THE COG RAILWAY
Mount Washington Cog Railway’s 3-hour guided train tour to the highest peak in the Northeast. With approximately one hour to spend at the 6,288 foot summit, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors will delight in exploring the mountain-top community which includes the Sherman Adams Visitors Center, Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum and 1853 Tip Top House. Visitors can send a postmarked stamp from the top of Mount Washington and get their photo taken at the summit marker.
(some of the text above is from the MW Cog website)
THE MOUNT WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD
One of the most popular drives in this country. In almost any state in the U.S.A. you are likely to come across a bumper sticker on some car that says; “This car climbed Mount Washington”. You too can get a sticker at the summit. A word of caution: have your brakes checked on the way down. This is an exhilarating ride to the top. You will be so glad you did it!
At the top of the 6,288 foot summit, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors will delight in exploring the mountain-top community which includes the Sherman Adams Visitors Center, Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum, and the 1853 Tip Top House. Visitors can send a postmarked stamp from the top of Mount Washington and get their photo taken at the summit marker.
THE CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD
If you’re visiting the White Mountains Region, taking a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad is an adventure you don’t want to miss out on! With all trains departing from the 1874 Victorian station in central North Conway Village, take yourself back in time, exploring the beautiful regions these rides will take you. Whether you choose to ride through Conway Valley, Bartlett, or the famous Crawford Notch excursion, this ride is sure to make your trip one to remember!
SWIMMING SPOTS IN THE VALLEY
A swimmers dream! From cascading water falls, swimming holes, crystal clear rivers, lakes and even an hours drive to the ocean brings countless day trips or quick dips to your travel agenda. Here are a few to consider
Echo Lake (2.9 miles)
First Bridge (2.0 miles)
Jackson Falls (9.6 miles)
Diana’s Baths (3.6 miles)
and many more…
Because of the dramatic and beautiful topography surrounding all of us in the Mount Washington Valley hiking for years has been a dominant feature and major attraction. From gentle hikes along the Saco River, expansive trails through mountain trails and ambitious and challenging hiking in the foothills and mountains there is a hike for everyone. Lots of Hiking trails near Forest Glen Inn.
There is so much wildlife in New Hampshire. Most come to see the moose and the black bear. There are plenty of places to go try your luck at seeing these beautiful animals, but there are also a couple of companies that take the guess work out and offer guaranteed sightings.
Though there are tons of fun, interactive activities to enjoy while visiting New Hampshire, some enjoy just simply basking in all the glorious views this beautiful state has to offer. While taking your scenic drive, you are likely to stumble upon some very historic and renowned places: Covered bridges. They are scattered about the state, almost like a scavenger’s hunt, placed variously for you to find. Some to this day are even still operational, and you’ll have to drive across them to get to where you’re going. Others are simply just for admiring now a days, but none the less special! Better bring the camera for these! Listed below are some of our favorite, local covered bridges. You can also find a link for a complete list of all the covered bridges throughout NH.
ZIPLINING & ADVENTURE PARKS IN THE MWV
ATTITASH MOUNTAIN RESORT
New Hampshire’s Original Summer Fun Spot. Loads of fun for the entire family; Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Water slides, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, EuroBungy Trampoline, Scenic Chair Ride Slacklines, Airbag Jump and much more.
(Special packages will be available in Spring)
Alpine Adventures will take you out of your comfort zone, where you can fly from tree to tree like birds, go off-roading in a Swiss army vehicle, practice your misty flip into our new BigAirbag© Stunt Zone, challenge yourself in the Thrillsville Aerial Park, or watch the action from the deck of the Bird House, right on Main Street.
Monkey Trunks in Chocorua, NH, offers adventure for visitors of all ages. In 2012 we converted all three of our courses (formerly known as the Mini-Monkey, King-Kong and Jungle) into one complete experience.
Thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun flying through the woods. You control the speed for a leisurely ride or a screaming fast run through to the end.