White Mountains Trail

Quick Facts

White Mountains Trail

New Hampshire

(603) 745-8720

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Things To Do

     

Overview

The White Mountain Trail offers New England's most rugged mountain scenery as it travels easily through three historic "notches" or mountain passes. Views abound of villages and unspoiled National Forest. Stops include views of Mount Washington and the grand Mount Washington Hotel, mountain cascades, wildlife, and the Appalachian Trail. Except for Bear Notch Road, the highway is maintained year-round, including snow plowing during the winter months.

While on the White Mountains Trail tour visit Clark's Trading Post, featuring a fire station, steam locomotive, trained North American black bears, and a museum. Also in the area is Franconia Notch State Park, which is the former location of the Old Man of the Mountain, a natural rock formation which once resembled a man's face. Mt. Washington Cog Railway, a historic area railroad, provides a great educational stop. Camping is available in the White Mountain National Forest.

Map of White Mountains Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 44.195990, -71.553955

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Take a drive on the White Mountain Trail, through a landscape unspoiled by over-development. Enjoy the uninterrupted mountain and river views, wetlands, and woodlands. Despite the passage of time, this New England rural area remains beautiful.

  • Camping

    Camping is available in the White Mountain National Forest.

  • Historic Sites

    While on the White Mountains Trail tour visit Clark's Trading Post, featuring a fire station, steam locomotive, trained North American black bears, and a museum. Also in the area is Franconia Notch State Park, which is the former location of the Old Man of the Mountain, a natural rock formation which once resembled a man's face. Mt. Washington Cog Railway, a historic area railroad, provides a great educational stop.

Seasonality/Weather

Except for Bear Notch Road, the highway is maintained year-round, including snow plowing during the winter months. There are several safety hazards relating to winter driving conditions due to winter storms, collision of vehicles with moose, and improper parking along the highways.

Directions

Driving

From Manchester, NH Take I-93 North to Exit 32 in North Woodstock. Get on NH-112 East or West to enter the byway.

From Portland, ME Take US-302 West to Center Conway, NH. Take NH-113 towards Conway Village and go north or south on NH-16 in Conway where the byway begins.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 745-8720

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