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 Bears in Lincoln New Hampshire

Lincoln New Hampshire Things to Do in the Summer (Updated 2022)

February 18,2022 - By: D. Chandler -

Lincoln New Hampshire is at the heart of White Mountains and many attractions popular with visitors.  We will showcase some of the rich things to do in the Lincoln area.

1. Clark’s Bears

Clark’s Bears is a popular attraction in the Lincoln region.  Enjoy family fun at this iconic White Mountains amusement park.  They offer the Water Blaster Boats, the Old Man Climbing Tower, Anaconda Escape, a Train Ride though Wolfman territory and their infamous Black Bear show.

Clark’s Bears is located in just outside of town convenient to Lincoln.

Clark’s Bears

110 Daniel Webster Hwy

Lincoln, NH 03251

https://clarksbears.com/

Directions

 

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 Albany Covered Bridge - Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

2. Kancamagus Highway

Enjoy a scenic drive along the most popular highway in New Hampshire.  34.5 miles of pure beauty through the White Mountain National Park.  This area is full of scenic mountain views with overlooks, river views, a covered bridge, waterfalls and hiking trails.  Whether simply driving along this popular American byway or stopping along the way and exploring, this is a family friendly adventure in New Hampshire.

Kancamagus Highway

Directions

3. Franconia Notch State Park

This area is a beautiful region with majestic mountains, mountain streams, overlooks, The Basin, Flume Gorge, Echo Lake Beach and challenging hiking trails.  There are many attractions which are free such as Boise Rock, The Basin, Artist Bluff hiking trail or the Franconia Notch Bike Trail.  Other paid attractions including Flume Gorge, Echo Lake Beach or Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway.  Franconia Notch State Park is a must see region within the White Mountains.

See Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Franconia Notch State Park

Directions

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 Flume Covered Bridge - Franconia Notch State Park

4. Flume Gorge

Explore this unique area called Flume Gorge.  This is a paid venue but its surely worth it.  Take a short hike to the Flume Gorge where there is a series of small waterfalls, catwalks and a deep gorge carved from the bedrock.  On the way to the gorge you will see a beautifully restored covered bridge (Flume Covered Bridge) and pristine hiking trails. 

Flume Gorge

852 Daniel Webster Hwy

Lincoln, NH 03251

Directions

5. The Basin

The Basin is located of the south side of Franconia Notch Parkway (US93).  This area is a series of small waterfalls, large swirling pools and a network of walking trails.  Many trails shadow the mountain streams and offer some great views of the forest. 

This area is free to visit and it’s a great place for a picnic, photography or just exploring.

The Basin

Directions

 

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 Flume Gorge - Franconia Notch State Park

6. Artist Bluff Trail

Artist Bluff Trail is an easy-moderate 1.5 hiking trail located across from the Echo Lake Beach parking lot.  This is a popular trail up to the bluff which is a spectacular overlook.  The trail offers many opportunities for nature lovers, bird watchers or explorers.  Reaching the top of the bluff reveals panoramic view of Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park.  This is a great place for photography especially during fall foliage.

Artist Bluff Trail

Directions

7. Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Experience the nature beauty of the gorge and cave area.  Wooden boardwalk trail leads to the gorge and winds along the Lost River.  Check out gigantic boulders, glacial boulder caves, scenic waterfalls and jagged rock walls.

They also have a suspension bridge, treehouse and the Forest Adventure Trails.

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

1712 Lost River Rd

North Woodstock, NH 03262

Directions

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 Lincoln Woods - Kancamagus Highway

8. Hobo Railroad

Ride the historic Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad at the Hobo Railroad.  Take in the scenery throughout the White Mountains while riding short-line railroad.  View the Pemigewasset River from the rails and lots of woodsy views along the railway.

This is an excellent choice during the fall foliage period. 

Hobo Railroad

Directions

9. Lincoln Woods Trails

Lincoln Woods Trailhead is located just off the Kancamagus Highway.  At this trailhead, there are numerous easy hiking trails along the Pemigewasset River.  This is a great place to picnic along the river banks and explore the beautiful scenery of the White Mountain National Park.

Lincoln Woods Trails

Directions

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 Swift River - Kancamagus Highway

10. Franconia Falls

Franconia Falls is a picturesque location as one of the beautiful waterfalls in the White Mountains.  Hiking from the Lincoln Woods Trailhead, its 3.4-mile trek to this secluded waterfall which is popular for swimming during the warmer months.

Dogs are welcomed on this trail but must be kept on a leash.

Franconia Falls

Directions

As you can see, there is much to do in and around the popular mountain village of Lincoln New Hampshire.  For more information about things to do in the area check the links below.

See 10 Easy Hikes on the Kancamagus Highway

See Kancamagus Highway Attractions & Things to Do

 



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