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White Mountain Attractions to Make Time For

White Mountain AttractionsThe Inn On Golden Pond is located in a wonderful part of New Hampshire that gives guest access to all the joys of the Lakes Region and the wonders of the White Mountains.  The White Mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountain range and contain the most rugged peaks in New England. The range includes White Mountain National Forest and several state parks.  We’ve put together a list of White Mountain attractions you should make time for during your stay.


Mount Washington

Mount Washington is the most famous of all the White Mountains and at 6,288 feet, it is the highest peak in the Northeastern US. A part of the Presidential Range, the mountain is located in Coos County.  The summit is surrounded by Mount Washington State Park. The area offers hiking and the Appalachian Trail crosses the summit.  Many of the hiking trails should only be attempted by serious hikers but the views from the surrounding area are spectacular and there is an Auto Road for vehicles to attempt the “climb.”


Alpine Adventures

A standout among White Mountain attractions due to the high excitement factor, Alpine Adventures offers a variety of zip line and off road tours.  For a new perspective on our beautiful landscape, take to the canopies of the White Mountain forests and zoom over the backcountry on zip lines.  or go on an Off-Road Tour and see spectacular views and terrain you’d not be able to experience otherwise.


Flume Gorge

This 800 foot gorge is at the base of Mount Liberty in Lincoln. Amazing views of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume are afforded during hikes over boardwalks and stairs.  Hikes start and  end at the Flume Visitor’s Center.


Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University

The Museum of the White Mountains tells the story of the history of the region as well as explores and preserves the culture and environmental legacy of the mountains.  The museum is fairly new, opening in February of 2013 on the campus of Plymouth State University.  This is one of the best White Mountain attractions for those interested in the part the White Mountains have played in our history.  Admission to the museum is free.


Clark’s Trading Post

Clark’s Trading Post has a variety of attractions to entertain you. A selection of museums, rides, demonstrations and even a trained bear show.  There is also a large gift shop where souvenir’s to commemorate your time at these White Mountain attractions can be procured.



Polar Caves Park

This park is home to a series of glacial caves made of granite boulders.  The Park includes a boardwalk trail through the caves, a small petting zoo, and mining activities.


When planning which of these White Mountain attractions to visit, don’t forget to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond.  Our spacious rooms are each decorated in a classic country style and feature cozy sitting areas, flat screen televisions,  private baths and luxurious amenities.  For the ideal lodging near all the best White Mountain attractions, choose the Inn On Golden Pond.  We look forward to having you!



Photo courtesy Ben Ferenchak.