The White Mountains are in the northeast corner of the United States, in New Hampshire, one of the historic states which comprise New England. They are part of the extensive Appalachian Mountains. Mount Washington is the highest peak in this rugged area, at 6,288 feet (1,917m). Popular with hikers and visitors from nearby Boston and New York city, it is an exceptionally beautiful area to enjoy a holiday hiking, canoeing, golfing or driving around the national forests.
The main attraction to this area of New Hampshire is the fantastic trails and challenging terrain. The Whites, as they are known, have a series of alpine huts along the trails providing shelter for hikers. They are operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The hills offer hikes for all levels, from easy walks to strenuous hikes.
This area is known for its maple syrup and there are several sugarhouses in the area where the boiling process is demonstrated. Pick up some of the local product from the maple orchards to take home and enjoy it drizzled over pancakes and waffles.Skiing
The White Mountains offer superb winter snow sports, particularly around the well-known Bretton Woods area. Downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding are very popular sports.
This historic village is a national historic landmark and museum with 25 restored simple Shaker buildings along with gardens, ponds and forests. Learn the history of the religious Shaker community and see craft demonstrations of life in the village.Franconia
This is one of the main towns near your White Mountains holiday home and has many museums and sights of interest. The New England Ski Museum and the Old Man of the Mountain Museum are both full of fascinating memorabilia and exhibits. The Franconia Heritage Museum is like visiting great-grandma's house with its authentic furnishings. There is also an aerial tramway with great views across Flume Gorge.
This comprehensive day out for all the family features entertainment such as a trained bear performance, a steam train ride, Segway Park, climbing tower and blaster boats, along with speciality shops.
New Hampshire has cold snowy winters and pleasantly warm summers. Spring is the quietest season as the snow melts and the days are warm and sunny with the bluest skies. Summer daytime temperatures reach 80°F (27°C). The cooler fall temperatures produce vivid leaf colours of red, orange and gold. The area around your White Mountains rental home is likely to see showers at any time of year.
The main international airports serving the White Mountains, NH are Boston Logan (BOS) Airport and Burlington (BTV) International Airport, both about two hours drive away. Mount Washington Regional Airport takes non-commercial flights only. The area is also served by the AMC Hiker shuttle.