Things to Do Locally
Nearby New Hampshire Attractions
While Mountain View Grand is a destination unto itself, we're very close to some rather wonderful attractions sure to offer some fantastic fun and diversions for the whole family. You and your family will delight in the eclectic array of attractions, state parks and quaint New Hampshire towns situated right around the corner from our resort.
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Experience the magic of Christmas at this classic theme park. Opened in 1952, Santa’s Village features its own Christmas themed water park, Ferris wheel and roller coaster. Distance: 7.7 miles, Driving Time: approx. 14 mins.
The Cog Railway
Ride the World's First Mountain Climbing Train, the only Cog Railway East of the Rockies, to the Top of Mount Washington - the Highest Peak in New England! Distance: 21.4 miles, Driving Time: approx. 36 mins.
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
Give in to the thrill of an exhilarating dogsled tour of New England. Offered year-round, during the winter months Muddy Paw Dog Sled is on our property. This gives guests the chance to meet, pet, play, help with hitching and harnessing the teams, and even help with driving if you like! During the summer, you can head to the Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel and take a trek on a rolling dog-sled adventure.
Distance: 12.6 miles, Driving Time: approx. 22 mins.
During the spring and summer months, head down the road to enjoy live, classic and contemporary professional theater at the renowned Weathervane Theatre. Shows are equally entertaining for kids and adults alike. Visit our calendar to view show dates and times. Mountain View Grand guests can receive a discount for tickets, based on availability. Distance: 0.5 miles, Driving Time: approx. 5 mins.
Located in downtown Lancaster, the Rialto is host to current movies, concerts, classic films and other cultural entertainment.
Distance: 7.0 miles, Driving Time: approx. 9 mins.
The Colonial Theatre is a great place to enjoy fine films, great music and engaging family entertainment. Distance: 11.1 miles, Driving Time: approx. 18 mins.
Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Catch a view of Cannon Mountain from our lobby and take a short ride down to reach one of the most popular ski spots in the country, awarded number one in value and number two in scenery by Ski Magazine! Cannon is also one of the most challenging mountains, with a vertical drop of 2,146 feet and features 23 miles of trails on 264 ski-able acres of terrain. Distance: 23.8 miles, Driving Time: approx. 32 mins.
Weeks State Park
Take a hike up Weeks State Park Road and enjoy the view of the mountains from the always open Fire Tower or check out the Weeks Lodge. It's a great short and easy hike with plenty of views to make it worth your while.
Distance: 5.7 miles, Driving Time: approx. 9 mins.
Franconia Notch State Park
In the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, the Franconia Notch State Park is a spectacular mountain pass. Harbored in its midst, a one-of-a-kind eight-mile parkway connects the peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges. Ride your bike, swim in Echo Lake, visit the Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Distance: 23.8 miles, Driving Time: approx. 32 mins.
Mount Washington State Park
Reach the highest peak in the Northeast—Mount Washington—by driving, hiking or rock climbing. For a breathtaking tour, drive The Auto Road to the summit. Or take the traditional and satisfying hiking experience on one of the mountain's many hiking trails. Distance: 35.6 miles, Driving Time: approx. 59 mins.
Discover the history and wildlife that lays beyond the stonewalls and rows of Christmas trees that is Rocks Estate. Year round, guided and self-guided tours introduce you to the wonders of this property. Learn about making maple syrup and vernal pools created by snow melts, and enjoy the inspiring explosion of summer flowers and the amazing variety of colored foliage. Distance: 13.7 miles, Driving Time: approx. 23 mins.
Take the family on an exciting whitewater rafting trip down the Androscoggin River, Magalloway River or Lake Umbagog. ELC Rafting offers not just rafting but also wildlife tours & rope courses. Distance: 29.0 miles, Driving Time: approx. 42 mins.
Team O’Neil is the industry leader in loose surface driving, offering programs for new drivers to current aspiring champions. At Team O'Neil students are given the tools to become better drivers and master the unexpected in a safe environment.
Distance: 15.5 miles, Driving Time: approx. 29 mins.
Put your waders on and cast out into the water. Few experiences are as relaxing, contemplative and rewarding as the practiced art of fly fishing. This is certainly a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the warmer months. Fly fishing is available at numerous locations.
Located in the Easton Valley, next to the Franconia Inn, Franconia Notch Stables offers hourly horseback rides, carriage rides, and sleigh rides through wooded streams and fields. Another option is Stables at the Farm by the River B&B. Open all year round for horseback riding, fall foliage hay rides, pony rides, romantic carriage rides, and Victorian sleigh rides for two or groups.
Take a 3 hour tour in a comfortable tour bus. Enjoy a moose/wildlife tour on the North Country's longest-running tour with experienced wildlife guides that know just where to search and find moose. For more information, visit the Town of Gorham's website.
Classic New Hampshire Villages
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might come to mind when you take in the sight of Chutter's Guinness world record-holding “longest candy counter." Wander down Littleton's Main Street and take in the numerous must-visit shops, a historic movie theater, restaurants and the Littleton Gristmill, which offers tours through a working flour mill. Distance: 13.0 miles, Driving Time: approx. 18 mins.
Take a short drive down to charming Bethlehem Village. Enjoy an afternoon outing complete with eclectic dining, shopping, the historic Colonial Theater, golf courses and much more. Distance: 11.0 miles, Driving Time: approx. 18 mins.
Head out for a short day trip to Lancaster for all kinds of fun, including the historical Rialto Theater, boutique-lined Main Street, Weeks State Park and the Lancaster Fair. Sounds like the perfect family outing. And don't miss a visit to Fuller’s Sugarhouse for some authentic New Hampshire maple syrup.
Distance: 7.0 miles, Driving Time: approx. 9 mins.
Take a short 30 minute drive to beautiful downtown Gorham. Gorham is a four season community where snow machines and OHRVs have road access to downtown business from the trails. Visit on Tuesday nights for a summer concerts. Take a Moose Tour or view the foliage as there’s always something to do in Gorham. Stop by the shops and a variety of restaurants that line Main Street. Play at our 18-hole golf course or just enjoy all of nature beauty Gorham has to offer; fishing, hiking, hunting and much more. Distance: 25.2 miles, Driving Time: approx. 37 mins.