What to do and see in Rumney, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 8, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Rumney is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,480 at the 2010 census. The town is located at the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.
Restaurants in Rumney

1. Polar Caves Park

705 Rumney Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266-3581 +1 603-536-1888
Excellent
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4.5 based on 294 reviews

Polar Caves Park

A family adventure since 1922! Polar Caves is located in the scenic Baker River Valley in Rumney, New Hampshire. Come tour our natural scenic attraction featuring 9 glacial boulder caves. While visiting, feed the fallow deer, pheasants, and ducks. Also try the Baking River Mining Sluice; tour our Maple Lodge, and enjoy the truly unique Glacial Rock Garden. Be sure to check out our Polar Climbing walls with different levels of difficulty to provide a challenge for anyone! Bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic area with charcoal grills, charcoal not provided. Be sure to visit our Gift Shop and try some fudge before you go! Open Daily 9am to 5pm Spring and Summer, 4:00pm in the fall.

Reviewed By casey101 - Wisconsin

I understood that this place wasn't the typical cave atmosphere that you would think of when you go to a "cave". We knew exactly what we would be seeing when we arrived. What we didn't know was that you would be waiting in line at times for 10 minutes for people to go through the caves in front of you. There were many times that people would let their kids just run. We also had the issue of a couple of people who would let their kids go through the cave and then jump over the rocks to cut in front of people so they could go through again. We also ran into people who decided half way through that they didn't want to go into a cave so everyone in their group had to back out so they could get out. Then the others in the party went back in only to realize they didn't want to be in there either so then they all had to back out as well. This caused long backups in some areas and then the people behind you would try to push forward so they could see.

The park was neat, although I thought it was a little pricey since it cost my family of 5 $84.00. The people visiting completely ruin the fun of it. We found that most people here were very rude. We have traveled to many places and this place was the worst. Obviously this is not something the business can fix. I honestly thought about my review before I typed it up and could not come up with a way to fix the problem we ran into.

This was neat but realize your family will be crammed in between many other families and if you run into ones that are rude it can ruin the entire experience.

I don' think I would recommend a stop here if you like a more quiet laid back natural experience. It's hard to go at your own pace here and it is definitely not private or quiet.

2. Valley Snow Dogz

Rt 175, Campton, NH 03223 +1 603-340-2390
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5 based on 72 reviews

Valley Snow Dogz

Sled dog rides and tours during spring, fall and winter months. Wheels during the non-snowy months and sleds during the winter. A family of mushers and their lovable sled dogs. Various locations in the White Mountains and Lakes Region including Waterville Valley, Thornton And Squam Lake. Great fun for families,groups and for special occasions and events. Year-round sled dog education and kennel tours

Reviewed By Callie M

I booked the "sugar sweet" tour for my boyfriends Christmas present. Lidia was more than accommodating, very prompt with communication, and so so nice. The dogs are wonderful, well cared for, and friendly.

It was below 0 on our tour, and Lidia and her team ensured we were bundled up in sleeping bags as to keep us warm, and took fun pictures to capture our experience! The trails through the woods were beautiful, and as the sun set, it was perfect!! I would recommend to anyone who loves huskies and the beauty of winter weather.

3. The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

39 Main St, Plymouth, NH 03264-1410 +1 603-536-2551
Excellent
64%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

The Flying Monkey is a Main Street theater revived by The Common Man family in NH, featuring a 450 seat intimate venue for live concerts, comdey shows, theatrical productions and films. In the Spring 2011, The Monkey will add a cinema downstairs for first-run and classic films.

Reviewed By Marilyn H - Pepperell, Massachusetts

We saw Big Bad Voodoo Daddy here last night. The sound was excellent. So much better than other small venues I have been at. I purchased tickets through Mission tix, which was easy enough, but I didn't realize I could have called directly to the theater to buy my tickets. I had a Common Man gift card I could have used if I had known that. No big deal, but I want to make others aware. I booked dinner seating. The Monkey is part of the Common Man group, so the food is a mini menu from CM. I really like Common Man, but I thought the food was not up to the quality of Common Man dining. Again, it didn't ruin my experience, as you can see I still gave it five stars. Because the show was fantastic and the venue is pretty perfect.

4. Sculptured Rocks Natural Area

Between Routes 3A and 118, Hebron, NH 03241 +1 603-485-2034
Excellent
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Sculptured Rocks Natural Area

Reviewed By Arvan2013 - New Haven, Missouri

We have been here twice. The second time we decided to have and adventure on the rocks. We climbed up, down, over and under along the river for most of the day. It was fantastic! It is truly amazing to see what nature can produce in the way of natural art. Our 5 and 7 yr old boys had a BLAST!

5. Newfound Lake

Grafton, NH 03241 +1 603-744-8689
Excellent
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5 based on 46 reviews

Newfound Lake

Reviewed By Mcbake63 - New Braunfels, Texas

Celebrated our Mom's 90th birthday. We had a great week. The homes were clean, had beautiful views of the lake. The new Redwood was beautifully built and allowed us to have family meals for 18 of us without being cramped.

6. Quincy Bog Natural Area

131 Quincy Bog Rd, Down the road from I-93 and Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266-3014 +1 603-786-9465
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Quincy Bog Natural Area

Reviewed By Hopsing-NH - Gorham, New Hampshire

Was traveling for work in another office and saw the signs..a perfect lunchtime walk. I was able to quickly do the whole loop in about 45 minutes. There are alot of roots and some rocks along with alot of boards to walk across. Its a great place to see birds with some great bog views.

7. Rattlesnake Mountain

Rumney, NH
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Rattlesnake Mountain

Reviewed By wildcatsu - Charlotte, North Carolina

Located only about 25 minutes from Concord, this great little hike is perfect for hikers of all ages. It took us only about 45 minutes round trip, and we spent about that long at the top soaking in the gorgeous panoramic view. It was stunning...looking down at the majestic views of the lake and the surrounding homes/farms. The hike is not super strenuous, it was just right for a quick side trip on the way to the lake or to the nature center etc. There were older couples, families with young kids, singles with dogs....all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the hike.

There is free parking at the bottom of the mountain, on both sides of the road. We felt safe leaving our things in the car as we hiked.

It was a little confusing coming back down the mountain, there are several different trails that apparently come out at different parking lots. We assumed it was a loop and went down the wrong trail, another couple was coming back up, and informed us that we were going the wrong way, so do beware that you take the same trail back down. :)

Well worth the drive....not too far from the Tilton outlets! Breathtaking views!

8. Rumney Rock Climbing

Buffalo Road, Rumney, NH 03266 603 123 4567
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5 based on 5 reviews

Rumney Rock Climbing

Reviewed By MountainsRock - Campton, New Hampshire

Rumney attracts climbers from around the globe. There are tons of routes set up for unlimited climbs. The Rumney Climbing Guide is a must. Most routes are graded pretty accurately too. Be prepared to have major parking issues on weekends. Come at the crack of dawn, wait till later in the afternoon or just come mid-week. Popular climbs can have a queue. There are plenty of routes you can have to yourself if you are willing to seek them out. You can also find some climbing celebs at times on the 5:14's and up. Another note to be aware of, although the pro is
already set in place, you will want to check out the security of the pro esp. at the top. Some routes that get used less often may have compromised hardware.

9. Rumney Village Store

453 Main St, Rumney, NH 03266-3225 +1 603-786-6020
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5 based on 2 reviews

Rumney Village Store

We are one of the oldest Country Stores in New Hampshire. Located in the picturesque Village of Rumney Nh, we offer locally made products one of a kind gits and artwork. We offer homemade Salads, Sandwiches and desserts from our full service deli.

Reviewed By BajaBuddies2 - Mesa, Arizona

Really, just go there !!!! This place is great!! Personal attention by the Owners!! Great, Fresh foods. --subs, ribs, salads, great coffee and breakfast items! There is something there for everyone !! Portions are large with quality ingredients ! Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner. Get it to go or little tables to eat there!
There are many unique gift items for sale. Great wines and beers you cannot buy anywhere else. Other food items as well. We Love this place and highly recommend this store for everyone ! You will have fun!

10. Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

58 Stinson Lake Rd, Rumney, NH 03266-3136 +1 603-786-9943
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3 based on 1 reviews

Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

Tour the home that Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science), and her second husband, Daniel Patterson, rented in the foothills of the White Mountains. Soon after moving here, the couple found themselves deeply affected by the Civil War. During these two eventful years, Mary's continued deep Bible study and search for health made this an important period leading to her discovery of Christian Science. Guided tours May 1-October 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Tours include the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in nearby North Groton. $5 Suggested donation, children under 12 free. Museum shop.

Reviewed By Marissa M - New York

We just happened upon the Mary Baker Eddy home. Sadly, it was not open to the public. One needs to make a designated appointment to view the inside of the home. Nevertheless, we were able to walk along the grounds. View the home from the outside. Plus, get a great view of the little rivulet or stream that runs below the house. Next time, if we are in the area, will have to make sure we can get in to see the home!

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