Lincoln, New Hampshire

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Lincoln, New Hampshire

Founded as one of America's early colonies in 1782, Lincoln has been attracting the adventurous ever since with its mountain views, fresh, flowing streams and a kingdom of forests and wildlife. There are endless opportunities for exploration such as hiking, camping, picnicking, skiing, snowboarding, birdwatching, and sightseeing. Visitors to Lincoln can also catch a glimpse of standard New England luxury, with fine dining, upscale shopping districts and spa retreats.

The Town

Skiing isn't just for the Rockies. While the western Range of the United States has become synonymous with powder, there are plenty of good skiing options in the East Coast region as well. Loon Mountain Ski Resort, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, has drawn recreational skiers to the town of Lincoln since it opened its doors in 1966. Although Lincoln's economic roots are in the logging and timber industry, its shift to a tourism-based industry began in the 1850s, when the railroad began transporting tourists to the area, interested in seeing the natural wonders of the White Mountains. The most famous of these is, perhaps, the Flume Gorge, a natural gorge that extends 800 feet at the bast of Mount Liberty with walls that reach 70 to 90 feet in height made of Conway granite, a particular type of granite named after the town of Conway, New Hampshire, where it was discovered. Lincoln is a mountainous town that prides itself on its natural expanses. Tourists are attracted to the area because of its pristine air and its gorgeous canyons. Lincoln's main source of income is from its tourist attractions, which heavily cater to hikers, climbers, and skiers. Unlike larger ski resort towns, Lincoln caters to travelers during all of the four seasons. You can enjoy the crisp, cold air and vertical trails of Loon Mountain Ski Resort in the winter and, during the other three seasons, you can do a great number of other outdoor activities and sights.

Do & See

Even though Lincoln is small, you can still find yourself busy. This city is filled with breathtaking mountains, parks, and greenery. If you're looking for a good climb and a good time, come down to Lincoln for tons of fun.


Combine your great outdoor experience with delicious and hearty meals provided by many fine restaurants in Lincoln, NH. Many of the area resorts have fantastic dining options, so you won't have to venture too far from your room to enjoy a good meal. Many restaurants serve some form of traditional or contemporary American cuisine, but you will also find Asian and Italian culinary influences. Climb aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train for a truly unique dining experience.


Most people come to Lincoln to enjoy the outdoors, and there are quite a few sporting goods stores in the area to cater to their needs. Of course, if you prefer to stay indoors, there are shops in the White Mountains to suit your needs as well.

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