From the Seat of a Car:
Mt. Washington Valley is renowned for its fall foliage scenic drives, including the Kancamagus Highway, the country’s only scenic byway loop. Take a Sunday drive through the mountains any day of the week and discover picnic sites, swimming holes, wildlife and family attractions along the way.
From the seat of a golf cart:
Many of Mt Washington Valley’s golf courses remain open throughout October, offering golfers picturesque holes and challenging courses. This is the time to enjoy golf at Mt Washington Valley’s ten courses, all within a 45 minute drive from North Conway, NH. Go to www.Golfmwv.com and check out profiles of each course, including lists of the most picturesque holes on each golf course.
From a cozy B&B or family resort:
Mt. Washington Valley is well known for its wide variety of lodging. More than fifty country inns and B&B‘s offer cozy and romantic getaways and retreats, while the region’s motels, hostels and campgrounds provide additional options for those seeking getaways on a budget. Family resorts, condos, vacation rentals and timeshare properties round out the offerings, so there’s something for everyone. Many of these lodging properties have created packages and itineraries for fall foliage getaways. Be sure to visit Mt. Washington Valley’s package page for a host of themed packages from last-minute specials to Flora and Fauna specials. Simply go to www.Mtwashingtonvalley.org and click on VACATION SPECIALS for a complete list of packages.
From the Seat of a Bike:
Mt. Washington Valley offers ideal biking terrain for those looking for gentle back roads taking them through covered bridges and past farms and meadows to extreme off-road slick track. In fact, New Hampshire was recently named among the most cycle-friendly states in the country. There are even inn to inn biking tours offered throughout the fall.
From the table in the dining room:
Mt. Washington Valley offers more dining with a view than any other New England destination. Whether it’s overlooking North Conway with Cranmore Mountain front and center from the White Mountain Hotel’s dining room, to a fabulous view of the Moat Mountains and Presidentials from Darby Field Inn, you’ll find spectacular dining with a view throughout Mt. Washington Valley. Try the Omni Mount Washington Hotel at the base of the grand dame and finish it off with a flaming drink at the 1785 Inn & Restaurant with a view over the Intervale to the Presidential mountain range. You’ll find plenty of choices for fine dining with spectacular views when you visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/dining.cfm.
Whether you put your foot to the pedal or the metal, don’t forget to bring a camera, because the foliage in Mt Washington Valley is arguably the most exquisite in New England. Yankee Magazine rated North Conway and Jackson among the top 12 foliage towns in New England. Come see for yourself.
Special Thanks to Marty Mayne for this article!!