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Cafe Lafayette Dinner TrainCastle In the Clouds
Scenic View Campground is conveniently located near many of New Hampshire’s finest attractions. Within just a 10 minute drive, you will find outstanding opportunities for hiking (including Mt. Moosilauke and the Appalachian Trail), mountain biking, canoeing, and fishing. You may also encounter moose, visit the state fish hatchery in Warren, shop at local stores, and dine at local restaurants. We have provided the listings, below, to help you in planning day trips within the surrounding area.
Suggested Day Trips

Attractions Within a 30 Minute Drive

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train: Enjoy a scenic dinner train ride on “the restaurant with the constantly changing view”. Travel along the fields and forests of the Pemigewasset River in the heart of the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. Experience this while riding in one of three beautifully restored Pullman dining cars, enjoying five courses of fine food and spirits served to you in the Grand European manner.
Clark’s Trading Post: Since 1928, Clark’s Trading Post (no relation to your Scenic View hosts) has offered visitors the best in family entertainment and good honest fun. You’ll find it all here, including an excursion on The White Mountain Central Railroad through our authentic covered bridge, museums filled with Americana, and The Bear Show —a truly original experience.
Hobo Railroad: Travel through a natural woodsy setting along the twisting “Pemi” River, just minutes away from Franconia Notch. You can relax, wave to the tubers and kayakers, watch as young boys swing out over a long rope attached to Swimming Hole Bridge for a splash into the cool river. Named as Best Train Ride for Kids by NH Magazine.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway: The Kancamagus Scenic Byway passes through the heart of the White Mountains while traversing the flank of Mt. Kancamagus, filled with scenic areas and overlooks. Visit the Russell Colbath Historic Site, which offers colonial history, and explore the Forest Discovery Trail, which provides forest ecology experiences in a living classroom.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves: Long before recorded history, massive glaciers slowly ground their way across North America, shaping the land. In Kinsman Notch, the powerful forces of water, wind, weather and time worked their magic, creating Lost River … a place where granite walls seem to erupt from the earth and a river plays hide and seek. Today you can follow Lost River as it appears and disappears through the narrow steep-walled gorge, the tumbled granite crevasses, caverns and falls.
Polar Caves Park: The Polar Caves were formed about fifty thousand years ago as the third continental glacier descended over New Hampshire's White Mountains. When the ice retreated, it left behind an amazing series of caves and passageways for visitors to explore. Self-guided tours take you to the rock garden and nature trails and through the caves.
Whale’s Tale Waterpark: At the Whale’s Tale Water Park, the whole family can play in the only wave pool in the White Mountains. Ride the big waves or relax in the gentle ones at the shallow end. No need to worry about sand or salt. Streak down the speed slides, twist through the flume slides, or splash down the 360 foot tube ride with clean, clear filtered water.
White Mountain Helicopter: White Mountain Helicopter provides scenic helicopter tours, flight instruction and aerial photography services in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. Flights launch from a private helipad in Warren, surrounded by the White Mountains National Forest. Take a helicopter ride and see the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains from a different perspective … the air!

Attractions Within a 45 Minute Drive

The Flume Gorge: The Flume Gorge is a natural granite gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty, with towering granite walls rise to a spectacular height of 90 feet. This stunning natural wonder will leave you spellbound as you stroll the path from the Visitors Center to the Flume and back. You’ll walk among towering moss-covered granite walls, past cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and much more.
Franconia Notch State Park: Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the South to Echo Lake at the North. Until the collapse of the natural landmark in 2003, Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same “Great Stone Face” immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.
Lake Winnipesaukee: Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire and the 6th largest lake in the United States that lies within the boundaries of one state. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular destination.

Attractions Within a 90 Minute Drive

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway: An exciting ride for all ages, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is an 80-passenger cable car that brings visitors to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain in under ten minutes. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of four states and Canada! At the summit, you’ll find spectacular scenic walking paths, a 360 degree observation deck, a cafeteria, bar and restrooms.
Castle In the Clouds: "Lucknow" was built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range, with a breathtaking vista of Lake Winnipesaukee and the hills and mountains beyond. Known since the 1960s as the Castle in the Clouds, the house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing that aesthetic movement’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Designed by the architectural firm of J. Williams Beal & Sons of Boston, the house not only exhibits skilled hand craftsmanship in every aspect of its interior and exterior, but also features a number of technological innovations of the early 20th Century.
Mount Washington: Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, at 6,288 ft. It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, holding the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface, at 231 mph on the afternoon of April 12, 1934. Part of the Presidential Range, the summit observatory can be accessed by a variety of challenging hiking trails, the Mount Washington Auto Road (toll), or the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway.
Santa’s Village: Santa’s Village has lots of amenities with fun-filled rides, award-winning shows and interactive play. It presents the magic of childhood, and the joy and excitement of Christmas morning.
Story Land: Story Land entertains young families and children in so many different ways. The amusement park has grown to include more shows, dining, characters, rides and play areas. At the same time, the Story Land team has been careful to keep the park from outgrowing the very people – the very little people and their parents – that its founders dreamed about entertaining over half a century ago.
Note: These attractions are not affiliated with Scenic View Campground.
Please contact the individual attractions to confirm operational schedules and admission fees.
Scenic View Campground, 18 Gingerbread Lane (Route 25), Warren, NH 03279 - (603) 764-9380

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