Central New Hampshire is loaded with unique attractions and activities for families, friends, and solo explorers! From ziplines to blues festivals, we’ve got everything you need to cram your days with fun–rain or shine.
Escape your comfort zone and fly from tree to tree like birds, go off-roading in a Swiss Army vehicle, and challenge yourself on the obstacles and high-flying elements of Thrillsville Aerial Adventure Park. Alpine Adventures is known for superior customer service, unique outdoor family adventures, and innovative activities for visitors to the White Mountains.
41 Main St., Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
The largest ski area in New Hampshire, Bretton Woods boasts some of the best conditions and weather in the region. With 102 alpine trails and glades and a 100-kilometer Nordic trail network, there’s endless fun for beginners and experts. The resort’s award-winning snow, service, and family programs are paired with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the East.
Enjoy a wide array of activities off the slopes, including the year-round Canopy Tour, a high flying adventure with nine ziplines, sky bridges, and rappels–plus an indoor climbing wall, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and more winter fun. And there’s no shortage of summer activities, with scenic lift rides, ATV tours, rock climbing, mountaintop dining, and more.
2563 U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire 03575
This two-hour, 20-mile round trip travels on a spur of the historic Boston and Maine Railroad laid in the late 1800’s to serve the historic Grand Hotels of the region.
3 Crossing at River Rte 112, Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
The Campton Historical Society is open to membership for all those with an interest in the town’s heritage. The Society’s mission is to preserve this heritage through the acquisition and care of artifacts, documents, and other information of historic value; and to make these resources available to others researching the town’s heritage. The Historical Society serves as an educational resource through public presentations and lectures, printed information, exhibits, and special events.
529 Rte 175, Campton, New Hampshire 03223
Built in 1969, Campton Mountain Ski Area is a true vintage New Hampshire ski facility. The original Swiss-made 1969 Städeli compact double chairlift and a custom beginners’ rope tow bring skiers of all abilities to the three main trails (beginner, intermediate, and expert) which average 1,550′ in length.
Campton Mountain has offered night skiing for more than 30 years and lights up at night with 35+, 500-watt halogen lights. While the Campton Mountain is privately owned by the Waterville Estates community, the general public has always been warmly welcomed to come share in the experience.
Parker Road, Campton, New Hampshire 03223
Rated “Best Value in the East” by Ski Magazine, Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park features 72 trails plus the Mittersill backcountry area along with incredible views, great variety, and the Tuckerbrook Family Area.
9 Franconia Notch Pkwy, Franconia, New Hampshire 03580
Enjoy a day of family fun! See the famous Black Bear Show, ride the train through the covered bridge, and be chased by the Infamous Wolfman. Cool off on the Water Blaster Boats, scale the Climbing Tower, and learn to glide on a Segway. Take a tour of Merlin’s Mystical Mansion or Tuttle’s Rustic House. Visit the five museums or stop by the gift and specialty shops.
110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
The Flying Monkey offers movies, live performances, comedy, dance, kids’ programming, and local community theater. Experience the unique pleasure of enjoying dinner and a show with family and friends. Share an experience with your neighbors and community members. Create a memory that will last a lifetime!
39 South Main St. Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264
With outstanding facilities, well-designed golf holes, imaginative theming, and natural beauty, Hobo Hills is a perfect location for family and group gatherings. The 18-hole mini-golf course is designed for maximum fun for kids and adults.
137 Main St. Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
For the avid golfer, Jack O’Lantern’s 18-hole, 6,024-yard, par 70/71 layout is a beautifully designed and maintained golf course. Between tee times, Jack O’Lantern offers the Cabana Club with indoor and outdoor heated pools, playground, and game room. Sunset Terrace Dining is available, as well as indoor and outdoor dining.
1668 Daniel Webster Hwy. Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
(603) 745-8121 or (800) 227-4454
Journey to the center of the Earth and follow the Lost River to explore jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, rock-strewn glacial caves, and cascading waterfalls. Complete your journey by panning for fossils and gemstones and stroll through the nature garden and gift shop. In 2014, Lost River Gorge installed a forest adventure trail, suspension bridge, treehouse, and bird cage overlooks. See why Lost River Gorge is considered one of NH’s greatest natural wonders.
PO Box 87, 1712 Lost River Rd. Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
This award-winning semi-private golf course in the White Mountains of New Hampshire offers exceptional value in New England resort living. At Owl’s Nest, you’re surrounded by abundant four-season recreation and breathtaking mountain views, making it the perfect place for your year-round or vacation home.
1 Clubhouse Ln., Thornton, New Hampshire 03285
Margaret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, NH, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. Today, their pursuits live on in the Margaret and H.A. Rey Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults, and families.
35 Village Rd, Building C, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215
Since the Silver Center opened its doors in 1992, its mission has remained the same: to engage, educate, serve, and support the students of Plymouth State University in the study, performance, and appreciation of the performing arts.
As the major cultural arts center in the region, the Silver Center also serves as an arts presenter to provide a rich, rewarding cultural experience for students, faculty, staff, and the public. Its main performance space, Hanaway Theatre, is a 665-seat proscenium theatre that hosts a variety of student and professional performances including opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music, and dramatic productions.
17 High St. Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264
Ski Fanatics year-round operations provide sales, rental, and service of a variety of outdoor equipment, clothing, and accessories. In the summer, the “Paddle the Pemi” river shuttle takes explorers on six- or ten-mile paddles/floats down the Pemigewasset River on Class I or Class II rapids (some experience preferred for Class II trip). Rent boats from Ski Fanatics or bring your own!
23 Vintinner Rd., Campton, New Hampshire 03223
Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for 40+ years about our natural world. In September 2006 and again in September 2011, the Science Center gained national accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) as the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England.
23 Science Center Rd, Holderness, New Hampshire 03245
Authentic and memorable sled dog rides and tours in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Valley Snow Dogz create mushing memories for individuals, couples, families, groups, and anyone who has a burning desire to experience time behind a sled dog team. Available also for special events, presentations, and education.
PO Box 837 Hwy 175, Thornton, New Hampshire 03285
Four-season resort with activities galore. Skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, skateboarding, golfing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and so much more.
1 Ski Area Rd. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215
At the Whale’s Tale Water Park, the whole family can play in the only wave pool in the White Mountains. Ride the big waves or relax in the gentle ones at the shallow end. No need to worry about sand or salt. Streak down the speed slides, twist through the flume slides, or splash down the 360-foot tube ride with clean, clear filtered water.
481 Daniel Webster Hwy. Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Discover natural beauty unrivaled anywhere in the Northeast, an exciting variety of things to see and do, and dozens of family and natural attractions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
200 Kancamagus Hwy., Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
Held in the heart of the White Mountains, the Boogie N’ Blues Festival is located on a 72-acre pasture in the Pemigewasset River Valley. The festival is a special treat for newcomers and a summer favorite for returning guests.
2010 Hwy 175, Thornton, New Hampshire 03285