During the winter months, the western White Mountains becomes a mecca for skiers and snowboarders looking for affordable, world-class skiing. Both Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain are family-friendly ski resorts offering exceptional skiing, but not everyone skis or snowboards, and that’s okay. There’s plenty of winter activities for non-skiers and skiers alike in the western […]
Western White Mountains News & Blog
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Ice Castles are back again for its sixth season in New Hampshire. Since 2014, the famous Ice Castles have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors every winter to explore over 20 million pounds of frozen features. Now located in North Woodstock with a permanent location, Ice […]
The holidays are upon us and that means another season of family fun, merriment, and magic. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Journey to the North Pole™ is a unique experience for the whole family. Hop aboard the train at Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and enjoy the two-hour adventure to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. […]
Like many New England towns, Lincoln was once a bustling mill town with sawmills, a pulp and paper mill, and the largest logging railroad in New England. Over the decades, the mills closed, and hotels were built around the ski mountain. The economy turned from manufacturing to tourism. But one determined company is working to […]
During the dark and snowy New England winter months, it can be tough to adventure outside into the cold. Unless you’re a skier or snowboarder, you might think winter is best spent reading a book next to the fireplace until the mercury starts to rise again in the spring. But, the famous Ice Castles in […]
Rain, snow, or sun, the Franconia Notch Recreation Trail is always open for fun. The year-round 8.8-mile paved recreation trail passes some of New Hampshire’s most iconic attractions and is a very popular destination during the summer and fall months with runners, hikers, and cyclists. But during the snowy winter months, the trail turns into […]
23rd Annual (almost!) World Famous Labor Day Rubber Ducky Regatta takes place on Monday, September 2nd! This is one event you won’t want to “duck out on”! The Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce held its 23rd Annual (Almost) World Famous Labor Day Rubber Ducky Regatta, on Monday Sept. 2 at Cascade Park. Over 1,500 […]
A trip to the western White Mountains is a culinary delight. While the area might not be a foodie destination like other cities in New England, we’re spoiled with many delicious and unique dining options. From organic, locally sourced sandwiches from the Purple Tomato Farmer’s Market to a gourmet five-course dinner on the Cafe Lafayette […]
The western White Mountains are home to some of the best natural geological features in New England. When the glaciers melted during the last Ice Age over 50,000 years ago, they carved out much of the White Mountains as we know it today. As the glaciers receded, they deposited granite boulders creating caves in many […]
Explore the best of Franconia by bike or foot this summer. Running the length of Franconia Notch State Park, the 8.7-mile paved Franconia Notch Recreation Path passes by several of the Western White Mountain’s best attractions. Break a sweat, dip your toes in the cool waters of Echo Lake, and visit some of New Hampshire’s […]
Whether you’ve come to the mountains to climb New Hampshire’s highest peaks or to just rest and relax, you can stretch your tired muscles and escape the daily grind with a little yoga. Recent research suggests that practicing yoga outside as many benefits for your mind, body, and spiritual health. The Western White Mountains are […]
There is no shortage of family fun in the Western White Mountains. There are trains, waterparks, and even a bear show to keep you entertained all summer long. Bring the whole family and create memories that will last a lifetime in the Western White Mountains. Whales Tale Waterpark Cool off this summer at New England’s […]
Everyone’s favorite beer festival is coming back to Loon Mountain on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The 15th Annual New England Brewfest is a longtime favorite event held in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. Featuring breweries across New England and beyond, the New England Brewfest is the perfect opportunity to sample a bunch of […]
For over 120 years, Fadden’s General Store has been producing award-winning maple syrup for the western White Mountains. Like most early settlers in the White Mountains, the Fadden Family harvested maple sap and sugar to consume and trade for supplies. James H. Fadden and his wife, Ida, opened Fadden’s General Store in 1896. It wasn’t […]
As one of the top travel destinations in New Hampshire, the western White Mountains certainly has its fair share of hotels, condos, and campgrounds. But, did you know it is also home to some non-traditional unique lodgings that you won’t find anywhere else? Make your lodging your next destination on your next visit to the […]
With a population of just over 500 people, it’s easy to overlook the small mountain town of Sugar Hill as you drive north through Franconia to Littleton up I-93. But, this small town packs a real punch. Sugar Hill may be New Hampshire’s newest town, but its history runs deep in the western White Mountains. […]
Marcus Corey grew up on the small ski slopes of Titcomb Mountain in Farmington, Maine. As the son of a part-time pastor, he found God through his love of the outdoors. Fast forward a few years, Marcus and his new wife moved to Jackman, Maine where he was the retreat director at Moose River Outpost, […]
The December holiday break is a great time to visit with family and friends and create some holiday memories together. Loon Mountain Resort and Cannon Mountain are open with lots of trails for you to explore on your new skis or board. There’s also cross country trails open at Ski Heart Farm and Franconia Village […]
You know what they say, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” We feel the same way about living and working in the Western White Mountains. If you live where you play, then you’ll never want to leave! Just ask many of our locals who came from afar […]
Autumn is one of the best times to visit the western White Mountains of New Hampshire. The temperature has dropped, the air is crisp, and the leaves have turned into a kaleidoscope of colors. While many people just look at fall as the time between ski season, fall is a great time to explore the […]
Soon the leaves will change color, and the temperature will drop. You’ll take out the sweaters and boots and make sure there’s plenty of space for pictures on your camera. Fall is one of the best times to visit the western White Mountains. It’s the perfect time for a drive through the White Mountains National […]
With the mercury climbing in the city, it’s a great time to plan an escape to the mountains. The western White Mountains are perfect for a weekend or weeklong adventure for all ages with waterparks, hiking, and delicious food and drink options. Let two of our longtime locals tell you a few of their favorite […]
For a smaller region in northern New Hampshire, the western White Mountains has four vintage passenger trains open to the public. Whether you’re a four-year-old Thomas the Train super fan or a 64-year-old retired train conductor, you’ll love all the trains we have in town. Hop on board the Café Lafayette Dinner Train for an […]
Every year, millions of people discover the beauty of the western White Mountains by foot. With incredible panoramic views, classic New England hiking trails, and beautiful native wildlife, the area has become a popular year-round destination. Summer is the perfect time to get out on the trails – the days are long, the temperatures are […]
Celebrate the start of summer with the ultimate craft beer festival at New England Brewfest. Nestled in the White Mountains, you’ll have a stunning background to sip one of your favorite beers… Or your favorite beer of the moment as there are over 100 different beers on tap!
Spring in the White Mountains is a beautiful time of the year. The temperature starts to rise, the flowers start blooming, but you’ll still be able to find some snow left for the last turns of the ski season. The summer crowds have yet to arrive, so you’ll have much of the area to yourself.
The western White Mountains of New Hampshire are an incredible year-round destination for family getaways. Home to some of the best skiing in New England, scenic hiking, and lots of great family-friendly activities, there’s plenty to keep you busy for a couple of days to several weeks. Multigenerational travel continues to become more popular, especially […]
Join us on April 7-8, 2018 for our 9th annual Murder Mystery Weekend in the Western White Mountains. This year, our theme is “The Dead Man’s Hand,” where a poker game ends in cold-blooded murder. Channel the likes of Scooby Doo, Gibbs and the rest of the NCIS team, and Sherlock Holmes and solve the […]
It’s the perfect time to carry on traditions or start new ones and there’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit than the Western White Mountains. You’ll find snow covered mountains and slopes for skiing, ice skating rinks and horse drawn carriages for traditional winter experiences, a good old fashioned general store and […]
Join us Saturday, November 25th to shop small in the Western White Mountains! Small Business Saturday is more than just shopping at local stores, it’s about celebrating and sharing the small businesses that are part of our community and everyday life from gourmet markets to restaurants, from fitness studios to full service spas, and unique […]
The leaves have all fallen off the trees after a beautiful showing from Mother Nature and the temperatures are starting to fall. This is a sure sign Winter is Coming! Cannon Mountain and Loon Mountain both fired up the snow guns to start creating winter with goals to open in the next couple weeks. It’s […]
The Western White Mountains is home to some pretty amazing scenery the fall foliage season is one of the best times to take in the scenery. The mountains are transformed with an array of colors and the rivers glisten in the fall sun creating picture perfect backdrops for photos.
The 42nd NH Highland Games and Festival at Loon Mountain Resort are quickly approaching. The air will be filled with the sounds of bagpipes and you’ll see a lot of tartan out and about town. This event is one of the biggest Scottish gatherings in the Northeast with over 60 clans and societies taking part […]
Father’s Day is this weekend and while you can get him the tradition gifts like ties, golf balls, or “World’s Greatest Dad” t-shirts, we’ve come up with a few other ideas for you. Some dad’s like to get out explore the woods, enjoy a day with the family or seek high adventure thrills, while others […]
Lincoln, Woodstock, & Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Whether you are looking to step away from the office to release your inner child while zip-lining through our lush green forests, or you just want to have a relaxing spa day, this is the place for you.
The Western White Mountains host many events throughout the year. Don’t miss out on all the fun!