Summer is just around the corner, and we’re currently in the middle of a heat wave! It’s a good thing that there are a lot of “cool” things to do in the White Mountains, one of it is the swimming holes.
There are many swimming holes in the White Mountains, and they’re a great place to spend some time on a hot summer day. These are a few popular spots but we’re sure you can find many more without looking too hard!
Otter Rocks- Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) in Lincoln. This popular spot offers facilities including a rest room and picnic tables.
Sawyer Rock- Crawford Notch. This family-friendly spot, is a little hard to find from the road, but after passing Sawyer Rock on your left as you head West on Route 302, you will see a small pull-off on the right, and will probably see cars parked there. Take a walk down a small, dirt path and you will come to a beach, sunning boulders to jump from, and large pools of water to swim in.
Jackson Falls -Jackson. This swimming hole is located right off the road, and offers picnic tables and many flat, smooth rocks to relax on. There are cascades, slides, and a waterfall with a natural rock seat behind it.
Lower Falls -Albany. This popular swimming spot is located on the Kancamagus Highway with many cascades and pools to splash around in. While you’re there, take advantage of the rest rooms and the covered picnic area with a charcoal grill.
Cascade Park -North Woodstock. Located behind Main Street, you can go for a drip, relax on the rocks, or enjoy a picnic lunch.
The majesty and beauty of the White Mountains and the stunning lakes of New Hampshire are matched in the man-made world by four star hotels and five star hotels and will bathe you in comfort and sensual delights.
You can find a very good price and offers on booking.com, hotels.com and hotellook.com. Or you can trust our following suggestions:
RiverWalk Resort at Loon
Bask in luxury in your own condominium in the majestic White Mountains with the comforts of home and the amenities of a full service resort hotel. Choose from studio, one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Set in the center of town and just across from Loon Mountain’s South Peak with nearby shopping, food and entertainment. The seven story resort features 79 units with amenities including an indoor/outdoor heated pool and skating rink, fitness room and spa, a full production commercial winery and tasting room and an onsite restaurant serving Italian cuisine. You’re near the highest concentration of natural and man-made attractions in the White Mountains with spectacular four season outdoor fun and adventure. The mountain scenery and relaxing ambiance is yours at no charge.
You will find The Wentworth is an exquisite setting for total relaxation and comfort in the heart of the White Mountains. Unwind in beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many with a king bed, gas fireplace, and whirlpool tub or outdoor hot tub. Guest rooms are spread out over several Queen Ann-style cottages. Our spacious dining room serves farm-to-table dinner and breakfast daily with a special menu created by Chef Brian Gazda. Dining service also is offered at an outdoor patio and in your own guest room. Enjoy golf, tennis, a full gym and swimming pool on site. Cross-country and alpine skiing are easily accessible in winter.
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
A resort that has hosted everyone from John D. Rockefeller to Franklin Roosevelt has to be luxurious. The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa’s 141 rooms and suites come with sweeping mountain and valley views and all the amenities. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Presidential Suite has classic French doors framing distant peaks, a fireplace and living room; the Signature Suite has a large whirlpool tub; the Summit Suite’s balcony overlooks the Waterfall Terrace. Dine in the sophisticated 1865 Wine Cellar, have a facial or massage in the award-winning Tower Spa; soak in the indoor and outdoor pools, play golf on the historic nine-hole course or tennis in one of four clay courts. It’s no wonder the resort has had AAA Four Diamond status since 2008.
The White Mountain Hotel & Resort
4-star spa resort, walk to White Mountain National ForestThis smoke-free resort features a full-service spa, a golf course, and a restaurant. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. All 80 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Refrigerators, room service, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.The White Mountain Hotel & Resort offers 80 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 26-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
This North Conway resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort’s full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and thalassotherapy.