May 2, 2015

Experiencing the Abundant Beauty of North Conway, NH


We’ve previously talked about all of the fun things you can do in the White Mountains, including skiing, snowshoeing, zip lining, hiking or experiencing a relaxing getaway to a B&B. We’ve even talked about how beautiful this area is during the seasonal changes—the vibrant colors of the changing leaves in the fall and the exuberant countryside with its array of springtime flowers.

What we haven’t really gone into is some of the specific places to go to see these wonderful sights. Well, today we’re going to fix that! Today we would like to take you on a journey of the imagination to four areas in North Conway where nature’s beauty is most abundant.

 

Why North Conway and the White Mountains Are Incredible

Within the White Mountain National Forest are 700,000 acres of protected land, including the highest peak of the North East—Mount Washington. This area of land boasts gorgeous scenery all year round, including some beautiful wildlife. What probably brings the most people to North Conway and the White Mountains, though, is the abundant beauty of nature. This includes:

  • Diana’s Baths WaterfallsThese waterfalls measure around 75 feet in height and yet the hike to Diana’s Baths is pretty easy. Besides the majestic falls and fresh, rushing water, this area has a lot of history. In the 1860s, a man named George Lucy build a sawmill which was powered by a water wheel. Thirty years later he built a boarding house so that tourists could come enjoy the scenery. Eventually the boarding house and mill were sold to the government and are now part of the National forest.

 

  • Echo Lake State ParkStarting on Memorial Day (coming up soon!), Echo Lake State Park will be open to the public during the weekends. If you want to visit during the week, you’ll have to go there between the end of June and Labor Day. There is a lifeguard on duty, so you can swim in Echo Lake or do any number of water sports including canoeing and kayaking.

 

Within Echo Lake State Park are Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge. Both ledges have steep granite faces and are visible from the main road. Visitors can hike and climb these ledges. Available in the summer and winter months are guides to help you climb the rock faces, whether you’re an experienced climber or a novice.If you’re not one for climbing, have no fear! You can still hike around these beautiful ledges. There are trails ranging from 1.2 miles to 4.2. miles.

 

The wonderful thing about North Conway and the White Mountains is that you can experience the above places in many different ways. Play there in the snow during the winter, frolic through the countryside in the spring, hike and explore in the summer, and surround yourself with the rich colors of autumn while on a train. There’s something for everyone during every season here in North Conway. Come and visit us soon!