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Shopping in North Conway New Hampshire

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shopping north conway North Conway has a great reputation as a shopping destination thanks to the Settler’s Green Outlet Mall, featuring such great brands as American Eagle, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Eddie Bower, Gap Outlet, JCrew, Timberland, Talbots, and Wedgewood. With deep discounts and regular sales and events, anyone in the mood for a shopping getaway can safely bet on Settler’s Green. However, there are plenty of other places to shop besides the outlets to complete North Conway’s reputation as the perfect place to indulge in a little retail therapy.

Some of the other great shops in the area to visit include:

Belly to Belly Boutique: a local shop offering quality products for expecting mothers.

Freedom Village Store is a unique shop and community hub that features locally made goods and regular events that highlight the creative community in and around Freedom, NH, a 30 minute drive from the Green Granite near White Lake State Park.

North County Fair Jewelers is a wonderful place to find unique, hand-crafted jewelry as well as diamonds, gemstones, fine jewelry, and estate sale pieces. With such a wide selection and the distinction of being a locally-owned business serving the Mount Washington Valley for over 40 years, this is a wonderful place to find a fun souvenir or special gift.

The HandCrafter’s Barn is a delightful place to browse and buy. It describes itself as “a year round craft show, with over 150 juried artisans and crafters” featuring “photography, jewelry, pottery, quilts, crafts, home decor, furniture, tole painting, fiber art, and miniatures” among many other items. You’re guaranteed to find unique items like nowhere else, all supporting true New Hampshire artists.

The Funky Bubble is a local bath and body shop featuring quality and all-natural products by Upper Canada, Ahava, Hydra and more. It’s a fantastic shop to try if you are looking to spoil yourself or someone special!

Valley Jewelers have over 20 years of experience in hand made jewelry and repair, and feature a great selection of gold, sterling, platinum, as well as precious and semi-precious stones. Longtime locals, the Valley Jewelers team are a great part of the Conway community. 

These are just a few of the great boutiques and shopping opportunities in North Conway. Next time you're in the area, do a little exploring and you're sure to find some very special local treasures.


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Snowmobiling in North Conway New Hampshire

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The North Conway area of New Hampshire is perfectly situated in the heart of great snowmobiling country. New Hampshire has almost 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails, from routes through national parks and public lands to those that wind through various public and private lands thanks to arrangements made by local snowmobile clubs. With the picturesque White Mountains all around and well-mapped routes that will take you in and out of little hamlets, through the wilderness, and even right up to the Canadian border, you could spend a lifetime exploring. If all you have is a winter vacation, there are plenty of options right by the Green Granite. 

The closest to the Inn is the lovely Corridor 19 trail, maintained by the Ossipee Valley Snow Mobile Club. It connects to several other trails and trail systems. As the OSVSMC explains on their website, "The OVSC trail system travels across Rte 16 from White Lake State Park (at Canoe King) to the North and South on Corridor 19. South on 19 to Polly’s Crossing thru Ossipee village on the historic rail bed and connects to the Seven Lakes SMC area and the Wolfeboro club trails. To the North on Corridor 19 to the intersection at the Kancamaugus Highway and the Mountain Meadows Riders Trails." Corridor 19 corridor can also take you to a spectacular two mile climb up Black Cap Mountain where there is an unbeatable view at 2100 feet up. 

About 10 minutes from the Green Granite is Northwestern Extremes snowmobile rentals. They sell maps and offer guided tours that are great whether you're a beginner or simply want to be introduced to the locals' favorite trails. Lil' Man Snowmobile Rentals is a little further away-- about 30 minutes, but right in the White Mountain National Forest. For those bringing their own snowmobiles, the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association has a great brochure online and in print that shows the network of Corridor and Primary trails statewide, though it is not as detailed as some local maps will be. 

In addition to Corridor 19, the Bear Notch system is a short drive away, as is Route 230. Bear Notch is closed loop with some branch trails that is well recommended for beginners and intermediate snowmobilers, with many parts converted from old cross country routes. Like most New Hampshire snowmobile trails, Bear Notch opens up to other networks. From there you can leave the closed loop and explore the many many miles that twist around the White Mountain National Forest.

No matter where you choose to snowmobile, the Green Granite Inn is conveniently located for both outdoor adventures and creature comforts. After a day cruising the countryside, you can be confident there is somewhere warm, comfortable, and inviting to return to. Near trailheads and rental outfits as well as across the street from the Blackcap Grille and minutes from shopping, other eateries, and plenty of attractions, it's the perfect balance. 

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