Hike or Bike Mountain View Trails for the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

In the heart of New England, New Hampshire’s White Mountains offer a picturesque playground for adventurers and nature lovers alike. At Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, 1,700 acres of pristine landscape invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you’re an avid hiker seeking the thrill of a challenging route or a biking enthusiast looking to explore scenic trails, the White Mountains provide an idyllic backdrop for your favorite outdoor pursuits. No matter what the season, you’ll find breathtaking landscapes, stunning foliage, and diverse wildlife.

Spring Awakening
As the snow melts and the days grow longer, the trails come alive with the sights and sounds of new growth. On our hiking and biking trails in spring, you’ll encounter vibrant wildflowers, fresh green leaves unfurling, and the joyful chorus of songbirds returning from their migrations. Spring in the White Mountains is a time of renewal and rebirth. Streams and waterfalls are at their most powerful, fueled by the spring thaw. It’s a time when all of nature comes alive, including the wildlife. 

Summer Scenes
Summer in the White Mountains features a spectacular display of lush greenery. Towering maple, birch, and oak trees form a verdant canopy overhead, providing shade and a sense of serenity. One of the highlights of the summer foliage is the variety of ferns that blanket the forest floor. As you venture higher into the mountains, the landscape transitions to include spruce and fir trees, which add a deeper green to the palette. Keep an eye out for white-tailed deer grazing in meadows and along the edges of our trails. You might even catch a glimpse of a black bear foraging for berries or hear the call of a loon echoing across a mountain lake. Birdwatchers will be thrilled by the sight of peregrine falcons or bald eagles soaring overhead.

Fall Foliage
Come autumn, the White Mountains transform into a mosaic of colors. The vibrant fall foliage attracts visitors from all over, eager to witness the seasonal spectacle. Shades of red, orange, yellow, and gold paint the landscape, and the crisp air and brilliant colors make it an ideal time to explore our many trails on foot or mountain bike. As the season changes, so, too, does the wildlife. Chipmunks and squirrels scurry to gather food for the winter. Moose, with their impressive antlers, can sometimes be seen near ponds and wetlands.

Winter Revelry
Winter in the White Mountains brings a serene beauty that is equally captivating. Snow blankets the trails, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. It’s the perfect time to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through the quiet, snow-covered forests, where the only sounds are the crunch of snow underfoot and the whisper of the wind. Wildlife tracks in the snow tell stories of the creatures who inhabit this snowy world. You might even spot a snowshoe hare with its white winter coat or discover the tracks of the elusive lynx or bobcat.
Reconnect with Nature
Hiking and biking are intimate ways to experience nature at Mountain View Grand. Both activities provide an opportunity to slow down and be in the moment. They engage the senses, bring you closer to wildlife, and promote physical and mental well-being. From improving cardiovascular health and strengthening muscles to reducing stress and enhancing mindfulness, hiking and biking in the great outdoors fosters a deeper appreciation for the environment, encouraging you to support conservation efforts and live more sustainably. They’re also great ways to immerse yourself in the beauty of the seasons. So, lace up your hiking boots or grab a bike and set out to discover the wonders that await. The White Mountains are calling.