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White Mountain Flyer
Round-trip bus service from Boston to the White Mountains for outdoor recreation!

Making the outdoors
accessible


Enjoying the outdoors in one of New England's most beautiful regions has never been easier. This is the Mountain Flyer's second year in operation, and we're proud to bring you direct service to some of the best spots in the White Mountains for hiking, biking, swimming, and more!

Where we pick up and drop off

Price

$58

roundtrip

Tickets open June 9th

We are currently not offering
one-way tickets.


Bus dates

Service runs every Saturday from July 9th to October 15th with the exception of every third weekend of each month where the bus will run on Sundays.

More trips could be added based on demand.

Tickets open June 9th

Bus schedule

On the way

Arrive Leave
Wellington Station: - 6:15 AM
Salem Park & Ride: 6:45 AM 6:50 AM
Flume Gorge: 8:25 AM 8:30 AM
Falling Waters Trailhead: 8:35 AM 8:45 AM
Cannon Mountain: 8:50 AM 8:55 AM
AMC Highland Center: 9:15 AM -

And back

Arrive Leave
AMC Highland Center: - 5:00 PM
Cannon Mountain: 5:25 PM 5:30 PM
Lafayette Place Campground
(under the tunnel and across the road from Falling Waters):
5:35 PM 5:40 PM
Flume Gorge: 5:45 PM 5:50 PM
Salem Park & Ride: 7:30 PM -
Wellington Station: 8:00 PM -

Things to do at each drop-off point

Please note that these suggestions are not guided adventures! You are ultimately responsible for having the correct gear, provisions, and more. Hiking can be dangerous without proper care being taken. Keep in mind that you must be back at the pickup point on time and that the bus will not wait for you. We advise you to really do your research and ensure that whatever activity and trail you select allows you to be back at the pick-up point before the departure time with plenty of wiggle room. Difficulty suggestions may be different for each person and party and are based on the amount of time you have between being dropped off and picked up.

Flume Gorge

Some of the trip ideas below can be combined.
Please reference a map.

Visit the Gorge

Distance: 2 miles

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Cost: Visit for more info (must purchase directly on their website)

Hike Mt. Pemigewasset

Distance: 3.4 miles

Elevation gain: 1,500 feet

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Bike the Franconia Notch Bike Path

Distance: 17.6 miles

Elevation gain: 570 feet

Difficulty: Easy based on amount of time given to complete path

Hike Flume & Liberty

Distance: 9.5 miles

Elevation gain: 3,500 feet

Difficulty: Difficult even for seasoned hikers; do not attempt unless you have previous White Mountain 4,000 footer experience. Even doing just one of these mountains has an elevation gain over 3,000 feet, and going down Flume is dangerous.

Falling Waters stop

Water and food is available at both the Lonesome Lake Hut
and the Greenleaf Hut but not directly at the drop-off.
Lonesome Lake Hut is closer to reach.

Walk to Kinsmans Falls

Distance: 4.2 miles

Elevation gain: 360 feet

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Hike Stairs and Cloudland Falls

Distance: 2.6 miles

Elevation gain: 1,000 feet

Difficulty: Easy for seasoned hikers; moderate for newbies if you are fine with steeper elevation and have hiking boots/trail runners

Hike to Lonesome Lake and Hut

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation gain: 1,300 feet

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Hike to Kinsman Pond Campsite Shelter

Distance: 6.5 miles

Elevation gain: 2,500 feet

Difficulty: Moderate for seasoned hikers; difficult for newbies

Hike to Greenleaf Hut

Distance: 5.3 miles

Elevation gain: 2,450 feet

Difficulty: Easy for seasoned hikers; difficult for newbies

Hike Franconia Ridge

Distance: 8.3 miles

Elevation gain: 3,600 feet

Difficulty: moderate/difficult for seasoned White Mountains or Adirondacks hikers; do not attempt unless you have previous White Mountain 4,000 footer experience

Cannon Mountain

Ride the Tramway

Duration: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Cost: Visit for more info (must purchase directly on their website)

Swim, canoe, or kayak Echo Lake

Duration: All day if you want

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Cost: Visit for more info (must purchase directly on their website)

Hike Artists Bluff & Bald Mountain

Distance: 2.6 miles (includes walk from parking lot)

Elevation gain: 530 feet

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Hike Cannon Mountain

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation gain: 2,300 feet

Difficulty: Moderate for seasoned hikers but difficult for newbies. This is a steep climb up and not recommended for folks who don't hike often.

AMC Highland Center

Hang around the Highland Center area.
Picnic, walk around, check out Gibbs Falls, Saco Lake,
& Ammonoosuc Lake

Hike Elephant Head

Distance: 1.5 miles (from the parking lot)

Elevation gain: 250 feet

Difficulty: Easy for everyone

Hike Mt. Willard

Distance: 3.2 miles

Elevation gain: 1,100 feet

Difficulty: Easy for seasoned hikers; moderate for newbies

Hike Mt. Avalon

Distance: 3.7 miles

Elevation gain: 1,600 feet

Difficulty: Easy for seasoned hikers; moderate for newbies

Hike Mt. Jackson

Distance: 4.5 miles

Elevation gain: 2,200 feet

Difficulty: Moderate for seasoned hikers; difficult for newbies

Hike Mt. Jackson & Mt. Webster

Distance: 5.6 miles

Elevation gain: 2,450 feet

Difficulty: Moderate for seasoned hikers; difficult for newbies

Hike Mt. Pierce and Mizpah Hut

Distance: 6 miles

Elevation gain: 2,450 feet

Difficulty: Moderate for seasoned hikers; difficult for newbies

Hike Mts Tom, Field, & Avalon

Distance: 6.6 miles

Elevation gain: 2,800 feet

Difficulty: Moderate/difficulty for seasoned hikers; do not attempt as newbie

Ridj-it's Mountain Flyer lowers the barriers of entry for people to access New Hampshire's world class outdoor amenities, cuts down on traffic and congestions at our trailheads and pays homage to the ski trains of old. These are just the types of projects we want to see happening in the Granite State.

- Scott Crowder, Director of New Hampshire's Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development.

FAQ

Can I bring my dog?
We are not allowing pets at this time, and many drop-off spots along the Mountain Flyer route do not allow pets.

What if I miss the bus?
It is 100% your responsibility to be at the pick-up point at the listed time of departure, and neither Ridj-it nor the bus company is liable for you missing the bus. With that said, we do want you to be able to safely return should you miss the bus for some reason. Therefore, before your trip, we will send you a list of local drivers you can attempt to contact who will be able to shuttle you to either a bus stop with a separate company you would take to return to the Boston area or, in the case of a very late return back to the pickup point, a local town to spend the night until you can catch a bus home.

Where can I store my bike and gear?
Under the bus.

Do you sell tickets for kids?
Children under the age of 3 may travel for free as long as they are sitting on your lap. Children older than 3 will require a standard seat to be purchased.

How will I know where the bus is, when it's leaving, etc?
You will receive an email notification from Ridj-it (the platform that hosts the booking technology) informing you when the bus has left each spot. You must make sure to whitelist Ridj-it so it's not sent to spam.

What if there's bad weather?
Rain and cold are common in the White Mountains, and you should be prepared for both. However, in the case of a 100% washout, you will know two days ahead of time and be fully refunded. The White Mountain Flyer will decide whether the planned date is a washout or not.

Can I pay with cash?
Reservations must be made on the trip links above in order to join. You will not be able to pay at the bus, and cash will not be accepted.

What if I need to cancel?
You'll need submit your cancellation request by clicking the following link, login to your Ridj-it account as prompted, and click the "x" next to the trip name and date under "Upcoming Trips". Rules on credit and refund are made available at the time of purchase and are applied to your cancellation. You'll receive an email confirmation of cancellation.

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