Summer at Gunstock is fun for the whole family! You can spend a whole day at Gunstock with nonstop adventure including: ZipTour Ziplines, Off-Road Segway Tours, Aerial Treetop Adventure, Explorer ATA Course, Mountain Coaster, Scenic Lift Rides, Summer Tubing, Water Wars, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle Board, Playground, Stunt Jump, Spider Climber, Bungee Jumper, Water Wars, Climbing Wall and Slackline Park.
With the ages and abilities of our group we tried the Mountain Coster and Scenic Lift Ride. Our kids have never been skiing so it was fun to try out a lift with no winter clothes, freezing temps and skis attached to tiny humans. The lift does not offer anyway to secure children which is always something to consider when taking little ones up. The views from the top of the Lake Winnipesaukee area are stunning! As an added bonus you can watch people on the zip line as you enjoy the scenic lift ride. There is a place for a picnic, snack or to just relax at the top.
The Mountain Coaster was a completely different experience from the scenic lift. The Mountain Coaster is a roller coaster built on the mountainside with two-person carts on twin, stainless steel rails. There is a control handle you push to go and pull to stop allowing each cart on the coaster to control their own speed. The track ascends into the forest as you make your way to the top. Once you reach the top gravity sends you speeding along the downhill track with swooping turns, banked corners, rolling drops and 360° turns. Without braking you can reach speeds of up to 25 mph. The nearly 4100 feet long ride lasts about 6 thrilling minutes. Riders must be at least 4 feet 6 inches tall to ride alone. Children 3 years old and 3 feet 2 inches tall can ride with another person that is both 16 years or older and at least 4 feet 6 inches tall.
There are different adventure packages for all day fun at Gunstock. You can also purchase the Mountain Coaster or Scenic Lift Ride individually for a shorter mountain adventure. Camp at Gunstock for family fun on the mountain or on the lake. Nearby Lake Winnipesaukee is a family friendly beach with swimming, boating and other recreational activities.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, New Hampshire 03249
For more New Hampshire Adventures:
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Story Land Family Amusement Park
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
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