Centered around majestic Mount Washington, the White Mountains area of New Hampshire is the best way for a family to enjoy a vacation in mountain surroundings. From the Kancamagus Highway to the home of the von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” fame to the famous flume and hiking and biking trails, the White Mountains is the place for a great time. Without ever intruding on the beautiful landscape, the area has been developed to offer the best lodgings and cuisine in the state allowing visitors easy access to the wonders of nature from the comforts of home.
There are ample attractions for children and the whole family: amusement parks, theme parks, waterslides. There’s plenty of hiking and biking. There’s an road which leads right to the top of Mount Washington which offers exceptional views year-round, especially for fall foliage, and reaching the summit qualifies you to sport one of those famous bumper stickers which reads, “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington”!
The area’s many campgrounds provide a perfect setting to enjoy a controlled campfire. In the winter, there are dozens of spectacular ski areas and plenty of snowmobiling trails, while in the other seasons, these same areas offer the best communing with nature around, from hiking to biking, from climbing to a leisurely stroll.
And as a bonus, New Hampshire’s tax-free shopping has become a big draw for visitors, offering access to everything from designer wares to period antiques at a more affordable price. Something for everyone does not even begin to describe what’s in store for you with a visit to New Hampshire’s White Mountains.