LINCOLN, New Hampshire — New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain recently announced that horseback riding will return to Loon’s activities lineup when the resort opens for summer Saturday, June 27.
Equestrian guides will ride with guests on Loon’s scenic Brookway Trail, then through old logging trails before returning to the base area. The horse barn is now located just a short walk from the Loon’s Gondola Skyride, which is the resort’s most-popular summer activity.
For visitors looking for a bit more lift in their day, Loon will debut its new 4-person Euro Bungee Trampoline. Located at the Adventure Center, the new bungee trampoline allows up to four people at once to bounce, flip and jump up to 25 feet in the air.
These are not the only reasons vacationers choose Loon Mountain for a day of summer fun. The resort also offers glacial caves; a mountaintop playground; a self-guided nature tour; an observation tower; miles of hiking trails; mountain bike rentals and tours; and an outdoor climbing wall.
To rest or recover from the all the activity, the mountainside Viaggio Spa is open year-round with a full line-up of massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments.
The surrounding towns of Lincoln and North Woodstock make an accessible and convenient base for vacationers. The lodging selections are endless- a slopeside hotel, in-town hotels, motels, condos, country inns, bed & breakfasts, plus a number of campgrounds in the area. Many lodges are within walking distance of downtown Lincoln, and offer family stay and play packages that include Loon’s Gondola Skyride.
Other “don’t-miss” area activities that includes hiking in the White Mountain National Forest, spending the day at the Whale’s Tale Water Park or a driving over the scenic Kancamagus Highway to North Conway and tax-free outlet shopping.
Loon Mountain Summer Events
June 27: Opening Day – Loon Mountain begins its summer season. Horseback riding returns to Loon for the summer. Guests can take a gondola skyride, explore the summit glacial caves, test their skills on the climbing wall, fly high on the bungy trampoline, rent a mountain bike, or sign up for a Franconia Notch Bike Tour
June 27: Minis on Top – The Mini Coopers return to Loon to stage their trek across the Kancamagus from Loon to the summit of Mount Washington.
July 5: The Loon Mountain Race – Part of the New England Trail Running Series, this race takes runners 6.2 miles up through the trails and work roads of Loon, where the race finishes at the summit of the Gondola- only after you’ve climbed to the top of North Peak. Hosted by the White Mountain Milers, you want to make sure you are in shape for this one!
July 25: Hot Dog Festival – Choose from a full line up of dogs. Don’t forget the fixin’s! Fun games for the whole family.
September 5-6: Loon Mountain Summer Send-off Weekend – It’s one last weekend hurrah before school is back in session. The weekend includes music, games, food and more!
September 18-20: New Hampshire Highland Games – This three-day festival celebrates everything Scottish-food, music, culture, dancing, athletics, and more. In its 34th year, the New Hampshire Highland Games is New England’s largest Celtic festival.
October 10-11: Oktoberfest – This year’s Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving the whole show over to a new, more spacious venue at the Governor’s Lodge. That means more family entertainment, German music, more German food, and definitely more German beer!
For all the details about horseback riding, bungee jumping, and all of Loon’s activities and events, visit www.loonmtn.com, or call 1-800-229-LOON.