White Mountains attractions

Top Choice State Park in Crawford Notch & Bretton Woods

Crawford Notch State Park

This pretty park maintains an extensive system of hiking trails. From the Willey House visitor center, you can walk the easy 0.5-mile Pond Loop Trail, the 1-mile Sam Willey Trail and the Ripley Falls Trail, a 1-mile…
Top Choice Museum in North Conway

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

If you don't have time to drive to the summit of Mt Washington, but you think wild weather is cool, take an hour to explore this small but fascinating weather museum instead. Shoot an air cannon, interrupt a mini-to…
Top Choice Historic Site in Littleton & Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Observatory in Mt Washington Valley

Mt Washington Observatory

Perched atop New England's highest summit, this observatory is staffed year-round by scientists who measure the mountaintop's extreme weather conditions; the world's second-highest wind speed (231mph) was famously r…
State Park in Great North Woods

Milan Hill State Park

How often do you get to spend the night in a purple yurt? Yep, that’s an option at this park, also known for its cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails. The 45ft fire tower provides expansive views of New Hampshir…
State Park in Great North Woods

Weeks State Park

Sitting atop Mt Prospect, this park is named for US senator John Weeks, a Lancaster native who introduced legislation in 1909 that helped to stem the degradation of local lands caused by unregulated logging. Weeks' …
Museum in Mt Washington Valley

Extreme Mt Washington

Housed atop Mt Washington in the Sherman Adams Summit Building, this museum, opened in 2014, gives visitors a hands-on look at Mt Washington's claim as 'home of the world's worst weather.' Exhibits show how Mt Washi…
Caves in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Adventurous kids will enjoy exploring the this network of caverns and crevices formed by glaciers millions of years ago. Each cave has its own title and story, from the Bear Crawl to the Dungeon. Climbing, crawling …
Cable Car in Franconia Notch State Park

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

This tram shoots up the side of Cannon Mountain, offering a breathtaking view of Franconia Notch. In 1938 the first passenger aerial tramway in North America was installed on this slope. It was replaced in 1980 by t…
Amusement Park in Great North Woods

Santa's Village

Just west of mountain-ringed Jefferson is this theme park. Look for Santa’s 26 elves as you enjoy the kiddie-focused rides, a Ferris wheel and the Jingle Bell Express train. Kids can even visit Santa himself, usuall…