Above - Northern Presidential Mountains from Route 16, Gorham


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The town of Gorham has primarily had a tourism based economy for many years, it is the home of Mt. Washington. It has many motels and inns from which to choose.

Gorham has a rich and varied past. Please visit the Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum located on Railroad Street adjacent to the Town Common. Visit the train and the "History of Gorham" which reveals the town's past! Enjoy the Town Common where events are held including summer evening concerts and Gorham's traditional week long 4th of July Celebration. Also, the Gorham Town Hall has the Medallion Opera House where many cultural and community events are hosted.

Gorham Historical Society & RR Station, photo by Reuben Rajala.

ATV's are allowed on Main Street in Gorham from late May thru early November and there are connector trails to Jericho Mountain ATV Park, and Ride the Wilds 1,000 mile Coos Co. trail network. Maps are available and there is a festival every year. More info

Moose Brook State Park is at the west end of Gorham and has swimming, picnicing and trails suitable for mountain biking and fat-biking. Rails-to-Trails has a connector trail and parking lot off US Route 2 not far from Moose Brook entrance. In Randolph, there is trail access to the northern Presidentials, maintained by Randolph Mountain Club, the oldest hiking club in the US.

Heading further west on scenic Rt. 2, you will find Fort Jefferson Fun Park (formerly Six Gun City) and Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH.

US Forest Service, Rt. 16, Gorham, by Deborah Ryan

Gorham town line extends south on Route 16. Three miles south of the town, you will find the Androscoggin Valley Ranger Station and Natural History Museum. (Shown above)

The Glen House at Mt. Washington Auto Road, by Deborah Ryan

Continuing south to Pinkham Notch, within a 10 minute drive you will find the Glen House and Mt. Washington Auto Road, Great Glen Trails, Tuckerman's Ravine, Wildcat Mountain and the Appalachain Mountain Club Visitor Center. Another 1/2 hour drive south to Story Land!

White Mountain Attractions and Recreation...

AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Gorham Moose Tours
Great Glen Trails
Mount Washington Auto Road
Santa's Village
Fort Jefferson Fun Park
Wildcat Mountain
Story Land, NH

Gorham Information Booth on the Town Common

Most lodging in the area is convenient to Main Street with dining and tax-free shops you can walk to. There are also some very unique inns and B & B's in Jefferson, Randolph and Shelburne.

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