Want to treat dad to something different this Father's Day? The White Mountains provides an abundance of opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty the area has to offer. How about a train ride, zipline, mountain coaster or spelunking?
On Father's Day, Sunday June 15, many of the family-friendly attractions in the White Mountains will offer free admission to Dads on their big day.
All the ways to fly and ride
Soar high above forest trails or down the mountainside at Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, located in Bartlett and Pinkham Notch. On Father's Day, Dad can enjoy a free general admission when one or more family members purchases a general admission.
At Alpine Adventures, located in Lincoln, Dad will holler in excitement as he soars 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph. Dad's zip for free with accompanying full-price Zipline Tour on Father's Day.
At the Conway Scenic Railroad located in charming North Conway Village, Dad can ride the rails in style this Father's Day with free admission in Coach when accompanied by one or more of his kids. First Class is free of charge for Dad when accompanied by another paying adult and complimentary appetizers will be served on board the elegant Parlor Car, the Gertrude Emma.
At Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, not only can Dad zoom, zip or fly down thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun but locals of all ages from Carroll, Coos and Oxford counties will be able to take advantage of $9 Mountain Adventure Park tickets, $9 Aerial Adventure Park tickets or $18 All Park passes this Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 (proof of residency required).
All the ways to be a kid and play
At Clark's Trading Post, located in Lincoln, with their Famous 30-minute bear show starring trained North American Black Bears and the White Mountain Central Railroad train ride across an authentic covered bridge into Wolfman's Territory, Dad's receive free admission with a paying child on Father's Day.
Head to the Fort—The Fort Jefferson Fun Park in Jefferson where Dad will receive an all-day ride pass free with any other paid admission for unlimited rides, water slides and laser tag on Father's Day.
Story Land, where fairy tales come to life, located in Glen, celebrates not only Dads but families of all ages with Value Days beginning June 15 through June 19. "Kids" of all ages will receive $4.00 off the regular admission rate and enjoy their new dinosaur-themed area, featuring one of Northern New England's wooden roller coaster – aptly named the "Roar-O-Saurus."
Dad's can slide, ride, swim and splash at Whale's Tale Water Park in Lincoln on Father's day for FREE with an accompanying full-price ticket purchase.
All the ways to explore and discover
At Lost River Gorge, located in North Woodstock and Polar Caves Park in Rumney, journey and explore jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, rock-strewn glacial caves, and cascading waterfalls. Fathers are favored at Lost River Gorge on Father's Day with free admission with the purchase of at least one additional ticket and Polar Caves Park extends a similar invitation for Dads, free with any other paid admission, on Saturday and Sunday that weekend.
For a Father's Day gift that keeps on giving the whole summer, a White Mountains Attractions Value Pass is just the thing. For $329, the pass entitles Dad to two admissions to each of the 18 attractions (total admission value of the pass is over $1025).
Father's Day weekend brings with it the full summer schedule for these White Mountains Attractions and Cannon Mountain, Flume Gorge, Hobo Railroad, Loon Mountain, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Santa's Village. For operation times, more details on each attraction or to purchase a Value Pass, visit the WMAA website at www.VisitWhiteMountains.com.
The White Mountains Attractions Association was founded in 1958 as a co-operative marketing association for the region. In 1983, it was also designated the State's official Regional Association for the White Mountains of New Hampshire, able to assist the press and visitors with information about the region.