Local Activities

Experiencing The Best of The White Mountains

In the Mount Washington Valley, “anything is possible” isn’t just a motto; it’s our promise, to ourselves and to anyone who ventures north, east, south or west to vacation here in this splendid spot we are lucky enough to call home. Top Notch Inn is located near many of the top attractions and activities in New Hampshire! With Mount Washington is just down the road from the Top Notch Inn, three family-friendly theme parks within a 30 minute drive, plus miles upon miles of legendary trails for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and ATV riding just feet away, you won’t have to search long for what to do in the White Mountains of NH! Guests will also enjoy excellent dining options nearby our Gorham accommodations.

Below, you’ll find activity and attraction information to assist you in preparing for your trip. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you need any assistance with planning.


Story Land, where fantasy lives! Geared toward families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, Story Land offers many fun rides, activities, and [...]

Top Notch Mountain Bike Weekend

 October 21, 22 & 23 2016 (Please see bottom of page for dinner, rides and motel room sign up!) It's time for the 4th Annual Mountain [...]

Randolph Ramble Trail Race

The Randolph Ramble is a 10 kilometer-long, rugged, self-supported trail race through the Great North Woods in the nearby Randolph, at the base of the [...]

ATV Trails and Events

Get ready to ride the wilds, because Gorham and Jericho ATV trails are are now open for the season!  Come visit the Top Notch Inn, [...]

Santa’s Village

Beat the heat of summer with a walk through the winter wonderland that is Santa's Village. With all the charm of the North Pole, this [...]

Moose Meadow Mini Golf ~See us for $Dollar Off Coupons!

Sweet Mini Golf great for kids and adults and right across the street from the Inn. The setting is fabulous with a panoramic view of [...]

Androscoggin Valley Country Club

Located 2 miles from us, 18 holes, great scenery. http://www.avccgolf.com/  

White Mountain National Forest

Office only 5 miles away. Advice on hiking, flora & fauna, and all outdoor fun. White Mountain National Forest Website

White Water Rafting

Premier whitewater rafting is just within walking distance of the Top Notch Inn! Leave your car at the motel as Raft NH is just down [...]

Appalachian Trail

Hiking and Exploring in New Hampshire The Appalachian Trail spans 2,175 miles from Maine to Georgia, but nowhere is the scenery more spectacular or the [...]

Fall Foliage

Autumn Colors in New England New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley is spectacular in any season, but fall is especially fantastic as an explosion of color [...]


Whether you're looking to refuel after a day of hiking in the White Mountains, or you'd like your taste buds to be reawakened on your [...]

Mount Washington Auto Road

Conquer This Classic Mountain Route Many visitors opt to take a self-guided tour to the top. With an average 12 percent grade, the steep and [...]

Moose Tours

No trip to Northern New England would be complete without a sighting of our majestic moose! And no one knows where to find them better [...]