Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia/Lincoln, NH 03580
Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the popular White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north.
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
Franconia Notch Parkway, I-93, Exit 34B
Franconia, NH 03580
Cannon Mountain was the site of the first passenger tramway in North America. From its construction in 1938 to its 1980 retirement, 6,581,338 passengers made the thrilling 2.1 mile journey up Cannon Mountain. The dedication of Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II on May 24, 1980 marked the end of a 42 year era. Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II ascends the famous slopes of Cannon Mountain for 5,359 feet. Its two cabins, each with a capacity for 80 passengers and one attendant, travel at a speed of 1,500 feet per minute, with an hourly passenger capacity of 770 in each direction.
Cannon Mountain Skiing
Franconia, NH 03580
Cannon Mountain Ski Area, a favorite among skiers, has 26 miles of trails and slopes for both the beginner and experienced. Cannon is the home of the New England Ski Museum, which is located near the base of the tramway.
Polly's Pancake Parlor
672 Route 117
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Polly's is northern New England distilled to its sweetest essence: stone-ground wholewheat, buckwheat, and cornmeal pancakes, served with country sausage or cob-smoked bacon, and a tray of maple toppings in burnished pewter pots - fancy grade syrup, granulated maple sugar, and thick maple spread. A favorite breakfast restaurant with an amazing view.
Littleton is the gateway to countless riches of the White Mountains region of New Hampshire
Nestled in the shadow of the New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, Littleton is the economic and recreational hub of the North Country. This picturesque New England gem offers something for everyone - fine dining and art galleries, unique shops and historic buildings, and a range of outdoor activities for all seasons.
Restaurants in Littleton
Arts & Entertainment
Cultural Arts, Theaters, Movie Theaters, Educational, Outdoor Concerts, Live Music and Entertainment. Our community theaters and those of the performing arts, draw visitors to concerts and performances in historic meeting houses, opera houses and town halls. Many lovers of art and entertainment have restored abandoned historical structures to provide entertainment venues to honor the past and assure the future by providing showcases for North Country entertainment and art.
Echo Lake Beach
At Echo Lake Beach, visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 28-acre lake with an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch. Echo Lake has a small snack bar, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals.
The Rocks Estate
4 Christmas Lane
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, The Rocks Estate is a 1,400-acre protected reserve that serves as the North Country Conservation and Education Center for the non-profit organization, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
Windy Ridge Orchard
1775 Benton Road
North Haverhill, NH 03774
Apple Season at Windy Ridge! Pick Your Own Apples daily 10 AM to 4PM. The Gift Shop is open 9AM to 5PM; Cider House Cafe is open 7AM to 3PM; Winery and Wine Tasting open weekends 10AM to 4PM
The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge or do a two mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns and mosses found here.
546 Mill Brook Road
Landaff, New Hampshire, population 378, is nestled in the foothills of theWhite Mountain National Forest. In the 1950s, ten dairy farms dotted the lush hills surrounding Landaff. But that was then. Low milk prices and long, hard hours have forced all but Doug and Debby Erb of Springvale Farms to move away from dairy farming or sell their land. The last option was never seriously considered by these two farmers. They chose instead to make their farm sustainable by creating a value added product from their frothy rich milk.
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Enjoy a full day of family fun. You can spend the whole day at The Mount Washington Cog Railway. There's a fascinating museum, a large gift shop and a restaurant at the Marshfield base station. The round trip to the summit takes three hours. On the summit, you can visit New Hampshire's unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W
North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262
Here in Kinsman Notch, the powerful forces of water, wind, weather and time worked their magic, creating Lost River... a place where granite walls seem to erupt from the earth and a river plays hide and seek. Today you can follow Lost River as it appears and disappears through the narrow steep-walled gorge, the tumbled granite crevasses, caverns and falls. Along the boardwalks and in the caverns you'll travel through history, journeying back 25,000 years to the time of glaciers and pagan gods.
Littleton Bike & Fitness
28 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH
Vacationers can head out to explore the beautiful back roads of the White Mountains or travel the rural routes throughout Franconia, Landaff and Sugar Hill and beyond. Several miles of bike paths run throughout Franconia Notch State Park. Bike maps are available at Littleton Bike & Fitness.
There are several golf courses open to the public within 30 minutes driving time from Landaff. The Profile Club Golf Course, Exit 36 off I-93, Franconia, 603-823-7083 and Sunset Hill Golf Course are less than 10 miles from Whispering Brook.
New Hampshire Fall Foliage Report. Based on past year reports. Exact timing differs from year to year. Read more about autumn leaf color.
Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a non-profit scientific and educational institution operating on the summit of Mount Washington. Its mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate by maintaining its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. You can also visit the Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway.
More Things to Do
The White Mountains Region is renowned for its natural splendor, cultural richness, historical charm and stimulating recreation. Capture the best of it and make your vacation, weekend or extended stay memorable. Year round outdoor adventures for any age and level of experience will delight and challenge you in Franconia Notch State Park and the entire White Mountain National Forest loop. Enjoy a burgeoning list of activities with equipment as simple as a camera or as challenging as a kayak.