Three Perfect Days in Lincoln NH

    Lincoln is a beautiful small town nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Only two hours from downtown Boston, Lincoln is a perfect weekend retreat. This town is full of natural beauty and wonders to explore year round.  It is home to Loon Mountain which offers world class skiing and winter sports activities in the winter but also outdoor recreation all year.   The fall foliage is spectacular in autumn and worth a drive just for leaf peeping and the gorgeous scenic backdrop. Spring and summer are great for kayaking, hiking, and exploring in the Franconia Notch State Park, the Flume Gorge and surrounding White Mountain National Forest. Lincoln is the perfect combination of grand natural wonders and small town New England experience.

    STAY

    River Walk Resort at Loon Mountain
    Located near the base of Loon Mountain’s South Peak, River Walk Resort offers luxurious amenities in a beautiful mountain setting.  Their lovely veranda off the back of the main building has amazing views in all seasons.  This resort has special events offered all year long. You can do it all here including ski, skate, spa, sleigh ride, dine, enjoy a local wine tasting and more.  The year round outdoor heated swimming pool is an amazing experience in the colder weather. The adjacent lagoon turns into a skating rink in the winter with open skate and various events taking place throughout the season.  There are firepits surrounding the pool/rink area for extra ambience and after dinner s’mores fun. The Resort has an on site tasting room and gift shop for Seven Birches Winery.  Enjoy wine tastings by the flight or glass here or schedule a winery tour.  They also are home to Solstice North Day Spa with a variety of spa services available to enjoy.  While most think of visiting here for skiing, this resort really specializes in festive fun for all seasons here!
    22 South Mountain Drive
    Lincoln, NH 03251
    (603) 745-7500; www.riverwalkresortatloon.com

    The Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa
    The Mountain Club is Loon Mountain’s only full service slope side resort.  It offers an impressive list of its own amenities as well as Loon Mountain Ski Resort activities just steps from your door.  There is a seasonal heated pool and year round hot tubs as well as a health club with an indoor heated pool.  Visit the Viaggo Spa or relax après ski at the Black Diamond Pub. They also have a large breakfast buffet available to fuel up before your adventures for the day. They offer seasonal packages as well as specials such as their couples Romance Package. This is a cozy spot to retreat to after a day of fun on the mountain in any season!
    90 Loon Mountain Road
    Lincoln NH 03251
    800-229-7829; www.mtnclub.com

    PLAY

    Loon Mountain Resort

    Loon Mountain Resort has outdoor recreational fun all year round.  Warmer seasons offer an aerial forest adventure park, gondola ski rides, ziplining, biking and more.  The skiing is some of the best in New England with 370 skiable acres, 69 trails and glades, 11 lifts, and 3 peaks. There are all kinds of ski packages available from lessons to special programs and more.  There is also snow shoeing, winter ziplining, cross country skiing, tubing and general winter fun to get in on here! There is always so much going on from special events to seasonal promotions so check here for details. There are also many dining options of all kinds on the mountain. There is always a lot going on for après ski as well from live music and drinks to light bites. Check out the Paul Bunyan Room & Mug Club and Babes Blue Ox Lounge (especially their legendary bloody mary bar on weekends and holidays).

    White Mountain National Forest 
    There is so much outdoor fun and natural wonder to take in on a trip through the White Mountains. Take some time to explore and hit some of the most spectacular works of nature in all of New England. Visit Franconia Notch, once the home of the iconic Old Man in the Mountain. Explore the Flume Gorge vistor center, take the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit New England Ski Museum.
    www.nhstateparks.org

    Kancamagus Highway
    A beautiful scenic 34.5 mile drive through the White Mountains, the Kancmagus is a must do especially in the Fall.  This famous scenic byway offers some of the best fall foliage viewing spots in the entire country.  The unfettered views of the mountains, river, falls, gorges and more are breathtaking.
    www.kancamagushighway.com

    Ice Castles
    Explore the Ice Castles in New Hampshire for a romantic winter date night or fun with friends and family. This seasonal happening in Lincoln is an amazing display of ice castles, lights, slides, sculptures, fountains and more. They are crafted each season by ice artisans with a new twist and features from year to year making each season special and magical in its own right. They also have special events throughout the season such as princess visits and fireshows. Click here for more information and tickets.
    www.icecastles.com

    DINE

    There are lots of fun local dining experiences, including local breweries and wineries, around Lincoln both on and off the mountain.  Here are just some of our favorites to visit!

    The Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery
    The Woodstock Station is housed in an original train depot with a fun atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Also inside is the Woodstock Brewery offering more than 12 year round brews as well as seasonal beers. They also do brewery tours and tastings here as well. This is a fun spot for food and drink often also offering live music and entertainment.
    135 Main Street
    North Woodstock, NH 03262
    603-745-3951; www.woodstockinnnh.com

    La Vista
    Located in the River Walk Resort, La Vista offers creative upscale Italian comfort food. They have delicious cocktails offerings and a creative wine list. We love their wood fired pizza which you can see in the making at their cozy wood fired pizza bar. They also serve a full breakfast most days during ski season.
    22 South Mountain Drive
    Lincoln, NH 03251
    603-745-7500; www.lavistaitalian.com

    One Love Brewery
    This is a fun and lively spot in a renovated historic paper mill space. Their specialty here includes their own hand crafted beers, inventive cocktails and locally sourced food.  Go with the poutine, fried cheese curds, and firecracker nachos to start off here!
    25 South Mountain Drive
    Lincoln, NH 03251
    603-745-7290; www.onelovebrewery.com

    Flapjacks
    A favorite local family run breakfast spot with a fun cozy country décor. Some of the best breakfast you will have and especially great specialty pancakes, french toast and omelettes.
    149 Main Street
    Lincoln, NH 03251
    603-745-8226; www.flapjacks.biz

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