WALKING & HIKING
A moderately-rated hike in the White Mountain National Forest with breath-taking views of the Presidential Range. Dogs are welcome; bathroom facilities at the trailhead.
WEEKS STATE PARK
Easy hiking with amazing views of the Presidential Range, Kilkenny Range, Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. This State Park is chock-full of historic and cultural relics, as well as other fantastic recreation options.
fishing & Boating
A tributary to the Saco River, this gorgeous river features cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife. This river is not acceptable for boating. The Ellis River holds Brook Trout and Brown Trout.
This river stretches along US Route 2 before it reaches the Connecticut River. The rive offers excellent fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Burbot (Cusk); picnic spots, and beautiful nature-viewing.
Stretching over 60 miles, this river served as an economic driver in the woodland economy. Today, this river offers boating, swimming, picnicking, and excellent fishing.
Beginning at Lake Umbagog you can access this River in the Gorham area. This river offers ample opportunity to catch Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass.
The mighty Connecticut River flows between the border of Vermont and New Hampshire and offers fantastic fishing, boating, and picnicking. Fish in the Connecticut River include Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie, and Rock Bass.
Located in Forest Lake State Park, Mirror Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking for all ages. Mirror Lake offers Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, and Horned Pout (Bullhead).
Flowing out of Maine, the Saco River is a popular spot for excellent fishing. The river is great for boating, as well as tubing. Try your luck at fishing for Alewife, Brook Trout, Largemouth Bass, Salmon, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Common Carp.
This river starts at Cherry Pond and flows to the Connecticut River along US Route 3. This river offers great fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, and Northern Pike.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITES
RAILROAD & TOWN HISTORY MUSEUM
A fascinating museum, made possible by the Gorham Historical Society, packed with historical artifacts of local and regional significance. The museum even includes a model railroad and an exhibit where visitors may look into a caboose
Located in Crawford Notch State Park, the site of the Willey House sits on the side of US 302 for tourists to explore. The Willeys lived in this house in the early 1800's until 1825 when a tragic landslide resulted in losing 3 of their children. Visitors can explore the grounds and learn about what life was like back in the early 1800s.
BETHLEHEM HERITAGE SOCIETY
A comprehensive collection of the history of Bethlehem and its surrounding area. Information includes the history of key persons, Native Americans, iconic buildings, and the rise of industries such as the railroad to the rise of fads such as tea houses.
jefferson historical museum
Located in an 1868 church, this museum features fascinating artifacts and relics representing the history Jefferson. This little museum also hosts an annual Postcard Show and Sale which draws a crowd from all over New England.
MEDALLION OPERA HOUSE
An early 1900s Opera House which once hosted Vaudeville acts is now reopened for events such as Gorham Players Theater and Androscoggin Valley Hospital's Health Lectures. This opera house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This historic marker tells the story of Crawford Notch becoming a commercial passage and the journey's last obstacle.
first ascent of mount washington
This historic marker offers a clear view of Mount Washington and the tale of Darby Field — the first person to ascent the mountain.
MOUNT WASHINGTON HOTEL
This historic marker stands surrounded by breath-taking views that continue to draw visitors to this resort destination.
ZEALAND AND JAMES EVERELL HENRY
This historical reminds visitors of a village that would boom and be destroyed by its logging industry.
KILBURN BROTHERS STEREOSCOPIC VIEW FACTORY
This historical marker discusses two world famous inventors.
THE WEEKS ACT 1911
This historical marker stands at the entrance to the Weeks Estate — the summer home of the "Father of the Eastern National Forests."
CHERRY MOUNTAIN SLIDE
This historic marker reminds us of a natural disaster that drew tourists from far and wide.
This historical marker sits in the scenic Crawford notch and highlights the area's connection to the railroad.
MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY
This historical marker provides the recounts the past of this steep 1869 railway.
BRETTON WOODS MONETARY CONFERENCE
This historical marker overlooks the site where international leaders came together after WWII, shaped the world's monetary system, and built lasting institutions.
This historical marker shares the bridge's tie to Teddy Roosevelt Trail and the North Country's tourist industry.
This historical marker sits in the spot of a 19th century sawmill town that fell to a fire.
THADDEUS S.C. LOWE
At this historic marker, visitors can learn about inventor and scientist Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, while taking in the view of the White Mountains.
THE RAVINE HOUSE
This historical marker highlights the location of a summer boarding house that opened up the northern Presidential Range to trail builders and hikers.
CRAWFORD NOTCH ROAD
This historical marker shares the road's evolution from construction in 1771 to its designation as a National Scenic Byway.
This historical marker discusses the Crawford family's boarding house, the fires, and its famous guests.
THE CRAWFORD FAMILY
This historic marker sits near the intersection to the Cog Railway, has an amazing view of Mount Washington, and describes the history of the family of whom the nearby notch is named.
FRENCES GLESSNER LEE (1878-1962) "MOTHER OF FORENSIC SCIENCE"
This historic marker sits at the entrance to the Rocks Estate and describes its Chicago heiress.
This historic marker tells of New Hampshire’s logging history and a village that is no longer.
This historic marker located in the town of Jefferson tells the tale of Granny Stalbird and her contributions to the early settlement of New Hampshire.
LADY BLANCHE HOUSE
This historical marker discusses the scandalous marriage of the Blanche family and their scholarly contributions.