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In recent years, the typical family vacation has been transformed by a trend known as “togethering,” in which friends and multiple generations of family members gather in a central location to enjoy each others’ company for an extended amount of time. For such a trip to be successful, it’s important to choose a destination that offers a wide range of attractions, activities and amenities to please everyone.
A resort like RiverWalk at Loon Mountain is just the place. Read on to explore the opportunities that await you and your family as you spend quality time together and create lifelong memories.
On the chilliest of days, the White Mountains offers many fun things to do for the entire family. Bundle up and enjoy amazing activities at Loon Mountain, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snow tubing. For those who don't want to spend the whole day on the slopes, Ice Castles is a must-see winter attraction that features frozen thrones, LED-lit sculptures and ice-carved tunnels built entirely by hand. Strap on your skates and enjoy the one-of-a-kind skating rink that's right in your backyard when you stay or own at RiverWalk. This unique rink transforms into a 167,000 gallon lagoon swimming pool for summer guests—the only one of its kind in the country.
No matter what season, there is a lot to love in the White Mountains after the snow has melted. If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, then Franconia Ridge Trail Loop is the hike for you. It offers a beautiful summit that can’t be seen from the road and has been listed as one of the top 10 hikes in the world by National Geographic magazine. As you walk along the trail of Flume Gorge, take in the breathtaking waterfalls, mountains, caves and a covered bridge.
If your group prefers a more relaxed experience, take a scenic drive along the Kancamangus Highway where you will discover natural landscapes on the mountain pass and magnificent river views. Better yet, embark on a moose bus tour to spot these animals in their natural habitat. Adrenaline junkies can take an aerial tramway up Cannon Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of distant valleys and mountains, or zipline more than 200' above the forest floor with Alpine Adventures.
Looking for great spots to cool off? Head out to the Franconia Falls, which features several swimming holes and natural waterslides. Or take a refreshing dive in the Lagoon Pool at RiverWalk.
Local events and activities
All year round, the areas offers signature events for the whole family, such as Maple Sugar Weekend, where event-goers can taste fresh maple syrup and learn how sugar houses operate, and the NH Highland Games and Festival, which offers a weekend of unique Scottish adventures.
For food and beverage enthusiasts, New England Brewfest is a great way to take in mountain views while savoring new brews and seasonal favorites. Located right at RiverWalk, the Seven Birches Winery hosts an annual Crush Festival, where visitors can engage in grape-stomping and wine-tasting. For a change of pace, try mountaintop yoga at the summit of Loon Peak or a pampering treatment RiverWalk's onsite Solstice North Day Spa.
RiverWalk at Loon Mountain offers luxury rental stays or the opportunity to become an owner, so you and your loved ones can experience all of the amazing things the area has to offer all year long. Click here to see how shared ownership with family and friends can create once in a lifetime memories and traditions that will continue for years to come.