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‘For a fun family day, visit Clarks Trading Post in NH and see the famous Trained Bear Show!
Visit Clarks Trading Post in NH for summertime family fun! This post has been sponsored by White Mountain Attractions. My family and I receive passes to visit Clark’s Trading Post, however as always, all opinions are my own. #ad
Visit Clarks Trading Post in NH
I love that this place is family owned and operated, and has a rich history of entertaining tourists, and caring for black bears. Clark’s Trading Post is located in Lincoln, NH near Loon Mountain. Admission includes the bear and acrobat shows, all rides and the museums. The museums showcase early cars, motorcycles, type writers, radio and telephones among other items. Allow 4-6 hours for this park, depending on your interests. Food and drink is as expensive as you’d expect at an amusement park ($4.50 for a hamburger and $2.00 for a bottle of water). Check the Clark’s Trading Post website before you go for their hours, as well as information on show times.
The highlight of Clark’s Trading Post is their trained bear shows. Each show is unique. Our kids were absolutely awed by the bear show, and young Tula was their favorite.
One of the things I enjoyed post was hearing how they care for the bears. But I’m not going to lie, the amazement on the kids’ faces was pretty magical!
Ethan enjoyed the Segway Tour and Old Man on the Mountain climbing wall, while Olivia had fun on the little playground, and the mini climbing wall. Mr. Juggling Act and I were surprised by how high Ethan got, especially considering he’s declared himself afraid of heights!
Both the kids enjoyed panning for minerals at ‘River City Mining Co’. This attraction requires an additional purchase, but the kids each came away with sizeable pieces of amethest and quartz, as well as many other smaller minerals.
There are several chances throughout the day to ride the White Mountain Central Railroad, a wood-burning, steam-powered, Climax locomotive – one of only a handful in the world still running.
The train travels 2-1/2 miles through a 1904 covered bridge across the Pemigewasset River. Then of course, there’s the infamous ‘Wolfman’ who makes mischief. Legend has it he lives in the woods and doesn’t want the train coming through, because someone might find his gold! You never know where he’ll pop up along the ride.