Things To Do IN THE SPRING OR FALL
in the Western White Mountains
Spring Trip Idea #1: ATV Tours
Spring is mud season in the Western White Mountains! Experience adventure on the ground with these 1 and 2 hour ATV tours from Outback Kayak in Lincoln, NH. The Outdoor Center and ATV park consists of 80 acres bordering the beautiful Pemigewasset river with the majority of of the trails in the woods with river views. Ride out to the private pond, sand dune, and after any rainstorm be prepared for mud! This is a one-of-a-kind adventure suitable for the whole family. This company also offers kayak tours, paintball, snowmobile tours, and snowshoe rentals.
Spring Trip Idea #2: Off Roading
Throughout the Western White Mountains there are dozens of adventure tours and ways to enjoy extreme sports. Off-roading is a huge culture up here in the whites, and Alpine Adventures helps visitors join in on the fun! This off-road coaster ride is perfect for mud season. Definitely a ride for the adventure enthusiast, this tour brings groups up Barron Mountain for spectacular views of the Western White Mountains. As the license plates on the vans dictate, buckle up! You’re going to need to hold on tight during this wild ride.
Spring Trip Idea #3: Hike the Western White Mountains
A lot of people assume summer and fall are the best time for hiking. Not necessarily true! Spring is when you’re likely to see the Western White Mountains in its most beautiful form: renewal. As the temperatures begin to rise, wildflowers start sprouting all over the trails and fresh grass grows all over the mountains. Birds migrate back to the Western White Mountains and our animals come out of hibernation. This is a precious time up here, and we’d love to have our visitors witness it. To combat the rainy weather, we advise hiking trails that are paved or heavily walked on to avoid slipping. Also, to avoid any accidents, non-professional climbers are advised to hold off on steep incline climbing, or trails that have rock scrambles.
Spring Trip Idea #4: Discounted Attractions!
Lastly, spring is the season when a lot of summer attractions start opening for the year. While it may be too cold to enjoy water rides, spring is the perfect time for roller coasters, outdoor shows, and segway rides! Check out our local attractions like Clark’s Trading Post to see when they open and if you can get a discounted mud season price. All the fun with less money spent, and likely, shorter lines too!
Fall Trip Ideas #1: Drive the ‘Kanc’
Take it slow and drive up the Kancamagus Highway and stop at many of the scenic overlooks and take a moment to appreciate nature’s beauty. If you want to cool down, pull over and take a nice refreshing dip in the river or have a competition with your family to see who can skip the furthest rock. This breathtaking drive will leave you and your family in awe.
Fall Trip Ideas #2: See the Western White Mountains from Above!
Experience the foliage of the Western White Mountains from a different view! Alpine Adventures offers year-round ziplining with three different tours, suitable for the whole family. If keeping your feet on the ground is better suited for you, experience their Off-Road Adventure tour, summiting Barron Mountain, giving you spectacular 360 degree views of foliage.
Fall Trip Ideas #3: Go Leaf Peeping on a Gondola
Loon Mountain Resort is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering plenty of exciting summer & fall activities, including scenic gondola skyrides, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Ziplines, rock wall climbing, and more.
Fall Trip Ideas #4: Hike the Western White Mountains
The Western White Mountains have some of the most beautiful views in the Fall. Make a list of hikes to do while you visit and see the mountains at their peak foliage season. There are hikes for all skill levels, ranging from just a short walk to full overnight hikes. Pack and plan accordingly!
Fall Trip Ideas #5: Dinner and a Foliage Train Ride
Schedule a five course dinner for two on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train, which will take you on a scenic route through the Western White Mountains while you enjoy the chef’s fine dining menu and drinks concocted by the Train’s Owner and Master Mixologist, Michael French. This two hour ride is beautiful any time of the year, but foliage enthusiasts will find the ride this time of the year to be extraordinary.