Visit NH: Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park

Although I prefer it to be summer all year round, I have to say fall is beautiful in New England. With fall foliage at it’s peak in the White Mountains, now is the perfect time to plan a last minute trip before winter arrives. Spend a morning driving along the Kancamagus Highway and take in all the beautiful fall foliage views, then spend the afternoon at Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park, located just a short distance from the Kancamagus in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Cranmore is now open weekends only, through Columbus Day weekend.

Ditch the iPads, the video games, and smartphones, and enjoy a day full of family fun at Cranmore. Create lasting memories while spending the day outdoors, overcoming challenges on the ropes courses, bouncing on trampolines, flying through the air on the Soaring Eagle, rock-climbing, sight-seeing at the summit with fabulous mountain views and more.

A few weeks ago, Cranmore hosted our family for an afternoon full of adventure.  While we enjoyed all of the attractions, the overall favorite was the Aerial Adventure Park. It didn’t take Jonathan long to overcome his fear of being 10 feet off the ground, within a few obstacles he was a pro and was wishing he could go on the more advanced courses, but he was too short by just under an inch.

Cranmore Mountain

Aerial Adventure Park:

The Cranmore Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course that consists of 5 individual, elevated courses for different ability levels. A specific 2 hour timeslot is reserved, and before heading into the ropes course, you will need to participate in a mandatory 30 minute ground school where you will be fitted with a harness, learn course safety and the basics of equipment use. The courses are self-guided although there is trained staff on hand to assist if needed. You will unlatch and latch your equipment from one obstacle to another.

We did the Orange course which is for those who are three years old and up, it’s great for those who are just starting to challenge themselves. Throughout the course, you will find yourself between 2 to 10 feet in the air, balancing on wire, and crossing bridges with one short zipline as seen in the video below.

Orange Ropes Course – Perfect for Beginners:

cranmore mountain kids ropes course

The orange ropes course was a hit for the kids as most ropes courses require a minimum height of 48″ and zip-linging 50 lbs, Jonathan is just shy at 47″ while Trevor is 44″  . They often don’t meet the requirements, so they were beyond excited to learn that there was a course for their size at Cranmore. We spent about an hour on the orange ropes course although we had up to two hours. By the end, both of the boys were a pro at attaching themselves to the following obstacle. They were both so proud of themselves, and the challenges that they were able to overcome.

 

 

Since two of our children were too short for four of the courses, we opted to stick together as a family and only do the orange course, although my husband and I could have split up to do the more advance courses.  With Jonathan over 48” next summer, I’m looking forward to revisiting Cranmore next year and trying a more challenging course.

Cranmore

Scenic Chairlift Rides & Summit Hiking:

Take a chair lift ride to the top of Cranmore, where you will be surrounded by great views of North Conway and Mount Washington.  Walk around the summit, pose for family pictures, then stop by Meister Hut and enjoy a snack or lunch while taking in the mountain views.

Bungy Trampoline:

Bounce on over for great fun at the Bungy Trampolines.

 

Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park

Climbing Wall, Spider Mountain & Bounce Houses:

Take the challenge, scale the wall or climb your way through the netting to the top of Spider Mountain. Once you’re at the top, slide your way down. Mom & Dad can join in on the fun too, who will make it to the top first?

The Soaring Eagle:

Experience the sensation of flying on the Soaring Eagle where you will accelerate 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable. Don’t forget to view your photo, as it will automatically be taken at the end and available to purchase.

Mountain Coaster:

Reach speeds of up to 25mph with over 2390 feet of downhill track, twisting and turning through the woods. Take a scenic leisurely ride or trilling fast run, as you control the speed.

Summer Tubing:

Downhill tubing is not just for the winter. Located next to the Soaring Eagle, grab a tube and take a ride on the conveyor to the top and race down 400 feet to the bottom.

Giant Swing:

The Giant Swing will give a whole new meaning to”push me higher & higher” on a swing.

cranmore mountain adventure park nh

Admission at Cranmore:

There are a few different passes available depending on what attractions you would like visit.

All Park Pass:

Includes admission to both Aerial Adventure Park and Mountain Adventure Park, 2 hours in the Aerial Adventure Park and unlimited rides in the Mountain Adventure Park.

  • Over 54″- $66
  • 48″ – 54″ – $56
  • Under 48″ to 38″ – $36

Mountain Base Pass:

Includes unlimited rides in the Mountain Adventure Park, featuring the Mountain Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Giant Swing and more.

  • Over 54″ – $34.00
  • 38″-53″ – $24.00
  • Children under 38” do not require a ticket purchase. (limited rides they can go on)

Aerial Adventure Pass:

Up to a 2 hour self guided adventure in the trees which includes a mandatory 30 minute ground school sessions where participants learn course safety and basics of equipment use. Includes access to all courses (must be 16yrs + for black course).

  • Over 54″ – $44.00
  • 48″-54″ – $34.00
  • Under 48” – $14.00

Notes:

  • Plan to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes as they are required for a number of attractions including the scenic chairlift ride, ropes course, and summer tubing.
  • Outside food is allowed, parking lot is just a short distance away if you pack a cooler.
  • Pay only if you plan on going on the rides/attractions.

Comments

  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    What a beautiful place. I have never traveled to New Hampshire…nor New England at all. I’d love to. Maybe we will get to make a trip in a couple of years.

  2. this looks like such a great place….ill have to figure out if there are any like this closer to me though. im sure my daughter would have an absolute blast.

  3. Looks like a ton of fun activities that my grandsons would enjoy! I love how active these activities are!

  4. I’ve never been to New Hampshire, it looks gorgeous! What a nice adventure park the kids would love this – you won’t see me getting on most of these rides!

  5. What a fantastic trip! I love New Hampshire – we just don’t get foliage like that down here in DC!

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ve always wanted to see New England, especially New Hampshire. These places look like fun, too. My niece & nephews would love them!

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