What to Do
The Northern Gateway Region is far removed from the sleepy, postcard stereotype of 19th Century New England.
The area has a wonderful athletic energy, and the outdoor enthusiast can take advantage of backpacking, kayaking, fishing, letterboxing, hiking, biking; and numerous winter sports, including skiing, snowshoeing, hunting guides, and ATV riding. Quieter activities such as foliage tours, fairs, and music festivals, and maple sugaring abound. An extraordinary experience is limited only by the traveler’s imagination!
The beauty of the region lies not only in its scenic grandeur, but also in its close proximity to fine dining and entertainment, both of which offer a perfect marriage of classic rural charm with a sense of modern progression and effervescence!
Where to Stay
Comfortable accommodations are at the heart of any vacation to the Northern Gateway, and the area offers an exhaustive variety of lodgings with all the modern amenities. Offering personalized service in a casually elegant (yet first-class) setting, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa has a high place among America’ Grand Hotels. Classic New England Inns such as The Barron Brook Inn is also located in Whitefield. Contemporary motor inns such as the Cabot Motor Inn in Lancaster, and the Lantern Inn in Jefferson provide excellent service in an affordable setting. Relax and enjoy a 'home away from home' in the heart of the Great North Woods!
The Mountain Lake Campground RV Park offers a personable and comfortable place for you and your family to hang your hats while you enjoy outdoor sports such as swimming, fishing, kayaking. Finish your day with a dip in the heated pool, and then retire to a cozy log cabin, tent site, yurt, or even a teepee!
Just three hours from Boston, New Hampshire’s Northern Gateway is truly the centerpiece of the White Mountains, and the traveler is sure to find the accommodations as charming as the daytime diversions.
Where to Eat
The Northern Gateway offers one of the most varied assortments of dining options in New England. International and ethnic cuisines are very popular in the area. The Mt. View Grand Resort and Spa offers five star dinning offer many European dishes among their culinary treasures. Looking for a great cup of joe and homemade breakfast treats visit the Granite Grind. High quality Chinese is offered at Happy Star in Lancaster.
Family restaurants and diners are mainstays, and pizza houses such as the Lancaster House of Pizza offer unique and delicious variations on standard Italian themes. The Water Wheel Restaurant in Jefferson is a gathering place for travelers and locals alike, and Grandma’s Kitchen in Whitefield are affordable and delicious choices for anyone who wants a home-style meal. The usual fast-food chains such as McDonald’s and Subway are always available for a quick bite! Whatever your appetite, the Northern Gateway is sure to have an excellent menu within close proximity... Your table awaits!
Where to Shop
The Northern Gateway Region offers virtually unlimited resources to the consumer and craftsman in each of us: The business district in Lancaster offers fine home furnishings and artwork at WM Rugh Gallery. Looking for a gift or flowers? Stop by Riff's Flower Shop.
Simon the Tanner in Lancaster lives up to its reputation as the best local family outfitter by offering a line of high-quality shoes and clothing in an upscale, urban setting... Watch their website for in-store sales and tent sales across the street from the store! For those wishing both to sell and to buy, the New to You Consignment Store is a must-see, located at the Shaw's Plaza.
Fuller's Sugarhouse offers a full line of award winning maple products, The Lancaster's Farmers’ Market is the first Saturday from May - October, who stock up on fresh produce, organic meats, specialty breads, and even locally-made wines. Some indoor winter markets are also available.
Looking for high adventure? For those interested in purchasing ATV's, Snowmobiles and more check out Dalton Mountain Motorsports or MOMS for all your power sport needs.
The Lancaster Flea Market sets up every other Sunday morning during the summer through Columbus weekend, with numerous vendors from the area offering everything from antiques to tooth fairy pillows, and even homemade pies and jellies.
The latest technology is alive and well in the Northern Gateway: Verizon Wireless have a local branch.
Enjoy shopping in the Northern Gateway!