The White Mountains are a mountain range covering about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United States. Most of the area is public land, including the White Mountain National Forest and a number of state parks.
The White Mountains region offers visitors one memorable experience. If you travel with kids and family there are a lot of attractions. Here we list the top 5 things that we suggest to try.
Enjoy exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer. Get refreshed in our hohoh2o water park & joyride water slides. One of the top 25 us amusement parks (tripadvisor travelers’ choice awards four years in a row!)–the only new England park on the list! One low admission includes all features for the entire day, including parking, strollers& more. A tradition, from our family to yours, for over 60 years. In Santa’s village, you will get pure joy of family-style.
Rates: Adults and children $33; seniors $30. Ages 3 & under free. Admission includes all rides and shows. Enter within 3 hours of closing and return another day free.
Seasons: Saturdays & Sundays late may to early October, daily fathers day through labor day. Also Saturdays & Sundays late November to mid-December.
Santa’s village: santasvillage.com
Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy over 30 wonderfully themed rides and attractions including newest attraction: daniel tiger’s grr-ific musical stage show and meet and greet! Take a ride on roar-o-saurus-our one of-a-kind wooden roller coaster! Making more memories than ever!
Story land; a family favorite for over 60 years!! Where fantasy lives!
Rates: $34.99; ages 1 & 2 are free. Includes unlimited rides & shows. Enter within 3 hours of closing and receive a free pass for a full day of fun!
Season: weekends memorial day to father’s day, then daily through labor day. Saturdays & Sundays througn Columbus day. Hours: open 9:30 am-6 pm July 1-aug. 25; 9:30 am-5 pm in May, June, Sept., And Oct. Open rain or shine.
Story Land: storylandnh.com
It is New England’s Favorite Water Park! Whale’s Tale Water Park was recently voted TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Waterparks in the United States. With some of the industry’s best water attractions, Whale’s Tale is the perfect way to spend quality time with friends and family.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Toddlers, children, teens and adults of all ages keep busy on our wide variety of industry leading attractions. Spend a great day together as you slide, swim and splash through our world class waterpark-and don’t forget to catch the Beachside Bash on the Waveside Stage.
Whale’s Tale: whalestalewaterpark.net
Conway Scenic Railroad
Old-fashioned train rides, all departing from the 1874 station. Whether you choose one of the valley routes to Conway or Bartlett or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy! On the valley train, choose coach, first-class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the dining car Chocorua. The “notch train” offers coach, first-class, or dome seating. With the first, class package, enjoy lunch in the elegant dining car Hattie Evans.
Rates: adults from $18; 4-12 years from $12.50; under 4 free in coach on valley trains.
Season: valley trains: apr. 14-dec. 31. Notch train: Tues., Wed., Thurs. & sat. June 12-aug. 30; sept. 5 & 7; daily sept. 8-oct. 20 plus Oct. 23, 25, 27.
Conway scenic railroad: conwayscenic.com
Attitash Mountain Resort
Original summer fun ski area! Soar high above our trails and tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain on the rider-controlled ZipTour, including one of the longest single zip span in the East! Enjoy the al Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster or experience North el America’s longest Alpine Slide. Attitash is also home to cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, Slacklines, a free-fall Airbag Jump and the only outdoor water park in the Mt. Washington Valley.
Rates: Full Day Early/Late Season: $30 (48″ & taller), $20 (Undel 48″). Full Day Midseason: $49 (48″ & taller), $30 (Under 48″). ZipTour: $75.
Season: (weather permitting) Weekends 10am to 4pm Memorial Day through mid-June; September through Columbus Day. Open Daily 10 am-6 pm mid-June through Labor Day.
Attitash Mountain Resort: attitash.com