Fall is a Fantastic Time to Hike

Leaf peepers will soon fill New Hampshire’s roads as they flock to witness the turning of the leaves, but we know an even better way to experience this beautiful season than through the windshield of your car. The cool, crisp air of autumn is ideal weather for hiking and the riot of color offered by the fall foliage is the perfect backdrop. Lace up your boots, get outside and find some of the best views in New England with a hike in the White Mountains that promises big foliage payoffs.

If you prefer to start off slowly, the Lincoln Woods Trail is convenient and an easy hike (visitor center at the trailhead at SR 112 Kancamagus Highway) that runs for 2.6 miles along the east branch of the Pemigewasset River. For more of a challenge, you can combine the trail with other trails that run through the forest in the White Mountains, just northeast of Lincoln, including the Black Pond Trail and the Franconia Brook Trail.
Together, the trails offer scenic mountain views, a beautiful waterfall and woodland adventure.

The New Hampshire Appalachian Mountain Club offers some great events for various ages and families, including guided hikes that are an excellent way for new hikers to give it a try.




Ride the Rails of New Hampshire

Ride the Rails of New Hampshire

We’ve got train rides with a kick!

From the rustic Cog Railway up Mt. Washington to the luxurious Cafe Lafayette Dinner train, the White Mountains offer train experiences to meet just about every type of adventurers desire.

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier dinner trains, The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train offers a five-course dinner and spirits served in the Grand European manner while you ride in one of three beautifully restored Pullman dining cars. 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, you are assured of having the best seat in the house, all evening long.

If you’re looking to escape the ordinary and relive the romance of dining on the rails, we’re confident that the Cafe Lafayette will provide a dining experience far beyond your expectations.

dinner train

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

At the other end of the adventure spectrum, Clark’s Trading Post offers a “steam powered journey through history” but warns to beware The Wolfman who has been trying to keep visitors away from his secret mining operation for more than 30 years! Keep your eyes open as the train passed through the woods during the 25-minute tour, because the bushy-faced miner is likely to emerge from the thickets and play all kinds of ornery tricks and he chases the train. Luckily, he’s afraid of heights and water so when you reach the covered bridge, you know you’re safe! This is a fun adventure for the whole family!