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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.