Mount Washington Valley Activities

                                                 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)

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                                             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.

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                                              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!

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                                             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 (Map)

First Bridge (Map)

Jackson Falls (Map)

Diana’s Baths (Map)

New Hampshire Ocean (Map)

Maine Ocean (Map)

                                                     HIKING

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.

Here are some of the details shared by the Forestry Department

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                                                    WILDLIFE TOURS

                                         

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.

Gorham Moose Tours

Mount Washington Valley Moose Tours

                                          ZIPLINING & ADVENTURE PARKS IN THE MWV

Looking for a thrill while visiting the Mount Washington Valley? Look no further! Here in the mountains, we’re all for adventures and excitement! What could be more exciting than zooming through the trees, tens to hundreds of feet in the air?! No matter what part of the valley you’re visiting, there are ziplines just miles within your range, with locations ranging from Chocorua to North Conway to Bartlett.

Ziplining not your thing? No worries! There are various adventure parks to visit in the area as well, all just as exciting! With activities including tubing, swings, mountain coasters, bounce houses, trampolines, climbing walls, rope courses, and more, there is sure to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Click on the links below for nearby adventure parks and ziplines! Some may require advance reservations.

Monkey Trunks

Cranmore Adventure Park

Attitash Zipline

Attitash Alpine Slide

Attitash Mountain Coaster

Attitash Scenic Rides