SUMMER ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION
This page has not yet been updated for summer 2020. We're working on it! Check back periodically for updates.
Be sure to "know before you go". As New Hampshire’s stay-at-home guidelines are relaxed and summer attractions begin to open, it’s important for guests and visitors to be aware that businesses are modifying operations for the summer in accordance with guidance set by the State of New Hampshire. We recommend that you learn about these changes as part of your planning process, and invite you to visit Ski NH’s COVID-19 Consumer Resource Page to learn more. By being educated and working together, we can keep each other safe and provide more opportunities for all to get out and enjoy all that New Hampshire has to offer.
If you're not into soaring above the earth or playing in the trees, we've got you covered with plenty of activities to keep your feet on the ground. There's something for everyone at ski areas this summer with a plethora of base area fun.
Take a scenic horseback ride along mountain trails at Black Mountain. With each turn, a new mountain vista is revealed. Younger children can enjoy pony rides around the stables area.
For more details and pricing, visit BlackMt.com.
Go-Karts, Adventure Center & More
Kids can enjoy the thrill of a Go Kart ride in the specially designed Kids Go Kart Park. Located in the grass parking lot of the Bretton Woods Ski Area, the oval dirt track is loads of fun in one of our large-tired Go Karts. Designed specifically for children, the park is a great way to introduce your kids to some good ol' off roading, north-country fun.
The Bretton Woods Adventure Center offers a variety of fun and excitement for all kids, young and old! Choose from our archery range, mountain bike and scooter rentals, 18-holes of disc golf, foot golf and an indoor rock climbing experience on the Slopeside Climbing Wall. Or let our knowledgeable and experienced guides give you an experience you will never forget; from the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour to guided hikes and rock climbs, Ranger Mountain Tours and fly fishing, we have an adventure for everyone! To top off the day enjoy a Scenic Lift Ride to Latitude 44°, our mid-mountain restaurant, and enjoy a hearty lunch with breathtaking views of the Presidential Range.
For more details and pricing, visit BrettonWoods.com.
At Echo Lake Beach, visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 39-acre lake with an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch. Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats are also available for rent at Echo Lake.
For more details and pricing, visit CannontMt.com.
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Summer Tubing, Bouncy Houses & More
All the fun you can have. All day long. All summer long.
Located 1 mile from downtown North Conway, Village, Cranmore's Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Parks offer something for the whole family. Zoom down the Mountain Coaster, fly on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line ride, arc high into the sky on the Giant Swing, or take on your friends with a game of Knockerball. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course, with 8 different courses based on different ability levels, and have lunch at the Summit's Meister Hut Restaurant, also featuring a Tuckerman Brewing Tasting Room, ice cream and scenic views.
For more details and pricing, visit Cranmore.com.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Segway Tours, Boating & More
Gunstock Mountain's Off-Road Segway Tour lets you explore the trails of Gunstock in an entirely new way. What is a Segway? It's a 2-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter. To move forward or backward, the rider just leans slightly forward or backward. To turn left or right, the rider simply moves the LeanSteer frame left or right.
At Gunstock one pass covers your fun, be sure to check out the Discover Adventure, which includes the Aerial Treetop Adventure (ATA), Segway demo, Mountain Coaster, Scenic Lift Rides on the Panorama Chairlift, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, SUPs, Water Wars, Stunt Jump, Bungee Jumper, Climbing Walls, etc. Enjoy summer fun for the whole family!
For more details and pricing visit Gunstock.com.
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
Boating & More
In the summer, King Pine Ski Area and Purity Spring Resort offer classic lake life summer vacation traditions include waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming in Purity Lake, and daily organized family activities for guests, plus weekly lobster bakes and breakfast cookouts that are open to the public.
For more details and pricing visit KingPine.com.
Loon Mountain Resort
Aerial Adventure Park & More
With its range of base-to-summit adventures, Loon is the summer destination in the White Mountains. New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride transports guests to the summit of Loon Peak, where they can climb an observation tower for spectacular views of the White Mountains, dine at the newly-renovated Summit Café, play 18-holes of disc golf, embark on a self-guided hike, and explore summit glacial caves. At the mountain’s base, visit the Adventure Center to zipline across the roaring Pemigewasset River, scale an outdoor climbing wall, or rent a mountain bike or e-bike to explore area paths and trails. In the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, guests climb high into the White Mountain National Forest to cross log bridges, zoom across ziplines, and tackle other challenges on five courses ranging from Easiest to Most Difficult.
For details and pricing, visit LoonMtn.com.
Mount Sunapee Resort
Climbing Wall, Gravity Jump & More
Kids and adults can test their climbing skills at Mount Sunapee on the giant 24-foot tall Climbing Wall. Each participant is in a harness and clipped into a self-belay (no need to have someone anchor you on the ground).
Also newly available at Mount Sunapee is the AMP Energy Gravity Jump. Test your mettle as you leap into a 50'x50' airbag from two platforms that sit eight and fourteen feet above the airbag.
For more details and pricing, visit MountSunapee.com.
Waterville Valley Resort
Summer Adventure Center
Let the Waterville Valley Adventure Center be your gateway to the White Mountains. Located in Town Square, guests can enjoy a Onewheel or Resortboard experience, Vertical Zone, 18 hole disc golf course, bike rentals, downhill mountain biking, and scenic rides on the Snow's Mountain Chairlift.
For more details and pricing, visit Waterville.com.