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North Conway, New Hampshire

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North Conway is surrounded by recreational opportunities

North Conway is the peerless gateway to New England’s biggest mountain playground. The Northeast’s highest peak, Mt. Washington, is a perfect backdrop to the village in a broad valley rimmed by leafy green mountains. Settlement began about 200 years ago, but the area’s appeal to visitors began in the 1860s after development of a road and cog railway to the top of Mt. Washington. Four-season status was assured by creation of one of the country’s first ski areas in town in 1938.

Unspoiled high country and historic attractions are still here, along with many others now vying for travelers’ attention. Covered bridges, a colorful depot and other evidence of earlier times are as beguiling as ever. There are also plenty of contemporary restaurants and lodgings, along with numerous antique shops, a crafts center, and regional specialty stores. Along the main road into town is a major collection of factory outlet and name-brand stores.

North Conway Chamber of Commerce
Mt. Washington Valley
Visitor Information
Conway Scenic Railroad
Echo Lake
Old Village Bakery
Red Parka
Eagle Mountain House
Inn at Thorn Hill
Kearsarge Inn
1785 Inn
Inn at Thorn Hill
Kearsarge Inn