Your tiny traveler has gone by boat, by plane and even by train. But by gondola? That’s an original that will earn her serious playground cred. After all, it’s not every day she gets to ride over rivers and rugged mountainscapes to find high altitude adventures like roller coasters, suspended slack lines and geyser-fueled splash pads. We found 12 awesome rides, so flip through to find your fave!

Cannon Mountain, Franconia, Nh

Oh the sights you and your sidekick will see as you make your way up the face of Cannon Mountain in Lincoln and Lafayette, Cannon Mountain’s aerial tram cars, better known as Ketchup and Mustard to the kids. 10 minutes is all it takes to make it to New Hampshire’s highest lift-accessed point, where your kiddo will have a blast trying to figure out where New Hampshire ends and New York, Maine, Vermont and Canada begin. Grab a bite to eat at the top before heading for your next adventure … Flume Gorge, anyone?


photo: Greg Keeler/Cannon Mountain

Which one looks like fun to you? Have you ridden one of our picks? Tell others about it in a comment. 

— Allison Sutcliffe