Sitting at the west end of the Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln is a bedroom community for visitors of neighboring attractions. It's a small town with a population of only 1200, but it offers many attractive accommodations and fine dining.
Lincoln and Woodstock face each other from across the Pemigewasset River. Between them, there are over 30 restaurants and a heap of country stores with many interesting wares.
There are endless things to do here. A 15-mile ride on the Hobo Railroad is a great way to check out the views along the Pemigewasset River. Lunch and ice cream are available on board. In summer, kids squeal in delight at Whale's Tale Water Park (Lincoln), and mom and dad act much the same way at White Mountain Motorsports Park (Woodstock).
The Summer Safari Tours in a modified, military 6-wheeler is an adventure for the entire family. Climbing mountains and truckin' through tough terrain is a breeze in this unusual Pinzgauer truck with stereo sound and bucket seats. These tours have grabbed media attention from TV stations as far away as Boston.. The scenery alone is worth the trip. The adventure is a bonus.
Other points of interest include: Clark's Trading Post and upper Pemi Historical Society Museum.
Lincoln's rugged terrain invites active play. In winter, alpine and cross-country skiing are very popular. So is showshoeing and snowmobiling. Loon Mountain Resort is a great place to start for all sorts of sporting activities. With 275 acres and 50 trails, this first-class resort offers alpine, nordic and cross-country skiing, ice-skating, tubing, snowboarding and horseback riding.
Biking through the Franconia Notch Bike Path gets rave reviews. Pemi Valley Excursions' search for Bull Winkle in the countryside around Lincoln is also fun. Horseback riding and wagon rides add icing to the cake. Other activities include hiking, biking, golf, and fishing.
Lincoln is a small bundle of energy at the west end of the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire.
Lincoln is located in the western slopes of the White Mountains off Exit 32 on Interstate 93.