Whitefield is located at the junction of U.S. Route 3, New Hampshire Route 116 and NH Route 142, and sits at the north end of the White Mountain National Forest. Whitefield was the last town to be established bythe English provincial government, just two years before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Known for its Victorian architecture, many buildings from the 1800's remain
today including the Mountain View Grand Resort, completed in 1866. The grandstand on the common dates back in 1875.
Whitefield's town website states the community has a deep-rooted history with railroading. So much of the town was influenced by the railroad traffic and Whitefield became known as a hub for such many generations ago.
The Twin Mountain Fish and Wildlife Center
is an unconventional and fascinating attraction, offering
exhibits on aquatic species preservation, hatcheries and natural history. Tours are available to
school groups, but this an interesting attraction to people of all ages, including fishermen and
naturalists. The Center is open all year.
Weeks State Park
is the former vacation home of John Wingate Weeks
, a Massachusetts Congressman, famous for the Weeks Act, signed by President Taft in 1919 that allowed for the expansion of national forests. The impressive stone lookout tower offers incredible views of the region.
The town is home to the Weathervane Theater
, an award-winning, professional theatre since 1966.
The Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
, 101 Mountain View Road, built in 1866, sits impressively high on the mountainside. A favorite for conferences as well as vacationers, this location offers luxury amenities, fantastic views and charm. Other properties include the Lion and the Rose B&B
, and the Barron Brook Inn
Dining includes the Inn at Whitefield
on Lancaster Road, offering classy dinners and amazing scenery. Grandma's Kitchen on Lancaster Road offers homemade food at reasonable prices.
Whitefield is served by the Tri-Town Bus service (with connections to Concord, Manchester & Boston via Littleton
), and Mount Washington Regional Airport
Many locals view Whitefield as that pretty town on the way to I-93, however it has so much more to offer.