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Take a kayak, canoe, rowboat, or paddleboard for a spin on the tranquil Forest Lake

Whitefield is a perfect destination for an unforgettable New England experience. It offers stunning natural beauty, rich history, and a warm community. Nature lovers will delight in its many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and skiing. The town is surrounded by miles of scenic trails and waterways, making it the perfect spot for an adventure-filled getaway. 

Steeped in history, Whitefield is the last town to be granted under the English provincial government. It was chartered on July 4, 1774, exactly two years before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Travelers can explore more of the town’s past by visiting the Old Town Hall, the Forest Lake State Park, and the Whitefield Historical Society Museum.  

Visitors can also enjoy various dining options, from classic New England fare to international cuisine, and stay in comfortable accommodations that reflect the town’s charming character. Additionally, Whitefield is home to several cultural events throughout the year, including the Lancaster Fair, the North Country Moose Festival, and the White Mountains Boogie N’ Blues Festival.


Things to do in Whitefield, NH:

  • Hike the nearby White Mountain National Forest trails, including the famous Franconia Ridge Loop and Mount Washington trails.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding at nearby Bretton Woods Ski Resort, which boasts over 100 trails and 10 lifts.
  • Visit the Forest Lake State Park for swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking.
  • Explore the historic Whitefield Railroad Depot, which has been restored to its original 1903 condition.
  • Attend the Lancaster Fair, one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in New Hampshire.
  • Take a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most beautiful roads in New England, and stop at picturesque overlooks and waterfalls.
  • Attend the White Mountains Boogie N’ Blues Festival, a weekend-long event featuring live music, local food vendors, and more.
  • Go fishing or kayaking on the Ammonoosuc River, which runs through the heart of Whitefield.
  • Visit the Whitefield Historical Society Museum to learn about the town’s rich history, including its ties to the railroad and the early lumber industry.

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