Ziplining in New Hampshire
What does an eagle see as it soars above the Granite State? No need to ponder the question; you can experience a bird's-eye view yourself. Ziplining has been described as a "pure adrenaline rush," and once you feel confident in your harness and pry your eyes open, it's also a visual thrill, especially in New Hampshire, where aerial views of our mountains and lakes can't be beat. It's safe; it's fun. And once you've tried it, you'll want to experience every zipline in the state; some operate in all four seasons.
How many of the 10 ziplines on our Adrenaline Tour
can you conquer? Work your way up to the granddaddy of them all: Gunstock Mountain Resort & Adventure Park has one of the longest zipline canopy tours in the U.S.
For schedules and pricing, contact these places to zipline in New Hampshire:
Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation
, Lincoln, 603-745-9911
Alpine Adventures introduced New England's first Zipline Canopy Tour in 2006, and it hasn't stopped adding aerial and other attractions since. Choose from three different zipline courses offering spectacular views of the White Mountains year-round. Or have a tree-mendous adventure at Thrillsville Aerial Park, where challenges for kids and adults include bridges, rope ladders, ziplines, a climbing tower, and the BigAirBag Stuntzone.
Attitash Mountain Resort
, Bartlett, 603-374-2600
Fly high on the new Attitash ZipTour zipline above the tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak over to mid-mountain of Attitash and from there to the base of Attitash! It is fun, fast and a one-of-a-kind thrilling experience. This approximate 1 to 2 hour adventure is for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. You can control your speed and even make a stop to enjoy the spectacular views. A top speed of 65+ mph is possible and reaching heights of 250' off the ground as you make your way down the 4,969 feet length distance of the Flying Bear Zip from the summit of Bear Peak over the valley towards Attitash Mountain - that's almost a mile and is currently the longest single zipline span in the East! From there you'll fly the Attitash Aerial Zip, zipping from upper Thad's Choice to the base of Attitash, another 2,196 feet! With both The Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip spans offering two parallel cable lines, you and a family or friend are able to ride side by side.
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour
, Bretton Woods, 603-278-4947
It will take you 3.5 hours to complete the 10-zipline course at the Omni Mount Washington Resort—and days for your adrenaline level to subside to its normal level. The guided zipline tour, open to the public as well as to resort guests, descends more than 1,000 feet in elevation, crosses high-flying suspension bridges, and finishes with the Williwaw Racing Zip. Tours are available daily year-round.
, North Conway, 800-SUN-N-SKI
Ziplines are just some of the elements you can experience on a self-guided tour of Cranmore's Aerial Adventure Park, which operates seasonally in the summer and fall. Five distinct elevated courses let you choose a comfortable adventure level. There’s even a course designed for children as young as 3.
, Errol, 603-215-0002
Get ready to see the beautiful scenery of the Great North Woods from a new perspective, the tree tops! Located in Errol, NH, ELC Outdoors is proud to present the North Country’s newest aerial attraction. Navigate through twelve challenging elements, including two zip lines, all while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Each tour last approximately two hours and can easily be paired with one of ELC’s existing white water rafting trips to provide a full day of adventure!.
, Gilford, 603-737-4388
The ZipTour Ziplines are the top thrill at Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park. You'll soar for more than 1.6 miles at speeds of up to 65 mph along one of the longest zipline courses in the U.S. This 2+-hour ziplining adventure isn't the only way to play in the trees, either; Gunstock is also home to the largest aerial obstacle course in New England, with eight courses and 91 challenges.
, Lincoln, 603-745-8111
Fly more than 750 feet across the Pemigewasset River; then, if you closed your eyes, you'll have a second chance to enjoy the view as you zipline back. Loon's zipline is one of the mountain resort's many summer and early-fall attractions; purchase tickets separately, or try them all with a Summer Adventure Pass.
, Chocorua and Weirs Beach, 603-367-4427
Zip, climb, and swing at Monkey Trunks' two New Hampshire locations, which operate May through October. Ziplining is just one of the thrills at these aerial adventure parks, which offer separate courses for kids.
Morningside Flight Park
, Charlestown, 603-542-4416
The two Zip Line Canopy Tours are among the tamer adventures at Morningside Flight Park, where New Hampshire visitors can also try hang-gliding or paragliding. Flying has been an attraction here since 1974, long before ziplining became all the rage. The lush Connecticut River Valley is visible beneath you as you zip from platform to platform, late spring through late fall. On-site camping is available.
, Newbury, 603-763-3564
The zipline season runs from summer through early fall at Mount Sunapee's South Peak. Guides lead you through a series of eight ziplines, offering views of dense forest and surrounding mountains.
, Pinkham Notch, 603-466-3326
Wildcat's four-person ZipRider is a memorable bonding experience. Open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, this exciting ride is your ticket to aerial views of mountain peaks, treetops, ski trails, and the Peabody River.
Photo credit: SkiNH/Bretton Woods