North Conway, New Hampshire
I spent the majority of my childhood growing up in Madison, New Hampshire, which is a short distance away from North Conway, the center of The White Mountains in New Hampshire. Growing up there I thought it was terribly boring and I couldn’t wait to get out. Now, as someone who goes up for the occasional visit, there’s a few things I need to tick off my list:
Go visit the kancamagus highway
And more importantly, check out the river. Any time of year it’s beautiful and definitely a worthwhile trip!
Go to Beas cafe
Or Peaches if you’re closer to North Conway than center Conway. Both of these little breakfast cafe’s have really good food at a really good price. I haven’t been in a few months, but I’m pretty sure it’s cash only!
Drive to the top of Mt. Washington
And get one of those super cheesy bumper stickers at the top! I have to admit, I’ve never actually driven up there, but I will be going within the next few months with my boyfriend.
Spend a day hanging out in Schuler Park
Get some ice cream at the Ben and Jerry’s, grab a drink at the Met, sit on the grass with a blanket and a good book… there’s a TON of stuff going on around “downtown” North Conway that can easily keep you busy for the day!
There are few things I enjoy more than buying a cheap inner tube, grabbing some good friends, and spending hours floating down the river. The best part is that an hour long river ride often equals about a 15 minute walk back to your car!
To get here, you have to fly into either Manchester or Boston and drive up, but it’s a beautiful drive and well worth it! Pick any time of the year and you’ll find plenty of awesome stuff to do. Hit the road!
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