Northern NH Recreation & Attractions

North of the Notches in New Hampshire is an outdoorman's paradise, with rivers and lakes that reflect a pristine sky punctuated by dramatic mountains! Whether you are traveling on foot, on water, or riding a bicycle or ATV, there are uncrowded roads, trails, and waterways to accommodate you. Winter is no different with dogsledding, downhill, nordic and backcountry skiing, and snowmobiling on groomed trails. Even better, there are facilities with maintained trails, equipment and guides to make your adventure even more enjoyable.

Indoors there are cultural facilities that feature music and art, and museums to tell about the natural history and rich heritage of our region.

Attractions, Guided Tours & Rentals

Mt. Washington Auto Road, Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-3988

Elevate your adventure on the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road! Drive yourself or take a comfortable, guided tour to explore the 7.6 mile Auto Road from the base to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. Or take a winter tour to 4300 feet on the comfortable Mt. Washington SnowCoach!


Great Glen Trails, Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-2333

At the base of Mount Washington you’ll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. Great Glen offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tubing in the winter and guided kayak wildlife tours and mountain biking in the warmer months.


Northeast ATV & Snowmobile Rentals, 177 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 1-800-458-1838

Polaris Adventures Outfitter. Rentals for Snowmobiles and Side-by-Side ATV's. Located at the southeast portal to Jericho Mountain State Park trail system, near Ride the Wilds of Coos County, and NHSA snowmobile corridors. With the best views, marked trails, and most friendly locals, on Main Street in Gorham, NH .


Northern NH Recreation with Lodging

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce - 961 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 - 603-752-6060

Your Adventure Starts Here - Experience the Androscoggin Valley and travel the great outdoors by foot, pedal power, ATV, snowmobile, ski, snowshoe, or raft, or take a guided moose tour. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, photography, foliage touring, swimming, relaxing at the beach, camping, great shops, amusement parks, and much more!


Franconia Notch Vacations, The Franconia Notch Vacation Specialists, 603-823-2112

Make Franconia Notch Vacations your "Home Base" for planning life's vacation in the Franconia Notch-White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Featuring "Book Direct" listings for the largest selection of Vacation Rentals, Resorts, Hotels, Motels and Campgrounds in the area, along with "all the local insight" you seek in your adventures & accommodations closest to Franconia Notch State ParK


Mittersill Alpine Resort, 193 Mittersill Road, Franconia, NH 03583 - 603-823-5511


Indoor Recreation

Northwoods Casino LLC, 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570 - 603-723-9550

Charitable Gaming: Conducting games of Roulette, Poker, Blackjack in an effort to provide revenue to non-profit organizations serving the North County, employment opportunities, and a source of entertainment for residents and visitors to the area. Bar/Concession with a selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken tenders and fries, and carries a restaurant beer/wine license.


NH Arts, Museums & Theatre

St. Kieran's Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St, Berlin, NH 03570 - 603-752-1028

Offering a year-long professional program of concerts, comedy, media presentations, art exhibits. quilt exhibits and more! Our Vision is to be a “beacon of light” for Berlin and the North Country region by offering quality cultural activity as a Community Arts Center. Housed in the cathedral setting of historic, St. Kieran's Church.


Medallion Opera House, 20 Park St, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-3322

Located in the historically-preserved Gorham Town Hall, the Medallion Opera House, which seats 224, is a charming, air-conditioned venue for performing artists, professional musicians, theatrical productions, comedians and a wide variety of community events.


Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum, 25 Railroad Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-5338

The architecturally unique building, contains museum exhibits about the railroads, tourism, the forest products industry and Gorham's residents. See the 1911 Baldwin 0-6-0 steam locomotive, snowplow and more. Visit our unique Model Railroad and the special Quinn-Crocket Railroadiana collection, found within a boxcar.