Lakes Region New Hampshire Day Trips
Stone Brook Hill Farm–128 Glidden Road\ Gilford, NH 03079 (603-293-4300)
New Hampshire’s source of fresh picked & pick-your-own apples and blueberries. Vacation rental getaway, Corporate events and Weddings. Mid July through October. Hayrides, pumpkins, flowers and family fun! Only 6.4 miles from hotel!
America’s Stonehenge – 105 Haverhill Road | Salem, NH 03079
Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old). It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
Café Lafayette Dinner Train – Rte 112 | N Woodstock, 03262
Escape the ordinary and relive the romance of dining on the rails. Experience this while riding in one of three beautifully restored Pullman dining cars, enjoying five courses of fine food and spirits served to you in the Grand European manner. As dinner is served, period music keeps time with the rail’s rhythmic rumbling, punctuated by the haunting wail of the engine’s whistle. With magnificent mountain vistas and lush New England forests surrounding. After dinner, with the compartment lights down low and the dramatic sunset outside your window, you may allow yourself a wistful romantic journey back in time, and you might wish the evening would never end.
Kancamagus Highway – Rte 112 Conway to Lincoln, NH
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway follows a beautiful path through New
Hampshire’s White Mountains. Visitors know it as one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips, but a stunning spectrum of color underscores the region’s natural beauty year round. The road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. An abundance of history and recreation lies here, so take the time to pull off the road and explore all that the Byway offers.
Polar Caves Park – Plymouth NH 03264
Located in the Beautiful Baker River Valley on the Tenney Mountain Highway, Plymouth, New Hampshire. America’s most sensational glacial caves in the most beautiful of woodland settings. While at Polar Caves Park Discover the Rock Garden of the Giants. The child in all of us will love a chance to feed the gentle fallow deer and large flock of friendly ducks. Complete your visit with a stop at the Maple Sugar Museum and browse through our two distinctive gift shops.
Santa’s Village – 528 Presidential Highway Rte 2 | Jefferson NH 03583
Rides include: Antiques Cars, Bumper Cars, a reindeer carousel, ferris wheel, ride through old Scrooge’s house, Yule Log Flume, Peppermint Twist, Red Hot Racers, a small roller coaster, monorail ride, Santa’s Express, and more! Open year round and during the Christmas holidays.
Mt. Washington Auto Road – P.O. Box 278 | Gorham, NH 03581
A drive on the Mount Washington Auto Road is a drive unlike any other. With the ever-changing weather conditions on New England’s highest peak, no two trips are the same. Bluebird skies and stunning vistas may greet you one day. The next day you could have the adventure of a lifetime in the peak’s strong winds, remarkable fog and rapidly moving clouds. On any day, your adventure awaits.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway – Base Road | Mount Washington, NH 03589
A ride up Mount Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing surroundings, the magnificent views, the sights and sounds of unique steam locomotives in action, and some of the steepest Railway tracks in existence, combine to place it among the best of the world’s great railway journeys. This is a trip that must be made to be fully appreciated!
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Route 113 | Holderness, NH 03245
Experience the beauty of the Squam Lakes, and hear stories of “Golden Pond”. Learn about how these lakes were formed and about loons and other wildlife that make the lakes so special. The Squam Lakes Science Center is a non-profit educational organization located in central New Hampshire. Their mission is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. There are hiking trails, displays, beautiful gardens, and a gift shop. Open year round.
Story Land – Route 16 | Glen NH 03838
The Children’s Theme Park Where Fantasy Lives! Story Land is in the beautiful White Mountains, and that means that green space, trees, and scenic views are important features of the park, which sits on 35 acres of hilly terrain. The rides and attractions are built into the natural features of the landscape.