New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley and White Mountains attracts outdoor enthusiasts from every corner of the globe. From families hiking the regions expansive trail systems to mountaineers training in the Presidential range for summit bids on Mount Everest, the region is decorated by nature’s splendor and adorned by all who visit and call this place home. Vacationers and locals alike can spend the day hiking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, kayaking, mountain biking or snowshoeing … the possibilities are as endless as the memories made.
Because where you stay should be just as memorable as where you visit, many of these activities can be accessed directly from our 40 acre sister Resort, Eastern Slope Inn. For additional outdoor adventure resources, view the links below.
Mount Washington Observatory
Hiking in the White Mountains
Appalachian Mountain Club
U.S. Forest Service
New Hampshire Parks
Cathedral and Whitehorse ledges
Eastern Mountain Sports
International Mountaineering Equipment
SKIING and SNOWBOARDING
X-C SKIING and SNOWSHOEING
Bear Notch Ski Touring
Great Glen Trails
Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation
Northern Extremes Snowmobiling
No matter the season, the greater Mount Washington Valley region is surrounded by picturesque landscapes,from rolling rivers and towering mountain peaks to dense pine forests contrasted by stands of white birch. And if you look close enough, you may just be surprised to see the quiet giant of the North Woods looking back … the often sought after, often evasive moose.
Kancamagus Highway (Route 112)
• Route 16S through Conway NH,to Route 112 on right
The Kancamagus Highway is a34.5 mile scenic drive along NH’s Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country. The Kancamagus Highway is now designated an American Scenic Byway for its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway takes you through a path cut through the White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of the White Mountains,the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge. The Kanc takes you to an elevation of just under 3,000 feet at its highest point at Kancamagus Pass on the flank of Mt. Kancamagus.
• Route 16N past Jackson, NH
The mountain pass Pinkham Notch is named after Daniel Pinkham who explored this area in the 1700s on as led pulled by a pig. Carved by glaciers, erosion and rivers, Pinkham Notch separates the Presidential, Wildcat and Carter-Moriah Ranges, creating a stunning landscape. Marvel at picture-perfect snow-dusted peaks and expansive views.
• Route 302 West beyondBartlett, NH
Crawford Notch is the steep and narrow gorge originally cut by the Saco River in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The gorge is bisected by U.S.Highway 302 and the Saco, offering majestic views Cliffside views rising from the banks of the Saco River. While entering the last leg and steepest ascent of the Notch, travelers are welcomed by the towering granite cliffs of Mount Willard.