Summer Activities

Summer in the White Mountains conjures up images of warm sunny days and cool evenings. Spend your days hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, exploring waterfalls or just kicking back. Pick blueberries around the inn. Take a cool refreshing swim in the nearby Saco River or in our new heated in-ground swimming pool. Or simply relax on a front porch rocker. In the evening, curl up by the fireside with a favorite book.

Bartlett Inn is perfectly located to Crawford & Pinkham Notch
The White Mountain National forest has over 1000 miles of hiking trails. The Bartlett Inn offers easy access to some of the best hiking in the region. Many hikes in the Whites can be done as day trips, and the inn makes a great base camp for avid hikers & novices alike.

Mountain bikers can enjoy riding on the miles of trails extending behind the Inn and into the National Forest. There is also some fine riding on & off the nearby Sawyer River Rd. Bike Rentals and trail maps are available locally. Canoeists and kayakers will enjoy paddling on the Saco River, there are several outfitters that offer rentals and shuttles.

Families on Summer Vacation will enjoy the many family attractions in the area, including: StoryLand, Santa’s Village, Attitash Alpine Slide & Water slides, Horseback Riding at the Fields of Attitash or Black Mountain, the Conway Scenic Rail Road, the Cog Railway & Mt Washington Auto Road, Echo Lake State Park, and many others.

The Bartlett Inn & Cottages – perfect base camp for everything fun!
If you are looking to save money come enjoy all the free things here at the Bartlett Inn: Use our picnic tables and Bar-B-que, swim in the pool, go hiking or mountain biking, enter Storyland after 3PM and enter the park again FREE any other day that season! (This is the same for Santa’s Village), Roast Marshmallows with us at the Saturday night fire pit, Pick Bartlett Inn wild blueberries and blackberries, fun and delicious. AUGUST Wednesday nights free concerts in the Bartlett Village Park join us for a classic small town concert, bbq and ice cream sundaes. We also have discounted passes for mountain biking at Great Glen Trails and discount vouchers to drive or be driven up the Mount Washington Auto Road – Just ask! In this economy the little bits we save along the way help pay for a lunch or gas for the trip!

Feel like shopping? Try an “outlet traverse” in nearby North Conway, with its numerous name brand outlets and specialty stores. Shop till you drop, all at tax free prices!

Why not plan your own Waterfall Package – Bartlett Inn & Cottages brags one of the best central locations in New Hampshire to access many spectacular Waterfalls. The inn is located on the edge of Crawford Notch State Park, close to Pinkham Notch, the Kancamagus Highway, Jackosn NH and North Conway NH! Here is a list of just a few of the New Hampshire Waterfalls close by to the Bartlett Inn:

Sabbaday Waterfalls Kancamagus Highway NH
Glen Ellis Waterfalls Jackson NH
Crystal Cascade Waterfalls Crawford Notch NH
Thompson Waterfalls Pinkham Notch NH
Arethusa Waterfalls Crawford Notch NH
Flume Cascade and Silver Cascade Waterfalls Crawford Notch NH
Ripley Falls and Kendron Flume Waterfalls Crawford Notch NH
Jackson Waterfalls Jackson NH
Diana’s Baths North Cownay NH

You can count on us for helpful advice to prepare for your adventures! That’s why Outside Magazine, Adventure Journal, Backcountry Magazine, Family Camping Magazine, the New Hampshire Explorer’s Guide & the new Moon Guidebook to New Hampshire have all featured us as a destination and a great place to base while recreating in the White Mountains!