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Whether you’re skiing the slopes of Loon Mountain or swimming in Lonesome Lake, this New Hampshire town is a nature lover’s paradise in any season.

Among New England’s charming small towns, Lincoln stands out. Visit when the town is blanketed in snow or bursting with colorful foliage. Lincoln is delightful in all seasons.

Lincoln has a portion of Franconia Notch State Park. Explore the beauty of the White Mountains on the miles of hiking, biking and skiing trails winding through the park.

Walk to Flume Gorge, a stunning natural gorge in the park. It stretches 800 feet (240 meters) to the base of Mount Liberty. Follow the boardwalk to the edge of its plummeting granite walls. The hike ends at the Visitor Center with a gift shop and Concord Coach stagecoach that charged across the old west.

Visit Lonesome Lake nestled in the park at the southern base of Cannon Mountain. Reach it via hiking short, accessible trails. The lake is well stocked with brook trout.

Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail, which crosses through the northeastern part of the town. The Appalachian Mountain Club hut on Lonesome Lake’s southern shore provides shelter for hikers. Loon Mountain, a part of the White Mountain National Forest, is Lincoln’s signature peak. Loon Mountain Ski Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the state. Regardless of when you visit, enjoy its all-season fun from skiing to horseback riding to rock climbing.

Head to Whale’s Tale Water Park for summer fun for the entire family. Splash your way through its water slides and wave pools.

Clark’s Trading Post is a Lincoln institution. This family-owned center is known for its White Mountain Central Railroad, a scenic 25-minute ride in an old-fashioned steam-powered train. Watch a group of trained bears that perform tricks and visit several mini museums devoted to Americana.

Lincoln lies along the scenic Kancamagus Highway, which bisects the White Mountain National Forest to connect Bath in the west to Conway in the east. Stop and enjoy the views from the many scenic lookouts along the road.

Top Hotels in Lincoln

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains
2.5 out of 5
21 Railroad St, Lincoln, NH
The price is $119 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Situated in Lincoln, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of White Mountain National Forest, Loon Mountain Ski Resort, and Clark's Trading Post. Whale's Tale Water ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"I expected better my room is next to the hallway and everything is out of date."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains
Woodwards Resort
Woodwards Resort
3 out of 5
527 US Route 3, Lincoln, NH
The price is $58 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in a state park, this resort is within a 5-minute walk of White Mountain National Forest and Whale's Tale Water Park. Franconia Notch State Park and ...

3.4/5 (929 reviews)

"like where it was located. friendly, wish pool was open late. other wise very good experience"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Woodwards Resort
Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
3 out of 5
557 Us Route 3, Lincoln, NH
The price is $58 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Lincoln, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whale's Tale Water Park, White Mountain National Forest, and Franconia Notch State Park. Flume Gorge ...

3.7/5Good! (962 reviews)

"Clean room and pool/hot tub was nice. Breakfast staff was rude"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lincoln

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
3.5 out of 5
22 South Mountain Drive, Lincoln, NH
The price is $189 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated in Lincoln, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Loon Mountain Ski Resort and White Mountain National Forest. Clark's Trading Post is 1.2 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (366 reviews)

"We had a great time! The staff is really friendly, we really enjoyed the pool, the fire pit and the arcade room. They have a great view to the mountain! It’s perfect for families and couples."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain
InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
3 out of 5
33 Brookline Rd., Lincoln, NH
The price is $119 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

This family-friendly condo resort is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of White Mountain National Forest and Loon Mountain. Loon Mountain Ski Resort ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (327 reviews)

"THE ROOMS WERE CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. THE LOCATION IS PERFECT."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
The Village of Loon Mountain, a VRI resort
The Village of Loon Mountain, a VRI resort
3 out of 5
72 Loon Village Rd, Lincoln, NH
The price is $112 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located near the slopes, this Lincoln condo building is in the mountains, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Loon Mountain Ski Resort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Clark's Trading ...

4.2/5Very Good! (219 reviews)

"Property was clean and the staff very helpful. Pools were excellent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

The Village of Loon Mountain, a VRI resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Lincoln

Loon Mountain Ski Resort
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Loon Mountain Ski Resort

4.5/5(291 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Loon Mountain Ski Resort, a top ski area in Lincoln. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or enjoy its hiking trails.

Ice Castles
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Ice Castles

4.5/5(213 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Ice Castles, a well-known attraction in Lincoln. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or enjoy its hiking trails.

Clark's Trading Post
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Clark's Trading Post

4.5/5(120 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Clark's Trading Post, a favorite attraction in Lincoln. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or enjoy its hiking trails.

Flume Gorge
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Flume Gorge

4.5/5(140 reviews)

Explore Flume Gorge, a popular spot to commune with nature in Lincoln, and enjoy the mountain views. Amble around the area's riverfront or seek out the hiking trails.

Loon Mountain
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Loon Mountain

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Loon Mountain during your travels in Lincoln. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or enjoy its hiking trails.

Whale's Tale Water Park
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Whale's Tale Water Park

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day with the family at Whale's Tale Water Park during your visit to Lincoln. Amble around this family-friendly area's riverfront, or seek out the hiking trails.

Top things to do in Lincoln

Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Tour
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Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Tour

$8
Per adult
Meet the Winemakers - Winery Tour
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Meet the Winemakers - Winery Tour

$26
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour
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Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

$8
Per adult

Reviews of Lincoln

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Chris

Mar 5, 2020

Love it

4/5 - Good

JMT

Mar 1, 2020

Restaurants are extremely busy on Saturday night. Plan ahead.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

I have been coming to Lincoln my entire life. There are always things to do, no matter what season. It is beautiful and peaceful up in the White Mountains.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Loon Mountain Resort was the best ski area around.

4/5 - Good

Kris

Feb 13, 2020

Loved the snowmobile trails. Very well maintained. Safe areas to stop and eat or relax.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

Found some good restaurants, Gypsy Cafe.

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