6 Things to Do in Jefferson That You Shouldn't Miss

Jefferson is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,107 at the 2010 census. It is home to parts of the White Mountain National Forest in the south and northeast and to two theme parks: Santa's Village and Fort Jefferson Fun Park. There are also several private campgrounds, motels and inns.

1. Santa's Village

528 Presidential Hwy, Jefferson, NH 03583-6735 Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
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5 based on 1100 reviews

Santa's Village

Reviewed By frnklw - Providence, Rhode IslandProvidence, Rhode Island

Fun for the kids!

Santa's Village is a must see for the people in range. It is not Disney and it doesn't have to be to bring a smile on the face of your youngsters. I had my two grandchildren here at they are under 3 and one under 2, and they were delighted. Buy the mini-d

2. Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve

Jefferson, NH Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve

Reviewed By 22dive - Keene, New HampshireKeene, New Hampshire

Breathtaking day!

Brought my 20-yr old nephew along with me for my second visit to Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve and he was as impressed as I. It was even better than in the fall. We saw wildlife including different types of ducks and bear. I was happy that we found the sec

3. Caps Ridge Trail

Jefferson, NH Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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5 based on 10 reviews

Caps Ridge Trail

The hike along this 2.5-mile trail is a challenge, from an elevation of 3,008 feet to the top of Mt. Jefferson at 5,715 feet.

Reviewed By SurfingDoc - East Coast, USEast Coast, US

A Lot of Fun, but Don't Underestimate It...

We hiked the Caps Ridge Trail on a gorgeous bluebird day. We've hiked a lot of trails in the White Mountains and have done our share of 4,000-footers. Caps Ridge is one of the most beautiful trails we've hiked, and it may have been the most fun! If you li

4. Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

Base Station Rd, Jefferson, NH 03583 Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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5 based on 2 reviews

Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

Reviewed By bethst9

Hike Mt.Washington

We love this trail!!! Plenty of parking @ the bottom, takes about 3.5 hrs up, 7rt. Can’t miss these views! Gem Pool, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, quick climb up Mt.Monroe(*A MUST)before you hit the Crawford Path (part of the AT) up to the summit. Note-caution

5. Cherry Mountain

Jefferson, NH Nature & Parks, Mountains
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Cherry Mountain

Reviewed By Stellas_mom1025 - Coos CountyCoos County

We aren't hikers

But have driven over the mountain several times. It's a dirt road, narrow in spots, but the scenery is beautiful. Trees, streams, an occasional waterfall. Many photo ops. We've also seen many animals- moose, bear, fox, on the journey. Not a ride for a low

6. Upper Ammonoosuc Falls

Base Station Road, Jefferson, NH 03583 Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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4 based on 1 reviews

Upper Ammonoosuc Falls

Reviewed By Spuddler - Charlottetown, CanadaCharlottetown, Canada

Nice falls

Not a huge falls but the pools and gorge are very cool as opposed to the falls itself. Just a short hop into the falls and not difficult.

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