The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise
A New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast in North Conway
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Activities for your White Mountains Vacation
  Click to Order Your Gift Certificate onlineOur location in New Hampshire's White Mountains provides an extensive combination of activities ranging from outdoor recreation toattractions, both natural and man-made, to festivals and events, and shopping. Outdoor swimming pool at Buttonwood Inn

At the Buttonwood Inn...
In winter, relax by the fire or get outside and enjoy trails ideal for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. In summer, hike these same trails or enjoy our own 20' x 40' heated in-ground pool or seasonal open air hot tub surrounded by some of the Inn's award-winning gardens.

  Surrounding us in the Mt. Washington Valley...   .Nearby Attractions
SUMMER Activites & Recreation:  
  • Hiking
  • Biking - road & mountain
  • Rafting
  • Golf on 4 courses
  • Mini-golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Tubing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Train rides
  • Water parks
  • Berry picking
  • Hay rides
Outdoor Activities:      
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WINTER Activites & Recreation:  
  • Alpine skiing at 5 area mountains
  • Nordic skiing at 6 touring centers
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Guided tour by snow cat above treeline on Mt. Washington
  • Sleigh rides
  • Ice fishing
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Snow shoeing
  • Maple sugaring
  • Ice climbing
Outdoor Activities:    
AREA RECREATIONAL ATTRACTIONS for your White Mountains Vacation:          
Summer Area Activities and Attractions  
  • Sightseeing - scenic/historic
  • Craft shows
  • Craft shops
  • Quilting
  • Fireworks
  • Parades
  • Museums
  • Photography
  • Tax-free shopping
  • Moose tours
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Art shows
  • Antiquing
  • Waterfalls
  • Theater
  • Art galleries
  • Covered bridges
  • Bird watching
  • NH Natural Heritage Bureau
Festivals & Special Events:  

Wine Tasting  – taste and create your own wines at Vintner’s Cellar Winery in North Conway
Valentine’s Lovers Weekend -- enjoy a romantic weekend in our winter wonderland this weekend or any other in the Mt. Washington Valley
Annual Chocolate Festival – a self-guided cross-country or car tour at the end of February featuring chocolate treats and a chance to win prizes
March Maple Madness
a self-guided spring event featuring maple treats and maple sugaring and a chance to win prizes
Home, Garden & Flower Show
- annual spring show in May at the Fryeburg Fair grounds
Wildquack  River Festival
  purchase a ticket and watch your “rubber ducky” race down Jackson Falls in May for a chance to win prizes
White Mountain Musical Arts – presents Seacoast Wind Ensemble “saluting our veterans” on Memorial Weekend in Fryeburg
Story Land  – a favorite “story land” theme park among children of all ages during the summer in Glen
Santa’s Village  – another children’s amusement park favorite in Jefferson during the summer
Fullers Maple Sugar House  – see how our special maple syrup served at breakfast is made and tour the maple sugaring operation of one of New England’s best maple syrup producers in Lancaster (any time of year)
Rally in the Valley  – motorcycle through and enjoy the scenery in Mt. Washington Valley in June
Annual Jackson Covered Bridge Dance
  – Jackson Village in June
Mt. Washington Road Race  runners road race to the summit in June
Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks   – North Conway and Jackson
North Conway Village Theater Your Theatre (M&D Productions) Eastern Slope Playhouse
            Barnstormer's Theater- regional theater in Tamworth
Art in the Park - art show in North Conway's Schouler Park in July
Arts Jubilee Concerts  - free outdoor summer concerts held in July and August at Cranmore Mountain Resort
Mt. Washington Hillclimb  – register to race your bicycle to the summit in August
Bach Festival  – listen to live Bach concerts beginning in August
White Mountain Art & Artisans Festival – view all types of arts and crafts by artists which can be purchased at various price points in Jackson Village in August
Fields on the Saco  – enjoy an epicurean dinner event featuring locally grown food products and spirits at the end of August
Fryeburg Fair - this annual fall event in September and October is Maine's blue ribbon classic agricultural fair
Return of the Pumpkin People – a self-guided tour of the Jackson area during October
Ghost & Goblins – a self-guided Halloween weekend tour in the Mt. Washington Valley featuring “ghoulish” culinary delights and a chance to win prizes
Harvest to Holiday – shop ‘til you drop during November to the end of December, or any time of year, at Settlers Green Outlet Center
Polar Express  – based on the Chris Van Allsburg story come bring your children to board the train for the North Pole in December
New Year’s Eve  – come ring in the New Year in our winter wonderland in Mt. Washington Valley
New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition  - Jackson Village in January and February

  We'll be glad to help you with any advance arrangements needed for these activities during your
White Mountains vacation. Give yourself a treat and try something new -
many activities offer instruction and equipment rental for a day.
  Please Join Us in The Heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains
Innkeepers: Bill and Paula Petrone
PO Box 1817 64 Mt. Surprise Rd. North Conway, New Hampshire 03860-1817
800-258-2625 603-356-2625 Fax: 603-356-3140 Send us an E-mail!