Destination Guide: New Hampshire

Notable Cities: Lincoln, Bartlett

Summary

New Hampshire offers a terrific balance for vacationers, giving you mountains, trees and water to play in. It’s the kind of place where the summer will let you snowboard in shorts and a T-shirt, and the winter will allow you to scuba dive in glacial waters. Our resorts are near the scenic White Mountains, which give you ample opportunities to ski and climb in the fresh open air. Here’s a little of what you have to look forward to on a trip to New Hampshire:

Must-See Attractions

Photo courtesy of Loon Mountain Resort.

Photo courtesy of Loon Mountain Resort.

Loon Mountain Resort
You have two distinct seasons here, so it’s worth it to travel for the summer (which starts around mid-May) and in and the winter (which starts in October/November). The mountains are your playground here, so enjoy all the enjoyment they bring. In the summer, you can climb the rock wall, zipline across the Pemigewasset River and traverse the Aerial Forest Adventure Park. Winter gives you the standards (skiing, tubing, snowboarding) with some other twists, such as the cool ice castle and winter ziplining over the frozen river. You’ll be busy at this one resort.

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Lost River is a prime example of how glaciers, climate and time come together to create amazing pieces of art. You’ll find this jagged formation in Kinsman Notch in the White Mountains where you can tour the 11 of the surrounding boulder caves and learn all about how they found their shape over the years. There is also a nature garden for those who just want to stroll and an evening tour that lets you explore the caves lit with lanterns.

Also Try…

A glimpse of the action alongside Table Rock at Flume Gorge. Photo courtesy of member Jeff G.

A glimpse of the action alongside Table Rock at Flume Gorge. Photo courtesy of member Jeff G.

Events

Trivia

  • Until 1996, the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth’s surface was at Mount Washington in 1934, hitting 231 miles per hour. Typhoon Olivia hit Australia at 253 miles per hour, beating the 62-year record.
  • Weather can change drastically throughout the day, what with the mountains, rivers and proximity to the ocean. Summers are generally mild, while winters last much longer and get much colder.
  • The aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, built in 1938, was the first passenger tramway in the United States.

Suggested Resorts

Loon

Photo courtesy of resort.

Member Feedback

View from atop Mount Washington in the White Mountains. Photo courtesy of member Gerard K.

View from atop Mount Washington in the White Mountains. Photo courtesy of member Gerard K.

“The resort was located right across from Loon Mountain. The unit we stayed in had a view of the mountain which was beautiful. The unit was more spacious than anticipated and we enjoyed the stay. Would definitely stay there again.”
-Victoria T. (Village of Loon Mountain)

“This was our first Global Vacation and honestly it was a great get away that impressed us with what we are now in for as far as our traveling needs go. We enjoyed Attitash Mountain Village to the fullest. The mountains and scenic views were over-the-top beautiful. The serenity of nature was spectacular and the friendliness of people was more than impressive. I could go on and on. It was worth the drive.”
– Alan P. (Attitash Mountain Village)

Top photo courtesy of member Jeff G.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.