Recreation in and around Campton, New Hampshire

With a year-round population of 2600, and a large second home population, Campton is scenic, rural, and wooded. The air and water are clean, the mountains are rugged, and the people are friendly.

World-class winter sports and many summer activities are offered at Waterville Valley Resort, Loon Mountain, and Cannon Mountain all just minutes from downtown Campton.

The White Mountain National Forest provides hiking, hunting, biking, canoeing, climbing, and miles of scenic drives.

Fishing, boating, and swimming are available on the Pemigewasset and Mad Rivers, along with numerous lakes and ponds.

In addition to the new championship Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton, there are half a dozen other golf courses within a 30-minute drive. White Mountain Country Club is located in Ashland, NH while the Jack O Lantern Golf Course is in neighboring Thornton.

Horseback riding is a popular sport for young and old in the North Country. Rocky Ridge is located in Campton and offers trail rides. Many community members are involved with 4-H and Pony Club as well. Visit Whales Tale Water Park in nearby Lincoln for a fun and wet day. The Hobo Railroad offers scenic train rides while the Dinner Train offers a fine dining experience.

The area contains many antique shops, restaurants, and other shopping opportunities while nearby annual events include the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, a Gas and Steam Engine Show and many community church suppers and Fire Department Potluck Suppers.