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Discover for yourself, the gateway to your own four-season paradise, nestled between the beautiful Ossipee Mountain range and crystal clear lakes and rivers. Spring and summer boast of many activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, canoeing, water sports, fishing, golf and tennis. Enjoy berry picking, traditional "Old Home Week" celebrations, our delightful Farmers Markets and fairs or just recline in a hammock reading a book; right outside your doorstep. If you love to shop, there is no better place than right here. Our quaint towns and villages boast over 100 specialty shops nestled in historic storefronts and charming Victorian style homes. With each new season, our local merchants fill their shops with exclusive treasures from local artisans and all over the world and just up the road you'll find a wonderland of Outlet shopping as well.
In the fall, from mountaintops to the valleys, autumn foliage dazzles your eyes and excites your imagination. This colorful season is the perfect time to take in a country fair or experience many of our areas other attractions. The colors you see here will live in your memory long after winter's snow starts to fall. Sparkling snowcapped mountains, animal tracks in the snow, and the soft crunch of snow beneath your feet is the essence of winter here. It is a time when the woods are silent, the brooks play hide and seek among the icy rocks and you can delight in the winter pleasures of our mountain wonderland.
The White Mountain ski areas are just up the road, challenging the expert and delighting the novice downhill skier, snowboarder and tuber. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers can take advantage of a variety of terrain. The snowmobile enthusiasts can trek through White Lake State Park and across the Ossipee Mountains ensuring an extensive network of groomed and tracked trails. Reacquaint yourself with old time favorite pastimes, like ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, dog sled races, or napping in a rocker in front of a warm, crackling fireplace; good family fun for all ages.
When you plan an outing, you'll discover one-of-a-kind gifts, locally made foods, distinctive art, home accessories, antiques, jewelry and much more. All in all, our shopping is both diverse and delightful. Treat your taste buds at one of our many fine restaurants, inns, rustic taverns, bakeries or winery. Then kick off your shoes and relax at a comfortable motel, cozy inn or just sit by the campfire, roasting marshmallows at your favorite campground. Our surrounding towns and villages have lodging to accommodate every budget.
The information booth, located at the intersection of Rte 16 and 25, will be open beginning Memorial Day weekend. Stop by to get all the local information you might need when you visit the area.