White Mountains Vacations

Enjoy classic New England charm in this picturesque region known for its quaint villages and home to the tallest peak on the northeast coast.

The White Mountains region is one of New Hampshire's scenic delights. It is centered around the White Mountain National Forest, an 800,000-acre (323,749-hectare) preserve that hugs the eastern border of New Hampshire and includes the picturesque Presidential Mountain Range.

Explore the region’s quaint towns as you travel along the Kancamagus Highway past stunning landscapes. Spend the day in Conway, a southeastern village renowned for its historic architecture and charming atmosphere. Take a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad to experience travel as it was in centuries past.

Continue north to Gorham, a town that borders the Presidential Range. Challenge yourself to climb Mount Washington, the highest peak on the northeast coast, or drive to the top via the Auto Road.

Head to the northwestern corner of the region to shop in an old-fashioned candy store and dine in gourmet eateries in Littleton. Just a few miles south is Franconia, home to the spectacular Flume Gorge. At Franconia Notch State Park admire the Old Man of the Mountain, the natural granite structure that is New Hampshire’s state symbol.

The White Mountains are home to more covered bridges than any other area in New England. Visit the Bath-Haverhill Covered Bridge, which is believed to be the oldest covered bridge in the United States.

After a snowfall, head up to Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett for a day of skiing. In warmer weather, hike through White Mountain National Forest or play a round at one of the golf clubs in the area. Enjoy tax-free shopping at the antique stores and galleries located throughout the region.

Reach White Mountains by flying into Boston or Burlington, each a 2.5-hour drive from the region. Rent a car or ride the scenic railroad to explore the region’s delights. With stunning fall foliage and fantastic skiing and hiking, the White Mountains region is one of New England’s most popular destinations at any time of year.


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