Five charming villages are part of the immediate Jackson New Hampshire area,
and combined they make up a harmonious ensemble of classic White Mountains New
England communities filled with picturesque town squares and white church steeples
surrounded by spectacular scenic beauty and outdoor recreational possibilities.
In addition to Jackson, these villages also include Intervale, Bartlett, Glen,
and Hart’s Location. While the state might be considered the skiing capital
of New England, skiing in Jackson New Hampshire environs is perhaps the penultimate
experience. This is only one of the many attractions that Jackson New Hampshire
vacations have to offer.
Named Adams in 1800 after the then President John Adams, Jackson New Hampshire was incorporated in 1829 and renamed for Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Its reputation as one of the state’s popular resorts began in the mid-nineteenth century as the more than 400 artists of the White Mountain School started arriving to sketch and paint the wild beauty of the region. Railroads arrived beginning in the 1870s and several Jackson hotels were built. These evolved into grand Golden Age resorts, and some of them continue to serve visitors on Jackson New Hampshire vacations even today. By the 1920s, forty trains a day from Boston and points south were arriving at the town station.
Jackson New Hampshire vacations will undoubtedly include photographs of the famous Honeymoon Bridge, one the 54 historic covered bridges in the state. Built in 1876, this is one of the most photographed bridges in the state. Some of the other attractions here are actually the region’s lodging options, including the fabulous Wentworth Hall, the six-bedroom Wentworth Castle that is available for private vacation packages and weddings, as well as numerous charming bed and breakfast inns in homes dating from the White Mountain School era. You can also find lodging in area farms that provide unique vacation experiences for the entire family. Some of these are working farms that allow you to participate as much or as little as you like in the day-do-day farm chores. The product of your labor will undoubtedly find its way onto your dining table.
lakes, rivers and streams,
and several state parks
provide unparalleled outdoor recreation, including hiking
and camping, fishing
and swimming. But it’s skiing in Jackson New Hampshire that is legendary. The
famous Jackson X-C is a more than 150-kilometer cross-country skiing trail system
considered one of the best in the world. Alpine and downhill ski
resorts dot the White Mountains in all directions. These include Wildcat
Mountain with its incredible views of Mount Washington; Black Mountain, the
oldest ski resort in the state; and the famous Attitash Ski Resort.
There are Jackson New Hampshire attractions of a different sort as well. You can visit a couple of country clubs for a little golfing or visit Story Land, a children’s theme park with rides and activities based on children’s stories and fairy tales. Whether you plan on skiing in Jackson New Hampshire or relaxing in one of the luxury full-service spas, this region will reward you with lasting memories.