17 Popular & Legendary Attractions
Visit and experience these 17 popular and legendary attractions of the White Mountains. Each one is fun for all ages and a great vacation value! You can spend the day at one, or visit several—you might even want to plan your trip to include them all! The drive between the attractions is short, the scenery is spectacular, and a White Mountains vacation that is a great value. Includes Loon Mountain’s Gondola sky rides.
1. Alpine Adventures
Explore the White Mountains while flying 200 feet off the ground at speeds up to 60 mph! With three Zipline courses to choose from, you are sure to have an incredible and unforgettable experience.
2. Attitash Mountain Resort
Take a rider-controlled Zipline Tour from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain and take in some of the best views of the White Mountains. Take the alpine slide right down the mountain or speed through the trees on a user-controlled rollercoaster! There is so much to choose from, even during the summer, at Attitash Mountain Resort.
3. Cannon Mountain
Take the 80-passenger tramway to the 4,100-foot summit of Cannon Mountain for outstanding views of the White Mountains that can give you looks into Maine, Vermont, and even Canada! Take an hour or a full day to explore the summit, walking paths, and observation decks at the top of Cannon.
4. Clark’s Trading Post
Whether it be enjoying the Trained Bear Show, riding the White Mountain Central Railroad, or riding the exhilarating water raft ride there is something for everyone at Clark’s Trading Post. No matter your age, you will love everything Clark’s Trading Post has to offer.
5. Conway Scenic Railroad
Ready for an old-fashioned railroading experience? Enjoy a valley ride to Conway or Bartlett or take the legendary excursion through Crawford Notch! Take a journey back in time and enjoy the incredible train ride.
6. Cranmore Mountain Resort
Just one mile from downtown North Conway Village, Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure offers something everyone will love! A mountain coaster, zipline, and even a giant swing to let you soar into the sky, enjoy all there is to offer at Cranmore Mountain Resort.
7. Flume Gorge
Enjoy nature walks? Take this 2-mile, self-guided walk through Flume Gorge! Along the way, you will discover covered bridges, breathtaking waterfalls, and even a scenic pool.
8. Hobo Railroad
The restored vintage coaches of the Hobo Railroad will take you down a 15-mile, 80-minute excursion along banks of the Pemigewasset River. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, enjoy the Hobo Railroad and the incredible views along the way.
9. Loon Mountain Resort
The longest scenic Gondola Skyride goes from the base to the summit of Loon Mountain. Play a round of disc golf at the summit or swing and climb through the Aerial Forest Adventure Park. There are many more things to do and you will have to see for yourself at Loon Mountain Resort!
10. Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
Discover the natural wonder of Lost River Gorge as you explore a 1-mile wooden boardwalk trail among rock walls and waterfalls. This self-guided adventure allows you to enjoy nature’s blissful beauty.
11. Mount Washington Auto Road
Have you ever seen those “This car climbed Mt. Washington” bumper stickers? This is where they did it! Enjoy the auto road where you can drive yourself or take a two-hour guided tour to the peak of Mt. Washington. At the summit, you will enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the White Mountains and experience the famous extreme weather atop Mt. Washington!
12. Mount Washington Cog Railway
Enjoy the old-school way of traveling by taking the train to the top of Mt. Washington. Built in 1869, the Cog has 150 years of climbing the highest peak in the Northeast. This is a completely unique experience and is something you must-do while you are in the White Mountains.
13. Polar Caves Park
Enjoy nine granite caves, seven family-friendly attractions, and five guided rock-climbing routes at the Polar Caves Park. It is welcoming and fun for kids while being adventurous for adults. The perfect family adventure!
14. Santa’s Village
One of the Top 25 Amusement Parks for five years in a row and #1 in New England, Santa’s Village offers exciting rides and entertaining shows. Enjoy an entire day’s worth of fun for one low admission price that includes parking!
15. Story Land
A children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life! Enjoy a family favorite that has been around for over 60 years with over 30 rides and attractions including Roar-O-Saurus, a one of-a-kind rollercoaster.
16. Whale’s Tale Water Park
Voted one of Top 25 Waterparks in America by TripAdvisor, Whale’s Tale Water Park offers an industry leading blend of slides and attractions. Catch the wave on Akua Beach and join the Beachside Bash every weekend at the Waveside Stage!
17. Wildcat Mountain
Soar ½ over trees and trails at up to 45 mph at Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider! Take the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000-foot summit of Wildcat Mountain and take in views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range.