"In the Mt. Washington Valley there's North Conway!" Top 5 Page for this destination North Conway by RhondaRuth

North Conway Travel Guide: 82 reviews and 218 photos

Driving Route 16 thru Town ...

The traffic can be horrendous by afternoon. Slip thru in the early morning hours if you can. But if you're there for the shopping, find a parking spot and WALK! Lot's of good shopping and it's all tax free!

Thinking of hiking? Skiing? Biking? Snowshoeing? Shopping? Sightseeing? You can do all of this and more in North Conway!

The views from just driving thru town can be

fantastic even on a cloudy day like we had. The following day was sunny enough to take a drive on the Kangamagus Highway. Most restaurants here are VERY good and hard to find a bad one. Well my theory is: if there are lot's of cars in the parking lot, there MUST be good food being served there!

Visit the Pumpkin People!

North Conway, Jackson and Bartlett put out Pumpkin People displays. What fun! It started in Jackson and has become a friendly compatition with the local establishments in the surrounding area towns. See my travel log for the ones I had time to stop and take pictures of.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The views, shopping, and restaurants are fantastic!
  • Cons:Very conjested traffic in all seasons!
  • In a nutshell:A valley town to appeal to everyone!
  • Last visit to North Conway: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2004
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  • Oct 8, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    This looks like so much fun! I am off for a three day in Jackson and will be sure to stop and see these - thank you so much for the great tip!!

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    Aug 4, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    We are planning a trip in October.. Thanks for all the great tips!

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    Sep 25, 2006 at 9:24 PM

    Kancamangus is the greatest "swimming hole" ever, besides providing wonderful foliage in the fall. But what about the North Conway tourist trap (the outlets...)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 12:45 AM

    I will be there next month. Enjoyed reading your page and noted down some good tips like the pumpkin head people.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 11:22 AM

    Rhonda...a great page with excellent restaurant tips. New Hampshire is my favorite eastern state. You've done such a fine job on North Conway, and love your warning tip. Superior photos too.

  • masc4s's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 1:53 AM

    Superb overview of North Conway Rhonda. Whats with the tax free shopping? I guess thats why the traffic is so busy. Looks like a great place. Super photo's :-)!

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2004 at 9:14 PM

    I remember this area from my NH trip, so pretty in it's autumn colors.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2003 at 2:17 PM

    a lovely page and nice pics !


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