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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AVENTURE named North Conway Among the Top 30 action packed regions of the country. Add that to distinction as “Coolest Multi Sport Town” making Mt. Washington Valley a Mecca for outdoor adventure

North Conway, at the heart of Mt. Washington Valley, NH has been recognized for years as the ideal place for outdoor adventure. The newest among its long list of distinctions is inclusion in National Geographic Adventure’s list of 30 Action Packed Locales. The article named North Conway as one of six outdoor Meccas. Add this to the town’s distinction as one of the Top 10 Coolest Mountain Towns in the USA from Men’s Journal and its inclusion in the “100 Best Towns” guidebook by David Vokac, and it sums up what has drawn more people to the area than any other part of New Hampshire over the last few years. The outdoor adventure and the retailers, resorts, guides and infrastructure to support it make Mt. Washington Valley a clear winner for those who love outdoor adventure. Through the years, North Conway has been named one of the best places in the country to retire, one of the top ski towns in the US and many more accolades.

In its article, National Geographic Adventure explains that North Conway is the Northeast’s only true mountain town. “Its residents celebrate Mount Washington – site of some of the most volatile weather in North America – by paddling the Androscoggin River, ice climbing in Huntington Ravine and tallying Presidential accents,” states the article. Whether it’s North Conway or the surrounding Mt. Washington Valley, it’s clear that this corner of New Hampshire is the best outdoor recreational region in the Northeast.

Mt. Washington Valley is home to more than 250 alpine ski trails at seven resorts including Attitash, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods Resort, Cranmore Mountain, King Pine Ski Area, Shawnee Peak and Wildcat Mountain. Cross country skiers will be treated to more than 450km of trails at six XC centers including Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bretton Woods Cross Country Center, Great Glen Trails, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, King Pine XC Center, Mt. Washington Valley XC and Snowshoe Center. Once again this year, the thirteen ski areas will offer a midweek interchangeable lift ticket, available through participating lodging properties. In addition, there are literally hundreds of acres of terrain available for snowmobilers along with guided tours and rentals throughout the Valley. Mt. Washington Valley is also renowned for its ice climbing terrain, and the highly respected outfitters and climbing schools located right in North Conway. More than 660,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest land surround Mt. Washington Valley, offering up endless options for hiking, biking, waterfalls, natural swimming holes and much more in the summer. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, rafting and wildlife tours are all easily found, making this region ideal for those who love the outdoors.

For more information on winter adventure in Mt. Washington Valley, visit or call 800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) to request a free guidebook to the region. 

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