Lincoln, NH

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Lincoln featuring a small town or village

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.

Woodwards White Mountain Resort, BW Signature Collection
Woodwards White Mountain Resort, BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
527 US Route 3, Lincoln, NH
The price is $63 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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 ...
3.6/5 Good! (965 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Woodwards White Mountain Resort, BW Signature Collection
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
21 Railroad St, Lincoln, NH
The price is $132 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Great location and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White Mountains, an IHG Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
3 out of 5
557 Us Route 3, Lincoln, NH
The price is $79 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (988 reviews)
"Very clean quiet and comfortable"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Lincoln
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InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
3 out of 5
33 Brookline Rd., Lincoln, NH
The price is $125 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lincoln aparthotel is located in the city center within 3 mi (5 km) of White Mountain National Forest, Loon Mountain ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (477 reviews)
"Great place to stay, and great mountain view."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook
The Village of Loon Mountain
The Village of Loon Mountain
3 out of 5
Route 112 / Kancamagus Scenic Byway, Lincoln, NH
The price is $139 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Located near the slopes, this Lincoln condo building is in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of White Mountain National Forest and Loon Mountain Ski Resort, ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (387 reviews)
"Perfect place for a family or couples get away in a beautiful setting."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

The Village of Loon Mountain
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
Located near the slopes, this Lincoln condo resort is in the mountains, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Loon Mountain Ski Resort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Clark's Trading ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (299 reviews)
"It’s convenient and it has great amenities"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

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.

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