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Summer Recreation
in the Gorham, NH Area

Summer in Gorham ~ There are scenic roads and trails to hike, road bike, mountain bike and ride ATV's and OHRV's in the Gorham, NH area. We have an 18 hole golf course right in town and also mini-golf. There are outdoor concerts on the town common, flea markets and moose tours. ATV's are allowed on Main Street in Gorham and Berlin seasonally and there are 1,000 miles of Ride the Wilds connecting trails. Cool mountain brooks and rivers invite you to swim, tube, raft, kayak, canoe or fish! There are rolling dogsled rides, adventurous zip-lines and canopy rides to experience! Go to the top of the highest mountain in the northeastern US, Mt. Washington, or just take a drive with your camera and remember to "Brake for Moose!"

Scenic Drives - Gorham, NH

Drive in any direction in any season and you will find awesome views. Wildlife can appear unexpectedly and you may see moose, bear, deer, foxes or even coyotes crossing the roads. There have been some bobcat sightings in recent years.

Mt. Washington Auto Road
Rt. 16, PO Vox 300, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-2721
mtwashingtonautoroad.com

Hiking, Climbing, & Snowshoeing


Lake of the Clouds Hut, Mt. Washington, Appalachian Trail by Robert Kozlow

Trail permits available from the USFS, in the Androscoggin Valley Ranger Station, on Route 16, 6 miles south of town. AMC Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch offers guided hikes, special programs and maintains a hut system for above timberline hikers. Visit www.nhtrails.org for trail info.

Appalachian Mountain Club
Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-2721
amcoutdoors.org

Randolph Mountain Club
randolphmountainclub.org


Mountain Biking, Fat Biking & Cycling

Many xc-ski areas offer mountain biking in the summer and fat biking all year! Endless rural roads and trails challenge the most avid cyclists. Rentals are available. There are also races in the area. Trails at Moose Brook State Park and Rails to Trails are accessed from a parking area just west of Gorham on US Route 2, the Lancaster Road. Visit nhtrails.org for trail information, and Coos Co. Cycling Club on Facebook for events and information. See Great Glen Trails (ad top of page)

 

Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting


Photo Courtesy of RaftNH.com


The Gorham area is surrounded by an abundant watershed. It offers everything from raging whitewater rivers to clear placid ponds, in typical New England style. There are several outfitters offering rentals, lessons and tours. See Great Glen Trails (ad above)

ATV Trails


Jericho Lake home of Jericho Mountain ATV Park by Robert Kozlow


ATV Trails connect with Gorham and the city of Berlin, NH, where ATV's are allowed on designated roads. In Gorham, ATV's are allowed on Main Street from Memorial Day in May until the first Monday in November. Jericho Mountain ATV Park is on Route 110 just west of the city of Berlin, where there are miles and miles of scenic trails around Jericho Lake. There is a campground and a warming hut out on the trail with outhouse facilities. Maps, rentals and tours available. Annual Festival

See Gorham's OHRV Ordinance

White Mountain ATV Rentals
299 Main Street
Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-5211
whitemtatvrental.com

 Northeast ATV Rentals
325 Main Street
Gorham, NH 03581
1-800-458-1838


Swimming and Waterfalls


Thompson Falls in Pinkham Notch, photo by Mike Ryan


There are many swimming holes in the Peabody River and in the brooks that cascade down the Northern Presidential Mountains. Waterfalls are just a short hike from the road, including Crystal Cascade, Thompson Falls, and Glen Ellis Falls.

Golf, Mini-Golf & Alpine Disc Golf

Enjoy scenic views while playing 18 holes right off of Main Street in Gorham. Or pick your favorite from over ten golf courses within an hour drive of Gorham. See Androscoggin Valley Golf Course ad above Mini golf and a batting cage are also right on Main Street at Moose Meadow. Learn to play scenic Alpine Disc Golf, take a lift up to the course on the side of Wildcat Mountain with views of Mt. Washington and the Presidentials. .

Gondola, Zip-Line & Canopy Tours


Photo Courtesy of Wildcat Mountain


Ride up the mountain and fly down! The downhill ski areas are offering these popular rides in the summer and fall. Find them at Wildcat Mountain, Sunday River and Bretton Woods, which has quite an extensive "Canopy Tour" that runs all year.

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Thanks to Robert Kozlow for photo use. See his photographic Journal of the White Mountains.


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