Summer In the White Mountains

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While known for being a winter lover’s playground, the White Mountains of New Hampshire has plenty of activities to offer when all the snow melts and the sun shines bright. Let us focus on three areas of the White Mountains that we here at All Mountain Rentals know best.

Plymouth – Campton – Thornton

The towns of Campton-Thornton, and Plymouth are your gateway to the White Mountains who in their own right provide plenty of sites, activities, and adventures to explore.

Plymouth is a college town and economic hub for the southern end of the White Mountains. Lots of shopping, eating, and entertainment can be enjoyed in this pleasant riverside town. The river that flows right through Plymouth is the Pemigewasset River. During the summer months this river becomes a popular destination for tubing and kayaking enthusiasts. Find one of the numerous entry points on the river and enjoy a relaxing float downstream while catching some sun. Only about 10 minutes west of Plymouth along Route 25 you come to the town of Rumney. In that town is Polar Caves Park, this park contains a series of caves and passageways made of granite stone. These caves were made over 50 thousand years ago from continental glaciers. Even on some of hottest days the “polar” caves can keep you cool.

A short drive north of Plymouth are the small towns of Campton and Thornton. These bordering towns pack a lot of charm and many opportunities for mountain retreats. Even more hiking can be found right off Rt. 49 including Welch-Dickey, Smarts Books, Tecumseh, and Peaked Pond.

If hitting the links is more of your speed head on over to Owl’s Nest Resort for their 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Called “the best value in the Northeast, if not the entire country” with “great staff, great course, and outstanding vistas. The real challenge for golfers at Owl’s Nest is staying focused on your game while surrounded by spectacular mountain views.”

Waterville Valley

The acclaimed birthplace of freestyle skiing, Waterville Valley is a lively resort town with rich history. Are you working on your journey to conquer the 48 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire? Well Waterville Valley has multiple 4,000 footers to check off your list. The highest point in Waterville Valley is the North Peak of Mount TriPyramid, at 4,180 feet.  Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway in the east come in at 4,019 feet and 4,043 feet respectively. The next two mountains, Tecumesh and Sandwich miss the 4,000-foot mark by only a combined 20 feet but are still great practice and exercise.

If you find those hikes to be more advanced than you would like to take on then there are plenty of easier alternatives. Fletcher’s Cascade and Cascade Path are rated easy hikes taking about 2 hours to complete. Along these hikes you can find picturesque chutes and ledges along with waterfalls and swimming holes to cool off in. In addition, you can find easy hikes along Rt. 49 with the Smarts Brook Swimming Hole and Mad River Path.

Sometimes shortcuts are just the better choice. That is why up in Waterville Valley’s Snow’s Mountain lets you take the easy way up on the chairlift. Bring your bike on the lift to access the many mountain biking trails or your discs to play the 18-hole disc golf course.

After all that excitement you can return to downtown square to have a meal and some drinks. In addition, relax on Corcoran’s Pond waterfront where you’ll find over 20 kayaks, pedal boats and canoes which are available for rent at the Town Square dock.

Lincoln – Woodstock

Lincoln and Woodstock are the ultimate stops for fun and adventure in the White Mountains. From this area there are two breathtaking drives that bring you over and through the mountains. Travelling to the north takes you through the Franconia Notch and into the bustling town of Littleton. A drive eastward from Lincoln brings you on the famed Kancamagus Highway filled with many pullouts for picture taking. At the end of the Kanc is the resort town of North Conway which respectively holds its own as getaway destination.  

With it being Summer you are going to want to take in all the outdoor adventure that only Lincoln and Woodstock can offer. This area is bursting with activities and attractions to keep your days filled with excitement.

Whale’s Tale is an award winning and top-rated water park with endless supplies of family fun. There is everything from waterslides and wave pools to lazy rivers and shipwreck water playgrounds for the children. Rent a private cabana to lay out in the sun or get some shade and take nap. After you have rested up from that nap you can head over to Akuna Beach, a one-of-a-kind water attraction that lets you test your skills at flow boarding on a simulated wave!

The premiere mountain resort for this area is Loon Mountain. Here the gondolas run in the summer as well and it can take you to the top of Loon Mountain Summit and take in the scenic views of the surrounding Whites. After returning back down, drive on over to the Hobo Railroad and take the 80-minute train ride through the valley in a natural woodsy setting and along the banks of the Pemigewasset River. Bring along your own picnic lunch or snacks to enjoy with your family and friends in their vintage train cars. Finally, if you need to get some adrenaline pumping take on a zipline and rope course high up in the canopies or set off into the woods on an ATV excursion.

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