Local Landmarks – North Conway, NH

What Memories Are Made Of

Aerial view of landscape surrounding the inn

Our location in New Hampshire’s White Mountains provides an extensive combination of activities ranging from outdoor recreation to attractions, both natural and man-made, to festivals and events, and shopping.

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 open-air hot tub surrounded by some of the Inn’s award-winning gardens.

Animated sun

Summer Activities & 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
  • Hayrides
Person cross country skiing
Animated snowflake

Winter Activities & Recreation

  • 5 Area Mountains for alpine skiing
  • 6 Touring Centers for Nordic skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Guided tour by snowcat above the tree line on Mt. Washington
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh rides
  • Ice fishing
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice climbing

Area Recreational Activities

Historic Locations

  • Mt. Washington Auto Road
  • Mt. Washington Cog Railway
  • Kancamagus Highway
  • Diana's Baths
  • Arethusa Falls
  • Sabbaday Falls
  • Willey House


  • 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
Mother and child at a festival special event
Animated one day pass ticket

Festivals & Special Events

  • Whitaker Woods X country and Snowshoeing trails: Complimentary tickets are available all winter long.
  • Fryeburg Fair: Founded in 1851 it is the region’s premier country fair. Info at fryeburgfair.org First week in October.
  • Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest. First weekend in February. Contact International Mountain Equipment at 603.356.7013.
  • Busker Festival at Settlers Green North Conway held on Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Craft and Artisan Festival, North Conway - Gibson Center. Memorial Day, Independence, Labor Day, and Columbus Day weekends.
  • Arts and Crafts Festival, Schouler Park North Conway. Memorial Day weekend and October (dates TBA)
  • Farmers Market at Schouler Park North Conway- every Tuesday afternoon June through October.
  • Festival of Trees - Settlers Green, North Conway - late November.
  • Fireworks at Schouler Park North Conway, Independence Day weekend and New Year’s Eve.
  • Mt Washington Valley Mud Bowl, North Conway- First week of September.
  • Wildquack Duck Race, Jackson NH, Memorial Day weekend.
  • Subaru/ Yokohama Tire Road Race - Mt Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH - held in August. Tickets limited.
  • Nestlenook Sleigh Rides - Enjoy the winter wonderland as sleigh bells are jingling, skaters glide past on our outdoor skate park, music chimes in the background and snowcapped mountains surround you. Learn more at our website https://nestlenookfarmsleighrides.com/sleigh-rides
  • Ice Castle - Info to come soon!
  • Check with event sponsors for dates, times, and additional event information.