North Conway is the heart of the Mt Washington Valley. Surrounded by the villages of Bartlett and Jackson plus Mt Washington to the North. Madison and Conway Village to the South, Fryeburg, ME to the East and over 700,000 acres of the protected White Mountain National Forest to the West.

The valley area is home to 97 restaurants and cafes plus over 285 shopping outlets, country stores and boutiques all with tax free shopping. The area is truly a four season destination.

Summer Activities in the White Mountains

Summer is so much fun to Vacation in the White Mountains ! Here are some great family ideas for what to do. Whether you are looking for a quiet – secret spot along the river to day dream the day away or you are looking for something more exciting like rock climbing or kayaking the White Mountain National Forest is a natural playground for all ages.

Family Attractions

So many fun family activities in the Mount Washington Valley. Story Land, Santa’s Village, Wildcat Gondola, Attitash and Fort Jefferson Fun Park. There is something for every age group…check out some of the more popular options.

Canoeing, Kayaking and Tubing

The Saco River meanders it’s way through the Mount Washington Valley on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a generally calm and friendly environment great for the entire family. If you are looking for some Spring excitement – during the snow melts and spring rain you can access the Saco River right from your back door.

Northern Extremes

Saco Bound Canoe

Great Glen Trails

Saco River Canoe & Kayak

Canoe King

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the beautiful White Mountains off the beaten path. Mountain Biking is a great sport and the Mount Washington Valley is a fun and beautiful place to ride. Check out some local places to ride, links to maps and rentals.

Attitash

Great Glen Trails

Golf

Enjoy nine or eighteen holes with spectacular views. There are many options with in a short ride from The Villager Motel. Enjoy award winning greens or rustic mountain views. Finish your game and enjoy an alpine sunset.

Wentworth Golf Course

North Conway Country Club

Eagle Mountain Golf Course

Hales Location Golf Course

Mount Washington Hotel Golf Course

Mountain View Grand Hotel Golf Course

Railroads

What a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery with your friends and family on one of the areas unique and interesting Railroads. Some have dining cars and sunset rides, others offer a short family excursion.

Conway Scenic Railroad

Hartmann Model Railroad, Ltd.

Cog Railway

Horseback Riding

Enjoy mountain views from the back of a fine horse. It is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Here are some suggestions:

Black Mountain

The Fields at Attitash

The Farm by the River Stables

Fishing

Get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and enjoy the peace and quiet of a mountain river or lake. It is easy to find your own fishing hole in the White Mountain National Forest. The rivers are crystal clear and the fish are well stocked.

Check out:

North Country Angler

 

Climbing

One of the incredible ways to enjoy the beauty of the Mountains and challenge yourself physically and mentally. The Mount Washington Valley offers several professional guide services that we recommend.

International Mountain Climbing School

Hiking

We are located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest with many excellent hiking opportunities. Just minutes from here you will find hiking trails for all abilities, from those that have never hiked to those who are avid hikers. Just ask us and we will be able to direct you in the right path for your ability.

Hiking Resourse from Dartmouth College

Appalachian Mountain Club

4000 Footers in New Hampshire