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Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Within each of the categories listed below you will find our best recommendations & referrals for all the "Must See, Must Do, Must Experience and Must Visit" aspects of Franconia Notch and its surroundings, as well as the "near forgotten, never knew about, off the beaten path" spots not to be missed during our most popular seasons. Our having a lifetime of being visitors with a passion for the Franconia Notch area enables us to answer most any question and to service most any request. 

As the only Franconia Notch Vacations Specialists we welcome all of your questions of special interest in the Franconia Notch and Western White Mountains region, as our only goal is to assist you in making the best and most of your Franconia Notch Vacation.  Be it for the day, a few nights, week, month, season or lifetime.... it will be our pleasure to assist you in making the best of yours.  


Summer Activities

In the White Mountains Mother Nature has created a fair weather playground which offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Choose from fun activities such as: Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Mountain Climbing and Horseback Riding. The fun is limitless. Don`t forget the unique selection of tax free shopping at local stores and name brand outlets. A fine selection of restaurants will delight your taste buds and the spectacular natural beauty of the area is evident everywhere, particularly in the Fall when the colors will take your breath away! Please call: 800-247-5536 to book your trip today or reserve online - it`s easy!


You are in for a treat! Dining in and around the Franconia Notch Region of the White Mountains in New Hampshire is more than just a necessity, its a pleasure. The restaurants of the NH White Mountains are truly attractions in themselves and we have all shapes and sizes to match your tastes. Picture your morning starting at one of our many cafes perched on a mountainside as you watch the sunrise over Mount Lafayette or the Pemigewasset River. Then, while you take in the White Mountains during the day with your framily, you`ll find your stomach craving a mountain burger or pizza slice at the Grill or Taverne. When dinner, or as we say in New Hampshire, "Suppah" comes around, you`ll find yourself taking in some of the eclectic mountain fare that puts our restaurants on the NH map!

So, keep it casual or dress it up; its your choice, above and below the notch! Have a look for yourself at many of our favorite White Mountains restaurants below:

The information herein is published as a guide and is subject to errors and to change without notice.

Local Services

Navigating your way around the White Mountains of New Hampshire always means a stop into one of our local grocery markets and information centers. Perhaps you even need a little help with real estate in and around Franconia Notch. Hopefully, you won`t have to visit any of our healtch care centers and hospitals. For whatever local services that you may need, we are pleased to provide you with some basic contact information. Another good source of information on local groceries, health, and real estate services are the Chambers of Commerce listed below. Don`t hesitate to contact us should you have any local services questions and enjoy your trip to the New Hampshire White Mountains!

Winter Activities

New Hampshire`s White Mountains are a winter wonderland offering a variety of recreation options including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating and snow shoeing. While vacationing in the area you will also find many choices for dining, shopping and family entertainment. Call: 603-823-2112 to book your trip today or reserve online - it`s easy!


Many say that what sets the Franconia Notch area of the White Mountains of New Hampshire apart is it`s signature events. Whether its the New England Brewfest hosted by the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, The Lupine Festival organized by the Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce, or the New Hampshire Highland Games hosted at Loon Mountain every fall, the White Mountains always have something going on.

It`s hard to say that we are known for our events, when we are equally known for our pristine year-round mountain playground. But, if you ask the locals from Lincoln to Bethlehem, and everywhere in between, its our events that distinguish us from other areas in the White Mountains. But, don`t just rely on the experts here at Franconia Notch Vacation Rentals to convince you... have a look for yourself. Below are a few links to the authorities for events in the White Mountains.

All area events are best researched by visiting the following resource centers: