Let’s just skip over mud season and enjoy the bird chirping and the flowers blooming. After a long winter, spring is finally here! And that means it is time to explore the White Mountains.
Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in New Hampshire. Colorful wildflowers begin their annual bloom, the wildlife emerges from hibernation, and the sun starts shining bright. Fresh mountain air and the smell of freshly mowed grass, a glass of wine on a veranda overlooking the mountains, and luxurious days spent at the spa are just a few of the best things to do in the White Mountains this spring.
SPRING ACTIVITIES Guide: Lincoln Woodstock & White Mountains
The Lincoln-Woodstock region of the White Mountains is your ideal base camp. Centrally located between Loon Mountain and Franconia Notch, Lincoln-Woodstock is the place for visitors to relax during the mountains’ quiet season. Take a scenic tram ride up to the summit 4,000-foot Cannon Mountain, climb the Observation Tower to take in the incredible panoramic view of the surrounding mountains or take a fishing rod out to the Pemi River and enjoy a relaxing picnic by the bustling river.
OUTDOOR SPRING ACTIVITIES: HIKES & ADVENTURES
The White Mountains are home to some of the best waterfalls in all of New England. As the snow melts from the high mountain peaks, the rivers, streams, and brooks are flowing fast leading to majestic waterfalls and bubbling cascades. The trails leading out to these waterfalls are equally as impressive and accessible for most capabilities. Enjoy the trails before they get more crowded this upcoming summer and the temperatures start to climb.
INDOOR SPRING ACTIVITIES: RECHARGE & REFUEL
The White Mountains are a year-round travel destination with unlimited activities. Just like any time of the year in the mountains, spring weather can be unpredictable. Don’t let a little rain ruin your trip. There’s ton to do indoors! From Jean’s Playhouse to the Ski Museum to wine tasting and a day spa, there are activities for everyone to enjoy in the White Mountains.
Family Friendly Spring Activities
Spring is a wonderful time in the White Mountains for family trips. After a long winter cooped up in your house, it’s time to stretch those legs and get outside and explore Mother Nature. Venture into the woods on one of the many beautiful hiking trails or walk along some paved paths. When the April showers start, paint pottery at Fired on the Mountain or catch a play a Jean’s Playhouse. Book early season tickets to the local amusement parks like Clark's Trading Post or go ziplining with Alpine Adventures.
Leave the kiddos with grandma and grandpa for the weekend and head north to the mountains! Enjoy the romance of the budding wildflowers and the taste of locally made wine. Put your fancy dress on and book a unique dinner experience on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train when it opens this spring. Go for a romantic hike in the woods to see some of New Hampshire’s most striking waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in bed followed a day at the spa. Spring is the perfect time for some rest and relaxation!