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Things to do in The White Mountains

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in The White Mountains. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite The White Mountains attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in The White Mountains to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in The White Mountains.

  • Black Mountain

  • Bretton Woods Ski Resort

    Take ski lessons at this family-friendly mountain resort. More
  • Chutter's General Store

    Visit the “World’s Longest Candy Counter”. More
  • Franconia Notch State Park

    Hike the boardwalks at The Flume gorge inside the park More
  • Mount Monadnock

    Hike this national monument. More
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway

    Take the kids up the Northeast’s highest mountain, an excitingly steep ride on 1869 steam trains More
  • New Hampshire School of Falconry

    With a professional falconer, conduct a one-on-one half-day Field Hunt, in which you follow a hawk as it stalks pheasants, quail, and partridges, a... More
  • Story Land

    Whirl on the Crazy Barn and other rides. More
  • Tenney Mountain

    This once-fading New Hampshire family ski mountain has linked with Eastern Mountain Sports to create an extraordinary outdoor adventure playground.... More
  • The Fells

    Stroll the gardens this historic estate of stone walls, a Colonial Revival mansion, and rushing brooks on Lake Sunapee that adjoins 675 acres of pr... More
  • Tuckerman Ravine Trail

    Hike to the top of 6,288-foot Mount Washington. The treck takes about nine hours round-trip from Pinkham Notch. More
  • White Mountain Exploration

  • White Mountain National Forest

    Hikers love the 1,000-plus network of trails that crisscross this 800,000-acre forest. Its 100-plus waterfalls are stunning any time of year. More

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