Family Fun2023-01-15T11:39:15-05:00

Family Fun

The Lincoln area offers a wide variety of fun family activities and attractions year-round for all ages. Cool off on hot summer days at Whale’s Tale Waterpark, with thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools. Whale’s Tale also has a variety of activities for land lovers, including mini golf, go-karts, and a climbing wall. Alpine Adventures offers zip lining, rock climbing, and other exciting outdoor activities for those who love the great outdoors.

The Flume, a natural gorge, and waterfall, is another must-see attraction in Lincoln, offering breathtaking views and hiking trails. In the winter months, the town is transformed into a winter wonderland with Ice Castles; a magical outdoor attraction made entirely of ice. Ice Castles is a unique and unforgettable experience and a must-see for families visiting the Lincoln area. In addition to these popular attractions,

Lincoln also offers a variety of other family-friendly events and activities throughout the year. From holiday festivals and parades to concerts and sporting events, you’ll find it easy to have some fun with friends and family.

Whales Tail Water Park

Whale’s Tale Water Park in Lincoln, NH, is a fun and exciting destination for families and thrill-seekers alike. Located just a short drive from the town of Lincoln, the water park offers a variety of attractions for all ages, including water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool.

One of the standout attractions at Whale’s Tale is the Big Kahuna, a four-story water slide that features a 60-foot drop and a series of thrilling twists and turns. For a more relaxing experience, you can float down the lazy river or lounge on the sandy beach. The park also has a wave pool, which produces waves up to four feet high, providing a fun and safe environment for swimming and bodyboarding.

In addition to the water attractions, Whale’s Tale also offers a variety of other activities and amenities. The park has a snack bar, picnic area, gift shop, and arcade. There are also several shaded areas and lounge chairs available for guests who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Overall, Whale’s Tale Water Park is an excellent destination for a fun-filled day in the sun. Whether you’re looking for thrills or want to relax and enjoy the water, the park has something for everyone.

Ice Castles

Folks in Woodstock, New Hampshire give a whole new meaning to the phrase”winter wonderland.” These meticulously sculpted, large-scale structures are built using icicles that are carefully placed and shaped to create intricate, fairytale-like castles. The castles are illuminated at night with colorful lights, creating a magical atmosphere. Visitors can walk through the castles, marveling at the intricate designs and icy facades. Woodstock’s ice castles are a holiday staple for many people in the New England area, bringing in visitors from as far as Rhode Island yearly. An enchanting, magical evening is in store for anyone seeing these works of art for the first time.

Performing Arts

Located a few minutes from South Peak, the North Country Center for the Arts at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln is a local favorite for live shows and theatrical performances. When shows begin around Memorial Day, audiences are treated to Broadway favorites and children’s classics alike all summer long before the players close out the year with heartfelt renditions of some all-time family favorites. In addition to establishing a reputation for excellence in the performing arts, Jean’s is also home to Broadway Bound, an immersive day camp taught by professional mainstage actors from across the country. Broadway Bound teaches aspiring actors some of the basics of the industry and helps foster a love of the arts in the next generation.

Fall Foliage

Summer may not last forever, but fun is never out of season at South Peak! Autumn allows residents and guests to experience the natural beauty of the White Mountains in a whole new way. The region is never more beautiful than it is in the fall foliage season when billowing warm hues color the landscape for as far as the eye can see. A late autumn afternoon drive along the Kancamagus Highway is one of the most beautiful sights you can experience in New England.

Situated in the heart of the mountains in scenic Lincoln, NH, South Peak is prime real estate for those looking to take in the sights of the season. Quick and easy access to several mountain peaks and the Kancamagus allows enthusiasts to take in the oceans of bright red, deep orange, and golden yellows that stretch for miles. Foliage begins turning color in late September, with peak color expected in the second and third week of October, though this may change from year to year.

To help plan your trip, the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs launched an interactive Fall Foliage Tracker: Foliage Tracker

If you prefer a more active experience, South Peak and Loon Mountain Resorts have a variety of terrain to mountain bike or hike through the blaze of bright autumn foliage. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite fall trails below. Just be sure you don’t get too distracted by the leaves and fall off your bike!

Loon Mountain Resort
Loon offers 9 miles of downhill mountain bike trails provide a satisfying experience for both beginners and seasoned riders with various freeride, technical, and cross-country trails.

J.E. Henry Trail
A 1-mile family-friendly trail that begins at the entrance of South Peak Resort and runs adjacent to the Pemi river. This leisurely route is lined with beautiful wildflowers and is a serene, peaceful place to walk during the brisk autumn months. Dog-friendly as long as they remain leashed.

South Peak Escape Route
A 2.3 mile moderately challenging loop trail great for walking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Open year-round but especially pictueresque in the fall.

East Ridge Trail
A 2.3 mile circular trail near Lincoln. Generally considered an easy route for tose just looking to take a stroll, relax, and enjoy the foliage.

Serendipity Loop Trail
This easy 2.3 mile loop trail near Lincoln provides great views of the leaves and is also an ideal pick trail for birdwatchers.

Plan a relaxing leaf-peeping weekend to make some memories—be inspired by nature’s beauty, and maybe get a tub of that famous New Hampshire maple syrup or two to bring home. Are you ready? Get on out there!

Hobo Railroad

Experience the White Mountains as seen during the late 1800s when life was a little slower and logging was the lifeblood of Lincoln. Operating from May through December, the Hobo Railroad gives folks a chance to take a peek back through time. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy an 80-minute round trip aboard a restored vintage coach train winding along the banks of the Pemigewasset River through the gorgeous beauty of the surrounding woods. Fall foliage rides are extremely popular, and little ones will be happy to hear that Santa Claus himself joins the fun from Thanksgiving through mid-December. Tickets for all trains are available at the Hobo Junction Station, or online.

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