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  • The Mountain Club on Loon
    The Mountain Club on Loon
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Lincoln Things to Do

  • Great Family Activity

    We took our family for a Bike Ride on the Franconia Notch Bike Path. We found a rental place called All Seasons Adventures, that provided transportation to Echo Lake so that we could ride mostly downhill. They even picked us up at the Flume so that we didn't have to ride on the main road. The peopel were very friendly and were extremely helpful to...

  • Enjoy Nature

    If you go in the winter of course there's skiing, however many of the other attractions will be closed, like the flume gorge. The Flume is a must see in the spring or fall, you can also go hiking in the franconia state park even just driving around you'll have spectacluar views. Hop on the Kangamangus highway north to see Mount Washington.

  • Relaxing in the White Mountains

    I really don't have a particular activity to do when I go on my annual trip to Lincoln, because the main reason my friends and I go there is to get away and relax. The only thing we plan on is golf, and that's only because we have to make tee-times.One place we always make it a point to go to is The Woodstock Inn. Woodstock is the next town over...

  • Loon Mountain - quintessential ski...

    Loon Mountain has 44 trails totaling 19.4 miles serviced by ten lifts including one gondola. With a base elevation of 950 feet, summit elevation of 3,050 feet and a vertical drop of 2,100 feet, Loon was voted #1 for quality and value. 99% of the trails have snowmaking coverage and the longest trail, Bear Claw, is 2.5 miles long. Loon Mountain also...

  • Lincoln is the gateway to the Kancamagus...

    Drive on the Kancamagus in either Summer or Fall for some spetacular scenic views. The first viewing point we stopped at was to see the views of Mt. Osceola Range. Unusual formations aren't they? Completed in 1959, the 34-mile-long Kancamagus Highway crosses the White Mountain National Forest from the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln to Conway.The...

  • Take the kids on a train ride!

    This is great for the families that have a few young ones to entertain. Otherwise, it might be a Tourist Trap.2003 ScheduleWeekends.......... May 24 - 26 & 31Weekends................. June 1,7 & 8Daily................June 21 thru Oct 19Trains at..... 11:00.....1:00......3:00*(3:00 train may not operate on ourweekend schedule or after LaborDay.........


Lincoln Hotels

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  • Mt. Coolidge Motel

    US Route 3, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03262, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • InnSeason Resort Pollard Brook

    33 Brookline Road, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03251, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Kancamagus Motor Lodge

    A simple, but clean and comfortable motor lodge located right on the Kancamagus Highway. It's close...


Lincoln Restaurants

  • Italian

    Fratellos is decent italian food at a decent price. The dishes are not very authentic and everything was a little over seasoned with garlic. The Chicken Parm was good. Skip the Bruschetta with its soggy bread.

  • A great place to stop any time of the...

    We stoped for coffee and had muffins to go with it. Nice little place. I'll try them for breakfast some time.

  • The Gypsy Cafe - A fairly new...

    The Gypsy Cafe - A fairly new little restaurant with a unique & exotic menu with many vegetarian options.Kimberlee's Deli - Awesome Sandwiches, a little pricy.Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train- For a real classy night out with exquisite food.The Common Man - Also great food. The Woodstock Station & Brewpub - The best bar in town. Love the Capri sandwich...


Lincoln Warnings and Dangers

  • No Running Water

    Not really a Danger ... more like some advise.There are decent Restrooms at some of the viewing stops along the Kanc, but remember this is the wilderness and the State Forest so there is no running water in the restrooms.Bring "Waterless Hand Cleaner" to wash your hands. The one time I forgot ... my friend had some on hand.This is part of "being...

  • Beware the Bears & other wildlife - on...

    After sadly sideswiping (I'll use this word -it sounds so much better than hitting) a bearon part of Rte. 16, a caution to watch outfor animals on the road. I always thoughtthat I did, but this little bear (1st I've seen inNew Hampshire) came out of nowhere.Believe me, it is not a good feeling for eitherthe bear or you.

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Lincoln Tourist Traps

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    hobo railroad

    by vrage Written Dec 26, 2002

    the problem with this, is it is not much more than you can see just driving around.

    Unique Suggestions: do not have very high expectaions, we drove by some streets, a golf course ,and some ok river bends.

    Fun Alternatives: Conway scenic railroad has much better trips, but make sure you make reservations.

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Lincoln What to Pack

  • Packing List

    by Sweeney1112 Written Oct 4, 2002

    Luggage and bags: . . . don't need much . . . everything's casual

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The mountains are 'weather-makers' . . . . . we had periods of rain every day during the week we were there in July. Make sure you have clothes that can shrug off a shower, and shoes for walking over muddy ground.

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Lincoln Off The Beaten Path

  • stoney river that wraps the roads

    There are more rigerous places to go around here, but anywhere off the main roads you can climb down beneath the trees and see this cool river that goes all around the mountain roads.

  • Lots of great hiking within...

    Lots of great hiking within minutes of downtown! Franconia notch is not to be missed. Hike Indian Head (trailhead on Rte. 3 right before the Indian Head resort) or the Lincoln Woods trail (up 112 past Loon on the left).

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lincoln Sports & Outdoors

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    Camp & Hike along the Kancamagus Highway

    by RhondaRuth Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Kancamagus Highway provides access to many National Forest recreational sites including overlooks, campgrounds, hiking trails and picnic areas.

    Crisp mountain air and a carpet of colors in the Fall. It doesn't get much better for hiking!

    Equipment: ~ Bring a compass, a map, and a guidebook.

    ~ Bring a light source . Flashlights or headlamps are essential gear, even if you don't plan on being out after dark. Pop an ankle or wander off trail and, suddenly, your quick hike can take a lot more time. Toss in a back-up flashlight and an extra set of fresh batteries to be truly prepared.

    ~ Bring a first aid kit . Simple stuff does the trick. Adhesive bandages, adhesive tape, gauze, a small squeeze bottle to irrigate wounds, antibiotic ointment, and pain relievers are the basics. Also, a bandanna works as a cravat bandage or a sling.

    ~ Bring plenty of water . Nobody drinks enough water. And, you need lots when you're exercising. Two quarts per person per day is recommended.

    ~ Don't forget the duct tape . In the backcountry, duct tape is a repair kit on a roll. Wind a few feet around your water bottle and it'll always be close at hand. A hole in your canoe or a tear in your tent are no fun, but a bit of duct tape can save the day.

    ~~ Get a weather report. Weather is always the wild card in the mountains. When you hit the trail, wear or bring clothing that'll keep you warm and dry, even if the skies are clear.

    Along the Kanc.
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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Lincoln General

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  • Be Prepared!

    Lincoln is the gateway to the Kancamagus Highway which stretches from the Pemigewasset River at Lincoln 34-1/2 miles to the Saco River at Conway, NH. The route climbs to nearly 3000' as it traverses the flank of Mt. Kancmagus near Lincoln. It is open year-round, weather permitting.If you plan on leaving your vehicle, for hiking or picnicing while...

  • waterfalls and foliage

    this is really a "base" town located on the western side of the mountains. there is one main street for a few miles, so you can't get lost. it is the last stop before you travel the kangamangus highway, which cuts through the mountains to the eastern side. you will find several waterfalls and activities, but nothing to keep you busy for more than...

  • Make sure that you drive the...

    Make sure that you drive the Kancamagus Scenic Highway to Conway-No. Conway through the White Mountains NF. A number of parking areas, trailheads, etc. offer good opportunities for walks and picture-taking. Recommend: the suspension bridge/Hancock(?) visitor center/trails near the western entrance, Otter Rocks picnic area, Sabbaday Falls...


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