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Father’s Day will be here soon and we’ve got some great ideas to enjoy the day with dad in Western White Mountains! Some dads like to get outside, enjoy a day with the family or seek high adventure thrills, while others would prefer to enjoy some great craft beverages or a local specialty food item. Check out the list below and make your plans.


Alpine Adventures– Does Dad like to feel the rush of adrenaline? Take him to Thrillsville! Dad is free! Use code Dad24 at checkout to activate the deal at checkout, only valid on Thrillsville on 6/15 and 6/16.   Reserve here.

Burgeon Outdoor-Got an adventurous Dad? Take him to Burgeon for some locally made activewear.

Clark’s Trading Post– Watch a famous Black Bear Show, ride a Steam Train, or be chased by the Infamous Wolfman! Buy tickets here!

Granite State Scenic Railway– Enjoy quality time with dad along the rails. Trains depart from Lincoln, NH twice daily on weekends.  Reserve your seats here!

Loon Mountain BikingGrab dad and head to Loon’s Bike Park, full of flowing freeride and gritty technical terrain. From the forgiving corners and straightaways of Mainline, to steep berms of Derailer and Steam Punk, our trails ideal for beginners and seasoned riders. Buy passes here!

Owl’s Nest Resort-Treat dad to a round of golf or pickleball and then grab refreshments and delicious food at Panorama Six82!

Whale’s Tale– Father’s Day weekend is Opening Weekend! Celebrate opening weekend with dad on 6/15-6/16/24 from 10-4, Dads are free and the rest of the family is 20% off opening weekend only! Use codes Dad24 and Open20 to activate the deals!


Loon Mountain Resort– Take the scenic gondola to the summit of Loon Mountain and explore the glacial caves and take in the beauty of our area. Challenge dad to a round of disc golf or a foot race on numerous hiking trails! Reserve your gondola ride ahead of time here.

Franconia Notch State Park Explore the beauty of Franconia Notch on foot, by bike, by boat or by tram. Visit the Flume Gorge to see granite gorges, glacial pools and waterfalls, then continue north through the notch and ride the Cannon Mountain Tram to 4080’ and take in spectacular views of the Notch and surrounding areas.  Reserve ahead of time for the Tram here, and here for the Flume.

Lost River Gorge– Challenge dad to the Lemon Squeezer and explore land of spectacular beauty forged by the powerful forces of water, wind, weather, and time! Reserve your self-guided tour here.

Polar Caves– The Polar Caves consist amazing granite boulder caves connected by boardwalks for easy exploration. Cool off with pops and check out the animal park after! Purchase tickets here.

White Mountain National Forest– Head into Lincoln and follow RT 112 East over the Kancamagus Scenic Byway to discover numerous hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult, waterfalls, picnic areas and scenic overlooks! For more information visit the WMNF’s website, White Mountain Attractions, or stop by the Pemigewasset Ranger Station off Exit 27 in Campton!


Arnold’s Wayside Diner-Comfort food for the win! Head into Arnold’s for their mouth-watering breakfast and lunch specials! Dad into antiques? Pop into Arnold’s Antiques and Collectibles after for a trinket to remember the day by.

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train-Does Dad like trains? If so, book a spot on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train and treat pops to a great meal with scenic views for (second) dessert!

Chutters Does Dad have a sweet tooth? Check out their two locations in Lincoln, NH and Littleton, NH, which is home to the World’s Longest Candy Counter!

Gordi’s Fish & Steak House-Treat Dad to a fine steak and hearty meal in a laid back atmosphere offering fine dining . Doesn’t get any better than that!

Harman’s Cheese & Country Store-Grab some cheese, meats and other local products then go check out the blooming lupine field.

The Mountain Club on Loon Dining– When you bring dad to lunch or dinner on Sunday, he’ll receive a complimentary pint of beer and some great slope side views.

Pub 32-Did someone say pizza Visit Pub 32 for a delicious beer and menu selection in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

One Love Brewery-Come together with the family at One Love Brewery, located in the heart of Lincoln’s Riverwalk area. Outdoor dining available and cornhole on the front yard.

Polly’s Pancake Parlor-Take Dad up to Sugar Hill to see the lupines in full bloom and stop by Polly’s for some of the best pancakes you’ll ever have!

Seven Birches Winery-Stop in and visit their brand new  winery and tasting room in the newly expanded RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain. You can enjoy Seven Birches Wine and Rhythm Cider, handcrafted onsite, with small bites to snack on… all of which can be enjoyed indoors or on their patio.

Twin Barns Brewing North Taproom -Let dad grab a pint at the Twin Barns North Taproom. You’ll find BBQ from Angry BBQ right on site and live music most weekends.

Woodstock Inn Brewery-Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner your dad will find something on the expansive menu at the Woodstock Inn Brewery. Don’t forget to check out the locally brewed beer, it’s brewed on site!

Be sure to explore our website for more resources on how to make this Father’s Day the best one yet!

Happy Father’s Day, Dads. You deserve it!

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