White Mountains Area Attractions
Mount Washington Valley attractions
From scenic railways winding through spectacular mountain vistas to nostalgic old-time country fairs to live performances at the oldest summer stock theater in the state, White Mountain attractions provide a wide range of entertainment during your stay at our North Conway bed and breakfast. Of course, we'll be happy to assist you with planning your daily itinerary to best suit your personal interests.
Mount Washington Center/Mount Washington Observatory museum and shop -
The Observatory continues to record and disseminate weather information. It also serves as a benchmark station for the measurement of cosmic ray activity in the upper atmosphere, develops robust instrumentation for severe weather environments and conducts many types of severe weather research and testing.
Mt. Washington Auto Road - www.MtWashingtonAutoRoad.com
The Northeast's highest peak, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, will captivate you with its remarkable views of the Presidential Range, the White Mountain National Forest and beyond. The route, the views and the magic of this mountain sanctuary have remained largely unchanged since travelers began winding their way up Mount Washington in 1861. The "Road to the Sky" was an unprecedented engineering achievement and remains the first man-made attraction in the United States! Today, it awaits your personal voyage of discovery.
Mount Washington Cog Railway - www.thecog.com
The ever-changing surroundings, the magnificent views, the sights and sounds of unique steam locomotives in action, and some of the steepest Railway tracks in existence, combine to place it among the best of the world's great railway journeys. This is a trip that must be made to be fully appreciated!
The Kancamagus Highway - www.yankeecruisah.com/kanc.html
Dedicated by the US Forest Service as a Scenic Byway for its recreation opportunities and aesthetic, cultural, and historic values, the Kancamagus Highway stretches from the Pemigewasset River at Lincoln 34-1/2 miles to the Saco River at Conway, NH. The route climbs to nearly 3000' as it traverses the flank of Mt. Kancamagus near Lincoln. It is open year-round, weather permitting
Franconia Notch State Park - www.franconianotchstatepark.com
Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which is part of the White Mountain Trail, a 100-mile scenic loop through the WMNF. The Franconia Notch area extends from the Flume Gorge and the Basin at the south to Cannon Mountain and Echo Lake at the north.
Conway Scenic Railroad - www.conwayscenic.com
TRAVEL WITH US ON ONE OF OUR NOSTALGIC TRAIN RIDES of varying duration. Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, you'll experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed restored passenger cars.
Hartmann Model Railroad and Toy Museum - www.hartmannrr.com
A Museum for all ages! Featuring many operating layouts... from G to Z scales on display. See detailed operating layouts with trains winding through tunnels, over bridges and by miniature train stations and buildings
Lincoln Hobo Railroad - www.hoborr.com
The trackage between Northfield and Lincoln is operated by The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - www.hoborr.com/winni.html
Scenic train rides along the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Valley Events -
Homepage for community and family events presented by non-profit
organizations around the valley.
Fryeburg, Maine -
Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. The early October fair boasts
Maine’s largest agricultural event, held on 185 acres in the
Saco River Valley of the eastern foothills of the White
Mountains, complete with six days of harness racing, a farm
museum second to none, the world’s largest steer and oxen show,
and a reputation known throughout North America.
Center Sandwich, NH -
Located in the center of New Hampshire in the Lakes Region, just
south of the White Mountains. 4-H clubs exhibits, traditional
horse and oxen pulling contests, antique auto parade and tractor
show, and wonderful midway rides make for an exciting country
fair that provides fun and entertainment for all ages.
Tamworth Village, NH -
The oldest summer stock theater in New Hampshire, and one of the
oldest professional summer theaters in the United States.
Stone Mountain Arts Center,
Brownfield, ME -
Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, just over the border from NH in Brownfield, Maine, the Stone Mountain Arts Center is a beautiful timber frame barn hosting national acts up close and personal in an equally beautiful setting.