Things To Do
If you want to take a day away from the trails of Ride the Wilds, New Hampshire’s Grand North offers an amazing variety of activities that will have something for everyone! From fishing and shopping to backpacking and back road exploring, the extraordinary experience that is New Hampshire’s Grand North is only limited by what you can imagine. We are home to world-class family friendly attractions and the northeast’s highest peak; Mt. Washington which you can summit by train, car, foot, skis and more. You’ll also find some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in New England. Come see all that NH’s Grand North has to offer!
OVERVIEW VIDEO OF NH’S GRAND NORTH:
Mt. Washington Auto Road
America’s Oldest Manmade Tourist Attraction. The road ascends through four climate zones to 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Hike, drive yourself or take a guided tour in an Auto Road van. Snow Coach tours in winter. Breath-taking vistas!
Team O’Neil Rally School
Team O’Neil is the industry leader in loose surface driving, offering programs for new drivers to current aspiring champions. Schools start at one-day, the Winter Safety Schools will give you the skills to deal with changing road conditions and harsh winter driving.
Gorham Moose Tours
Three-hour guided tours take visitors to locations where moose and other wildlife are frequently found. Sit back and let the experienced tour guides do the driving. The moose spotting success rate last summer was 93%! Tours run end of May to end of September.
The summer home of Santa and his reindeer. Family amusement rides, water park, live performances & theater shows, gift shops, flower gardens, and numerous dining options. A Trip Advisor 25 Top Amusement Park.
Great Glen Trails
Four-season outdoor center surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Presidential Range and magnificent Mt. Washington. Forty-five kilometer trail network for biking, running or walking. Guiding paddling adventures. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing and tours up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in the SnowCoach.
Bretton Woods Ski Area
NH’s largest ski resort, consistently recognized for superior snow conditions and exceptional guest services. Nine lifts, 464 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. Nordic Ski Center has 100km of groomed trails. Zipline Canopy Tour, Kids’ ATV Park, indoor Climbing Wall, free chair rides in summer & much more!
Colebrook Country Club
Rooms include satellite tv, free wifi, private bathrooms, and air conditioning. Full restaurant and lounge, 9-hole golf course and direct trail access for ATV riding and snowmobiling.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
The first mountain–climbing cog railway in the world. Board the train for a spectacular climb up the three-mile-long raised track to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. On top visit the Sherman Adams Visitors Center, Mt. Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum and the 1853 Tip Top House. Reservations recommended. Seasonal.
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Historic New Hampshire resort with breathtaking White Mountain vistas, providing exceptional hospitality and lodging since 1865. Resort amenities include golf, indoor and outdoor pools, family activities, Mountain View Farm, movie theater, full-service spa, outstanding wine cellar. Several dining options.
ELC Outdoors has created a choice mix of adventure and recreational packages that explore the rivers and forests of Northern New Hampshire. Choose from single or multi-day experiences that include whitewater rafting options, high ropes aerial adventures, wildlife tours, and a magnificent raft and float plane combo trip.
AMC High Huts of the White Mountains
Renowned for their unique mountain hospitality, the Appalachian Mountain Club’s eight High Huts traverse the high peaks of the White Mountains and are spaced a day’s hike apart. Overnight accommodations include hearty home-cooked dinners and breakfasts. Self-service and full-service seasonal options.
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
Experience an exhilarating sled dog ride, on snow during winter and rolling sled dog rides — sleds on wheels — during the warm weather months. Whitewater river rafting adventures with Raft NH, from mild Class II to robust Class IV, round out the summer schedule.
The Rocks Estate
Christmas tree farm and North Country Conservation & Education Center for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. Select a Christmas tree, take a Maple Tour, hike trails with magnificent views of the Presidential Range, look for wildlife. Open year-round.