Set in a secluded mountain setting yet only minutes from historic North Conway Village and all of the attractions and sightseeing activities that the area has to offer, The White Mountain Hotel & Resort is a wonderful, four-season vacation destination.
From Echo Lake State Park and The White Mountain National Forest to the charming small-town ambiance of North Conway, the Mt. Washington Valley provides travelers with an endless array of activities and area attractions. For more information on North Conway attractions and fun events in the area, please visit www.visitwhitemountains.com and www.northconwaynh.com.
Below, you will find a few of our favorite things to do:
Offers both summer and winter activities for the family to enjoy. Summer features a mountain coaster, zip lining, giant swing and much more. Winter activities feature downhill skiing, snowboard park and tubing. To learn more, please visit www.cranmore.com
It’s the children’s theme park where fantasy lives! Ride a pumpkin coach to Cinderella’s Castle, spin through a giant cuckoo clock, tour a farm on a child-sized tractor and enjoy so much more. Explore 21 themed rides, lively shows and unique playgrounds. To learn more, please visit www.storylandnh.com.
The area boasts numerous family-friendly, sightseeing North Conway attractions such as Storyland, The Conway Scenic Railway, Mt. Washington Auto Road, Mt. Washington Weather Discovery Center, Hartman Model Railroad Museum, Santa’s Village, Attitash Alpine Slide, Cranmore Mountain activities and Zeb’s General Store.
Travel on a nostalgic train ride! Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, you'll experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed restored passenger cars. To learn more, please visit conwayscenic.com.
Enjoy the many TAX-FREE, nationally known name brand outlet stores and many specialty shops, ranging from antique shops to Zeb’s country store. Settler’s Green offers a large concentration of outlet shops in one central location. There are also several stores for locally-made merchandise and many outdoor sporting goods stores such as L.L. Bean and EMS for the outdoor enthusiast. To learn more, please visit www.settlersgreen.com.
A ride up Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. To learn more, please visit www.thecog.com.
Travel to the top of New England on the “Road to the Sky” - the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Breathtaking panoramic views are around every bend as you climb through four different climate zones to the 6,288-foot summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Completed in 1861, the Auto Road is the oldest man-made attraction in America. To learn more, please visit www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com.
Step inside the "wind room" and feel what it's like to be inside a building with 231 mile-per-hour winds howling outside. Experience "Live from the Rock Pile" in the theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, a live program via camera from the summit of Mount Washington.
You can even give an on-camera weather forecast, create your own wind conditions for model sailing ships on a man-made lake or visit the Observatory theatre for a movie putting you right into the wildest wind on earth. To learn more, please visit www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com.
Maine’s largest agricultural event is held on the 185-acre fairgrounds in the Saco River Valley in the foothills of the White Mountains. It features eight days of harness racing, live nightly entertainment, a farm museum that’s second to none, the world’s largest steer and oxen show and a reputation known throughout North America. Fryeburg Fair attracts more than 300,000 people annually. It’s open on the first Sunday in October through Columbus Day. To learn more, please visit www.fryeburgfair.com.
The 80-pasenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,200-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and into Maine, Vermont, and even Canada. Visit the “Old Man of the Mountain” museum and the New England Ski Museum. To learn more, please visit www.cannonmt.com.
The Flume Gorge offers a two-mile, self-guided walk through a natural chasm over covered bridges and past waterfalls and a scenic pool with plenty of mountain views. The Visitors’ Center offers a free 20-minute movie in high definition on Franconia Notch State Park, the cafeteria, gift shop and many other aspects of this beautiful area. To learn more, please visit https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/flume-gorge.
Covered bridges in the White Mountains are an integral part of the landscape and heritage of New Hampshire and North Conway. Visitors should include a tour of one or more of the many local, covered bridges in the vicinity to gain an understanding of the history, beauty and engineering genius that these structures display. To learn more, please visit https://www.visitwhitemountains.com/attractions/covered-bridges-of-the-white-mountains
Experience the magic and wonder of Christmas morning at Santa’s Village. Families come back year after year to enjoy wonderful themed rides, shows, Santa and, of course, his reindeer. To learn more, please visit www.santasvillage.com.
"#1 in scenery in North America" says Ski Magazine. Experience the ZipRider, NH’s newest thrill ride and soar a half mile over trees, ski trails and a river at speeds up to 45 miles-per-hour while taking in the majestic, New Hampshire mountain scenery. Then ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,062- foot summit. To learn more, please visit www.skiwildcat.com.
Zeb's General Store is an icon in the Mt. Washington Valley featuring locally made products, New England specialties,
a penny candy counter, gift baskets and so much more. A must visit during your trip to North Conway.