Profile Falls is a short, wide waterfall on the Smith River, just upstream of where it meets the Pemigewasset. Its size and beauty are impressive for its close proximity to a populated area. It is also an easy walk, accessible via a very short, wide dirt path. The enormous size of the waterfall immediately overwhelms you when you first see it. It is not very tall, but few other waterfalls in New Hampshire can match its impressive volume. It is made up of two main drops, each about 10 feet, and there is a very large pool at the base. The waterfall can be viewed from the top by walking through the woods.
The middle of June through Labor Day is our summertime season at Santa’s Village. It is a great time to plan a visit to the park. You have heard of Christmas in July, right? Well, we say why not Christmas in June, July, and August!? June and the beginning of July are typically less crowded while late July and early August can be quite busy.
Bank of NH Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) is an 8,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire. What started as a vision on a grass field on a tree farm, has since evolved into northern New England's premier summer concert venue.
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center we invite you to “tune in” to what’s happening at “the Monkey” on a regular basis, from movies, to live performances, from comedy, to dance and even kids’ programming and local community theater. Experience the unique, and in some ways “old fashioned” pleasure of enjoying dinner and a show, with family and friends. Create a memory that will last a lifetime!
Gunstock is the place to be for outdoor fun, even when the snow melts! Enjoy high-flying and adrenaline-pumping activities in the Adventure Park, check out the miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the property or center yourself at Mountaintop Yoga. Enjoy Zipline tours, Off-Road Segway Tours, Aerial Treetop Adventures, Scenic Lift Rides, Mountain Top Coaster and Hiking Biking trails.
We can BEARLY wait to see you at Clark's!
The Clark Family invites you to enjoy a day of FAMILY FUN! Where else can you watch a famous Black Bear Show, ride a Steam Train, be chased by the Infamous Wolfman, and be amazed by Chinese Acrobats - all in the same day!
You can cool off on the Water Blaster Boats, scale the walls of the Old Man Climbing Tower and learn to glide on a Segway. The Anaconda Escape water raft ride will speed you through 300 feet of twist and turns. Merlin will turn your world upside-down and will keep you wondering, "What just happened?!?" You can dress up for an antique-style photo, have your face painted and mine for gemstones or fossils.
There are five museums to enjoy on the Victorian Main Street and four Specialty Shops to browse where you are sure to find a treasure or two. Explore our website and see all the excitement that awaits your next visit. We can BEARLY wait to see you!!
Why Is Our Course So Special?
Join us for a tour on Den Brae Golf Course. We are a third generation golf course in the heart of the Lakes Region (New Hampshire, USA). Den Brae is located in the quaint town of Sanbornton (2 minutes from I-93). Edward Craig began the golf course in 1958. Den Brae is still owned and operated by the Craig family. With a great layout, excellent playing conditions, and a friendly staff, we are truly New Hampshire’s best kept golfing secret. Our views are fantastic and the course challenging.
Funspot is the largest arcade in the world, founded in 1952 by Bob Lawton who still works here every day. Funspot provides quality entertainment in an atmosphere right for the whole family and its array of fun is continually growing.
Funspot offers over 600 games, including 300 classic arcade games, a 20 lane ten pin & candlepin bowling center, cash bingo, indoor mini-golf, a restaurant, a tavern and more!
From the interesting area of the junction of the Mowglis Trail, Elwell Trail plunges from the northwest corner of the Cardigan Preserve past the Back 80 Trail and on up toward Mowglis Mountain. Maintaining the ridge line past the Carter-Gibbs Trail over Oregon Mountain with great overlooks of Alexandria and beyond to the south and east from both peaks.
This trail is composed of pleasantly rugged bare rock in places mixed with peaceful sections through soft and hardwood stands. After making your way down from Oregon Mountain and nearing the halfway point, you'll reach the only truly unfortunate area of the trail, The Blight. Recent logging in the area has significantly affected the trail making it difficult to follow and detracts heavily from the tranquility of the area.
West Shore Marine is a family run, full service Marina located on beautiful Newfound Lake, New Hampshire. Since 2001, we've been offering sales, maintenance and repair service, parts and supplies, storage, dock systems and more - helping our customers enjoy the most memorable summers possible!
"Kancamagus Scenic Byway"
The Kancamagus Highway, also known as "The Kanc," is often misspelled and mis-pronounced Kangamangus Highway, Kangumangus Hiway or Kancamangus Highway. The correct way to pronounce Kancamagus is "Kank-ah-mah-gus." The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5 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 near Lincoln, NH.
Join us aboard our restored vintage coaches for a 15-mile, 80-minute excursion along the banks of the Pemigewassett River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November through late December for Santa Express Trains. Busses, Recreation Centers & school groups welcome.
Set into the hillside in Holderness, NH, the Highland Links Golf course may be short (1,485 yards) but it is a challenge to even the best golfers. Fairways are narrow so your best shorts are needed on every hole. Yet, Highland Links is a family style course. Relaxed and fun. For those who come to our area for the lakes and lots of boating but still want a round of golf, Highland Links is the perfect course. Very affordable, club rentals available and you can be in and out with 9 holes of excellent golf in less than two hours.
Join us in the New Hampshire Lakes Region for our unbeatable Zipline and Adventure Course tours. Trek through the trees by taking on our two self-navigated zipline experiences. Tackle our great range of challenges at your own pace. Our experienced instructors will be there throughout your trip ensuring your day is truly unforgettable!
Pony Rides for children of all ages, and occasional adults!
We provide safe, enjoyable rides on our Icelandic horses at our farm in Alexandria, NH. We have four lovely horses who are calm, and kind. Riders start out in our corral, and if ready and interested, will go out around our fields and trails while led by owner Jenny Tuthill. We ride year round, weather dependent. Snow and rain do not stop us, but high heat and cold winds do! Please contact us by phone for details about your ride. We offer half hour and full hour rides, as well as trailering to your home or special site for birthday parties and other celebrations. All rides are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Call Jenny Tuthill 744-6883, any time. Or stop by and visit us to give the horses a carrot or a petting!
Living Shores Aquarium, located in Glen, NH is an indoor walk through adventure that allows the whole family to discover the wonders of the ocean year round. The aquarium includes over 32,000 sq. ft. of interactive tide pools, exhibits, and immersive activities. See otters, touch sting rays, interact with tropical birds and so much more. Guests can learn about the widespread oceans and native New England Lakes in a fun, interactive environment. The aquarium experience also includes a digital sandbox where kids can dig and discover marine life living on New England’s beaches and a drawing station where they can bring their own sea creatures to life and see how they move through the ocean in their habitat.
Mount Washington Cruises offers Scenic Cruises and Sunset Dinner Dance Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake. Located at the foothills of the White Mountains and surrounded by mountain ranges, Winnipesaukee contains more than 300 islands and covers 44,000 acres of crystal clear water.
Paradise Point Nature Center and Wildlife sanctuary, located on the north shore of Newfound Lake, includes 43 acres with 3,500 feet of rocky, unspoiled lakeshore.
In the early 1960s, Colonel and Mrs. Alcott Elwell gave this property to the New Hampshire Charitable Fund, who donated it to the Audubon Society of New Hampshire in 1966. Through a challenge grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Fund, contributors, and volunteers, Paradise Point Nature Center was constructed in 1969 to offer environmental education services to people of all ages.
Newfound Lake is a glacial lake that is noted for its depth, clarity, and purity. A deep river valley before the glaciers, the ice sheet scoured it deeper and then filled the valley with glacial debris. The debris dammed that water to form a very deep lake – even deeper than it is now – and presently it reaches a depth of 180 feet. Evidence of the glaciers can be seen throughout the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary’s varied habitats entice many neo-tropical bird migrants each spring and summer. Many Warblers, Thrushes, Vireos, and Scarlet Tanagers have been found here.
The marked trails at the Sanctuary are open year-round from dawn to dusk.
Lochmere Golf Course
Welcome to a clean and expansive golf course guaranteed to give you a sporting challenge! Our golf course holds a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest, and we’re proud to offer one of the best golfing experiences in the state. As a public course, we’re open to all golfers during our season. We also offer exclusive memberships throughout the golf season.
Our beautiful grounds are part of the timeless New England landscape, and we’re happy to share our scenic views.
Quincy Bog (also known as Cranberry Bog) was threatened by development in the early 1970s and purchased for $10,000 by a local group led by Joe Kent (incorporated as "Rumney Ecological Systems"). The Nature Center (131 Quincy Bog Road) was built in 1978. The 43-acre property, consisting of a pond and associated wetlands surrounded by upland forest, supports a variety of plant and animal life, including typical bog/fen vegetation and an active beaver colony. The mostly level, mile-long trail around the pond is open to the public free of charge 365 days a year during daylight hours.
Polar Caves were formed during the last Ice Age when a glacier moved across the landscape, dropping granite boulders at the base of what’s now known as Hawk’s Cliff. As they fell, the boulders formed passageways, around and through which, we’ve built boardwalks and stairs to allow for deeper exploration. So, what’s the difference between granite and limestone caves?
Be inspired by the wild wonders of the natural world at Polar Caves, offering family-friendly adventure since 1922. Explore nine granite caves, seven attractions, including new climbing attractions, visit our Animal Park, and shop for unique gifts, snacks, homemade fudge, maple products and more.
It’s New England golf at its finest: The course at Owl’s Nest sits among the magnificent White Mountains, giving golfers the ultimate in scenic vistas throughout the season. From the serious to the casual golfer, elevation changes and pristine conditions show off Owl’s Nest’s charm and challenge.
Called “the best value in the Northeast, if not the entire country” with “great staff, great course, and outstanding vistas,” the real challenge for golfers at Owl’s Nest is staying focused on your game while surrounded by spectacular mountain views. For visitors and members alike, golf at Owl’s Nest introduces a unique golf experience just two hours from Boston combined with the inspired living that can only be found in the White Mountains.
The RCA is a small non-profit organization that was formed in the early '90s, when climbers needed to secure access to Rumney Rocks.
After raising money from area climbers and the Access Fund, the RCA purchased a tract of privately-owned land which holds The Meadows wall, 5.8 Crag, and the Monsters From The Id crag. RCA activists then sold the land, at a monetary loss, to the United States Forest Service - ensuring future access for climbers and permanent protection for Rumney Rocks' eastern crags.
In 2016, the RCA again joined forces with the Access Fund. The Access Fund provided the RCA with a low-interest loan, enabling the group to purchase Rumney's "Final Frontier." This 86-acre tract includes Rumney's western crags: The Prudential, Asylum, Buffalo Pit, Buffalo Corral, Northwest Territories, Very Nice Crack area, Boundary Rock, and part of the Blackjack Boulders.
The RCA has worked to build three parking lots at Rumney to improve climbing access - the newest of which is a $12,000 gravel lot that opened in fall 2017 at the Buffalo Pit.
The RCA is continuing to work with the USFS, Access Fund, Appalachian Mountain Club and American Alpine Club to achieve a shared goal of preserving rock climbing access in Rumney, NH.
Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, which spans 272 acres, is a unique example of nature's powerful yet delicate artistry. The Cockermouth River carved a narrow canyon in bedrock on its way to Newfound Lake, beginning as the last ice age drew to a close. Nature used grains of sand suspended in the current to carve the walls of the canyon into curious shapes and create potholes in the bedrock.
The AMC Cardigan Lodge, built in 1934 and attracting hikers ever since, serves as a trailhead for both the summit of Mt. Cardigan and a delightful package of waterfalls of different shapes and sizes, ranging from a staircase of cascades to a 15-foot tall plunge surrounded by cliff walls on all sides (the lower half of Welton Falls, to be specific). Above the 15-foot plunge, the upper half of Welton Falls consists of an 8-foot tall cascade, hidden from most vantage points around the falls by the deep walls of a gorge.
There are several vantage points to enjoy here. Stroll up to the top of the main falls, where you will find an overhanging ledge with safety rails. There is also a great view of the falls from a cliff on the opposite side of the falls. Lastly, scramble your way downstream and you can see the falls off in the distance, tucked between the towering gorge walls.
There are shallow pools scattered up and down the Fowler River near the falls, and there are a few deep pools directly below the falls. Always take caution when entering any swimming hole; slippery rocks and strong currents have been merciless before and will likely be again. The best opportunity for swimming could possibly be directly below the main plunge at Welton Falls; however, there does not appear to be a feasible route out of the pool.
WE are New England’s Favorite Waterpark, for nearly four decades we’ve been thrilling our guests with our unmatched value, attractions, and scenery. An easy picturesque drive up 93 to exit 33 puts you and your family right in the heart of the White Mountains. Coolers are always allowed into our park, we just ask that you leave the alcohol and glass at home. FREE parking and tube rentals are available throughout the entire season.
Story Land is the best children's theme park in New Hampshire, offering rides and entertainment to thousands of families with young children for over 65 years. New generations of children, their parents, and grandparents visit year after year to share past memories and create new ones in the Land Where Fantasy Lives! This kid friendly amusement park features over 30 attractions perfect for making your little ones smile, from the Polar Coaster to Cinderella's Castle.
Weirs Beach, where you can go to arcades, ride on bumper cars, play a game of miniature golf, or go to the drive-in.