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Things to Do in Lincoln

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Erin Weir No Comments

800px-Loonmtn_northpeakMuch of the entertainment in Lincoln revolves around its stunning natural beauty.  In winter includes hikes to frozen waterfalls, exploring dark caves, skiing through alpine forests, or even flying high above them as you fly down a zip-line! One o Lincoln’s most popular attractions is

Loon Mountain Ski Resort.  It is the most popular ski resort in New Hampshire, hosting more skiers than any other ski resort in the state.  It has 12 ski lifts and 53 trails over its 324 acres.  It also features two terrain parks on the Octagon Lodge side. While over at Loom Mountain be sure to visit the

Ice Castles at Loon Mountain there for the first time this year. Utah-based artist Brent Christensen built this spectacular installment through the use of a large sprinkler system to create mass icicles.  Some walls reach as high as 25 feet tall! This fortress is a site to behold, especially at night when the dazzling lights turn it into an enchanted castle of frosted glass.

Franconia Notch State Park  is one of Lincoln’s most famous attractions.  It was home to the “Great Stone Face” as made known by Daniel Webster and Nathaniel Hawthorne, before it crumbled.  It is a spectacular park in the White Mountain National Forest stretching from Echo Lake to Flume Gorge.  Take a ride in the aerial tramway, stop at Echo Lake, go snowmobiling or snowshoeing, or stop at the New England Ski Museum.

Snowmobiling is a popular pastime but if you don’t know a ski-do, or if you’ve never ridden one before SledVentures Snowmobile Rentals and Tours is a great place to start.   Offering group and private tours appropriate for riders of all levels, SledVentures can show you the ropes and the best places to go snowmobiling in the area!

The Hobo Railroad and The Cog Railway are both beautiful way to see the scenery of the forests and mountains in comfort and warmth.  Ascend Mount Washington on the Cog Railway and snake through the forests on the Hobo Railroad.  A ride on the Cog offers a unique opportunity to ride on the world’s first mountain climbing railway! Ascend in a steam locomotive as passangers did in 1869 when the railway was opened, or a more modern and eco-friendly model.  When they reach the top they can expect spectacular panoramic views!

Those who are really adventurous should visit Alpine Adventures.  Fly over the forests on a zip-line, scale the top of Barron Mountain in an off-road safari that feels more like a low-speed roller coaster, or put your agility to the test in the aerial park.  Obstacles include rope bridges, cargo nets, free falls, and even sledding!  It’s an adventure that is fun for the whole family.

 

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