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Holiday Fun in the White Mountains

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family friendly activities North Conway Let North Conway serve as the backdrop for your holiday getaway. With nationally recognized skiing, bustling outlets, and a plethora of family friendly activities, North Conway and the White Mountains make an ideal winter getaway.

Ranked among the top 25 ski towns in the world, the Mount Washington Valley is a skiers paradise. The area boasts 7 downhill areas and 6 Nordic runs. Beginners to black diamond slope stars will enjoy the trails of the White Mountains.

Starting December 27th and running every Saturday through March 7th, the popular ski resort Cranmore will be hosting Cranapalooza, a family- oriented celebration featuring entertainment, face painting, s’mores and fireworks.

Outdoor Activities:
If you prefer to enjoy the scenery without skis, North Conway has no shortage of outdoor activities. Choose from a variety of activities including snow mobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, tubing, dog sledding and sleigh rides.

Jackson XC, a non- profit ski foundation, features unique events such as the Snowshoe Nature Tours. This 2 hour guided tour lets you experience the nature beyond the trails in an interesting and instructional way. The tours are held most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season.

Train Rides:
Adults and children alike will enjoy festive train rides through the Mt. Washington Valley. Get in the Christmas spirit on a fun-filled ride with Santa and his mischievous elves. Santa’s Holiday Express is an hour long excursion filled with joy and laughter… and cookies with hot chocolate! Santa will even be there for pictures.

The classic favorite, the Polar Express, departs weekly for an interactive and magical trip to the North Pole via the White Mountains. From the enchanted train ride, elf led carols, the reading of the classic story to an appearance from the big guy himself, this is an experience to be remembered.

Both Santa’s Holiday Express and the Polar Express depart each weekend from the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway. Be sure to make your reservations now, these family- friendly activities will book fast!

Looking to do a little last minute Christmas shopping? North Conway shopping is like none other in the area. With Settler’s Green located just minutes away, the outlet mall features over 60 name brand outlets with savings of 30-60% off retail prices. If you are looking for one of a kind originals, the area has several quaint local shops.

Be sure to check the Settler’s Green site to take advantage of all the best sales and promotions.

With a variety of activities for all ages and interests, the Mt. Washington Valley offers entertainment for the entire family. Check out our calendar of events for information on all the newest area events. If you are looking for a winter escape, let our North Conway hotel be your home away from home.

Written by Tiffany Hutton

04 December 2014, 11:04

A Thanksgiving Escape in the White Mountains

Category: North Conway Activities

shopping North Conway The Green Granite Inn is a quaint White Mountains escape for the Thanksgiving holidays. From our family friendly amenities, including an indoor pool, to our cozy family gathering spots we are the perfect North Conway hotel for your family this season. Thanksgiving is an exciting time in North Conway and the surrounding areas. From festive holiday celebrations to simple family gatherings, the area offers activities the entire family will enjoy.

Leave the grocery shopping and cooking to someone else this year and spend more time with your loved ones. From traditional turkey and dressing to contemporary cuisine and New England favorites, there are several restaurants in the North Conway area that will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner. Here are a few of our favorites:

Redfox Bar and Grille: Located just minutes from the Inn in Jackson, the Redfox Bar and Grille offers a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. The menu includes traditional favorites such as Roasted Tom Turkey, Baked Ham, London Broil, and Lemon Butter Haddock and a variety of seasonal side dishes.

The Oxford House: The Oxford House in nearby Fryeburg, Maine, boasts a less traditional holiday menu. Serving from both their autumn menu as well as holiday entrees, the Brown Sugar Brined Turkey and Hoisin Braised Pulled Duck are sure to please the more sophisticated palette.

Christmas Farm Inn: With favorites such as Roast Turkey, Prime Rib Au Jus, Country Stuffing, Roasted Ham with a Pineapple Glaze, Tuscan Haddock with Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Topping Butternut Tortellacci, Christmas Farm Inn offers all the Thanksgiving favorites you’ve been waiting all year to enjoy.

The Mount Washington Valley offers a variety of family activities after the turkey has been put away. The holiday marks the annual opening of ski season in the Mount Washington Valley. With an average of 4 inches of snowfall in November, ski areas are projected to begin operations in late November. From beginner level courses to black diamond slopes, North Conway skiing is ideal for any experience level.

If you’d prefer a little retail therapy, North Conway is a shopper’s paradise. Settler’s Green, located just blocks from the Inn, has a variety of name brand stores including Gap, American Eagle, Gymboree and many more. With stores opening on Thanksgiving night, there will be plenty of time for you to take advantage of all the sales and specials.

Whether you are looking to enjoy quite family time or an action packed weekend. Green Granite is the perfect home away from home this Thanksgiving.

Written by Tiffany Hutton

19 November 2014, 14:00

Shopping in North Conway

Category: North Conway Activities

North Conway shoppingNo vacation is complete without a little shopping. You are in luck; the shopping in North Conway is like no other. From bustling outlets to quaint local shops, there are some can’t miss stores to visit in the White Mountains.

Settler’s Green: With more than 60 brand name outlets and specialty shops, Settler’s Green Outlets are a shopper’s paradise. From clothing and shoes to bags and toys and housewares, these outlets are sure to have everything you could want and more.

Zeb’s General Store: From souvenirs to unique gifts, Zeb’s General Store has it all. Located in the heart of North Conway, it embodies nostalgia and whimsical flair. With over 5,000 unique products, you are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list.

The Beggars Pouch Leather Shop: Nestled in historic North Conway, Beggars Pouch Leather Shop has been making one of a kind items since 1978. They carry an assortment of leather goods including handbags, wallets, belts and name brand footwear.

L.L. Bean Outlet: L. L. Bean Outlet offers up to 60% off savings on discounted, end-of-season and overstocked items. They carry apparel, footwear, outdoor gear and more, all with their legendary guarantee.

The Wooden Soldier: For over 35 years, The Wooden Soldier has been one of the most popular quality children’s clothing stores in the area. Festive holiday favorites, school outfits and more, the Wooden Solider has the perfect outfit for any celebration.

Enjoy your shopping experience in North Conway!

Written by Tiffany Hutton

26 August 2014, 09:15

5 Events Not to Miss This Spring

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80th Birthday Celebration at Wildcat

North Conway events During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat trail, one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States. Designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, it was designated as a class "A" racing trail.
On April 5th, this anniversary will be commemorated at the 1st Annual Cat Scratch Fever in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Come cheer on competitors and sway the judges scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you. The Ross Livermore Band will either be playing outdoor snow stage in the Wildcat base area or inside the Wildcat Pub, depending on the weather, while Reklis will perform on the Snow Stage. Outdoor grills will be offering fresh cooked burgers and other assorted grilled deliciousness available for purchase. Wildcat's special Anniversary tickets are on sale through Wildcat only. You can purchase them online or call 888.SKI.WILD to purchase. They will be 2-day $80 passes. Green Granite is offering a Ski and Stay special! Book a room for just $80 for one adult (additional adults are $10 per person)* to stay Friday and Saturday nights April 4-5th when you call direct and request the Wildcat Special Promo.

Spring Events at Settler's Green

settlers-green-outletThe Outlet Village has several upcoming events this spring, including an observance of the April 4th opening day in Boston when the first 100 customers to show off Red Sox gear will get a free cupcake at the White Mountain Cupcakery. Easter on the Green will be April 12, when participating stores will give you a free Easter treat and the Customer Service desk plans to hand out a free Easter Toy and Egg (while supplies last). Bring the pooch for Mall Dog Walking Night on May 6 and get a free small coffee from Starbucks, a dog treat from Four Your Paws Only and a guide. Finally, celebrate Canada's Victoria Day on May 16-19 with a sidewalk sale and store specials. Customer Service will be handing out Canadian flags on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 (supplies limited).

Settlers Green

Opening Day at Storyland

The season of fun for all ages begins Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is a place with rides such as the Roar-o-Saurus, Bamboo Chutes, Polar Coaster, Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride, Cuckoo Clockenspiel, Huff Puff & Whistle, and the Buccaneer Pirate Ship. It is a park with many areas where young families can play and have fun. Storyland Admission Includes unlimited rides, shows, and attractions. There's free parking and free pet kennel use.

Wildquack Duck River Festival

ht duck race 090521 mainCome see this wild and zany event on May 25th that has been a favorite for more 25 years. Families, friends, singles, writers, photographers… You really need to see this one for yourself at Jackson Village Park. Watching more than 3,500 yellow rubber ducks make their way down the Wildcat River to the finish line will excite the child in all of you. 

Wildquack Duck River Festival

Spring Splash at Cranmore

Participants can see how far they can ski or ride across the slush pool located at the bottom of the main slope on March 29! Prizes are awarded to best costume, best splash, & best skim!

Spring Splash

Written by Tiffany Hutton

20 March 2014, 10:36

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