Known for its scenic beauty, the White Mountains make a breathtaking backdrop for an afternoon ride. Whether you are an adrenaline seeker looking for a steep adventure or relaxing on a picturesque trip, there are adventures at each curve. Check out these great stops along your ride.
Covered bridges are synonymous with the New England landscape. Many of these historic landmarks were built in the 1800’s.
Mt. Washington Auto Road
A ride up Mt. Washington Auto Road is an experience like none other. The ride combines panoramic views, twisting pavement and varying climate zones, all as you climb to the highest peak in the Northeast.
The Kancamagus Highway
Hairpin turns and picturesque views make the Kancamagus Highway one of the most scenic drives in the White Mountains. The 35 mile scenic byway through the White Mountain National Forest offers views of the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge.
Gunstock Mountain Zipline
Boosting the longest zip line in the continental United States, Gunstock Mountain is an exhilarating adventure. Traveling peak to tree lined peak for 1.6 miles, both thrill seekers and nature lovers will enjoy the hour and a half adventure.
History meets adventure on the Cog Railroad. The train climbs Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and offers spectacular views spanning the area. Choose from the historic steam train or the eco-friendly biodiesel locomotive. The Mount Washington Cog is the only railway of its kind east of the Rocky Mountains.
Castle in the Clouds
Lucknow Estate, or “Castle in the Clouds” as it is commonly known, is located in the Ossipee Mountain Range. The 16 room mountain top mansion takes you back in time to the early 1900’s.
Polar Caves Park
Consisting of nine boulder caves, Polar Caves Park was formed by a glacier over 5,000 years ago. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the caves, Rock Garden and nature trails. With average temperatures of 55 degrees in the cave, Polar Caves Park makes a great place to cool off.
Clark’s Trading Post
Enjoy Black Bear Shows, steam train rides and Chinese Acrobats all from the comfort of Clark’s Trading Post and White Mountain Central Railroad. Opened in 1928, the trading post has attracted visitors from all over the Northeast.
North Conway Village
Located in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley, the area offers a plethora of attractions and activities. Home to quaint shops, outlet stores, galleries and restaurants, there is always something new to explore in North Conway Village.
The Strawbery Banke Museum brings 300 years of history to life. This 10 acre outdoor history museum is located in Portsmouth. Enjoy an up close look at history and hear the stories about life in the area from the late 17th to mid 20th centuries.