For over a century, the Town of Gorham has been known as “The Gateway to the White Mountains,” with the railroad and later automobiles bringing generations of hikers, skiers, hunters and others to the foot of the Presidential, Carter and Mahoosuc mountain ranges. Boston Magazine named Gorham the “Best Sporty Town” in New Hampshire in 2006, and the NH Travel and Tourism Department tagged Gorham as “The Basecamp for Grand Adventure.”
Recreation has long been part of Gorham’s economy and of its local culture as well. Gorham provides a welcoming base for outdoor recreation, including hiking, rock climbing, biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ATVs, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, walking, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, wildlife viewing, tennis and golf.
Gorham provides a summer concert series on the Town Common for the public to enjoy, and hosts one of the largest and the longest-running 4th of July Celebration in New Hampshire. The Medallion Opera House provides performing arts events year-round.
As a long-standing destination for recreation, Gorham offers stores to resupply, outfitters, medical services, lodging and hostel, restaurants and bars, laundry services, and postal services.