Wednesdays at Wildcat Outdoor ToursJuly 01, 2015 - August 27, 2015
Wednesdays at Wildcat provide opportunities to explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Program topics change weekly and include learning about the flora and fauna of the forest; discovering what lives within and contributes to the health of a fresh-water pond ecosystem; the high-alpine, summit environment; and the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range.
Pond Full of Fun
Join us for a couple of hours of "mucking around" for frogs, toads, and insect life. A Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist will have nets, bug boxes, hand lenses, identification cards and all the things you need to explore the beautiful pond at the base of Wildcat Mountain. The pond lets us view the world within a world as we learn about the wonderful creatures in the pond environment.
Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit
Explore the incredible natural features at the summit of Wildcat Mountain. Led by a naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center, this program is ideal for the entire family. From your Gondola, enjoy a bird's eye view of the wonderful array of forest communities and search for a deer or a black bear eating berries down below! Examine mountain wildflowers, ancient schist rocks, and the stunted boreal Spruce/Fir forest at elevations above 4,000'.
The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls
Join us for an informative hike along the Way of the Wildcat Trail and discover the spectacular Thompson Brook Falls within the White Mountain National Forest. Cool, moist mosses abound, colorful wildflowers capture the essence of the forest, and the waterfall soothes the spirit on this 1 mile in and 1-mile out exploration.
Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. For all programs, meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge shortly before 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as pre-applied personal sun protection and bug repellent if desired. In case of inclement weather, the program may be held indoors using slide shows and interactive displays.*Program requires a scenic gondola ticket purchase.
Open Daily Saturday, June 20 Through Monday, September 7. Weekends Only After That Until Monday, October 12.June 20, 2015 - September 07, 2015
Daily summer operations at Wildcat will kick off on Saturday, June 20 and we'll run all the way through until Labor Day, Monday September 7. After that our fall operations will continue weekends only through Monday, October 12 of Columbus Day weekend.
On Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, all dads can enjoy the Wildcat Express scenic gondola for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior gondola ride.
Hosted by and benefit for the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Education Foundation, the second annual Wildcat Mountain Trail Race on Sunday, June 28 is a tough "up and over" mountain run using the Wildcat Mountain ski trails.
Every Wednesday in July and August, explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest.
With the purchase of a scenic gondola ticket, join us on a free monthly tour at Wildcat this summer & fall. An Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist will lead an interactive and educational summit tour followed by a guided hike down.