Escape to Gorham, New Hampshire

Summer Recreation in the Gorham, NH Area

Mt. Washington Auto Road - Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-3988
Great Glen Trails, Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-2333

Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails

Elevate your adventure on the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road! Drive yourself or take a comfortable, guided tour to explore the 7.6 mile Auto Road from the base to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
At the base of Mount Washington you’ll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. Great Glen offers guided kayak wildlife tours and mountain biking in the warmer months.


Northeast ATV & Snowmobile Rentals, 177 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 1-800-458-1838

Great trail-side location, which enables you to park and ride hassle free. Access the largest trail systems, the best terrain and the best views in the area! Self Guided Snowmobile Rentals, Free GPS Tracking and Map. Guides will help you with operation and planning, and stay with you until you are comfortable.



Moms Jericho, 461 Main Street Gorham, NH 03581

MOMS Jericho is your #1 destination for all your Powersports needs! We have everything you need to have fun this winter on a snowmobile. We carry new & pre-owned sleds, parts, snowmobile gear, accessories, and a full service department to keep you riding. We’re located right on the trail system so you can pull your snowmobile right up to our store and get everything you need!



Indoor Recreation

Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum - 25 Railroad Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-5338

The Grand Trunk Railway, later became known as the Canadian National and, more recently, the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad. Come visit our unique Model Railroad, and also the special Quinn-Crocket Railroadiana collection, both located within a boxcar. The unique 1907 GTR depot, now serves as our seasonal museum. Please call for hours or an appointment.


Northwoods Casino, LLC - 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570 - 603-723-9550

We are here to provide a place to enjoy games of chance in an effort to provide revenue to non-profit organizations serving the North County, and a source of entertainment for residents and visitors to the area. Games include 3 Card Poker, NH 21, Blackjack, Packs Poker, Roulette, Flop 22, NH Hold-Em, NH Flush Poker and Electronic Gaming.


Summer in Gorham

In and around the town of Gorham, there are scenic roads and trails to hike and bike, in the White Mountain National Forest and Moose Brook State Park. Gorham is a stop off for The Appalachian Trail and the Cross NH Adventure Trail.

We have an 18 hole golf course right in town and also mini-golf on Main Street.  Weekly, there are outdoor concerts on the town common, as well as a farmers market. There are also flea markets and moose tours that leave from the Information Booth.

Gorham Moose Tours

Information Booth on the Town Common
69 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581

ATV's are allowed on Main Street in Gorham and Berlin seasonally, and there are 1,000 miles of Ride the Wilds connecting trails in northern NH..

See Gorham's OHRV Ordinance

Parking & Trail Access Updated Information

Cool mountain brooks and rivers invite you to swim, tube, raft, kayak, canoe or fish! There are rolling dogsled rides, adventurous zip-lines and canopy rides to experience! Hike or ride to the top of the highest mountain in the northeastern US, Mt. Washington, or just take a drive with your camera and remember to "Brake for Moose!"

Scenic Drives from Gorham, NH

Drive in any direction in any season and you will find awesome views. Wildlife can appear unexpectedly and you may see moose, bear, deer, foxes or even coyotes crossing the roads. There have been some bobcat sightings in recent years.

Mt. Washington Auto Road

Rt. 16, PO Box 300,
Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581

Hiking and Climbing

Lake of the Clouds, Mt. Washington, NH

Lake of the Clouds on the Appalachain Trail, Mt. Washington. Photo by Robert Kozlow

Trail permits and maps are available from the USFS, in the Androscoggin Valley Ranger Station, on Route 16, 6 miles south of town. AMC Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch offers maps, guided hikes, special programs and maintains a hut system for above timberline hikers. The waterproof hiking maps are also available from Gorham Hardware, Lowes Garage in Randolph. For information on the Presidential Rail Trail which passes thru Gorham, please visit for trail info.

Androscoggin Valley Ranger Station

300 Glen Road,
Gorham, NH 03581

Appalachian Mountain Club

Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch,
Gorham, NH 03581

Randolph Mountain Club

Mountain Biking, Fat Biking & Cycling

Mountain Biking NH

Presidential Rail Trail courtesy of Sally Brassill

Many xc-ski areas offer mountain biking in the summer and fat biking all year! Endless rural roads and trails challenge the most avid cyclists. Rentals are available. There are also races in the area. There are trails at Moose Brook State Park and The Presidential Rail Trails are accessed from a parking area just west of Gorham on US Route 2, the Lancaster Road, with additional parking on Jimtown Road on the left just off Rt. 2. Visit Coos Co. Cycling Club for a map, events and information.

Cross NH Adventure Trail passes through Gorham and stretches across NH from VT to ME!

Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting

Raft NH

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The Gorham area is surrounded by an abundant watershed. It offers everything from raging whitewater rivers to clear placid ponds, in typical New England style. There are several outfitters offering rentals, lessons and tours. See Great Glen Trails (ad top of page)

ATV Trails

Jericho Lake

Jericho Lake home of Jericho Mountain ATV Park by Robert Kozlow

ATV Trails connect with Gorham and the city of Berlin, NH, where ATV's are allowed on designated roads. In Gorham, ATV's are allowed on Main Street from Memorial Day in May until the first Monday in November.Jericho Mountain State Park is on Route 110 just west of the city of Berlin, where there are miles and miles of scenic trails around Jericho Lake. There is a campground and a warming hut out on the trail with outhouse facilities. Maps, rentals and tours available. Androscoggin Valley ATV Club

See Gorham's OHRV Ordinance

Swimming and Waterfalls

Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls in Pinkham Notch, photo by Mike Ryan

There are many swimming holes in the Peabody River and in the brooks that cascade down the Northern Presidential Mountains. Waterfalls are just a short hike from the road, including Crystal Cascade, Thompson Falls, and Glen Ellis Falls.

Golf & Alpine Disc Golf

Enjoy scenic views while playing 18 holes right off of Main Street in Gorham at Androscoggin Valley Country Club. Or pick your favorite from over ten golf courses within an hour drive of Gorham. Learn to play scenic Alpine Disc Golf at Bretton Woods.

Chair Lift & Canopy Tours

The downhill ski areas are offering these popular chair lift rides in the summer and fall. Find them at  Sunday River and Bretton Woods which has quite an extensive "Canopy Tour" with zip lines that run all year.

See Winter Recreation