Fun Things to Do in New Hampshire’s White Mountains Region
There are so many great things to do and see in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that we couldn’t possible name them all, so we thought we would share some of our favorites!
Conway Scenic, North Conway. Enjoy an old-fashioned railroad experience on Vintage trains that depart from their 1874 Victorian Station in the center of North Conway Village. You can choose between the Valley Train and the Notch Train, both offering First Class, Coach and Dining cars. For hours of operation, pricing, and more details, visit www.conwayscenic.com or call 603-356-5251
The Cog Railway, Bretton Woods.Ride the world’s first mountain-climbing train, the only cog railway, east of the Rockies, to the top of Mount Washington—the highest peak in New England. Runs May-October, check website www.thecog.com for more details or call 603-278-5404.
Santa’s Village, Jefferson. Yes, it is always Christmas time at Santa's Village, a Christmas-themed amusement park located in scenic Jefferson, New Hampshire. Most of the 19 rides have Christmas or winter-themed names, such as "Rudy's Rapid Transit Coaster" and "The Great Humbug Adventure. Visit www.santasvillage.com for pricing and hours, or call 603-586-4445.
Escape Room—Mystery NH located in the Mountain Valley Mall in North Conway. Mystery NH is a fun and exciting, immersive, real-life escape room experience located in the heart of the beautiful Mount Washington Valley. With 60 minutes on the clock, you and your team must find clues, open locks, solve puzzles and decrypt messages in order to unwrap the mystery and “escape” the room. The only tool you’ll need is your brain! Visit www.mysterynh.com for details or call 603-730-5009.
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery, North Woodstock. Located in the heart of the majestic White Mountains, the Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery is one of New Hampshire’s most visited country inns. The Inn’s gracious and relaxed setting centers around 33 guestrooms and their onsite brewery, where all of the beer is handcrafted. Take a tour and learn about the history of the Woodstock Inn brewery, watch the brew masters at work and sample some ale with a Brew Sampler. They use only the finest hops and ingredients making this a “must-do” on your visit to the White Mountains. Visit www.woodstockinnnh.com or call 603-745-3951
Zeb’s General Store, North Conway. Zeb’s General Store embodies the nostalgia and quality offered by the general stores of yesteryear with a decidedly whimsical flair. From the old-fashioned candy counter that lures children off the street to the impressively grand collection of New England made specialty foods, those in search of a wide range of hard-to-find and nostalgic items will relive childhood memories while browsing the store and over 5,000 unique products, all presented in an incredible display of antique store fixtures. Visit www.zebs.com for hours or call 800-676-9294.
Story Land, Glen. A unique and fun theme park where fantasy comes to live! Story Land offers 21 rides that are designed for both adults and children to enjoy together. There are also daily shows, games and dining. This “one of a kind” family operated amusement park that will give you an unforgettable day of adventure and your own story to tell for years to come. For hours, directions and more information, visit www.storylandnh.com or call 603-383-4186.
Chang Thai, Littleton. Recently named as one of the Top Three Thai restaurants in NH, it is easy to see the inspiration that owner and Chef Emshika Alberini brings to this contemporary and upscale Thai restaurant located in the quaint town of Littleton. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Chef Emshika first landed in NY and fell in love with the cosmopolitan vibe of the city. She took that inspiration and passion and then moved to Littleton where she opened Chang Thai know for blending the best of best of traditional Thai cuisine and add a dash of contemporary flair. Visit www.changthaicafe.com or call 603-444-8810 for hours.