New England Vacation destinations summaries
Spotlight on Lincoln NH
Lincoln, NH, area has seemingly always been built for instant childhood
memories, but adults often follow the same route. An appealing
four-season vacation destination, Lincoln and nearby Woodstock are best
known for ski areas like Loon Mountain (offering 2,100 vertical ft. of
mountain skiing and riding, plus really great panoramic views) and
spectacular fall foliage along the famed Kancamagus Highway, but it's
also a first-class summer destination. For starters, there's Clark's
Trading Post, a famous roadside attraction featuring a trained bear
show and the White Mountain Central Railroad that takes you through the
best of rural scenic New Hampshire. The Flume Gorge is another
fun summer attraction. The Flume Gorge is a natural granite gorge
extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty, with towering granite
walls rise to a spectacular height of 90 feet. Local family
restaurants and hotels dot the vacation landscape, while rugged
mountain views provide all the scenery you could ever want. Speaking of
mountain views, Mt. Washington, the highest point in New England at
6,288 ft., is close by and features great hiking, and an auto road to
the top where you'll find amazing views and severe weather most of the
year (it can even snow in the summer at the top).
by Eric H., VisitingNewEngland.com
Lincoln is tailor-made for family vacations. It's kind of cheesey with
mini golf, theme parks and no shortage of ice cream, hot dogs and
chicken fingers, but it's all endearing in a 1950s innocent way that
will make both kids and adults smile.
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Lincoln Pros: Family-friendly, great mountain views, fun attractions, affordable vacation opportunities.
Lincoln Cons: Attractions are scattered along busy roads, so unless you're hiking a mountain, expect to drive from one attraction to another.
New England Vacation Destination Rating:
One star -- Travel destination with some appeal, but uneven.
Two Stars -- Some of the best elements of New England travel, but not enough.
Three Stars -- A New England travel destination well worth considering.
Four Stars -- One of New England's better travel destinations. Lots of memorable attractions.
Five Stars -- The best of what New England has to offer.