Area Activities

Just two miles to Franconia Notch State Park and two minutes to town, Hillwinds Lodge is in a great location to offer vacationers easy access to a wealth of activities: hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, antiquing, shopping, riding, soaring, tennis, cross-country skiing, ice skating, downhill skiing, and horse drawn sleigh rides… all within five minutes!

Local Attractions & Places of Interest

For in-depth information, visit White Mountain Attractions, the Franconia Notch Area Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber’s Calendar of Events.

Estimated Distances from Major Attractions

  • Cannon Mountain – 4 miles
  • Whales Tale Water Park – 11 miles
  • Loon Mountain – 17 miles
  • Bretton Woods Ski Area – 20 miles
  • Santa’s Village – 19 miles
  • Six Gun City – 20 miles
  • Waterville Valley – 21 miles
  • Wildcat Mountain – 26 miles
  • Attitash Resort – 27 miles
  • Story Land Amusement Park – 29 miles
  • Black Mountain – 30 miles
  • Mount Washington 24 Miles
  • Spring Activities

    Spring Skiing, Maple Sugar Tours, Fishing, Hiking, White Water Canoeing, Lupine Festival

  • Summer Activities

    Swimming, Biking, Golfing, Hiking, All White Mountains Attractions

  • New Hampshire spring
  • New Hampshire summer
  • New Hampshire autumn
  • New Hampshire winter
  • Fall Activities

    Foliage Spectacular, Country Fairs, Horseback Riding, Antiquing, Hiking

  • Winter Activities

    Skiing & Snowboarding, Cross-country Skiing, Sleigh Rides, Skating, Hiking, Ice Climbing

About Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park is conveniently located on New Hampshire’s I-93, Exits 34A, B & C. You can spend a day or a week discovering the wonders of the park, from narrow granite passages and scenic pools to steep waterfalls, covered bridges, the Flume Gorge and Basin along with the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. There are also many hiking trails to explore.

Area Restaurants

There are a variety of dining choices in the Franconia area, ranging all the way from fast food and old-fashioned diners to fine dining restaurants and inns. A few of these establishments are in Franconia itself, while others are in the nearby Towns of Littleton and Bethlehem. The front desk has details on all the choices, including gluten-free options.

About Hillwinds Lodge

Hillwinds Lodge provides large, clean rooms, pet friendly accommodations, hiking trails, and a free Continental Breakfast at a motel central to all of the major attractions in the area.  We hope you’ll stay with us the next time you want to spend some time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.


Call Toll-Free: 1-800-906-5292
or Check Availability or Make an On-Line Reservation.