New Hampshire's Best Foliage Views Are From High Above
Loon Mountain is a popular destination for snow bunnies, but did you know that it also features some of the most breathtaking fall foliage views?
The enclosed gondola carries visitors 2,733 feet from the base of the mountain all the way to the summit, providing a 360 degree glimpse of the White Mountains ablaze with fall color.
As New Hampshire's longest gondola ride, the scenic upward climb lasts a full ten minutes giving leaf peepers plenty of time to take in the wonder of nature.
At the end of the 1.3-mile ascent, you'll have the chance to climb even higher into Herbert's Observation Tower. There, you can spend as long as you like gazing out at the White Mountain National Forest.
On a clear day you can see from Mount Moosilauke near the Vermont border all the way east to Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England.
The Summit Amphitheater is an open-air mountaintop cathedral with plenty of seating for revelers. Come on Sunday morning and join the Loon Mountain Ministry for a non-denominational summit service.
Hungry? Visit the newly-renovated Summit Café for lunch, drinks, and jaw-dropping views on all sides.
More adventurous souls can even take advantage of 18 holes on New Hampshire's highest disc golf course, or step back in time by exploring the prehistoric glacial caves that dot the Loon Mountain summit.
The Loon Mountain Gondola is open every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. Visit their website for more information and to select the details of your autumn adventure.