White Mountains

The jewel in the crown of New Hampshire are the White Mountains with mountain resorts, hiking trails and unbelievable scenery.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeast and you can take the Cog Railway to the almost 6,300-foot summit for stunning views of the surrounding dense forests – even more stunning when the fall colours are at their best – and clear lakes in the valleys below.

If heights are your thing, then the aerial tramway in Franconia Notch State Park takes you to the top of the 4,080-foot Cannon Mountain; on a clear day, the mountains of four states and Canada are clearly visible.

There are many miles of hiking trails in the park and the surrounding White Mountain National Forest, including a portion of the exceptionally scenic Appalachian Trail.

For when you have had enough of the great outdoors, the White Mountains are also a shoppers’ paradise with outlet shopping, antique shops, retail galleries and old fashioned country stores.

Please accept my thanks for organising our trip to New England etc. All arrangements worked exactly as arranged and we were particularly pleased with the standard of hotels used.
The itinerary too was good and we loved Kennebunkport, Stowe and Jackson. We were well looked after in all locations, although slightly less so at Von Trapp hotel that was less personal because of their size, but the experience itself was welcome.

Mr Burns - Travelled to New England