White Mountains Hiking
Hit the trails in this New England hiking haven.
The rugged White Mountains stretch across a quarter of New Hampshire. With high peaks—including the well-known Mount Washington—and more than 1,000 walking and hiking trails, the forest is rightly considered New England’s top recreation area. Explore it during the spring and summer when the sky and the trails are clear.
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.”
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.
Tuckerman Ravine Trail
Hike to the top of 6,288-foot Mount Washington. The treck takes about nine hours round-trip from Pinkham Notch.
Appalachian Mountain Club
The club operates small cabins for outdoor enthusiasts, including at Pinkham Notch.
Moat Mountain Smoke House and Brewing Co.
The menu features beer brewed on-site, brisket and ribs, and wood-fired pizza.
Pick up baked goods or have a pre-hike breakfast (oatmeal pancakes, creamy polenta).
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel Dining Room
Have a dress-up dinner (roasted duck is the specialty) at this Spanish Renaissance hotel restaurant.