Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Thanks to Loon Mountain for sponsoring our visit to their Adventure Center. All opinions are my own.

Set in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, and only two hours from Boston, you’ll find a wonderful adventure for the entire family at Loon Mountain. This area is a great destination for winter sports, but the fun does not stop when the snow melts. Summer comes alive at Loon. They have created an amazing activity-filled park including an Aerial Forest Adventure, ziplining over the Pemigewasset River, a scenic gondola sky ride, and much more.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Thanks to our wonderful host who got us all set to start our adventure.

The most economical way to enjoy all of the activities is to purchase the Loon Mountain Super Adventure Pass – Adults $71, Junior 7-12 $61 . Considering the Zipline alone would be $26 per person, this package is a bargain. The Super Adventure Pass includes the following:

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If you don’t think the Aerial Forest is for you, there is a regular Adventure Pass – Adults $43 and Kids $33. For younger kids, there are cheaper passes for just the Base Camp or the Bouncy House area. Check out this page for full details.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Ready to take on the Loon Mountain Arial Forest Park

When we arrived, the kids could not wait to hit the Aerial Forest Adventure first. During this course, you get to test your balance and agility by working your way from platform to platform high in the forest, crossing bridges, climbing ladders, and zooming across ziplines. The park consists of 5 course with four levels of difficulty. We made it to level two, which was just enough thrills and challenges for our family. After all, we still had the entire day ahead of us. After a safety training, you are given two hours to complete as many courses as you can manage. We completed one beginner course and two intermediate courses. My son finished first so he even got an extra turn on the beginner course just for fun.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Here are just some of the elements you’ll find in the Aerial Forest:

  • Ziplines – our favorite!
  • Trapeze bridge
  • Oscillating walk
  • Tibetan bridge
  • Chain loops
  • Log tightrope walk
  • Log suspension bridge
  • Himalayan bridge
  • Various ladders
  • Hanging wooden blocks

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Next, we decided to take in the amazing views from the top of Loon Mountain. This Gondola Ride is the longest scenic gondola in New Hampshire to the 2,733 foot summit of Loon Peak. The air atop the mountain felt so fresh and invigorating. We had lunch at the Summit Cafe, which was delicious. Then we climbed the observation tower to get an even better view. From there, we explored the summit glacial caves, a favorite for the kids.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

After a trip back down the mountain, we headed over to the Base Camp area for our Zipline across the river. We soared the 750 feet across the Pemigewasset River, and then back across the river to return to the Adventure Center. It was unforgettable family fun! This was my husband’s favorite activity.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Next, we continued our adventure in the Base Camp area taking our turns at the Rock Climbing Wall and the kids enjoyed the bungee trampolines. We all succeed at making it to the top of the climb.

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Last, we hit the LogJam Maze for a family puzzle challenge. I was so caught up with getting through the maze that I forgot to take a photo. Whoops! Here is the cute video put together by Loon Mountain for this activity.

That’s the end of our Loon Mountain adventure. We had an amazing time and look forward to a return trip next summer, and possible this winter too. The fun of the Adventure Center continues through Fall. You can check out the Loon Mountain Calendar of Events here.

Of note is the Summer Send Off: Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend in the mountains. It’s a two-day party with live music, tons of fun summer activities, and an awesome barbecue. Other events coming up include Highland Games and Oktoberfest. Sounds like more family fun for all.

If you went to Loon Mountain, what would you most like to try?

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Rebekah

    Loon Mountain looks like an awesome adventure! I have always wanted to try a zip line, so I’d do that first.

  2. Debi

    It certainly looks like fun. I love these kinds of adventure places.

  3. My donuts

    Omg I just took a road trip up there 3 weeks ago for my last tattoo!!! Which was right up the road from there! When we drove by we were wondering about that place and said maybe next summer we will bring the kids!!!! I’m so glad I know someone who has done it!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jenna Wood

    I love that this was not only a healthy day outdoors exploring, but an active day. I’d be on that zip line more than once, even if I had to hike back up to the top!

  5. Krista

    That looks like so much fun! I have always wanted to go zip lining!

  6. Lena

    Such an active vacation – absolutely love it!

  7. Dede

    You look so calm and collected in these pics! I would be seriously losing it on the zipline…..yowza!

  8. This looks like so much fun!!! What a great way to make some memories with the family!

  9. Taya

    Sounds like an awesome vacation. My family needs one.

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