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5 Fun Winter Activities in North Conway, New Hampshire

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  • Explore the backcountry on a one-of-a-kind adventure—from a dog sled! Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel has over 100 sled dogs rescued from around the country and given a place where they can do what they love best—sledding. With an experienced musher take on the best trails and freshest snow in an interactive adventure that can last anywhere from 2 hours to all day. Enjoy hot chocolate, treat the dogs to snacks, and see New Hampshire in a whole new way!

    See Santa and feed his reindeer at Santa's Village. While Santa's village is open year round, it's especially wonderful in winter. At Christmastime Mrs. Claus greets guests and holidaylights brighten the evenings. This family friendly classic is great for all ages and has been operating for over 60 years. There's even a new 3D show this year called a "Tinkerdoodle Christmas" that is sure to delight.

    Conway Scenic Railroad trains are a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the White Mountains from a cozy vantage point. In addition to the usual Valley Train route, there is also Santa's Holiday Express running weekends through December 22nd, featuring Santa, his elves, hot chocolate, and cookies for everyone!

    Ice Skating in Schouler Park is super convenient, right by North Conway Village and the train station where the Conway Scenic Railroad departs. There is also ice skating at the Ham Arena, where the Mount Washington Valley Skating Club is based. See their "Holiday on Ice" skate show as part of the Christmas festivities and tree lighting ceremony December 7th, or take a lesson for adults or children from the club's coaches. Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned pro, there's a lot of fun to be had on the ice.

    There's no shortage of snowmobiling and skiing in the North Conway area. Many places you might have enjoyed hiking in the spring or summer have a totally different view in winter with the leaves off the trees and the countryside blanketed in snow. The extensive areas surrounding the Sacro River right across the street from the Green Granite make it easy to head out on an adventure and get a whole day of exploring in via snowmobile. With 7,000 miles of trails in the area, you're sure to have plenty of scenic routes to travel. As for skiing, the many mountains in the area have slopes suitable for many skill levels and lessons for those who have never tried skiing or snowboarding, as well as those who simply want to brush up since last season.


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04 December 2013, 14:00
 

Fun Fall Activities in North Conway: Halloween, Oktoberfest, Leaf Peeping, and More!

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fall events north conway There is so much to see and do in North Conway besides taking in the beautiful fall foliage. There are plenty of Halloween events and Autumn celebrations to keep you busy all October long. Here are just a few of the fun attractions well worth at trip to the White Mountains:

  • The Cranmore Mountain Ghoullog is back for a seventh season with 15,000 square feet of spooky scary goodness styled as the Mercer Home for the Criminally insane. Can you make it through the dark woods, indoor twists and turns, and spectacular nighttime chair lift? We offer discount tickets at the front desk, so be sure to pick some up when you check in for a stay at the Inn.
  • Attitash Mountain and Loon Mountain are both offering Oktoberfest celebrations. Atttiash's features Bavarian music by King Ludwig's Band, dancing, Stein Hoisting, and the ever-popular Keg Toss competition. There's plenty of German food, a biergarten stocked by local and regional brewers, and fun games for the kids. Loon Mountain's celebration features draft beers by Harpoon and delicious German specialties like sauerbraten, bratwurst, knockwurst, potato pancakes, and red cabbage. Music by the Alpiner Oompah band, a stein holding contest, the Stein Slalom Race, a Keg Toss, Keg Bowling, and a Yodeling contest will also be included, as well as cornhole, water balloons, and other fun activities for kids.
  • ghoullog-logoThe popular Hobo and Winnipesaukee Railroad features special Fall Foliage trains that take you through some of the best leaf peeping spots in the area. The Hobo Railroad takes you along the Pemigewasset River and the Winnipesaukee Railroad goes to Weirs Beach along Lake Winnipesaukee. There are also Folliage Dinner trains along the lake featuring Turkey Dinners catered by Harts Turkey Farm.
  • For smaller kids the Silly Spooky Halloween Extravaganza is a great pick at Santa's Village. There are spooky areas for older kids and fun areas for the little ones, with plenty of shops, trick or treating, rides, and more for a safe, friendly experience. Put on your Halloween costume and get in on the fun.
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has a Halloween Hoot N Howl for all ages, with a guided tour around the Science Center Grounds featuring live skits with a seasonal theme followed by games and treats. Costumes are encouraged.
  • Settlers' Green hosts a safe Trick or Treating environment and shopping experience at its Haunted Happenings on October 26th, as well as a Zombie walk that evening from 5-89 that organizers hope to be the biggest zombie gathering in Northern New Hampshire. The Zombie costumes will be judged and the winners will get a $100 gift certificate to Settlers' Green, so put on your very best ooze and shamble and get out on the Zombie Dance Floor!
  • There's something for everyone this fall in North Conway. When you call to make your reservation, ask the front desk about making other arrangements as well for some of these fun events!

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01 October 2013, 13:21
 

Green Granite: The North Conway Hotel for Moose

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north conway hotels North Conway is well known as a destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. With the beautiful White Mountains, the nearby Saco River, and plenty of places to bike, hike, ski, and ATV, there’s so much to see and do. Many visitors have delighted in sightings of New Hampshire’s wildlife populations, including the occasional bear and plenty of moose.  Anyone who has stayed at the Green Granite knows how we love the local moose, from the moose in our lobby to the moose in our logo.

Moose have not always had a happy story in North Conway. When the area was first settled, hunters brought the moose population down to just 13 by 1898. Fortunately, the area’s forests were preserved and state and federal organizations that regulated fish, game, and natural parks brought the area’s wildlife populations back into balance. Today there are many moose throughout New Hampshire’s beautiful forests.

326972 298375320192551 1052920260 oThe New Hampshire Fish and Game Department advises any tourists hoping for a moose sighting should try Route 3 north of Pittsburg to the Canadian border; Route16 north of Milan to the Maine Border; Route 26 east of Dixville Notch to the Maine Border; Route 112 from Lincoln  east to the Bear Notch Road; Route 110 north of Berlin to Rte 110A. Or you can simply take to the woods at dusk from May-October and hope for good luck while you enjoy the White Mountains many other magnificent sights.

Kayakers have also had good luck spotting moose, as moose often feed on plants that row near ponds and lakes in the early morning and at sunset. If you are already interested in exploring New Hampshire’s waterways or are excited for some fishing, you just might see a moose in the bargain. There are also some popular moose tours north and east of the Green Granite, such as the popular Gorham Moose Tours near Moose Brook State Park and Pemi Valley Moose Tours in Franconia Notch State Park.

One thing is for sure, if you are looking for a magical wildlife experience, Green Granite is the perfect North Conway Hotel, putting you right on the edge of some of the best state parks in New Hampshire. To prepare for your trek into moose country, pick up supplies at L.L. Bean store and grab a hearty breakfast at Peach’s Restaurant or Priscilla’s. Both have big excellent breakfasts and a homey, welcoming atmosphere. When you are weary from the woods and ready to relax, you can return to civilization and enjoy North Conway’s many fine restaurants, shops, and more, as well as the Green Granite’s comfy beds. We’re sure that our moose in the lobby would love to hear all about your adventures!

 

 


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12 August 2013, 10:08
 

North Conway: A History of Fantastic Fun

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lodging north conway North Conway has long been attractive to tourists thanks to the beautiful White Mountains. Since settlers first came to the area in the 1700s, the local natural wonders continue to draw more and more people to the area, whether for a visit or a lifetime. The White Mountain School of painting, a subset of the more famous Hudson River School, initially attracted many artists to the area. Their works served to further popularize North Conway and the other villages in the Mount Washington region throughout the early 1800s.

In addition to artists, North Conway attracted equal numbers of rock climbers and mountaineers eager to conquer the White Mountain’s steep peaks. Explorers as early as 1642 have tackled the local crags and trails. Throughout the late 1800s rail traffic increased, bringing even more people in to appreciate everything the White Mountains have to offer. Trains were key to the birth of a booming ski industry in the area, with Cranmore Mountain opening a ski school in the 1930s . This heritage can still be enjoyed at places of interest like the North Conway Depot Railroad Museum, the Mount Washington Cog Railway, and Conway Scenic Railway.

The arrival of the automobile only further expanded North Conway tourism. New businesses joined the community throughout the booming post-war years. Storyland opened in 1953 and in the 1980s the Settler’s Green outlet mall opened and attracted a variety of new businesses to the area. The Green Granite opened around the same time, conveniently located nearby. In 1995 the popular Polar Express event began, wowing families every holiday season since. With such a long history as a destination of adventure, beauty, and fun, it’s no wonder that North Conway continues to wow both long-term fans and new visitors each year. The Green Granite is proud to be a part of this unique community, and to be part of a travel tradition that continues for generations.


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30 April 2013, 14:28
 

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