The 10 Best Things to Do in Glen, United States

October 16, 2017 Christa Meece

Glen is an unincorporated village in the town of Bartlett in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The village is the home of Story Land, a popular amusement park in the Mount Washington Valley region, a resort area that also includes the communities of North Conway and Jackson.
Restaurants in Glen

1. Story Land

850 Nh Route 16, Glen, Bartlett, NH 03838-6209 +1 603-383-4186
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Story Land

Story Land – where fantasy lives! Story Land is a safe and natural setting where children and their imaginations can run free. We provide a great value to our guests every day, with all-inclusive rides, shows & attractions, reasonably-priced admission ticket, FREE parking, and FREE pet kennels. Featuring birthday parties and character dinners, Story Land is a celebration for the young at heart. This world of fantasy is punctuated by the kaleidoscope of flowers and emerald fields of New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains. Timeless characters like Humpty Dumpty, the Old Woman in the Shoe, the Three Little Pigs, and Peter Rabbit came to life here in 1954.

Reviewed By mesatraveler - mesa az

This would have been interesting and fun in the sixties, but it is not today. Rides and exhibits are simply dated and the storyland themes are not interesting to kids beyond the age of six.

2. Hartmann Model Railroad & Toy Museum

Route 16/302, 15 Town Hall Road, Intervale, Bartlett, NH 03845 +1 603-356-9922
Excellent
25%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
23%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 68 reviews

Hartmann Model Railroad & Toy Museum

Reviewed By Heather F - Westford, Massachusetts

Impressive collection of trains and cars. Everyone there was very friendly. We did get the cautionary warning to keep our children near and that we were responsible for any damage. It's probably an hour activity at best. It's one of those things to check off your list of North Conway area activities but it's not probably something you'd repeat.

3. Northern Extremes Snowmobiling - Tours

1326 Main St US Route 302, Bartlett, NH 03812
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 328 reviews

Northern Extremes Snowmobiling - Tours

Enjoy The Thrills Of Snowmobiling In The White Mountains Of New Hampshire. Northern Extremes Snowmobiling Offers Guided Snowmobile Tours And Self Guided Snowmobile Rentals For All Ages And Abilities

Reviewed By nsreiter - Fayetteville, Georgia

We were 2 couples and we did the 3 hour tour. Dick was our guide and has an amazing personality. He was also very patient with others on the tour!
The views were awesome, from the overlooks to the bridges and streams.
If you have the chance to do take any of their tours, please do. You will not regret it.

4. Jackson Falls

Carter Notch Rd., Jackson, NH +1 603-383-9356
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Jackson Falls

Reviewed By SandyRiver - Stamford CT

Ample parking along the roadside. The falls are a series of stepped granite falls, pools, and cool rock formations. Great for exploring both in the water and alongside . Be sure to wear water shoes, as the wet rocks are very slippery.

5. Northeast Mountaineering - Day Tours

1054 White Mountain Highway, Glen, Bartlett, NH 03838
Excellent
90%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Northeast Mountaineering - Day Tours

Northeast Mountaineering offers rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and waterfall rappelling for all ages and experience levels. Let us help you make the most of your time in the White Mountains and view the scenery from a new perspective! Great idea for families and groups!

Reviewed By Kaytlan B

Went and did the intro to ice climbing with a small group and a guide. It was a bitter cold day and after a challenging hike through the snow I got very cold. The guide was very accomidating bringing along and extra parka and sharing his hot chocolate. This made the day a great at experience with fun climbs and good people. We stayed in the bunk house that night and it's very affordable and nice enough for a group stay area.

6. Cathedral Ledge

Cathedral ledge, North Conway, Conway, NH +1 603-356-6335
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 835 reviews

Cathedral Ledge

A rock cliff that is popular with climbers.

Reviewed By hippiemoose - Plymouth, Massachusetts

Long winding steep road to the top but the views are well worth it. You may be lucky enough to see rock climbers scaling the ledge. Be sure to walk all around as there are multiple different views of different areas, Some have fencing to make it safer but there are other areas that you can get to to view other rock ledges and walls that have no fencing. A must if you are in the area.

7. Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Route 302, Bartlett, NH +1 603-374-2277
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 55 reviews

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Reviewed By DandC_Fl_USA - FL, USA

We are novice skiers and had a great time. Clifton and his coworkers were wonderful. The equipment we rented was first rate and the trails were nicely prepared and very scenic. We skied down along the river and also up along trail 2. The soup and fresh bread were also terrific. You simply can't have a better XC skiing experience [a member from a XC ski club said it was their favorite location in the area and we can see why].

155 Ridge Rd, Jackson, NH 03846 +1 603-387-3463
Excellent
96%
Good
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5 based on 62 reviews

Jackson Art Studio & Gallery

Jackson Art Studio & Gallery features Sip & Paint classes. Fun for the beginner to the seasoned artist. Spend an evening of creativity as you twist open your favorite bottle of wine. (BYOB) and uncork your creativity. Bring the kids, a great activity for the whole family. Our instructor will guide you through step by step. It's easy stress free, and affordable. $40-$45 includes everything!

Reviewed By birddesign2017 - Wakefield, Massachusetts

I took a Paint Your Pet class at Jackson Art Studio with Melanie last spring and it was wonderful in every way. The instruction, atmosphere and entire experience was just perfect and I look forward to attending another class. Melanie is an experienced and talented artist who knows how to teach, demonstrate and encourage the participants. Right next door to the classroom is an exquisite gallery of incredible artwork from local artists and you're only a few steps away from the magnificence of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

9. Covered Bridge Shoppe

404 US Route 302, Glen, Bartlett, NH 03838-6316 +1 603-383-9109
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Covered Bridge Shoppe

Since 1965, the Covered Bridge Shoppe has been a favorite stop for travelers in our valley. We feature a distinctive collection of country home decor items including candles and accessories, pillows, wall art and pottery, flags, garden art, chimes, plush animals and more at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere. In addition, we offer a full line of souvenirs including a great selection of T-shirts. We are open everyday from the end of May through October - 10AM - 5PM

Reviewed By phil52_10 - Maidstone, United Kingdom

A gift shop with a difference, the walk over the bridge brings you to a deceptively large shop. It carries the usual touristy stuff as well as craft handiwork. The proprietor is very helpful and friendly, parking is somewhat limited, but you should find something you like here.

10. Wildcat Mountain

Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Jackson, NH 03486 +1 603-466-3326
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Wildcat Mountain

Popular ski area in the northernmost reaches of New Hampshire.

Reviewed By Mark M - New York City, New York

Wildcat Mountain is probably most famous as a ski area. Well, we have never been here in the winter, but it is our favorite summer attraction in the White Mountains of NH. There are three gondola rides to the top of mountains in NH: Wildcat, Loon, and Cannon (see my review of Cannon). The one that provides the best views is easily Wildcat. You can see the whole Presidential Mountain Range, including the best views of Mt. Washington you'll ever see. Sure, going up Mt. Washington is an experience, but it's usually windy and cold up there, you can't stay long if you take a van or train, and it's almost always too cloudy to see very far. But viewing Mt. Washington from the top of Wildcat is a truly memorable experience. You can actually see the cars on the Auto Road from here.

Wildcat is also the most "natural" of the three gondola mountains: there is no gift shop or cafe on top. (There aren't even restrooms; the ones at the base are very clean and spacious.) There is nothing commercialized about it: just nature, pure and simple. There are several excellent trails on top of Wildcat, one of which takes you to an observatory deck. Another is too long to complete but is great fun; just return the way you came. The gondola ride itself is thrilling. You are in a small gondola (meant for 4 people; our family actually split two gondolas for this reason) and you are riding directly to the peak surrounded by gorgeous views. The rides up and down are about ten minutes each; enjoy every second of them.

At the base is a lovely trail to Thompson Falls (which is an extension of the shorter "Way of the Wildcat" trail). It's worth coming here just for this beautiful trail alone. (There are other great ones, like Glen Ellis Falls and Crystal Cascade in the area nearby, the heart of Pinkham Notch).

Our one caveat is that one of our favorite parts about coming here used to be the lovely picnic tables at the base near a beautiful brook, a truly "natural" place to eat, if ever there was one. The problem is that the managers of Wildcat are now blasting loud rock music from loudspeakers right over the tables!! If you are reading this, please turn the music off, or at least turn down the volume quite a bit.

Though some people come here for the Zipline, we didn't use it, though it looks like fun. We just love the spectacular views from the summit of Wildcat and the immensely enjoyable gondola ride up. Please keep this natural place as natural as it always has been!

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