15 Things to Do in the NH White Mountains Regions in the Fall
Fall foliage is spectacular in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Here are 15 ways to discover the Mt Washington Valley in September and October.
Experience one of the most famous attraction of North Conway, the Conway Scenic Railroad, in the center of North Conway Village and only 5 minutes away from Cranmore Mountain Lodge. The historic Victorian Station has served as a regional landmark since its completion in 1974. The Station and Roundhouse both are on the National Register of Historic Places. They propose 55 minutes, 1 hour 3/4 and 5 hour round trips along the mountain side for breathtaking views. You can also enjoy a Murder Mystery Dinner Train on selected weekends in October, a first class evening of fabulous food, superior service and entertaining Dinner Theater aboard the elegant dining car Chocorua or Hattie Evans. Passengers can participate as much or as little as they like in the tongue in cheek humor and zany antics that will keep everyone on their toes as they work the clues to determine the killer on board.
“Experience a sense of adventure and history on the Cog Railway’s 3-hour round-trip to the top of Mount Washington. This scenic train ride allows visitors to take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the White Mountains of New Hampshire and all of the Northeastern United States.”
“Located just 25 minutes north of North Conway, NH on scenic NH Route 16, the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s unique location in Pinkham Notch provides spectacular views into the Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range as you drive yourself or take a guided tour to the summit of Mt Washington.” Guests of Cranmore Mountain Lodge take advantage of a free voucher for a discount on a guided tour or a FREE passenger when driving their own car.
“To view the Best Scenery in the East (SKI Magazine 2014), ride aboard our four-person enclosed scenic gondola to Wildcat Mountain’s 4,000+ foot summit. Gondolas run continuously during hours of operation and reservations are not required. Fresh Lunch & Ride packages are available for you to enjoy a unique picnic experience and lasting vacation memory.” You can even bring Fido for a free ride!
Kancamagus Highway and Route 302
Discover the most scenic roads of NH . “The Kancamagus Scenic Byway takes you through a path cut through the White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge.”
Just 15 minutes drive from Cranmore Mountain Lodge, Jackson Village is a typical historic New England village, accessible via a covered bridge with beautiful waterfalls right in the center of the village. This village is home of the “Pumpkin People” in October.
Rolling Dog Sledding Tour
Take a unique 2 hour dog sledding tour with Muddy Paws dog sledding, available from mid-september to November. You don’t need snow on the ground to experience being a musher!
Take a moose tour with North Conway’s Moose Safari. They will make sure you see a moose before you go back home.
Black Ghost Boat Cruise
Take a sunset boat cruise on the Conway Lake with Black Ghost Boat Cruise. They specialize in Private Charters up to eight people and will customize your cruise, whether it be a lunch on the water, swimming off the boat, or cruising the many coves in search of wildlife.
North Conway Village Independent Stores
Take the time to do some Tax Free shopping, not only to the outlet stores of Settlers’ Green but the unique independent stores of North Conway and Jackson Village
Scenic Fall Hikes
There are wonderful easy/moderate hikes for leaf peepers : Black Cap Mountain (right at Cranmore Mountain Lodge doorstep) takes just 50 minutes to hike to the summit, easy enough to bring the kids. Or hike the Mt Willard in Crawford Notch for a spectacular view of the whole valley.
Biking the White Mountains NH
Bike the Bear Notch Loop! This cycling route is spectacular at all seasons (except in winter as Bear Notch road is closed) and is particularly spectacular in the Fall.
Visit the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg Maine, considered to be one of the best agricultural fair in the USA. It is an annual event that usually takes place the last week of September or the first week of October
Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience at the Ghoullog on Cranmore Mountain, every weekends from end of September to the end of October.
Have fun with your family at Sherman Farms amazing corn maize, every weekend from end of September to end of October.
And while you enjoy all these activities, we hope welcoming you soon at Cranmore Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast!