Summer Activites in the White Mountains

Summer is so much fun in the White Mountain Playground!! Here are some great family ideas for what to do. Whether you are looking for a quiet – secret spot along the river to dream the day away, or you are looking for something more exciting like rock climbing or kayaking, the White Mountain National Forest is a natural playground for all ages.

Family Attractions

So many fun family activities in the Mount Washington Valley. Story Land, Santa’s Village, Wildcat Gondola, Attitash and Fort Jefferson Fun Park. There is something for every age group…check out some of the more popular options.

Canoeing, Kayaking and Tubing

The Saco River meanders it’s way through the Mount Washington Valley on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a generally calm and friendly environment great for the entire family. If you are looking for some Spring excitement – during the snow melts and spring rain you can access the Saco River right from your back door.

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the beautiful White Mountains off the beaten path. Mountain Biking is a great sport and the Mount Washington Valley is a fun and beautiful place to ride. Check out some local places to ride, links to maps and rentals.


Enjoy nine or eighteen holes with spectacular views. There are many options with in a short ride from The Villager Motel. Enjoy award winning greens or rustic mountain views. Finish your game and enjoy an alpine sunset.


What a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery with your friends and family on one of the areas unique and interesting Railroads. Some have dining cars and sunset rides, others offer a short family excursion.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy mountain views from the back of a fine horse. It is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Here are some suggestions:


Get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and enjoy the peace and quiet of a mountain river or lake. It is easy to find your own fishing hole in the White Mountain National Forest. The rivers are crystal clear and the fish are well stocked.

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One of the incredible ways to enjoy the beauty of the Mountains and challenge yourself physically and mentally. The Mount Washington Valley offers several professional guide services that we recommend.


We are located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest with many excellent hiking opportunities. Just minutes from here you will find hiking trails for all abilities, from those that have never hiked to those who are avid hikers. Just ask us and we will be able to direct you in the right path for your ability.