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Leaf Peeping in the White Mountains

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leaf peeping White Mountains Leaf Peepers come from miles away to enjoy the colorful scenery of the White Mountains. With temperatures changing and autumn coming early, the peak season occurs in early October. There are several routes around the North Conway area that are sure to provide the scenic colors of the season.

Kancamagus Highway
The Kancamagus Highway is one of the best routes to enjoy the beauty of the season. This 34 mile stretch through Northern New Hampshire connects Lincoln and Conway. Known as an American Scenic Byway, “The Kanc” is rich with beauty, history and culture.

This route winds through the White Mountain National Forest and offers scenic views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls and Rocky Gorge. There is a reason the Kancamagus Highway is known for some of the best fall foliage in the country.

Franconia Notch
If you prefer a route less off the beaten trail, I-93 to Franconia Notch may be the perfect choice. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, this mountain pass extends from Flume Gorge to Echo Lake. This 8 mile path of I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.

Not only are there majestic views, but the area has several unique attractions. Ride the Cannon Mountain tramway, stroll through Flume Gorge or simply stop to watch the wildlife that surrounds the area. Franconia Notch guarantees to be one of the most beautiful highways you’ve ever driven.


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09 September 2014, 10:18
 

Shopping in North Conway

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North Conway shoppingNo vacation is complete without a little shopping. You are in luck; the shopping in North Conway is like no other. From the bustling outlets to the quaint local shops, there are some can’t miss stores to visit in the White Mountains.

Settler’s Green: With more than 60 brand name outlets and specialty shops, Settler’s Green Outlets are a shopper’s paradise. From clothing and shoes to bags and toys, these outlets are sure to have everything you could want and more.

Zeb’s General Store: From souvenirs to unique gifts, Zeb’s General Store has it all. Located in the heart of North Conway, it embodies nostalgia and whimsical flair. With over 5,000 unique products, you are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list.

The Beggars Pouch Leather Shop: Nestled in historic North Conway, Beggars Pouch Leather Shop has been making one of a kind items since 1978. They carry an assortment of leather goods including handbags, wallets, belts and name brand footwear.

L.L. Bean Outlet: L. L. Bean Outlet offers up to 60% off savings on discounted, end-of-season and overstocked items. They carry apparel, footwear, outdoor gear and more, all with their legendary guarantee.

The Wooden Soldier: For over 35 years, The Wooden Soldier has been a quality children’s clothing store. From festive holiday favorites to school outfits, the Wooden Solider has the perfect outfit for any celebration.

Enjoy your shopping experience in North Conway!


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26 August 2014, 09:15
 

Must See White Mountain Attractions

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The North Conway area is filled with things to do. From the scenic White Moutains to area attractions and events, there is something for every member of the family. You can embark on a one of a kind adventure, stroll through nature, shop or even visit a theme park. Here is a short list of the "must see" spots on your White Mountains vacation:

COG Railroad
white mountain attractionsThe Mount Washington Cog Railroad is a 3 hour guided adventure filled with breath taking scenery. Starting a Marshfield Base Station you will enjoy the scenic climb to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. From the summit there are panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada and even the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you choose the historic steam locomotive or the modern and eco-friendly biodiesels, the Mount Washington Cog Railroad is one memorable ride.

 

Zip Rider
If you are a “dare devil” in search of a one of a kind adventure, make plans to ride the exhilarating rush of the Zip Rider at Wildcat Mountain. Riders will enjoy a 2,100 foot journey over trails, treetops and the Peabody River while suspended at 70 foot heights and 12 percent grades all the while reaching speeds of 45 miles per hour. The Zip Rider is sure to be one unique and exciting ride.

 

Diana’s Baths
things to do in north conway Diana’s Baths is a must see showcase of nature. Lying along Lucy Brook, the baths are fed from Big Attitash Mountain. Depending on the rainfall and season, the water can be rushing through the waterfalls or gently flowing through. Measuring 75 feet in height the cascading falls are a relativity easy .6 mile flat walk on along a wide gravel path. Diana’s Baths allow visitors to explore the surrounding rocks, ledges, falls, brooks and pools of nature.

 

Storyland
The lands of fantasy and make believe truly come to life at Story Land. With over 30 family-friendly rides and attractions and various shows, the entire family is sure to enjoy the magic that is Story Land. Whether it is a fun ride on the new Roar-a-Saurus coaster, busting a move at Duke’s Dance Party, enjoying tea with Cinderella or simply enjoying the laughter of children young and old; the fantasy lives on at Story Land.


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22 July 2014, 16:41
 

Family Friendly Lodging in North Conway

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GreatRoomIf you are in search of family friendly lodging in North Conway, look no further than the Green Granite Inn. Conveniently located in the scenic White Mountains, our North Conway hotel provides a fun and relaxing vacation getaway. Here are a few amenities that make us the most family friendly inn in the Mount Washington Valley:

  • We offer a variety of accommodations to meet any family needs, from one bedroom suites to bunk beds. There are also rooms furnished with whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes, living and dining areas as well as sleeper sofas. All of our guest rooms have new mattresses for your comfort.
  • Start your day with our complementary deluxe continental breakfast featuring an assortment of items including pancakes, sausage and omelets. A hearty breakfast is just what you need to start your fun filled day in the White Mountains.
  • Both the young and young at heart will enjoy time spent slashing in our indoor and outdoor pools as well as our hot tub. We also have a playground for children to enjoy.
  • Our spacious lobby and common spaces are the perfect spot for games, surveying the mountain views, warming by the fire with a book or simply watching tv.
  • Green Granite Inn is centrally located to many area attractions. The Inn is only an 8 minute drive from Storyland and is within walking distance to Settler’s Green Outlet Mall.
  • Our North Conway hotel offers a variety of seasonal specials and packages. Our packages include a discount on the room as well as discounted pricing to various attractions.

No matter if you are a couple looking for a quick getaway or a family on an action packed vacation, Green Granite is the best hotel in North Conway.


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22 July 2014, 16:12
 

Summer in Mt. Washington Valley

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north conway events All of the area attractions are open and it is officially summer in Mt. Washington Valley! With events for the young and the young at heart, you are sure to find activities the whole family will approve! Take a few of our suggestions or venture out and find your own adventure. Here are a few of the most popular area attractions:

Conway Scenic Railroad: Take in all the scenery the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer on an excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad. From the vintage passenger cars you see the lush grass and mountain peaks.

Storyland: This magical theme park is where fantasy comes to life! With 21 rides and 7 shows daily, you will see why Storyland is New England’s favorite kid’s theme park.

Settler’s Green: With over 60 nationally known outlet stores, Settler’s Green is a “must stop” for visitors. In addition to sales and promotions they also offer an array of special events during the summer.

Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park: If you are looking for adventure, Cranmore Mountain is the place for you. From the Mountain Coaster to the Aerial Adventure Park, you will find something for thrill seekers of every age.

Mt. Washington Auto Road: As the highest peak in the northeast, Mt. Washington is an adventure all its own. This 7.6 mile adventure to the top offers breathtaking views at every glance.

We also have indoor and outdoor pools and a playground for extra entertainment too. Whatever your age or preference, the Green Granite Inn and Mt. Washington Valley will be a vacation you and your family will never forget!


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20 June 2013, 09:15
 

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