Jackson Falls

White Mountains

One of the best ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon in Jackson is to take a swim in these falls on the Wildcat River just outside of town. You'll have marvelous mountain views as you splash about. To get there, take the Carter Notch Rd/NH 16B half a mile north of town.

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Nearby White Mountains attractions

1. Story Land

2.55 MILES

This 30-acre theme and amusement park is aimed at the three- to nine-year-old crowd. The rides, activities and shows are small-scale and well done – a…

2. Echo Lake State Park

6.96 MILES

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4. Mt Washington State Park

10.23 MILES

The crescent-shaped Sherman Adams Summit Building is the nerve center for this 60-plus-acre park atop Mt Washington. Inside you'll find the private,…

5. Extreme Mt Washington

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Housed atop Mt Washington in the Sherman Adams Summit Building, this museum gives visitors a hands-on look at Mt Washington's claim as 'home of the world…

6. Mt Washington Observatory

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7. Crawford Notch State Park

11.09 MILES

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8. White Lake State Park

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