Family attractions are abundant in the Mount Washington Valley! You can ride, zip, ski, tube, spend the day with a princess or Santa’s elves, discover adventure, or solve a mystery.
Mt. Washington Auto Road – Attitash Mountain Village guests receive $5 off a 2-hour guided tour, or adult passenger FREE with a paid “Drive Yourself” toll at the Mt. Washington Auto Road ($9 savings.) Located just 25 minutes north of North Conway, NH on scenic NH Route 16, the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s unique location in Pinkham Notch provides spectacular views into the Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range as you drive yourself or take a guided tour to the summit of Mt Washington. The eight-mile scenic road to the top of Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast. Operations are always weather permitting. Check the “Road Status” for current conditions and operations. Driving yourself? No reservations necessary. Interested in a Guided Tour? Book ahead!
Great Glen Trails – Attitash Mountain Village guests get FREE use of the trails system for biking, running, or walking and 50% off a 4-hour bike rental package. Great Glen Trails offers hiking trails, bike rentals, running & walking trails, and kayak adventures for families of all ages, all at the base of Mt. Washington.
Cranmore Mountain Resort is North Conway’s year round playground with something for the whole family, no matter what the season! Ski or ride from December through March, and even take a spin down the 10 lane Tubing park! When the lifts stop spinning, enjoy summer fun in the Mountain Adventure Park. Zoom down the Mountain Coaster, arch high into the sky on the Giant Swing and zip on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. Experience the thrill of Downhill Mountain Biking in the new lift-serviced park, or enjoy a relaxing Scenic Chairlift Ride up to the Summit Meister Hut. The fun never stops, with plenty of ways to enjoy the Mountain!
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour year-round thrilling zip line adventure on the slopes of Bretton Woods! Participants are brought on an adventure that includes a network of platforms high up in the ancient hemlock trees connected by nine ziplines, two sky bridges and three rappels. This excursion offers both a thrilling experience and an intimate look into the wilds of the White Mountains, with sweeping views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Time out depends on group sizes, with groups of 4+ averaging roughly 3 hours and up. Smaller groups should expect anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours. The longest zip is over 1000 ft. long and about 165 ft. high off the forest floor.
Story Land is the best children’s theme park in New Hampshire, offering rides and entertainment to thousands of families with young children for over 65 years. New generations of children, their parents, and grandparents visit year after year to share past memories and create new ones in the Land Where Fantasy Lives! This kid friendly amusement park features over 30 attractions perfect for making your little ones smile, from the Polar Coaster to Cinderella’s Castle. With special events and family dining options including character dinners and tea time, Story Land is the perfect fairy tale fun amusement park for kids!
Living Shores Aquarium located at Story Land in Glen, NH is an indoor walk through adventure that allows the whole family to discover the wonders of the ocean year round. The aquarium includes interactive tide pools, exhibits, and immersive activities. See otters, touch sting rays, interact with tropical birds and so much more. Guests can learn about the widespread oceans and native New England Lakes in a fun, interactive environment. The aquarium experience also includes a digital sandbox where kids can dig and discover marine life living on New England’s beaches and a drawing station where they can bring their own sea creatures to life and see how they move through the ocean in their habitat.
Santa’s Village – Enjoy exciting rides & entertaining shows, ‘elfabet’ elves and gingerbread cookies, Santa and his reindeer, and the refreshing Ho Ho H2O water park. One of the ‘Top 25 U.S. Amusement Parks for 7 years in a row—#1 in New England—TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. Admission includes all features for a full day, plus parking, strollers, and more. A tradition from our family to yours for nearly 70 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.
Attitash Mountain Resort located in Bartlett, NH, in the heart of the White Mountains and directly across the street from Attitash Mountain Village. Annual snowfall is 155″ and the ski season runs generally from early December to mid-April. Attitash has 67 trails with 310 skiable acres across two peaks, Attitash and Bear Peak. We operate 11 lifts; 3 quads, 3 triples, 3 doubles and 2 surface lifts.
Bretton Woods Horseback & Carriage Rides take the reins and go for a ride in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Presidential Mountain Range on one of our beautiful (or handsome) trail horses. Reservations are required for Bretton Woods Stables carriage, sleigh and trail rides. For the latest information or to make your reservations, please contact the Stables at 603-278-3388.
Wildcat Mountain – Access the 4,062 ft. summit, and 2,112 ft. of vertical, in just 6 minutes via New England’s most powerful Quad chairlift. Wildcat’s 2,000 ft. base elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington produces an annual natural snowfall of over 200 inches. Wildcat has the most continuous vertical of any ski area in the White Mountains, and is the closest ski area to backcountry ski mecca Tuckerman Ravine. Wildcat, the first ski area established on the White Mountain National Forest, is located 100% on National Forest Land. 48 Trails on 225 acres. Beginner 25%; Intermediate 45%; Expert 30% Polecat Trail – longest ski trail in New Hampshire, 2.75 mile beginner trail from the summit.
Mount Washington Cog Railway – The Mount Washington Cog Railway is one of the world’s great rail adventures, and has been making its dramatic ascent to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast for over 150 years. The Cog is the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world. With an average grade of 25% (some sections approach nearly 38%), it’s also the second steepest! Motive power is primarily provided by a fleet of seven powerful biodiesel locomotives, each custom designed, built and maintained on site. And with a nod to its steam heritage, the railway also continues to operate a pair of coal-fired steam engines in the warmer months, both well over a century old. Located in the heart of the majestic White Mountains region of northern New Hampshire, Marshfield Base Station is 6 miles east of Route 302 on the western face of Mount Washington. Even the drive along Base Station Road is beautiful– every twist and turn reveals new perspectives on the Presidential Range. Make sure to stop for some pictures at Upper Ammonoosuc Falls, an impressive rocky cascade and popular swimming hole just a few yards off the road. And keep your eyes open for wildlife- moose and bear sightings are not uncommon along the Base road!
Conway Scenic Railroad opened as a tourist railroad in August of 1974. Its 1874 Boston & Maine station and surrounding property remain a North Conway Village icon, and all excursions depart from this location. Whether you choose one of our two Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch Train, you will enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience, traveling in vintage equipment over historic tracks. Coach, First Class, and First Class dining all are seating options. Children under 4 ride free in coach. In coach class, passengers may bring one small well-behaved dog. Except for service animals, dogs are not permitted in First or Premium class accommodation.
Mystery NH is a fun and exciting, immersive, real-life escape room experience, located in the heart of beautiful Mount Washington Valley. With the clock running, you and your team must find clues, solve puzzles and open locks in order to escape the room. The only tool you will need is your brain. This is a great activity for family, friends, co-workers, birthdays, anniversaries, team-building. Will you accept this entertaining challenge?
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For more information on attractions adventures in the Mt. Washington Valley, visit Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).
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