Lincoln New Hampshire was established in 1782. The landscape was filled with rivers, mountains, and forests, which made it perfect for logging. Soon after, sawmills began to appear throughout the town and were powered by the rivers. The population was extremely low in this town for about one hundred years until trains began bringing tourists to Lincoln to view the mountains. Although the population has not grown tremendously, Lincoln attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Flume Gorge, +1 603-745-8391, Rt. 3. The Flume Gorge offers a 2-mile self-guided scenic walk through a natural chasm, over covered bridges and past waterfalls, a scenic pool and mountain views. There is an information center, cafeteria, and gift shop for people to visit to learn more about the Gorge.
The Kancamagus Highway, Rt. 112. This is probably the most scenic route. The Kancamagus Highway stretches 34 and a half miles from the Pemigewasset River to Conway. There are numerous scenic outlooks and scenic areas, so you will always see people stopped along the way. The scenic areas, which have been designated by the Forest Service to preserve their outstanding or unique beauty, include the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, which is right off of the highway. Please note there are no gas stations or other services along this route.
I-93 and Franconia Notch Parkway. From Woodstock north on I-93 to where the highway becomes the Franconia Notch Parkway (in Lincoln), this stretch of road is amazingly scenic. The parkway takes you through Franconia Notch State Park, and between Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges. Beyond the Notch, take Exit 38 and visit the small village of Franconia. Looking for more views? From there, drive up Sugar Hill Road.
Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation, 41 Main Street, Phone +1 603-745-9911. Alpine Adventures has three different zip line tours to choose from that offer extreme heights and beautiful views of the White Mountain National Forest. This is something for everyone to do, whether they’re a first timer or a zip line fanatic. Off-Road "Safari" Tours in the private 300 acre mountain terrain combines extreme off-roading, panoramic views, music and fun for the whole family. The new "Thrillsville" Aerial Park includes bridges, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, treehouses, giant swings and more. This attraction is open year round!
Hobo Hills Adventure Golf / Pirate's Cove, +1 603-745-2125. New England's largest adventure golf includes 3 acres of fun, mountain views, uniquely designed playing greens, challenging putts through caves and waterfalls.
Hobo Railroad, +1 603-745-2135. This train ride is a 15-mile, 1 hr. and 20 min. roundtrip train adventure into the woods along the Pemigewasset River in restored vintage coaches. Hobo picnic lunches & ice cream are available. The Station Gift Shop opens at 10am in season. Weekend departures begin on Memorial Day through mid June. Daily departures begin late June through fall foliage. Rates: Adults $13; Juniors (2-11) $10; under 2 free
Out Back Kayak Co.,+1 603-745-2224, Rte 112 Lincoln Center North Visitors can take ATV tours on 80 scenic acres with a private pond, sand dune, plateau, ample wooded trails and varied terrain along the river. Adventurers can kayak the Pemi either by themselves or with a guide along the 14 mile river. Not a fan of kayaking? There are plenty of other things to do, like paintballing and snow-mobiling.
Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Rd, Phone: +1 603 745-8111, Toll free: +1 800-229-LOON, . "Gravity's Playground" has summer fun when not skiing and snoboarding its 2100 ft vertical drop. Tubing, superpipe, ice skating, and horseback riding.
Creation Station Paint-It-Yourself-Pottery Studio, Main Street (Rt 112), 603-745-8205, .
Clark’s Trading Post, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, ☎ 603-745-8913, . M-Su 9AM-6PM (Different forms of entertainment are available at different times. There is a full chart of time listings in Calendar and Schedule section under “Plan Your Visit” on their website.). Clark’s Trading Post has a family-friendly atmosphere where you can watch trained bears perform a show where they demonstrate different tricks. There is also a 2 1/12 mile train ride through the premises while being entertained by the rabble rousin' wolfeman. Another attraction is the 30ft climbing rock wall designed in the shape of the Old Man on the Mountain. Tickets: $16-$18 (Children under 3 years are FREE. Season Pass: $59). edit
Whales Tale Water Park, 481 Daniel Webster Highway, ☎ (603) 745-8810, . M-Su 10AM-6PM. (During off peak season M-Su 11AM-5PM. Whales Tale has eleven different attractions including “The Plunge” which is a steep slide that will reach speeds up to 40mph. There is also “Ship Wreck Island” which is geared to family members of every age and “Whales Harbor” which is designed for younger children. If you do not enjoy water slides there are also both a wave pool and 1/4 mile lazy river.Tickets: $20-$32. (Parking and rental tubes are FREE). edit
Lincoln Cinema IV, 24 Lumber Yard Rd (On the far side of the Lincoln North Shopping Center), ☎ 603.745.6239 (Movie Line: 603.745.6238), . M-F: First Showing at 3PM and Last Show at 9PM Sa-Su: First showing at 1PM and Last show at 9PM. Lincoln Cinema IV is a small four screened cinema that showcases the most current films available while hoping to have a movie selection age-appropriate available for every family member. They present three showings a day, seven days a week. There is also a full concession stand with name-brand products and freshly popped popcorn. $6.50-$8.50 (Sa-Su Matinees:$6). edit
Lincoln Public Library, 22 Church St, ☎ 603-745-8159, . M-F: 12PM-8PM Sa:10AM-2PM. Lincoln Public Library is not only for renting out books, but a place where you can use one of their six computers, fax machine, or bring in your own laptop and take advantage of their wireless internet. The library also provides a preschool story time every Thursday, as well as hosting other community events periodically like library movie day.edit
Village Shops, +1 603-745-9300, Main Street. Conveniently located right off Interstate 93 at Exit 32. The Lincoln Village Shops are home to great shops and restaurants. Shopping hours Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sunday-11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price Chopper, 10 Lumber Yard Dr (In Lincoln North Shopping Center), ☎ (603) 745-6835, . M-F: 24 hours a day. Price Chopper is a family owned grocery store that has a meat, cheese, deli, seafood, floral, and produce sections. They also have brand-name grocery products as well as the Price Chopper generic products. There is also a beer and wine liquor section in the front left of the store. Other services at Price Chopper are Western Union, Fax services, postage stamps, check cashing, and money orders.edit
Rodgers Ski and Sport, 1 Main St, ☎ 603-745-8347, . Su-Sa: 9AM-6PM. Rodgers Ski and Sport is open all year round selling all ski, snowboarding, and biking equipment. They also carry apparel for your outdoors needs such as helmets, ski jackets, and gloves. Rodgers Ski and Sport also rents out bicycles for $30 a day during the Summer season. Ranges depending on equipment. edit
Gordi's Fish & Steak House, +1 603-745-6635, Rt 112. This restaurant is a little less casual and a little more expensive, but the food here is delicious. Gordi’s offers Maine lobster, fresh seafood, prime rib, pasta, salad bar, and a kid's menu.
Udderly Delicious, 121 Main St., +1 603-745-6668. This ice cream shop offers delicious homemade ice cream for all types of people. "Only 8 Frozen Yogurt" is safe for most diabetics and those who are lactose intolerant. Udderly Delicious offers more than just ice cream. They make frappes, floats, old fashioned ice cream sodas, sundaes, banana splits, homemade apple crisp, and the “make your own sundae bar” with over 20 items. There is indoor and outdoor seating, which is perfect for those hot summer days. Master card, Visa and Discover accepted. Gift cards are available.
Fratello's, Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway), Lincoln, NH 03251, ☎ (603) 745-2022, . A good italian restaurant with moderate prices for lunch and higher prices at dinner. Try the Mussels Capellini!$-$$. edit
The Common Man, 10 Pollard Rd, ☎ (603) 745-3463, . Dinner: Su-Th 5PM-9PM, F-Sa 5PM-9:30PM, Lunch: Sa-S 12PM-3PM, Lighter Bar n’ Grill Menu: F-Su 4PM-11PM. Finer dining is served in the main dining area where you may order a range of food from prime-rib to baked macaroni and cheese. There is also a comfortable Bar N’ Grill section with couches and tables where you can order from both the dinner menu and the Bar N’ Grill menu. The Common Man is also available to host group functions. Expect to pay between $10-$20 a person not including drinks.. edit
Gypsy Cafe (Food From Around the World), 117 Main St (Across the St from the Mill), ☎ (603) 745-4395, . Lunch: M-Su 11AM-4PM, Dinner: M-Th 5PM-9PM, F-Sa: 5PM-930PM. The Gypsy Cafe is an eccentrically decorated restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Their menu consists of salads, appetizers, entrees, and deserts that are inspired from dishes of many different cultures. The Gypsy Cafe also has a full bar with their specialty drinks being Margaritas and an espresso bar. $7-$22. edit
CJ’s Penalty Box, 11 Pollard Rd., +1 603 745 4899. Local sports bar with a casual atmosphere. Serves a lot of finger foods, like burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. CJ’s is a great place to sit down and watch the game with some friends and it’s fairly cheap as well.
Mt. Liberty Motel & Cabins, Liberty Road, Phone: +1 603 745-3600, . 14 motel units, 8 cabins, located on Pemi River, near all attractions. There is an outdoor pool. Rates: $50 and up (off season) $65 and up (in season). Free Wireless Internet. Open May thru October.
Econo Lodge & Suites, Phone: +1 603 745-3661, . 53 rooms, heated indoor & seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, guest laundry room, gazebo, Complimentary High Speed Internet Access(Wireless) and deluxe continental breakfast with your stay. Rates: $69-$300.
Woodwards Resort., 527 US Route 3, 1.888.828.6745, Enjoy our indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis and racquetball courts, game room, basketball, horseshoes, badminton, golf in the fall and skiing in the winter at this well-appointed resort in Lincoln, NH, in spacious two bed rooms.
Indian Head Resort, 664 US Route 3, Phone +1 800 343-8000, . This resort is close to skiing and all local attractions. Open Year Round. All units feature 50" HDTV 65+ HD Channels. Outdoor Heated Pool and Outdoor Pool are open all winter. Inside of the resort is an Indoor Pool, Indoor Hot Spa, lounge, restaurant, game room and gym.
Comfort Inn & Suites-Loon, Route 112 (Kancmagus Hwy), Phone: +1 603 745-6700, [www.comfortinnloon.com]. $89 off season to $279 in season. There are 82 rooms and suites with new bedding and carpeting. Indoor pool and jacuzzi, exercise room and game room. In the winter, there is a shuttle to Loon Mountain on weekends and holiday weeks.
InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook, Route 112 Kancamagus Highway, Phone: +1 603 745-9900, Fax: 603-745-8233, . Timeshare resort. Bordering the White Mountain National Forest, all offer mountain views. 1 to 3-bedroom suites and 2-bedroom loft townhouses with fireplace, kitchen, whirlpool tubs and decks. They have a game room, indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor hot tub, tennis and basketball courts, and a gym. For kids, there’s a kiddie pool and playground Daily activities are planned by the staff. Most activities are free to do, like an ice cream social or tie-dye day. They offer outdoor excursions to the guests as well, usually for a small fee.
Mountain Club on Loon, 90 Loon Mountain Road, Toll free: +1 800-229-7829 or Phone: +1 603 745-2244, . Slopeside at Loon Mountain. Includes a complimentary day membership to the Viaggio Spa and Health Club located in the hotel.