Pinkham Notch

NH Route 16, White Mountains, New Hampshire

Pinkham Notch is home to the famous Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the center of which is the highest mountain in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington. At 6,288' above sea level, on a clear day you can see the Atlantic Ocean. This mountain holds the distinction of having winds of 231 mph recorded in 1934, by the Mount Washington Observatory. The summit is accessible by many routes and many events hosted there throughout the year.

The US Forest Service and the Appalachain Mountain Club have visitor centers here, providing practical information and assistance to sightseers and those wishing to visit the backcountry. The Appalachain Trail passes over the highest peaks and there is a hut system available for hikers.

Wildcat Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, gondola and zip-line rides and has the most continuous vertical of any ski area in the White Mountains, (2,112'). Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington holds snow late into May or June and is popular with backcountry skiers and climbers.


Pinkham Notch and North Road Map

Natural and White Mountain Attractions...

North of the Notches, NH
Glen Ellis Falls Glen Ellis Falls by Robert Kozlow
Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington Tuckerman Ravine by Robert KozLow

GLEN ELLIS FALLS - There are many waterfalls and natural swimming holes between Pinkham Notch and Gorham and also in Jefferson and Shelburne. Glen Ellis Falls is accessible from a parking area on the south end of Pinkham Notch, just off Route 16. A tunnel takes you under the road and along a scenic path by the river, to a stairway leading down to vantage points of the falls from above and below.

IMP PROFILE - This rock profile is best viewed from the field at Dolly Copp Camping Area, on Route 16, Gorham, NH. The Imp Trail, a popular day hike, is a loop accessed by two parking areas on the east side of Rt.16. The trail becomes steep as you approach the top of the Imp Face, where your efforts are rewarded byt the view of Mt. Washington and the northern Presidential Range.

Imp Face Imp Face by Deborah Ryan as seen from Dolly Copp Campground
RAILROAD MUSEUM AND GORHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Varied memorabilia dated from the time when the railroads were the main form of transportation in the North Country. Look for the train. Gorham Historical Society, Railroad St. across from the Gorham Town Common. Call for hours 603-466-5338. See our ad under Recreation

JERICHO MOUNTAIN ATV PARK - Drive north to Route 110 in Berlin, NH to Jericho Lake and Jericho Mountain ATV Park. Trails are open to the public and are designed for off-road travel. It is fast becoming the largest ATV park in the northeastern US offering endless riding for ATV’s, UTV's, snowmobiles and trail bikes.

Androsoggin River in 13 Mile Woods Thirteen Mile Woods, Androcoggin River by Deborah Ryan as seen from Dolly Copp Campground
THIRTEEN MILE WOODS - Drive north of Berlin and Milan, NH to Pontook Reservoir and Wildlife Refuge. Stop by the wayside before continuing north along the Androscoggin River to Thirteen Mile Woods. This is a great place to view moose, eagles and other wildlife. The river is popular for kayaking, canoeing or rafting, or just follow the river north to its source, Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Errol, NH.


See Us on the Map - Featured Recreation in the Area

North of the Notches, NH

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce 961 Main Street, Berlin, NH - 603-752-6060
Mt. Washington Auto Road, Route 16, PO Box 298, Gorham, NH - 1-603-466-3988
Great Glen Trails Route 16, PO Box 300, Gorham, NH - 603-466-2333
Northeast Snowmobile & ATV Rentals, 325 Main Street, Gorham, NH - 1-800-458-1838
White Mountain ATV Rentals, 299 Main Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-5211
Gorham Historical Society and RR Museum, 25 Railroad Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-5338
Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-3322
St. Kieran's Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH - 603-752-1028

See Us on the Map - Featured Lodging in the Area

North of the Notches, NH

Town & Country Inn & Resort, US Route 2, Shelburne, NH - 1-800-325-4386
Moose Brook Motel, US Route 2, Gorham, NH - 603-466-5400
Philbrook Farm Inn, North Road, Shelburne, NH - 603-466-3831
Grand View Lodge and Cabins, US Route 2, Randolph, NH - 603-466-5715

See Us on the Map - Featured Dine and Shop in the Area

North of the Notches, NH

Mr. Pizza Restaurant & Lounge, Main Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-5573
Waterwheel Breakfast & Gifts, 1955 Presidential Hwy., Route 2, Jefferson, NH - 603-586-4313
Yokohama, Oriental & American Food, Main Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-2501
Town & Country Dining Room, US Route 2, Shelburne, NH - 1-800-325-4386
Gateway Gallery & Gifts, Main Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-9900
Marie's Boutique, 101 Main Street, Gorham, NH - 603-466-5811
Grand View Country Store, US Route 2, Randolph, NH - 603-466-5715

LOCATE US - Pinkham Notch & Gorham, Randolph, Berlin NH

Pinkham Notch and North Recreation Map

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce 961 Main Street, Berlin, NH - 603-752-6060 - See the map
Umbagog Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 113, Errol, NH 03579 - umbagogchamber.com