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White-Mountains Tourism and Sightseeing
The White Mountains region has something for everyone. For families there are plenty of activities, miniature golf, wave Pools, swimming and lots of attractions like Story Land and Santa's Village. For the shopper there is tax free shopping at more than 200 outlets, boutiques and shops. Whether you visit the White Mts. for the leaf peeping, scenic drives through the mountains, exciting selection of major attractions, numerous covered bridges and waterfalls, or just here on a day trip, this region is full of things to do.

Set in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, White Mountains and the surrounding Mt. Washington Valley offers hundreds of hiking and biking trails, rushing waterfalls and easily accessible natural swimming holes. This is a rock climber's heaven and in the winter ice climbers rush here for the terrain and the outfitters.

Oh yes, and did we mention golf? There are 10 courses within a 30-or-less minute drive from the White-Mountains. In the Fall people from all over the world come for scenic drives and the color which blankets every turn. Enjoy the 100-mile Kancamagus Highway, one of the country's only scenic by-way loops. Look for moose and wildlife all along this route too. In the winter there are 7 ski resorts and 6 XC Centers all offering everything from easy to thrilling terrain. Each of these also offer rental shops and lessons too, plus a packed calendar of events. Add to that tubing hills, mountain coasters (not one but two!) and giant swings, plus sledding, ice skating and....well...you're getting the picture - the possibilities are endless!

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Flume Gorge
Flume Gorge Top Attraction!
Scenic in Lincoln, NH USA

The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center.


Cannon Aerial Tramway
Cannon Aerial Tramway Top Attraction!
Excursion in Franconia, NH USA

An 80-passenger cable car brings visitors to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain in under ten minutes.

Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington Cog Railway Top Attraction!
Excursion in Mount Washington, NH USA

The Mount Washington Cog Railway provides a sense of adventure and history as it carries passengers up a 3-mile-long trestle and the steepest railroad tracks in North America to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington.

The Kancamagus Highway
The Kancamagus Highway Top Attraction!
Scenic in North Conway, NH USA

The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5 mile scenic drive along NH's Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country.

Story Land
Story Land Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Glen, NH USA
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The children's theme park where fantasy lives! There's a smile and adventure around every corner at Story Land, the theme park geared for children from two to twelve, and their parents and grandparents.


Clark's Trading Post
Clark's Trading Post Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Lincoln, NH USA

Clark's Trading Post - Trained Bears, White Mountain Central Railroad, Antique Museums and the best in family entertainment.

Mount Washington Auto Road
Mount Washington Auto Road Top Attraction!
Excursion in Gorham, NH USA

Many years ago, the trip up Mt. Washington was made in horse drawn wagons called "stages.

Albany Covered Bridge
Albany Covered Bridge
Scenic in Conway, NH USA

The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. At that time, Amzi Russell and Leandre Morton entered into an agreement with the town to build a new bridge for $1,300 minus the amount previously paid for the original bridge.

Attitash Ski and Snowboard Resort
Attitash Ski and Snowboard Resort
Skiing in Bartlett, NH USA

New Hampshire's Premier Vacation Destination Attitash is Mount Washington Valley’s largest four-season resort. Boston-area families flock to this friendly resort just outside of North Conway, New Hampshire, drawn by its children’s programs, snow quality, and service-oriented employees.


Bartlett Covered Bridge
Bartlett Covered Bridge
Scenic in Bartlett, NH USA

The bridge was abandoned and closed to traffic in 1939. It was later rebuilt for $20,000. In the 1950s, it was used to store snow fence. In 1966 the bridge and land around it was sold to a private individual. It was repaired by Milton Graton that same year.

Bath Covered Bridge
Bath Covered Bridge
Scenic in Bath, NH USA

The current structure is the fifth bridge to stand on this site. The first was constructed in 1794 at a cost of $366.66. That bridge was demolished by a flood and replaced in 1806 at a cost of $1,000.

Bath-Haverhill Covered Bridge
Bath-Haverhill Covered Bridge
Scenic in Bath, NH USA

According to New Hampshire Department of Transportation records, this is the oldest covered bridge still in use in New Hampshire. It is the first and only bridge to be erected at this site.

Bedell Bridge State Historic Site
Bedell Bridge State Historic Site
Historic Site in Haverhill, NH USA

Bedell Bridge State Park is a 38-acre park located along the Connecticut River. The park was the site of a historic two-span covered bridge, the second longest in the country.

Bump Covered Bridge
Bump Covered Bridge
Scenic in Campton, NH USA

The original Queenpost structure at this site was built in 1877. At one time the bridge was known as the Webber Bridge.

Clark's Covered Bridge
Clark's Covered Bridge
Scenic in North Woodstock, NH USA

Clark's Bridge was originally built in Barre, Vermont as a part of the Barre Railroad, a short line railroad which ran between Montpelier and Barre, Vermont. The bridge was built to span the Winooski River.

Cranmore Mountain
Cranmore Mountain
Recreation in North Conway, NH USA

Summer action and fun at Cranmore's Mountain Adventure Park “Play is good! Visit North Conway’s Playground this summer and experience adventures in our Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Parks.

Crawford Notch State Park
Crawford Notch State Park
Recreation in Bartlett, NH USA

Crawford Notch State Park has picnicking, restrooms, hiking, fishing, a campground, laundry facilities, showers and parking. Leashed pets are allowed.

Echo Lake State Park
Echo Lake State Park
Recreation in Conway, NH USA

Echo Lake State Park is a great place to take the family for a swim and picnic. A scenic trail around the lake provides great views of sheer, 700-foot Cathedral Ledge which towers over the lake.

Fadden's Sugar House
Fadden's Sugar House
Tour in North Woodstock, NH USA

The Fadden Family's modern sugarhouse is located next to Peg's Restaurant in downtown North Woodstock and contains state-of-the-art equipment. Maple sap enters the sugarhouse where it pumped through a reverse osmosis machine which removes up to 75% of the water.

Franconia Heritage Museum
Franconia Heritage Museum things to do on a rainy day in White-Mountains, NH
Museum in Franconia, NH USA

A 1878 New England Farm House that reflects life in Franconia since the town's founding in 1772. Franconia Iron Furnace Interpretive Center. Self-guided, always open, One mile north of Franconia Heritage Museum.

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Best Places to Stay in White-Mountains


12 Linderhof Mountainside
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From $128 / night.


Bernerhof Inn Bed And Breakfast
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From $99 / night.


Restaurant.
Lovely Townhouse With Views
Guest Score:
From $202 / night.


Free Internet.
Luxury Home Great Views!
Guest Score:
From $281 / night.


Free Internet.
Omni Bretton Arms At Mount Washington
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From $159 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit White-Mountains


The best time to visit White-Mountains, New Hampshire is in the fall and summer. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Summer temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Summer nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

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Monthly Temperatures in White-Mountains


Month Low Avg High
January 6.9 18.1 29.3
February 9.2 21.4 33.5
March 20.1 31.0 41.9
April 31.3 42.6 53.8
May 42.4 55.0 67.5
June 52.0 64.2 76.3
July 56.9 69.1 81.3
August 54.8 67.1 79.3
September 45.3 58.0 70.7
October 34.2 46.6 58.9
November 26.9 36.4 45.8
December 14.6 24.5 34.3

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