and a hlaf mile excursion  along the Pemigewasset River and back!

Echo Lake 
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, Exit 34C
Franconia, NH  03580

Echo Lake is a beautiful lake at an elevation of 1,931 feet that offers swimming, fishing, and small boat access, as well as views of Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain. It is in a different watershed from Profile Lake as its waters flow westerly toward the Connecticut River. A parking fee allows access to swimming, boating, snack bar and camping.

Fadden's General Store & Maple Sugarhouse
109 Main Street, Route 3
North Woodstock, NH  03262

Located at 109 Main Street in the quaint historic town of North Woodstock, New Hampshire, this historic, cultural and rural general store and award-winning Sugar House was started by the Fadden family in 1896. The village icon is operated today by Jim Fadden and his son James with occasional other family members lending a hand when needed. A museum threads throughout the rooms, walls and shelves within the store displaying family, community and maple sugaring equipment and artifacts. This classic New Hampshire General Store is open all year round offering NH gifts and souvenirs, groceries, beverages and candy, along with Fadden's maple syrup- named the "Best Maple Syrup in NH" at the annual meeting of the NH Maple Producers Association in January, 2014 (a repeat award from 2008). A family museum and historic display of North Woodstock and maple sugaring antiques and artifacts wind throughout the store and special rooms.  Tours of the state-of-the-art maple sugar production facility are available by appointment, hours may vary throughout the seasons.

Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, Exit 34A
Franconia, NH  03580
Open May- October -Admission

Walk through a natural chasm, see covered bridges, waterfalls, a scenic pool & mountain views. Since it's discovery in 1808, visitors have explored this 800' long gorge. The boardwalk through its cool shade is a refreshing hike on a summer day. A loop trail leads over covered bridges to The Pool and Liberty Gorge and Cascades, and passes glacial boulders en route. The Flume Visitor Center houses an information desk, an auditorium for interpretive video programs, a cafeteria, a gift shop and a historic Concord Coach.

Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, Exit 34A, 34B, 34C
Franconia, NH  03580

Nine mile long state park through the notched pass between the Kinsman Mountain Range on the west and Franconia Ridge on the east. The park was home to the Old Man of the Mountain for thousands of years until his collapse in 2003- and remains forever the state symbol of New Hampshire. All attractions and state park activities, most famous for winter sports on Cannon Mt. and its hiking trails year round, are exits from I-93, the only 2-way interstate highway in America because of this most famous of NH's five mountain notches. Exits lead to Profile Lake; a clear body of water (the headwaters of the Pemigewasset River) directly below the Old Man of the Mountain often called the Old Man's Washbowl. Echo Lake; a beautiful lake at an elevation of 1,931 feet, offers swimming, fishing, and small boat access, as well as views of Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain, but in a different watershed from Profile Lake as its waters flow westerly toward the Connecticut River. Other exits lead to The Basin, Cannon Aerial Tramway, the bike path through the Notch and Lafayette Campground; the camping and hiking hub of the Notch centrally located in the Park at Lafayette Place. It provides a great base from which to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and many attractions in the White Mountains.

Franconia Soaring Association
Route 116, Easton Road, Franconia, NH 03580

The Franconia Soaring Association (FSA) is New Hampshire's only soaring club. conveniently located at the Franconia Airport just two hours North of Boston in the picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire. FSA operates a well-maintained fleet of gliders, including a high performance 2-seat Grob Twin Astir.  The club offers scenic rides, introduction to soaring flights, glider  rentals, flight  instruction, and glider towing. The airport is a few miles West of Franconia Notch State Park and Cannon Mountain ski area, offering some of the best ridge and thermal soaring in the Northeast.  Many times throughout the season, mountain wave soaring can also be experienced.  The Mt. Washington wave is the strongest in the Northeast and flights of over 35,000 feet have been recorded there. On good soaring days, cross-country pilots routinely fly to Mt. Washington and Vermont. The club operates from mid May though late October, weather and field conditions permitting. Towing and introduction to soaring flights are available Saturday and Sunday, Fridays by special arrangement and on Mondays during holiday weekends. Soaring is a safe and exhilarating sport, and Franconia is a special place to enjoy flying over the mountain scenery. FSA operates 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday. Sunday and Mondays during holiday weekends Mid June through mid October.

Gorham Parks & Recreation Department 
39 Railroad Street, Gorham, NH 03581

Gorham Moose Tours
Gorham Information Booth
69 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-3103 | Toll Free:  1-877-986-6673
jstewart@gorhamnh.org   603-466-2101
Join us as we take you on a 3 hour tour (yes, just like Gilligan’s Island) in one of our comfortable tour buses.  Enjoy a moose / wildlife tour on the North Country's longest-running tour with experienced wildlife guides that know just where to search and find MOOSE!  Our success rate for 2013 was 96% and in one tour we were fortunate to see 23 MOOSE!  Our tours run from the end of May until the end of September in order to increase our chances of seeing our wonder friends, the MOOSE. Like all animals, moose can be unpredictable and there is no guarantee of seeing a moose, but we will make every effort to make your trip enjoyable!  So make Gorham a destination on your next trip and take a MOOSE TOUR!  Remember to bring the appropriate clothing for the weather and don’t forget your camera or video to capture your adventure.  We hope to see you soon!  Visit our Recreation CALENDAR OF EVENTS  for other Gorham recreation events. 

Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads
64 Railroad Street, PO Box 9, Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-21235 (Fax) 603-7845-9850 

Creating memories… one ride at a time
The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads have offered relaxing excursions aboard restored vintage coaches through some of the most scenic regions of New Hampshire for many years. Whether you’d like to enjoy a one hour and twenty minute excursion through a woodsy setting along the Pemigewassett River at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln or a one or two hour excursion along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith, you’re sure to have a wonderful time!  Special events at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH include Storybook Sundays which feature visits from a storybook characters along with a reading every Sunday starting June 30th through September 1st; our 4th of July Party Train which includes hot dogs, chips, cold beverages and ice cream treats along with complimentary party favors and departs at 7:00pm on July 4th as well as our popular Santa Express trains with a visit from Santa and his Elves which run weekends starting November 29th through December 21st.  We also offer our Hobo Picnic Lunches at both locations for just $10.00 per person while Fall Foliage Tours are offered at both locations starting in mid-September and run through late October. Visit us on-line and purchase tickets in advance!, visit www.hoborr.com.

Indian Head Resort
664 US Route 3, Lincoln, NH  03251

NH Magazine "Best of NH" 2009 Editors Award for Family Friendly Resort. 180 acres of scenic splendor in the heart of the New Hampshire White Mountains. 50" HDTV in all rooms. "Best of Chefs" winning Profile Dining Room daily specials, pub menu and more. Thunderbird Lounge, Gift Shop "Best NH Souvenirs". Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Spa Open All Year! Indoor Pool, Hot Spa and Saunas. Near area attractions, scenic drives and much more.  A sturdy steel observation tower for closer breathtaking views of the Indian Head rock formation is directly across the road from the Resort.

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, NH  03251
603-745-6281 | Fax: 603-745-8214
Located 20 minutes South of Franconia Notch at 60 Loon Moumtain Road in Lincoln, NH, and just a two-hour drive from Boston,  Loon Mountain Resort offers a world of winter excitement for guests visiting for the day or staying in one of the many hotels, inns, or condominiums around town.  With a wide variety of terrain, a slope-side spa, the Adventure Center, and countless other on – and off-hill activities, it's also a place where everyone, from the most avid skier to those who have never stepped foot into a pair of bindings, can have fun.  2, 100 Vertical Feet, 55 Trails, 12 Lifts and 336 Acres.

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road 
PO Box 87, North Woodstock, NH  03262 
603-745-8031, Fax 603-745-4811
Travel through steep-walled gorges and marvel at boulder caves formed thousands of years ago.  Enjoy spectacular views and intriguing history.  Don't miss this great adventure for kids and scenic wonder for adults.  Your exploration of Lost River can be as easy or as ambitious as you choose to make it. You can stay on the boardwalk, or accept the challenge of the Dungeon and the Lemon Squeezer; it's up to you. Enjoy a stroll on the Ecology trail, or for the very experienced hiker the Dilly Cliff. A short video on the history of Lost River and information and exhibits concerning New Hampshire wildlife can be seen in the Forest Society's Log Cabin.

Mount Washington Cog Railway 
Base Road
Mount Washington, NH 03589
603-278-5405 or 1-800-922-8825

The original "little train that could", the Mount Washington Cog Railway has been climbing to the summit of Mt. Washington since July 3, 1869. The track runs along a steep, 3.1 mile long trestle whose maximum gradient is over 37%, making it the second steepest mountain climbing train in the world. The only railroad on earth whose entire run is built on a trestle, the "Cog" takes visitors on a timeless adventure to the summit at 6288' in elevation. Open late April through early December.

Mountain View Grand
101 Mountain View Road
Whitefield, NH  03598 
603-837-2100 or 866-484-3843
One of America's truly grand hotels that combines 1st class comfort with casual elegance and attentive personalized service.  A classic that presents a dazzling array of offerings and amenities wrapped in a timeless storybook setting thought to have disappeared forever. Floor-to-ceiling views of the White Mts. from the prestigious Spa- this grand resort offers an experience unlike any other.

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, LLP
32 Valley Road, Jefferson, NH  03583 

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel offers adventures year round with our teams of friendly canine athletes. Enjoy all the adventure and thrill of dog sledding without the cold through our "Rolling Dog Sled Adventures" in Jefferson, NH. Want to learn to drive your own team? Try a Rolling Dog Sled Clinic!  Contact us to reserve your spot today.  Located in the heart of the White Mountains in Jefferson, NH, Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel specializes in providing dogsledding adventures through our dog sled tours, clinics, with an emphasis on education, hands-on activities and fun!   Tours aren't just sitting in the sled and going for a ride, but rather involve interacting with dogs, and learning aspects of a culture that many people just don't get to experience. However, if you prefer to have a relaxing ride, that's fine as well!

Omni Mount Washington Resort
310 Mt Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575
603-278-1000 (Fax) 603-278-8838

As grand as the history behind it, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor’. A grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains was a two-year labor of love for 250 master craftsmen. Conceived by industrialist Joseph Stickney, this National Historic Landmark opened in 1902 and has been attracting generations of families ever since.  The final phase of an $80 million expansion and renovation initiative continues with the replacement of the hotel's iconic signature red roofs. Previous renovations to the guest rooms, public areas and dining facilities, complement the additions of a signature spa, thrilling year-round canopy tour and renovation to the classic Donald Ross designed Mount Washington golf course.  For the luxury, excitement and adventure of this true destination resort, visit brettonwoods.com

Pemi Valley Moose Tours
36 Main Street, PO Box 216
Lincoln, NH 03251
Located in the heart of the Western White Mountains of New Hampshire, we have been offering Scenic Moose & Wildlife Tours Spring, Summer, and Fall for 12 years.  Join in the fun as we take a 2 1/2 to 3 hour journey through the majestic White Mountains in our air conditioned bus in search of the gentle giant of the North Country. Our nightly excursions feature a guided tour of the local area, a video about Moose, and interesting historical sites along the way. On average, we go out 120-130 times a year looking for Moose.  We have a 97% success rate which means a few trips a year we do not see any.  They are still wild animals and therefore are sometimes unpredictable, but we know where they tend to be and those are the areas we frequent. Visit our website for times and schedules all seasons and call to make a reservation. Our office is open everyday from 10:00 am until we depart. We are located off Exit 32 from I-93, just beyond the familar golden arches in Lincoln- easy access from I-93 and the Kangamagus Highway.

Pollyanna of Littleton
New Hampshire, Inc
15 Main Street, Littleton,  NH 03561

New Hampshire's most welcoming attraction is the centerpiece of historic downtown as an ambassador of cheer and community spirit for residents and visitors alike. Today, visitors and passers-by make it a point to return her "welcome wave". Admirers come not only to take a keepsake photo, but to rub Pollyanna's bronze hightop shoe for luck and gladness. Littleton's jubilant bronze sculpture tributes hometown author, Eleanor H. Porter (1868 – 1920) best remembered as the creator of the world's most optimistic character, Pollyanna, 1913.  Eleanor Hodgman Porter's early residence was in Littleton, and not so far from the Library front lawn…where fittingly Pollyanna, Littleton's sculpture presides in an artistic and symbolic place "welcoming residents and visitors to the area. 

Polly's Pancake Parlor
672 Route 117, Sugar Hill, NH 03586

Polly's is northern New England distilled to its sweetest essence: stone-ground whole wheat, buckwheat, and cornmeal pancakes, served with country sausage or cob-smoked bacon, and a tray of maple toppings in burnished pewter pots - fancy grade syrup, granulated maple sugar, and thick maple spread; all made in New Hampshire. Gift shop where Polly's special ingredients can be purchased as well as other unique souvenirs of your visit to Sugar Hill and the history of this internationally recognized restaurant, famous for breakfast and lunch. Online shopping is available.

Raft NH by
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
196 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel presents Raft NH, a white water rafting outfitter specializing in family adventure from float trips to Class III whitewater! Whitewater Rafting in NH, family Adventure at its best. Fun for the whole family and maybe even a dog or two! We shuttle you from our convenient location on Main Street in Gorham, NH to the put in locations on the river.  Just show up... we supply all technical and safety equipment. It's all brand new and state of the art. We have the most experienced, licensed, professional whitewater guide in the North Country on every white water trip. The most unique  day of adventure you've ever experienced. Reserve your "Paddles & Paws" Whitewater Rafting & Sled Dog Combo Adventure today! Tailored to those guests that want to pack in as much adventure into one day as humanly possible, we offer whitewater rafting in the morning - afternoon & our signature "Rolling Dog Sled Adventure" after your rafting trip. 

St. Matthew's Chapel
Rt. 117 at Birches Road
Sugar Hill, NH, 03586
PO Box 278, Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-9980 or 603-823-5667

Historic St. Matthew's is an Episcopal summer chapel in the White Mountains that holds Sunday services during July, August, and the first Sunday in September at 10:00am. This Chapel is one of New England's most photographed Landmarks. Built in 1893 and originally painted  dark red, the interior paneling and cathedral ceiling in natural wood has mellowed to a beautiful soft patina, Three of the stain glass window were brought from a church on Long Island; one  attributed to Tiffany, and two others are equally exquisite representations of stain glass art work of that era.  The Chapel's delicate architectural design featuring very narrow width and very high steeple in this picturesque country setting draws photographers from everywhere.  Inquiries for weddings or other special services for up to 125 persons are invited.

The Rocks Estate
Route 302, 4 Christmas Lane
Bethlehem, NH

Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, The Rocks Estate is a 1,400-acre protected reserve that serves as the North Country Conservation and Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Featuring more than 13 buildings on the National Historic Register, The Rocks' Heritage Trail evokes the gilded era of a century ago of long vacations in the refreshing summer air of the White Mountains. The Rocks is home to the Forest Society's sustainable Christmas tree farm. Each year trees are carefully hand-shaped and wreaths are meticulously decorated to raise money for land conservation in New Hampshire. Visitors can ramble along scenic trails seeking wildlife, enjoy a picnic in terraced gardens, and attend many educational programs. The Rocks operates a market of New Hampshire made products, conducts and recreates holiday and historic adventuresThe estate has been featured in Yankee Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, AAA magazine, Farm of Distinction and Wildlife Viewing. 

The Brick Store 
21 Lisbon Road, PO Box 118, Bath, NH
The Brick Store is America's oldest continously operated General Store, dating back to 1790. Unique and distinctive New England specialties are available including our own smokehouse meats and cheese, homemade fudge, gift packs and gift baskets, maple syrup, weathervanes, antiques & memorablia, deli case & service, one stop shopping by the owners, just as it always was and should be.

The Whale's Tale Water Park
481 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3)
I-93, Exit 33, Lincoln, NH
The Whale's Tale Water Park recently named Best-in-Class Waterpark in America by Aquatics International Magazine.  Perfect to chill out, thrill out, lay out or play out.  It's an unforgettable day for the entire family at New England's Favorite Waterpark! Under 4 and adults over 70 free.  Free tube usage.  3pm & twilight specials.  SEASON: early June – Labor Day, 10am – 6pm weather permitting.  Group rates available. 

Route 116, North Haverhill, NH 03774
Enjoy New Hampshire's Fall and Christmas Seasons at Windy Ridge- a family owned and operated orchard overlooking the Connecticut River Valley from the Western White Mountains, open daily June 29th through October 30th.  Pick your own apples (18 varieties!) and pumpkins, browse the gift shop visit the farm animals and kid's corral playground, walk the nature trails and enjoy a a picnic breakfast (7:00 to 11:00) or lunch (11:00 tp 3:00) from their Cider House Cafe, famous for baked goods, pies, and their famous cider donuts.  Windy Ridge uses only home and locally grown, organically raised and homemade produce. The gift shop is filled with holiday homemade and handmade decorations, gifts and accessories.  The Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm is open daily 9 am to 6 pm Labor Day thru Thanksgiving, and weekends 9 am to 4 pm Thanksgiving thru Christmas for hayrides, select and cut your own trees and chances to play "elf" with Santa in the warming room.  Come celebrate the best of New Hampshire's fall and Christmas family fun and traditions with the Fabrizio Family!    

 White Mountain Attractions

Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH
Tel: 603-374-2368

Conway Scenic Railroad
Rte. 16, Conway, NH
Tel: 603-356-5251

Mt. Washington Auto Road
Rte. 16, Gorham, NH
Tel: 603-466-3988

Rte. 16, Glenn, NH
Tel: 603-383-4186

Wildcat Mountain Gondola
Rte. 16, Pinkham Notch, NH
Tel: 603-466-3326

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