Nestled in the heart of New England the White Mountains region presents an array of peaks that are not just breathtaking but also rich in recreational opportunities and vistas. Whether it’s the 17 natural and family-themed attractions, the endless outdoor recreational activities, wildlife observation, or simply enjoying a scenic drive, this region promises an adventure for every kind of explorer.

The White Mountains is best known for Mount Washington. As the Northeastern United States’ highest peak, it’s famed for its extreme weather conditions and panoramic views that, on clear days, extend to New England, New York, Canada, and even the Atlantic Ocean. The journey to its summit, whether by the Mount Washington Auto Road or the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway—the world’s first mountain-climbing railroad—offers unparalleled views of the encompassing mountains and valleys.

Year-round, the White Mountains serve as a sanctuary for outdoor lovers. The warmer months are perfect for visiting our attractions, hiking and biking our extensive trails, and exploring Franconia Notch State Park. Come winter, the region transforms into a winter sports paradise with skiing and riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, at numerous ski resorts. During the Fall months, the region’s mountainsides transform into a colorful tapestry of red, yellow, and orange hues drawing visitors from across the world to drive scenic roadways like the Kancamagus Highway. 

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Beyond the breathtaking landscapes, the White Mountains are also dotted with family-friendly attractions, and quaint small towns that offer a peek into New England’s vibrant history and culture.

For anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the endless outdoor activities, scenic landscapes, charming towns, and the rich history of New England, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are an unparalleled destination. Whether you’re an enthusiastic hiker, attraction buff or someone who enjoys a leisurely scenic drive, this region promises to captivate visitors of every age.