Adventure on and in the water in the White Mountains is everywhere. Natural attractions, like the rivers, waterfalls, basins, swimming holes, lakes, ponds, and streams all offer great family adventures. There’s also man-made adventures like waterparks, pools, and even water blaster boats.
It wouldn’t be called RiverWalk resort, if not for the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River that borders the resort. This river is a magnet for river adventures, including kayaking, tubing, fishing and swimming. The river is swift in most locations, giving great appeal to those seeking white water. But, the eddies along the river make some of the coolest swimming holes in the White Mountains. All along the shores, you’ll find fishermen and women catching and releasing native and stocked trout.
High Mountain lakes are pristine with their stream or spring fed sources of clear water. Some lakes like Loon Lake and Lonesome Lake will require a hike to get you to their shores. While others, like echo lake and profile lake are drivable and accessible. Take your kayak, your fishing gear, and your swimsuit to take full advantage in the summer. In the winter… just bring your skates and tip-ups.
Mountain Streams & Waterfalls
The White Mountains are defined by their streams, many of which carved out the valleys that give them their names. Wherever you hike, you’ll come across, and have to cross, many of the streams that feed down the slopes into the rivers at the valley floor. Many of these streams lead to waterfalls and cascades, like the Cascade Brook Trail and the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park. Or try the Sabbaday Falls along the Kancamagus Highway. For a good list of the Waterfalls in the White Mountains, check out the White Mountains Attractions waterfalls page.
Waterparks & Pools
The pools at RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain are luxurious to say the least, and state of the art to say even more. Starting inside, flowing outside, and converting to ice skating in winter, the RiverWalk pools are amazing. For more adventure, try out the Whales Tale Waterpark in Lincoln. This growing family-favorite attraction has some of the most adventurous rides and thrills in and out of the water. Another crazy water adventure is the Water Blaster Boats attraction at Clark’s Trading Post.
Slip, slide, dip, float, or soak in the water adventures of the White Mountains. For more information, please visit the local Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce.