Summer is finally here in the White Mountains and the sun is shining! Spend time up north enjoying breathtaking views, crystal cascades, and NH's best swimming spots.
Getting tired of the dense, summer heat? The fresh breeze from the mountains will be enough to cool you off this summer. Take a dip in the crisp and crystal clear waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes of the White Mountains. Go on a family hiking trip, or enjoy Lincoln's quaint downtown. Live music, plenty of outdoor entertainment, waterparks, ziplining, cave exploration, and guided tours are just a few of the best things to do up north in summer.
Summer Long Weekend Getaway Guide: Holiday Weekends
Seeing stars? Summertime has holidays like the 4th of July! Make this one for the books and reserve a suite in Lincoln-Woodstock. Schedule that family barbecue out in the breathtaking purple mountain majesties to truly celebrate this American holiday. Don't forget to kick off and close your summer in the White Mountains on Memorial Day and Labor Day! Helpful tip: Book your trip in advance before the local resorts sell out. Some of the best weekends up north are the long holiday weekends, so don't forget!
OUTDOOR Summer ACTIVITIES: HIKES & ADVENTURES
The temperatures are climbing and the mountain water stays cool! Summer is best spent exploring the outdoors in the mountains. Go for a hike and enjoy a dip to cool off in the swimming holes along the way. Then, dry off on the cool, granite rock in the hot, summer sun! Along the Pemi River, you can find endless opportunities to bask in the sun on a riverside, sandy beach. Just ask the locals about their favorite spots to enjoy the sunshine.
Family Friendly Summer Activities
Summer is a wonderful time to bring the family to the White Mountains, especially because the kids are on vacation! If your kids prefer indoor activities, visit Jean's Playhouse for family friendly shows, see at movie at the local cinema, or paint some pottery at Fired on the Mountain. Lincoln-Woodstock also has nearby amusement parks like Whale's Tale Waterpark and Clark’s Trading Post!
Use that week the kids are at summer camp to go on your own little getaway. A whole summer with the kids is surely a blast, but it's also nice to plan a weekend for two. Without the kids, you can explore local wineries and breweries in town! Go to a tour and tasting, enjoy dinner and a show with Jean's Playhouse, or ride the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train for a dining experience you won't want to miss. Step outside of your comfort zone and try a new adventure from ATV tours and ziplining to strenuous hiking trails and kayaking trips!
SUMMER Events GUIDE: LINCOLN WOODSTOCK & WHITE MOUNTAINS
The Lincoln-Woodstock region is known as the base camp of the White Mountains because it sits conveniently between Loon Mountain and Franconia Notch. Lincoln-Woodstock is the place for visitors to be close to the mountains, Lincoln’s downtown, the highest quality cuisine in the region, family friendly amusement parks, and local entertainment. Take in the vibrant green mountains, the bustling trails, the exciting amusement and water parks. In the summer, you can walk along the mountains, or zipline from above! Anything is possible on your vacation to the White Mountains.