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Outdoor Recreation

There are so many options in the Lincoln and Woodstock area! Some year-round activities are located below, but also visit our Summer and Winter Activity pages to learn more.

Whale’s Tale Water Park

Whale’s Tale is a premier waterpark, celebrated for its exhilarating slides and family-friendly attractions. Winner of the TripAdvisor 2021 Top Waterpark in the US and the 2023 Travelers Choice Award, it’s a hub of aquatic adventure. Enjoy state-of-the-art slides, Akua Beach’s wave simulation, and weekend Beachside bashes against the backdrop of the White Mountains. Learn more at and Whale’s Tale at

Story Land NH

Dive into the enchantment of Story Land, a children’s theme park where fairy tales spring to life! Featuring over 50 attractions including the new Moo Lagoon, the thrilling Roar-O-Saurus ride, and whimsical Dutch Shoes flight, it’s New Hampshire’s ultimate summer destination for families. Celebrating 70 years as a beloved family tradition!

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Santa’s Village

Discover the thrill of Santa’s Village! Enjoy rides, shows, ‘elfabet’ elves, gingerbread cookies, Santa with his reindeer, Ho Ho H2O water park, and the NEW Midnight Flyer roller coaster. Your admission covers all attractions for the day, including parking and strollers. Choose from a variety of snacks and treats, or bring your own picnic. Don’t miss our gift shops! Proudly family-owned for over 70 years, offering pure joy, family style. Visit for more details.

Loon Mountain Resort

Ride New Hampshire’s longest gondola to Loon Peak for stunning White Mountains views. At the summit, discover glacial caves, an observation tower, and scenic hikes. Adventure seekers can hit the bike park or the Ninja Wild course with wilderness challenges for every age. Visit and for more info.

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Discover excitement at Cranmore Mountain, ideal for adventure-loving families. Enjoy a bike park with 6 miles of terrain and thrilling activities at the Mountain Adventure Park, including scenic chairlift rides. Visit us year-round for fun and events. More at and

Clark’s Bears

Experience the magic of Clark’s Bears! Enjoy performances by Darla and Hildie in the Trained Bear Show. Adventure awaits on the White Mountain Central Railroad, through Wolfman’s Territory, and with our Circus Act. Thrill-seekers will love Anaconda Escape, Wolfie’s Segway Park, Water Blaster Boats, and Climbing Tower. Discover our museums, engage in River City Mining, and browse the largest Gift Shop in the White Mountains. Visit and for more.

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

Experience unparalleled views with North America’s first Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, lifting you to the 4,080 ft summit for a panorama of the Franconia Ridge, Echo Lake Beach, the White Mountains, and beyond. At the top, explore trails, an observation deck, and savor the highest beer taps in New Hampshire at Café 4080, all while taking in the beauty of Franconia Notch State Park and its environs.

Polar Caves

Founded in 1922, Polar Caves in New Hampshire is an all-ages outdoor adventure featuring 9 granite caves, boulder mazes, nature trails, and an animal park. Experience the illuminated caves, mine for treasures, and enjoy picturesque views from Raven’s Roost. Remember to bring a picnic, hiking shoes, and outdoor attire!

Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway presents a unique rail experience, combining history and nature on its route to the Northeast’s highest peak. Since 1869, it has offered trips to the 6,288-foot summit and year-round journeys to Waumbek Station. Passengers can enjoy stunning views and cozy amenities like warming huts, a fire pit, and hot beverages, making every trip memorable.

Mount Washington Auto Road

Explore the White Mountains and reach the Northeast’s highest peak via the Mt. Washington Auto Road. This historic 7.6-mile route, created in 1861, guides you through diverse ecological zones, complete with stops at our gift shops and the Red Barn Museum. Stay at the eco-friendly Glen House Hotel, and consider a guided kayak tour or bike rental from the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center for added adventure.

Alpine Adventures

Experience the thrill of zip-lining across the White Mountains, off-roading on 300 private acres, or navigating your way on a guided tour. Challenge yourself at Thrillsville Aerial Park and BigAirBag Stuntzone for an unforgettable adventure in New England’s prime destination.

Conway Scenic Railroad

Experience a nostalgic train journey with us. Embark on a heritage trip to either Conway or Sawyer River, and relive the charm of railway travel across Mount Washington Valley. For a more lavish adventure, our scenic Mountaineer offers a 4.5 to 5.5-hour premium tour through Crawford Notch, featuring Budd Vista Dome seats for captivating 360-degree views. This year, Conway Scenic Railroad marks its 50th anniversary, having launched our inaugural excursions in August 1974!

Granite State Scenic Railroad

Escape to a serene getaway with our 80-minute train excursion, previously known as the Hobo Railroad. Immerse yourself in the beautiful woodland scenery along the Pemigewasset River in our vintage carriages. Located just south of the White Mountains, we offer the unique Granite State Rail Bikes for a scenic pedal by the water, or the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for stunning lake vistas.

Franconia Notch State Park

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, enjoy all that this mountain pass has to offer: the Flume Gorge, Cannon Mt. aerial tramway, the New England Ski Museum, and various outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, fishing and mountain biking.