Nice day for a walk – no need to leave the property
Cog Railway – Bretton Woods, NH – 26 miles
Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing railway! This round-trip journey is New England’s most unique vacation experience. Step aboard an authentic coal-fired steam train as it climbs the Northeast’s highest peak! Enjoy the view and watch the trains from Marshfield Base Station featuring a museum, restaurant & gift shop.
Wild Cat Mountain – Pinkham Notch, NH – 12 miles
“#1 scenery in North America!” (SKI Magazine) Experience the ZipRider,™ NH’s newest thrill ride—soar ½ mile over trees, ski trails, and a river at up to 45 mph, while taking in the majestic mountain scenery. Then ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,062′ summit—in 12 minutes! Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories and photo opportunities. Enjoy a lunch n’ ride package and take a picnic with you—walk a mile to Thompson Brook Falls or along part of the Appalachian Trail. Café, “make-your-own-sundae” bar, special events all summer. Dog-friendly.
Polar Caves Park – Plymouth, NH – 78 miles
A Family Adventure Since 1922. Cave Tours continuously, Nature Trails, Waterfowl and Animal Exhibits, Maple Sugar Museum, the Glacial Boulder Maze, and the Polar Mining Expedition Sluice. Experience Nature at her finest. Enjoy the peaceful woodland setting for an hour or a day. Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended.
Loon Mountain Scenic Gondola Skyride – Lincoln, NH – 48 miles
Loon’s scenic Summit Skyride—New Hampshire’s longest—comfortably transports all ages to a mountaintop area featuring one of New Hampshire’s most beautiful scenic views, Glacial Caves and Boardwalk, artisans, children’s playground, self-guided nature tour and indoor/outdoor family dining. Loon also offers mountain biking and rentals for all abilities, two climbing walls, accommodations, spa and fitness center, plus festivals, concerts and special events.
Cannon Aerial Tramway – Franconia Notch, NH – 43 miles
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,200-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum.