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Stay in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Area Guide

With so much to see and do in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire you may not know where to start. The Profile Deluxe Motel is located in the heart of Twin Mountain and nearby to so many famous, historic and popular attractions.

To help you plan your stay and make the most of your vacation, our Area Guide lists attractions that our visitors enjoy year after year. For more information, please click on the links and visit the websites below.

attitashAttitash Mountain Resort
775 Route 302, Bartlett 03812 603-374-2368

This summer, visit Attitash Mountain Resort and ride, splash and slide at New Hampshire’s original fun spot. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, a 4,300-foot rollercoaster set to the mountainside. Don’t miss North America’s longest Alpine Slide, a family tradition since 1976. We also offer cross-country and lift-accessed mountain biking, guided horseback rides, scenic chair rides to our 2,550-foot summit, the only outdoor waterpark in the Mt. Washington Valley and much more!

area guide cannonCannon Aerial Tramway
I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia Notch 03580 603-823-8800

The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.

clarksClark’s Trading Post
110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Route 3, Lincoln 03251 603-745-8913

Welcome to Clark’s- featuring quality family entertainment for 85 years! Enjoy a Trained Bear Performance, Steam Train Ride through Wolfman’s Territory and our Amazing Circus Act! Wolfie’s Segway Park, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, Water Blaster Boats, Climbing Tower, Tuttle House, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor, River City Mining and incredible Museums will astound you! Don’t miss our Specialty Shops and the largest Gift Shop in the White Mountains. We can BEARLY wait to see you!

csrrConway Scenic Railroad
38 Norcross Circle, Route 16 & 302, North Conway 03860 603-356-5251

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 that the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the Dining Car Chocorua. On the “Notch Train” choose from Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class package, enjoy lunch in the elegant Dining Car Hattie Evans.

flumeFlume Gorge
Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Franconia 03580 603-745-8391

Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm. Along the walk you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Kids can crawl through and explore caves along the way. The Visitor’s Center offers a free 20-minute movie on Franconia Notch State Park, information, gift shop, cafeteria, and interpretive exhibits.

hoborrHobo Railroad
64 Railroad St, off I-93 Exit 32, Main Street, Lincoln 03251 603-745-2135

All aboard for a 15-mile, 80 minute round-trip train
excursion in vintage, restored coaches. You will travel in a natural, woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream are available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November–mid December for Santa Trains: see operation days below.

loonLoon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Road, Route 112, Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln 03251 603-745-8111

Loon’s main attractions: NH’s longest scenic gondola summit skyride, zipline and Aerial Forest Adventure Park combine for family fun! The Skyride features beautiful White Mountain scenery and access to the Glacial Cave Walk, artisan crafters, children’s playground, self-guided nature walk and family dining. The Zipline offers thrills as guests soar above the Pemigewasset River and the Aerial Forest Park offers challenge high among the trees on five different courses. Also, mountain bike rentals and tours, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, accommodations, spa & fitness center, festivals, concerts and special events.

lostriverLost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W, North Woodstock 03262 603-745-8031

Discover for yourself why Lost River is considered one of NH’s greatest natural wonders. Carved by the Ice Age, step back in time to experience nature’s blissful beauty as you explore jagged walls of rock, gigantic boulders stacked like blocks, intricate boardwalks, rock-strewn glacial caves, amazing views, cascading waterfalls and intriguing history. Complete your journey with panning for fossils and gemstones or a stroll through the nature garden and gift shop.

autordMt. Washington Auto Road
1 Mount Washington Auto Road / Route 16 Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581 603-466-3988

There’s one experience in New Hampshire that is above all others…A drive on the Mt. Washington Auto Road! The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the Northeast’s highest peak is yours to enjoy when you drive your own car or take a comfortable, two-hour guided tour, which includes an hour to explore the summit buildings and environment. Best of all, your entertaining guide will share the legends, history and ecology of this remarkable landscape in a way that will make it all come alive. This ride will leave you with breathtaking memories (and pictures) that will be enjoyed for a lifetime!

cogMt. Washington Cog Railway
Base Station Road, 6 miles off Rt. 302 near historic Bretton Woods, Marshfield Station 03589 603-278-5404

Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway—built in 1869. Choose to step aboard new eco-friendly biodiesel or historic coal-fired steam locomotives for a thrilling ride to New England’s highest peak. This 3-hour round-trip adventure now includes more time at the summit and free admission to the Observatory Museum. On-board Audio Tour provides an entertaining narrative. Truly a unique vacation experience and must-do when in the White Mountains. Marshfield Base Station features great views, a museum, restaurant & gift shop.

polarcavePolar Caves Park
Off I-93, Exit 26, 705 Route 25, Rumney 03266 603-536-1888

A Family Adventure Since 1922. Self-guided cave tours, Nature Trails, Waterfowl and Animal Exhibits, Maple Sugar Museum, the Glacial Boulder Maze, Klondike Mines, and the Polar Mining Expedition Sluice. Experience Nature at her finest. Enjoy the peaceful woodland setting for an hour or a day. Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended. “Bring your own” Picnic Area. New cave for 2013!

santasSanta’s Village
528 Presidential Highway, Route 2, Jefferson 03583 603-586-4445

Generations of families have enjoyed this magical Christmas theme park! Your day will be filled with exciting rides, great shows, Santa and his reindeer! Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the awesome HoHo H2O water feature, expanded for 2013! One low admission includes unlimited use of all activities for the entire day. Our family is celebrating our 60th anniversary as your hosts. It’s Christmas Today at Santa’s Village and we can’t wait to see you!

storylandStory Land
805 US Route 16, Glen 03838 603-383-4186

Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life! Enjoy over 20 wonderfully themed rides including our newest attraction: Splash Battle-Pharaoh’s Reign! Don’t miss our new Magic Show, new Circus Performances, dance with our newest character, Duke the Friendly Dragon, and enjoy our new Hands-On Play Area! Make memories to last a lifetime! A family favorite since 1954!

whaletaleWhale’s Tale Water Park
481 DW Hwy, Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 33, Lincoln 03251 603-745-8810

The Whale’s Tale Water Park recently is on the move again. NEW for 2013 will be the SuperLOOP which takes water slides to the next level of excitement. Feel the floor go out from under your feet as you race over 50 feet to the splash pool below– if you dare. There is absolutely something for everyone to enjoy. Toddlers, Children, Teens, Young Adults and Adults of all ages keep busy on a wide variety of industry leading attractions. Slide, swim and splash your way through our world class waterpark and don’t forget to catch a NEW Stage show on the waveside stage.

wildcatWildcat Mountain
Route 16, Pinkham Notch 03846 603-466-3326

#1 Scenery in the East” (SKI Magazine) Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider and soar ½-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at speeds up to 45 mph! Then leisurely ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000+ foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on U.S. National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, special events available all summer.

For More Information:

Please visit the local links below to find out more about the White Mountain region.