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White Mountains Activities

Take advantage of the beautiful scenic vistas in the area and try one of the many outdoor activities available nearby. In the summer, go hiking on one of the many trails or take a ride on the aerial tramway. In the winter, downhill ski or cross country ski, take a sleigh ride or snowshoe through our snow-covered countryside.

Summer - Fall Activities

Franconia Art Walk
Franconia Art Walk Enjoy an easy stroll in downtown Franconia that is both refreshing and eye-catching. Beautiful mountain and river views provide a natural backdrop for the Franconia ArtWalk outdoor exhibition of sculpture, mosaics, architecture, ceramics, paintings and gardens.

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Covered Bridge
Flume Gorge
This stunning natural wonder will leave you spellbound as you stroll the path from the Visitors Center to the Flume and back. You'll walk among towering moss-covered granite walls, past cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and much more.
About Flume Gorge
Franconia Soaring Association
Franconia Soaring Association New Hampshire's only soaring club operates May through October

Franconia Soaring Association
Hiking and Mountain Climbing
Enjoy the White Mountains on foot. Adair's innkeeper can advise you on the many stunning hikes in the area. Take a gourmet picnic backpack and have a great day out.
We have a list of the best trails and hiking information available collected by ourselves and other hikers.
Scenic Walks
Scenic Walks Take a walk that leads to expansive views of nearby mountain peaks, learn about the region's architecture and history, contemplate outdoor sculpture, or explore one of our Main Streets. At Adair, we can assist you in finding the perfect outdoor adventure to suit your interests and comfort level. Enjoy a Walk on Your Next Visit to Adair →
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Climb aboard the world's first mountain- climbing cog railway for a fascinating journey to New England's highest peak! A ride on this National Historic Engineering Landmark is a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4200-foot summit for outstanding views.

Cannon Aerial Tramway

Franconia Notch State Park

NH State Parks
Franconia - Franconia Notch State Park, off I-93
Hart's Location - Crawford Notch State Park, Rte. 302
Whitefield - Forest Lake State Park, off Rte. 16
Mt. Washington - Mt. Washington State Park, summit
Gorham - Moose Brook State Park, off Rte. 2 North Conway, Cathedral Ledge State Park, Rte. 302
Bartlett - Echo Lake State Park, Rte. 302
Lancaster - Weeks State Park, Rte. 2
Anglers can wet their lines at any number of streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds in the White Mountains. Fish for brook, brown, or rainbow trout, bass, salmon, northern pike, and other species.
Fishing licenses are required.
Wildlife & Bird Watching
Chickadee One of the most often asked questions is, "Where can we see a moose?" While we hesitate to guarantee moose sighting (they do tend to wander) we have drives, routes and suggestions on the best places to spot wildlife. We can also arrange a guided tour to suit your schedule.
Adair is dedicated to lessening its impact on wildlife and the environment. This commitment has led us to implementing the Adair Green Program which includes working with a forester to optimize Adair's land to attract butterflies, songbirds and small animals.
Bike Trails
Bike Trails There are numerous mountain bike trails in the area, cross country and wilderness. Many on-road and off-road options exist for cycling enthusiasts. Strike off on your own or join one of the local bike clubs on their weekly rides.
Live! At the Colonial
Colonial Theatre Historic 300-seat theater presents nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate setting.
Show Times - 7 PM
The Colonial Theatre
Paddling and Canoeing
Canoeing Remote, underdeveloped with great mountain scenery and wildlife- quiet water paddling at Long Pond in Lincoln or Streeter Pond in Sugar Hill.
For the more adventurous, try the class I-II white waters of the Ammonoosuc, Gale and Connecticut Rivers.
Family or group trips available. Equipment rental available.
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding View the White Mountains on horseback. Day rides or shorter available at a number of stables in the area.
Guided and private rides available.
There are more than 20 golf courses around Adair. Golfers can swing on historic courses edged by mountains following the rugged natural contours of the land.
Adair has partnered with many courses in the area to offer fantastic stay and play packages - Learn more about golf in the Bethlehem area.
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour Located right here in Bretton Woods, NH, and descending over 1000 feet of elevation, the tour takes nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines, and is the longest zip line canopy tour in New England and one of the longest canopy tours in the continental United States! High-flying suspension bridges and hiking trails connect the zip lines, and the tour concludes with the Williwaw Racing Zip, a dual, side-by-side zip line leading right into the Bretton Woods base area!
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4200-foot summit for outstanding views.

Cannon Aerial Tramway
Loon Mountain
Loon's scenic Summit Sky ride - NH's longest - comfortably takes all ages up to a beautiful mountaintop area.
Loon Mountain Summer Activities
Lost River
Lost River Explore the caves, falls, and granite passages of this glacier created gorge.

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Conway Scenic Railroad
Conway Scenic Railroad The "Valley Train" offers departures to Conway and Bartlett, while the "Notch Train" carries passengers through spectacular Crawford Notch and past the finest natural scenery in the entire Northeast. On the "Valley Train" choose Coach, First Class or experience the fun of railroad dining abroad the Dining Car "Chocorua." The "Notch Train" offers Coach, First Class and Dome seating.
Conway Scenic Railroad
The Hobo Railroad
The Hobo Railroad The Hobo Railroad Travels through a naturally wooded setting along the twisting Pemigewasset River, just a few minutes away from the wonders of Franconia Notch State Park. Nestled in the town of Lincoln, NH on the western end of the popular scenic Kancamagus Highway, offers a chance to relax, wave to swimmers & kayakers or enjoy one of our Hobo Picnic Lunches aboard the train. The Hobo Railroad

Year-Round Activities

Tax Free New Hampshire Shopping
WREN There are a variety of quaint shops in neighboring Bethlehem and Littleton. Maps of all "must-see" places are available as well as discounts to some shops and restaurants.
Harman's Cheese Shop
If you want to take advantage of the absence of any sales tax in New Hampshire and do some major league shopping, it is a straight shot east (about 60 minutes) to North Conway, the outlet mecca of northern New Hampshire featuring over 100 name-brand outlet stores.
New England Ski Museum New England Ski Museum - See videos, films, and exhibits dedicated to the history of skiing (at the base of Cannon Mt. 603-823-7177)
Bethlehem Heritage Society - Free admission. Discover Bethlehem's rich history as the premier White Mountains resort destination (Bethlehem Visitors Center, 888-845-1957).
Franconia Heritage Museum - Open Friday and Saturday, May 27 to October 29 1 - 4pm
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium - See planetarium shows, natural science displays and artifacts from around the world (St. Johnsbury, VT 802-748-2372).
The Frost Place
The Frost Place A permanent home and museum for poets and poetry
The Frost Place
(603) 823-5510
League of NH Craftsmen A visit to Adair allows you to see antiques in their original setting, while providing easy access to many of New Hampshire's antique stores.
League of NH Craftsmen
Ammonoosuc River Trading & Auction Co.
White Mountains Cultural Attractions
Painting by Edward Widmayer The White Mountains region of northern New Hampshire boasts an array of cultural attractions and activities that appeal to a variety of tastes and sensibilities.
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The Frost Place

Winter Activities

Cross Country Skiers
Snowshoeing Snowshoe trails start at the front door of the Inn; exlpore our 200 acres on easy to follow trails.
Another five miles of trails at the neighboring Rocks Estate Christmas tree farm.
Or snowshoe the many trails at the Franconia Notch or the Crawford Notch State Parks.
Check out our Snowshoe Getaway
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Cross Country Skiing
World class Nordic facilities close by. The Franconia Sports Shop will deliver rental skis to us when needed.
The Rocks
Franconia Inn
Bretton Woods

Sleigh Ride

Secure parking for snowmobiles and trailers on property and you can start your trip from our barn. The Inn's property is linked to miles of maintained snowmobile trails through the Snowmobile corridor. All you need is a New Hampshire permit and we can direct you in the right direction.
Rent snowmobiles from Hammer Down Adventures in Littleton or Northeast Snowmobile and ATV Rentals in Gorham.
Dog Sledding
Dog Sledding Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel
There's no more unique way to appreciate the White Mountains of New Hampshire than a  hands-on dogsled adventure. Not only a winter activity, dog sledding can be done on rolling sleds in the summer too. Tour lengths range from 1 hour to overnight. Meet the rescue and second change dogs, listen to their stories, interact with them, Meet our second chance and rescue dogs, pet them, hear their stories, assist in harnessing them, and then drive your own team!
Tubing and Ice Castle
Snow Tubing This winter, Loon has the East Coast's first Ice Castle. Built by Utah-based artist Brent Christensen using a latticework of icicles and a vast sprinkler system, Christensen has created a massive ice fortress for visitors to explore, with walls reaching 25 feet high. At night, multi-colored lights transform the castle into a frozen, glowing Narnia.
Loon Moutain Ski Resort
Yankee's New England Today
Proud to be Yankee's New England Today Travel Editor's Choice for Best NH Romantic Getaway!