Courtesy of New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation

Gentle, family-focused adventure in New Hampshire.

August 20, 2012

The White Mountains, which cover much of New Hampshire, are considered the most rugged in New England. Lesser-known is that they also have a softer, more educational side. Use this guide to introduce the kids to “the Whites” with family-friendly attractions that are on offer during the spring, summer, and winter breaks.

Polly's Pancake Parlor

The Omni Mount Washington Resort

“This 100-year-old, red-roofed hilltop hotel has 200 high-ceilinged rooms and ornate common areas. It’s got that vintage-resort grandeur without the middle-of-nowhere feel of the Balsams.”

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Take the kids up the Northeast’s highest mountain, an excitingly steep ride on 1869 steam trains

Story Land

Whirl on the Crazy Barn and other rides.

Franconia Notch State Park

Hike the boardwalks at The Flume gorge inside the park

Chutter's General Store

Visit the “World’s Longest Candy Counter”.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Take ski lessons at this family-friendly mountain resort.

The Omni Mount Washington Hotel Dining Room

Have a dress-up dinner (roasted duck is the specialty) at this Spanish Renaissance hotel restaurant.

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