Set against the beautiful backdrop of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, North Conway attracts adventure seekers year-round with its spectacular ski fields, rock climbing and alpine trekking. A quaint village with open greens and attractive Victorian architecture, North Conway is known for its factory outlets and pubs.
Things to do in North Conway
Start polishing your credit card, because North Conway is a mecca for shopping, boasting tax-free bargains at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and a range of independent boutiques. If you prefer museums over shopping, visit the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center to see interactive exhibits like the Wind Room and Air Cannon.
Get active at Echo Lake State Park, a popular spot for kayaking, hiking and rock climbing. For magnificent views of Echo Lake, take a two-kilometre hike up the Bryce King Trail, where you can view the dramatic cliff face of Cathedral Ledge and see rock climbers clinging to its granite slabs.
Soak up the natural beauty of Mt. Washington aboard the Conway Scenic Railway. Relive the golden age with a first-class dining experience as you watch the forest-covered mountains and sheer cliffs pass by from the window of a vintage train.
In winter, strap on your skis and discover over 70 hectares of pristine slopes at Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park. When the weather warms up, experience the tranquillity of the Diana’s Baths Waterfalls, a 22-metre stretch of cascading falls and swimming pools surrounded by lush pine forests.
Getting around North Conway
The closest major airport in North Conway is Portland International Jetport. North Conway is a two-hour drive or bus journey from Portland and three hours from Boston via routes 95 or 93. Due to limited public transportation, the best way to get around North Conway is with a rental car.