Jackson is known as one of Mount Washington Valley's most scenic towns with some of the best mountain vistas in the White Mountains due to its close proximity to Mount Washington and the Presidential Range.
Upon entering through its historic covered bridge until the time you leave this truly beautiful town, you realize that this is Mount Washington Valley living and vacationing at its finest. It is home of the Jackson cross-country ski trails, a 150 kilometer network that enables you to travel through its town, forests, and farmlands.
With a picturesque rural village, covered bridge, ski areas, and golf courses, it's a haven for vacation homeowners and an excellent community to live in. Luxury homes and condominiums are a premium here, particularly those that have mountain views. The Ellis River and Wildcat River are crystal clear mountain waterways with some of the best trout fishing in the state. Condominium resorts revolve around skiing at Black Mountain and Wildcat or golf at the Wentworth Resort and the Eagle Mountain House.
Ellis River Village on Route 16 is just past Jackson Village in a quiet location along the river. The Wildcat River runs right through it and hosts one of the most popular events of the season, the Jackson Duck Race, where over 500 rubber ducks race their way down the Saco River to the finish line. Some of the many other events hosted in Jackson are the Art in the Park celebration in August, the Traditionally Yours Celebration in December, and the Snow Sculpture Contest in January.