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Bethlehem is conveniently located to many popular White Mountains attractions.  In addition to this page, be sure to see our Fun Things To Do and Events Calendar pages for more ideas.

Bretzfelder Memorial Park

Named for Charles Bretzfelder, a New York lawyer who summered in the White Mountains for many years. In 1979, Bretzfelder's daughter, Helen, bequeathed the tree and its 17 surrounding acres to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests as a memorial park. The Society takes seriously its role as the new keeper of the tree, and maintains the park as a community resource. The park, which has grown to 77 acres, will be forever protected.

Clark's Trading Post

There's lots to do at Clark's. Though probably best known for its trained Black Bear shows, you can also ride a railroad, see antique cars, have fun in the water bumper boats, and much more.(~17 miles from Bethlehem)

Wt. Washington Cog Railway

Ride an authentic, coal-fired railroad to the highest peak in the Northeast. This 1869 marvel was the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway, and remains the only one still powered entirely by steam. A stop at the summit allows time to enjoy the view and explore the Mt. Washington Observation Center.(~15 miles from Bethlehem)

The Rocks Estate

The Rocks Estate

4 Christmas Lane
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-444-622
The Rocks Estate is a turn-of -the-century historic estate owned by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. Many vacation packages are offered in conjunction with the property. Trails are open to the public year round free of charge and guided tours are available by reservation only. There is a gift shop and The New Hampshire Maple Experience Museum (self-guided tour). Contact Nigel Manley.

Santa's Village

Jefferson, NH
This popular attraction delights visitors of all ages. Celebrate Christmas year 'round with rides, live performances, magic shows, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. You can even feed Santa's reindeer!(~14 miles from Bethlehem)

White Mountain Attractions

White Mountain Attractions

PO Box 10
North Woodstock, NH 03260
Phone: 603-745-8720
Alt. Phone: 800-FINDMTNS
Get your FREE maps, guides and brochures on attractions, lodging, dining, tax-free shopping and much more. We have everything you need to plan a visit to the White Mountains. Call 800-FINDMTNS, visit our website, or stop by our Visitor's Center located off I-93 Eit 32.

Lost River

Explore the caves, falls, and granite passages of this glacier created gorge.(~22 miles from Bethlehem)

Loon Mountain

Lincoln, NH
A great year 'round day trip for the whole family. Though well known for it's skiing, Loon Mountain also has many summer activities. Ride the Summit Skyride to the mountain top. Try out the mountain biking, horseback riding, climbing walls, skate park, and much more.(~27 miles from Bethlehem)

Story Land

Jackson, NH
"Where fantasy comes to life". A children's theme park with rides and live shows.(~30 miles from Bethlehem)

Crawford Notch State Park

Hiking trails and climbing routes abound in Crawford Notch, with dramatic scenery everywhere. Visit the historic Willey House.(~12 miles from Bethlehem)

Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia, NH
Franconia Notch was home to the famous "Old Man of the Mountain", New Hampshire's signature attraction. Also located there are The Flume Gorge, Echo Lake, Profile Lake, Cannon Mountain Ski Area, and the Cannon Aerial Tramway. An 8-mile paved bike path runs through much of "the Notch". Bike rentals are available at Cannon. (~8 miles from Bethlehem)

Hobo Railroad

Woodstock, NH
Take a ride on a vintage railroad along the Pemigewasset River. Fine dining available aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train.(~23 miles from Bethlehem)

Mt. Washington Auto Road

Pinkham Notch, NH
Ascend the highest mountain in the Northeast via the Auto Road. Drive your own vehicle (an audio tape is provided) or take a guided tour in a van.(~43 miles from Bethlehem)

Conway Scenic Railroad

North Conway, NH
Experience the beautiful White Mountains countryside aboard the nostalgic Conway Scenic Railroad. Three distinct excursions are available. Reservations suggested.(~34 miles from Bethlehem)

Whales Tale Water Park

Cool off in one of six waterslides, a wave pool, or a lazy flowing river.(~17 miles from Bethlehem)

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