The White Mountains of New Hampshire offer every outdoor activities you can dream about, but what can you do when the weather is not cooperating?
Here is a very extensive list of Rainy Day and Indoor Activities, from visiting historical places to indoor sports your entire family will enjoy, to culinary tours and unique shops to discover. These activities are fun to do in any weather!
In or Around North Conway :
THE CONWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EASTMAN LORD HOUSE MUSEUM (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 100 Main Street, Conway NH 03818 – (603) 447-5551 – Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Wednesdays 2-4 pm or call for guided tours by appointment – No charge for admission but donations accepted – http://conwayhistoricalsociety.org – The museum is headquarted in the Eastman Lord House, circa 1818 residence of Conway mill owner, William Kimball Eastman, across from the fire station in Conway.
COVERED BRIDGES – http://visitwhitemountains.com/things-to-do/cbridges.aspx – They consist of a roadway supported on each side by a wooden truss and an roof. Truss designs varied. Many bridges in the White Moutain utilize paddleford trusses, originated by (and named for) Peter Paddleford of Littleton, NH. Nobody knows why the first covered bridges were built, but there were certainly monetary considerations as they were toll bridges.
Going South towards the Lakes Region :
REMICK COUNTRY DOCTOR MUSEUM & FARM (35 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth 03886 – (800) 686-6117 – Open Monday through Friday (9 am to 5 pm) and Satuday (9 am to 4 pm) – http://www.remickmuseum.org –
Explore over 200 years of self-sustained living, from a shipwright to tavern keeper, from a country doctor to dairymen. Discover the history of one of the most influential families in Tamworth. Working farm and living history museum await.
CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)– Rte 171, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough 03254 – (603) 476-5900 – Open daily June to October 10 am to 5:30 pm – Adults – $16; Seniors (65+) – $14; Youth (5-17) – $8; Children 4 & Under are FREE – http://www.castleintheclouds.org – Start your journey to Lucknow as you travel via trolley made by the best trolleys manufacturer in country, on the same road that Thomas & Olive Plant traveled back in the early 1900s. Then, visitors can explore all 16 rooms of the mansion, many of which offer spectacular views of the lakes and mountains. See everything vintage from the clothes in Olive Plant’s closets to the innovative electrical fixtures. Step out the back door to the lawn and stroll through the gardens – with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world! They also have a Art Gallery hosting various exhibits throughout the season
AMERICAN POLICE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 194 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith 03253 – (603) 279-6387 – – http://www.americanpolicemotorcyclemuseum.com –
Over sixty vintage motorcycles from every decade with racers, military, civilian and police motorcycles in working condition. A movie theatre, a real 1948 Indian Chief for souvenir pictures and a shop where they build bikes in real time is just part of your museum experience. Come see, enjoy, learn and share as they are the only museum of its kind in the country.
WRIGHT MUSEUM OF WWII HISTORY (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Route 28/77 Center Street, Wolfeboro 03894 – (603) 569-1212 –
No charge for admission but donations accepted – http://www.wrightmuseum.org – The museum’s mission is to preserve and share the stories of America’s Greatest Generation for the benefit of generations to come. To fulfill this mission, the Wright Museum collects, cares for, and exhibits artifacts illustrating the heroic efforts of ordinary people living during extraordinary times.
Going North through the Kancamagus Highway:
THE NEW ENGLAND SKI MUSEUM (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 135 Tramway Drive, Exit 34B Interstate 93, Franconia NH 03580 – (603) 823-7177 –
Open from Memorial Day to early April 10 am to 5 pm- http://newenglandskimuseum.org –
Their permanent exhibition is from the First Tracks to the Fall Line: eight thousand years of skiing. It presents a timeline of the development of skiing from its prehistoric roots up until the advent of the shaped ski in the 1990s, and includes local aspects of ski history with national implications such as several important ‘firsts’ at Cannon Mountain, and the career of area native Bode Miller.
FRANCONIA IRON FURNACE (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Main Street, Franconia 03580 – (603) 823-5000 –Free admission – http://www.franconianh.org/iron-furnace.html –
The only blast furnace still standing in New Hampshire. It can be viewed anytime across the Gale River. A scale model and exhibits are viewable in the Interpretive Center anytime.
FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 553 Main Street, Franconia 03580 – 603-823-5000 – Open Memorial Day through the last weekend in October, Friday & Saturday 1 to 4 pm – Other times by appointment. No charge for admission but donations accepted – http://www.franconianh.org/heritage-museum.html –
The Franconia Heritage Museum is located in an 1878 New England Farm House with attached barn and sheds. A visit to their fully furnished farmhouse is like a trip to your great grandparents home.
THE FROST PLACE (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 158 Ridge Road, Franconia 03580 – (603) 823-5510 – Open daily (except Tuesday) May to October (1 pm to 5 pm), extended hours during fall foliage (10 am to 5 pm) – http://www.frostplace.org
The Frost Place is beloved poet Robert Frost’s former home converted into a house-museum. A visit includes a tour of the house, a Poetry Trail walk, informational video, and a stunning view from Frost’s former front porch looking out onto the Franconia Ridge and Notch.
Going North on Rte 302 / 16:
THE WENTWORTH RESORT (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Carter Notch Road, Jackson 03846 –
You may not find John Barrymore and Greta Garbo on the guest list, but The Wentworth is truly a “Grand Hotel” in the European tradition, with a history that reaches back a century and a quarter to the golden age of New England resorts. Browse through their historical books, documents, and scrapbooks, maintained in the room adjoining the lounge. You’ll find memorabilia of the hotel and its varied clientele, letters, artwork, and a thousand memories preserved for your moments of leisurely browsing.
JOE DODGE LODGE (30 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 361 New Hampshire 16, Gorham 03541 – (603) 466-2727 –
The Lodge sits at the base of Mt Washington at 6288’ the highest peak in the northeast. At the Lodge you can get hearty home cooked meals, and participate in naturalist or history programs by the Appalachian Mountain Club. You can spend the day or simply wander through the lobby exhibits and sit with the hikers ready to ascend the summit. In winter many hikers climb just to Tuckerman’s Ravine to ski the bowl or simply to watch those more adventurous.
DOUGLAS A. PHILBROOK RED BARN MUSEUM (35 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)– At the base of the Mt Washington Auto Road, by the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center – Open daily from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 10 am to 4 pm – Admission is free – http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/history/douglas-a-philbrook-red-barn-museum –
Opened in 1861, the Mount Washington Carriage Road was the first man-made tourist attraction in America. Earlier in the year Abraham Lincoln had taken office and in spite of his impassioned inaugural address, the Civil War had begun. Share in our history from the Carriage Road era up to today’s Auto Road with a visit to the Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum. In addition to objects and memorabilia from the Auto Road’s history, you can see some of the vehicles that once made the 8-mile journey to the top of New England. These vehicles include an original 1870′s Abbot-Downing Concord Coach, a 12 passenger Mountain Wagon and other horse drawn vehicles that once made the trip to the summit. Other historic Mount Washington Auto Road vehicles include a 1918 Pierce-Arrow from the fleet of the 20’s, a 1938 Ford Woodie Station Wagon and a 1963 International Travelall. These vehicles are all part of our 150+ years of history on Mount Washington.
THE MT WASHINGTON HOTEL (40 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Route 302, Bretton Woods 03575 – (603) 278-1000 – http://history.brettonwoods.com –
Walk the quiet halls of the hotel and read the historic pictorials of the days of the grand hotels and the train excursions that brought guests from Boston, Connecticut and New York. The 1902 National Historic Landmark offers exquisite dining in the Grand Ballroom.
Going East on Route 302:
THE HAZEN & OWEN CURRIER DOLL MUSEUM (20 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 103 Lovell Road, Fryeburg Maine 04037 – (207) 256-3001 – https://www.currierdollmuseum.org/
Open Friday (1 pm to 4 pm) & Saturday (10 am to 2 pm) from May 1 to October 1 – Thousands of unique dolls from all over the world
CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD (5 minutes away from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH03860 – (603) 356-5251 – http://www.conwayscenic.com –
Excursions offered mid-April through December and are all departing from the 1874 Victorian station in North Conway Village. Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars from our 1874 train station in North Conway Village to either Conway or Bartlett and back again (6 departures daily). Or take the Notch Train and enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch – past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge – en-route to Crawford station (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday).
CRAWFORD NOTCH WATERFALLS (30 minutes to 1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- North of Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch.
Flume and Silver Cascades , located roughly 1 mile Southeast of the AMC Highland Center on Route 302 in Twin Mountain , can be seen from your car window, but to really appreciate them, take a closer look. Two large lots provide ample parking. Flume Cascade is roughly a 300 foot drop waterfall and Silver Cascade is an estimated 300 foot drop waterfall. There are a series of cascades and plunges flowing down each fall that land in the Saco River.
KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY WATERFALLS (30 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Rte 112, starting at Conway – Sabbaday Falls : Sabbaday Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in New Hampshire. Its history, beauty and easy hike make it one of the most visited waterfalls in the state. The path to Sabbaday Falls is Handicapped accessible and is has informational postings along the trail. Sabbaday Falls has a 45′ drop. Rocky Gorge : Rocky Gorge is another easy walk along the Swift River that takes you over a over a foot bridge across the Swift River and takes you to a viewing area where there are informational postings. Lower Falls : Lower Falls is one of the most popular stops on the Kancamagus Highway, especially during hot summer weather as many people swim here during low water. If the water is rushing through this area, please do not swim at Lower Falls.
NORTH CONWAY’S MOOSE SAFARI ADVENTURE (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Route 16/302, North Conway 03860 – 603-662-3159 – Evening 3 1/2+ hour moose tours (96% success May thru August). Reservation required. mid-May to early October. Adults $35. Under age 15, $19. – http://www.mwvmoosetours.com
To begin the tour an informative movie about New Hampshire moose is shown. Everyone is invited to disembark the bus when possible. Historically a success rate of over 96% is found May through August with an average of 5+ moose seen. Some tours see even more moose and it’s always great to hit double digits! Fewer moose tend to be seen in September and October, yet those months also can provide sightings of bull moose with full grown antlers – which is exciting!
M&D PRODUCTIONS (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 1857 White Mtn Hwy – North Conway, NH 03860 (in plaza next to D’angelo’s) – (603)733-5275 – http://www.yourtheatre.com –
An award winning community-based theatre that provides year-round professional quality cutting edge dramas, comedies and musicals while collaborating with the community to make a difference.
ARTS IN MOTION THEATRE COMPANY (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, Main Street, North Conway03860 – (603) 356-0110 – http://www.artsinmotiontheater.com –
The mission of Arts in Motion Theater Company is to enrich the culture of our communities by promoting the arts, to provide quality, entertaining theatrical experiences for both audience and participant, to welcome and encourage participation of all, and to allow for education, personal growth, achievement and enhancement of self esteem through theater arts in an atmosphere of mutual respect, support and enjoyment.
MOUNTAIN VALLEY MALL CINEMA (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)– 32 Mountain Valley Boulevard, North Conway, NH03860 (by Hannaford Supermarket) – (603) 356-6410 – http://yourneighborhoodtheatre.com – 7 screen theatre
THE CASSIDY GALLERY AT JACKSON VILLAGE (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 95 Main St., Jackson 03818 – (603) 66202074 – Open Monday, Thursday & Friday (10 am to 5 pm), Saturday (9:30 am to 5 pm), Sunday (9:30 am to 1 pm) – http://www.cassidygallery.com –
Fine art and craft gallery featuring the work of over thirty fine artists and artisans from the Mount Washington Valley and New England. The Gallery is located at The Snowflake Inn in the beautiful mountain village of Jackson, New Hampshire. They also feature work of professional artisans in: jewelry, blown, fused or lamp worked glass, functional and decorative ceramics, hand weaving, hand-dyed or painted silk scarves, unique lamps, carved or turned wood.
LEURA HILL EASTMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (20 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 18 Bradley Street, FryeburgMaine04037 – (207) 935-9232 – http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac –
Located on the historic campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional performances throughout the year, including the school’s own award-winning music and theater productions. Since opening its doors in January 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mt. Washington Valley. From hosting renowned performers such as Peter Yarrow and Carbon Leaf to projecting live digital video streams of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live In HD” Series, the LHE/PAC has become a cultural heartbeat of northern New England.
STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER (20 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Brownfield, Maine – (207) 935- 7234 – http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com –
Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, the Stone Mountain Arts Center is a beautiful timber frame music hall hosting national acts up close and personal in an equally beautiful setting.
MWV CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 2936 White Mtn Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860 (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – (603) 356-2992 – Open 10 am to 5 pm – closed Tuesday & Wednesday – http://www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org –
Come visit their safe and engaging indoor environment where caregivers and children birth to age seven can explore a wide variety of centers! Who ever thought learning could be so much fun?! Children can enjoy such centers as the life size skidder, playing house, dressing up, working in a general store- and even climbing into their gigantic treehouse!
MT WASHINGTON WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860 – 603-356-2137 – Open daily 10 am to 5 pm – Free admission (donations welcome) – https://www.mountwashington.org/visit-us/weather-discovery-center/–
Explore the science of climate and weather through fun, interactive exhibits like our air cannon, flow tank and wind room. Plus, meet and interact with the hardy observers living and working in our summit weather station through a twice daily live video link.
HARTMANN MODEL RAILROAD, MUSEUM & HOBBY SHOP (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge- Route 16/302, 15 Town Hall Road, PO Box 165, Intervale NH 03845 – (603) 356-9922 – Open daily 10 am to 5 pm – http://hartmannrr.com –
A Museum for all ages! Featuring many operating layouts… from G to Z scales on display. See detailed operating layouts with trains winding through tunnels, over bridges and by miniature train stations and buildings… even Thomas the Tank that operates by a light sensor system.
CLARK’S TRADING POST (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Route 3, Lincoln 03251 – (603) 745-8913 – http://www.clarkstradingpost.com – Rates: $20; Seniors 65+ $18; Ages 3 & under free. Admission includes all rides & shows.
Join them for a Trained Bear Show, a steam train ride on The White Mountain Central through Wolfman’s territory, and their Amazing Circus Act! Don’t miss Wolfie’s Segway Park, the new and improved Water Blaster Boats, the Climbing Tower, Incredible Museums, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor and River City Mining Co. Visit their unique specialty shops and so much more at Clark’s Trading Post.
STORYLAND (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 850 NH Route 16, Glen, NH 03838 – (603) 383-4186 – Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor day from 9:30 am to 6 pm, then weekends only until Columbus Day weekend (9:30 am to 5 pm) – General admission : $30.99 – http://www.storylandnh.com –
Story Land’s 21 family-friendly rides are designed for a shared experience, so parents and their children can all ride together. Rides are specifically designed for the 12 years old and younger and lots of them are covered, so that you can continue enjoying your day even if it is raining.
SACO VALLEY SPORTS CENTER (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 95 Pine Street, Fryeburg Maine04037 – (207) 935-3777 – Open daily 9 am (if raining) to 10 pm – http://www.sacovalleysportscenter.com – 16 lanes of candlepin bowling, with possibility of adding bumpers to make it easier for beginners and kids, arcades.
HAM ARENA (10 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 87 West Main Street, Conway03818 – (603) 447-5886 – Check website for public skating schedule – http://www.hamarena.com
GO FISHING – Cranmore Mountain Lodge offers a nature pond stocked with rainbow and brown trout and it’s no secret that fishing is better in the rain! You can also buy a fishing permit for the day at North Country Anglers (http://www.northcountryangler.com) to go fishing in the brook along our property or the Saco River, just 10 minutes away from us.
CRANMORE FAMILY FITNESS CENTER (1 mile from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 1 Skimobile Road, North Conway 03860 – (603) 356-6301 – Daily 5:30 am to 8 pm – Single (14 to 64) $12, child (6 to 13) $6, Senior (65+) $8, check website for tennis court fees – http://www.cranmorefitness.com –
Located right at the base of Cranmore Mountain Resort, the Cranmore Fitness is the largest resort fitness facility in the North Country offering a tremendous variety of activities for folks of all ages including : 2 Indoor Tennis, Cardio Room , Functional Training Area, Star Trac Treadmills, Recumbent bikes, Upright Bikes, Ellipticals, Cybex Arc Trainer, Concept 2 rowers, Stairmaster Freeclimbers, Stairmaster Stepmill, Nautilus Circuit, Weight Room including Free weights, Kids Corner-Supervised play time
Have a nice lunch and a delicious dinner at one of the Valley Originals’ Restaurants, located throughout the White Mountains. Some of them have live entertainment – http://www.thevalleyoriginals.com
Stop for a cup of coffee, some Italian gelato or crepes and admire the work of White Mountains’ Artists at the Met Coffeehouse and Arts Gallery – http://www.metcoffeehouse.com
TUCKERMAN BREWERY (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 66 Main Street, Conway03818 – (603) 447-5400 – Every Saturday at 3 pm – $5 for the tour and tasting – http://www.tuckermanbrewing.com –
On the tour, they’ll show you what goes into making the award winning beers at their state of the art brewery (except the bottling line, that’s another story). They may let you in on some of the secrets that make Tuckerman beer so special.
MOAT MOUNTAIN BREWERY (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 3378 White Mountain Highway, North Conway03860 – (603) 356-6381 – http://www.moatmountain.com –
Moat Mountain is a 174-seat brew pub and restaurant located in one of North Conway’s historic buildings. Their award-winning ales and lagers are brewed on-site with fresh mountain water. Enjoy a pint on premises or take some home in a Growler 22oz Bomber Bottle or a few BIG Cans.
THE SAP HOUSE MEADERY (45 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 6 Folsom Road, Center Ossipee NH 03814 – (603) 539-1672 – Visit the meadery on Saturday & Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm (or by appointment) – http://www.saphousemeadery.com –
Mead or honey wine is an alcoholic beverage created by the fermentation of water and honey. Mead’s alcohol content can vary greatly between mild and strong, and it can range between still and sparkling. Similar to grape wine, mead can be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.
AGAPE HOMESTEAD FARM (45 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 36 Rte 16B, Center Ossipee – 603-539-4456 – Open daily 1am to 7 pm – Agape Homestead Farm is a small family farm that began about 14 yeas ago with the goal of knowing where their food comes from, and it grew from there. They are a New Hampshire licensed and inspected goat dairy that produces goat milk, soap and cheese. Currently, they produce 3 types of soft spread cheese: dill and garlic, zesty ranch, onion and pepper, as well as feta marinated in rosemary, basil and garlic. If you desire, their hormone-free all-natural meats are also available : pork, beef, chicken, lamb, turkey and goat. Of course, the farm-fresh baked goods are there, along with other local farmers’ wares, such as maple syrup and honey.
THE SANDWICH CREAMERY (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 130 Hannah Road, North Sandwich – 603-284-6675 – http://sandwichcreamery.com – open daily 9am to 10 pm –
The Sandwich creamery was established in 1995 and now produces cow’s milk cheeses in the following varieties : aged cheddar, smoked cheddar, caerphilly, coulommier and brie, as well as a variety of fresh, soft cheese spreads. All cheeses are made by hand in small batches using time-honored methods. As a family business, they are committed to a product that helps people stay connected to their local farms.
VIA LACTEA FARM (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 366 Stoneham Road, Brookfield – 603-522-3626 – http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=805– Open March to December, Wednesday through Sunday 9 am to 6 pm –
Via Lactea Farm is a small-diversified farm with a focus on producing artisan cheese from their own goat milk. Cheese varieties include chevre, feta, mold-ripened chevres and aged cheese.
WINNIPESAUKEE CHOCOLATES (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)– 53A N. Main Street, Wolfboro – 603-569-4831 – http://www.winnipesaukeechocolates.com – Open kitchen tours select weekends in the spring and fall –
Hand-crafted chocolate indulgences including Winnipesaukee Chocolates and White Mountains Chocolate bars, truffles, toffees, caramels and what ever else may inspire them at the moment. Winnipesaukee Chocolates source many of their ingredients directly from the farmers, focusing on local where ever possible.
STONE GATE VINEYARD (1 ½ hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 27 David Lewis Road, Gilford – 603-524-4348 – http://www.stonegatevineyard.com – Open May-November, weekends from 1 pm to 5 pm –
Stonegate vineyard is a small family-owned vineyard and winery located in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. They produces wine from native and French cold climate grapes. A few popular wines are Aurore, Marechal Foch, Leon Millet and Seyval.
The Cut Off Spa (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2955 White Mountain Highway, North Conway 03860 – (603) 356-6276 – Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm – http://www.cutoffspa.com – Massage therapy, body treatments, facial and peels, and more…
The Spa at Christmas Farm Inn (20 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 3 Blitzen Way, Jackson03846 – (603) 383-4313 – http://christmasfarminn.com/jackson-nh-spa –
Full service Aveda Concept Spa with a natural approach to beauty and well-being. Spa guests enjoy world-class facilities and all the amenities of their 15 acre estate including 7 treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub and fitness center.
Of course North Conway Village is famous for its tax-free shopping and the Settlers’ Green Village outlet stores (http://www.settlersgreen.com) . But here are some unique gift shops to discover and enjoy:
RICHARD M. PLUSCH ANTIQUES & APPRAISALS (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge)- 2584 White Mtn Highway, North Conway, NH 03860 – (603) 356-3333 – Open summer daily 10-5 except Mon. Win: Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 & always by appt –
Period furniture & accessories, glass, sterling, orientalia, rugs, jewelry, paintings, prints, lighting, ceramics & watches. Great selection of good antiques. The shop, located in a 19th century log cabin, is packed with real antiques e.g. furniture, clocks, glass, china , paintings, lighting, folk art, rugs, jewelry, and much more.
ZEB’S GENERAL STORE (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2675 White Mountain Highway, North Conway 03860 – (603) 356-9294 – Open daily – Hours of operation vary – http://www.zebs.com –
Zeb’s General Store embodies the nostalgia and quality offered by the general stores of yesteryear with a decidedly whimsical flair. From the old-fashioned candy counter that lures children off the street to the impressively grand collection of New England made specialty foods, those in search of a wide range of hard-to-find and nostalgic items will relive childhood memories while browsing the store and over 5,000 unique products, all presented in an incredible display of antique store fixtures. It is no surprise that Zeb’s General Store has achieved the level of recognition and popularity that is has in its home base of the Mt.WashingtonValley , and throughout New England.
NORTH CONWAY FIVE AND DIME STORE (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2683 main street, North Conway03860 – (603) 356-3953 – open daily – Hours of operation vary – http://northconway5and10.com –
A determination to keep history alive has helped the North Conway 5 and 10 to continue for over 70 years. Many hours of research and encouragement from the local Historical Society were rewarded in 2004 when the building and the business were declared a National Historic Landmark by the Federal Government. The building has many special features which helped to earn this status. The walls are painted horsehair plaster adjoining a beautiful turn of the century pressed tin ceiling. Maple shelving runs along the full length of the building. Solid maple floors, original maple counters and shelving grace the interior. There is an atmosphere of authenticity and nostalgia, all very real and all very 5 and 10.
THE HANDCRAFTER’S BARN (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2473 White Mountain Highway, North Conway 03860 – (603) 356-8996 – Open daily – http://www.handcraftersbarn.com –
The HandCrafter’s Barn is a year round craft show, with over 150 juried artisans and crafters diplaying their wares in a converted eighteenth century colonial barn. Three floors are filled with photography, jewelry, pottery, quilts, crafts, and more for New England and beyond.
JEWELRY BY TIM PSALEDAKIS & FRIENDS (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 26 Norcross Circle, North Conway 03860 – (603) 356-2189 –http://jewelrybytimandfriends.com –
A working jewelry shop with years of experience in metal smithing, stone setting, repairs and custom order work in all karats of gold, silver, platinum and other metals. They willingly apply our skills to any task at hand; restringing pearls and beads, matching items for your wedding party, sizing rings, converting that old tie tack into a pendant, or cufflinks into earrings! Your imagination is the limit!
NORTH CONWAY LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN FINE CRAFT GALLERY (5 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 2526 White Mountain Highway, North Conway03860 – (603) 356-2441 – Open daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am to 5 pm – https://www.nhcrafts.org/localsites/nconway/html –
The North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Gallery exhibits the finest of New Hampshire’s crafts and furnishings. The artists represented have been meticulously juried by other craftsmen of their fields, resulting in a collection of work that is extraordinary. The gallery is brimming with unique jewelry, furniture, pottery, blown glass, forged iron, woven baskets, and fiber arts, just to name a few. Customers also witness the exciting process of glassblowing. Nationally recognized artist, Philip Jacobs can be seen spinning molten glass before open roaring flames in Earth & Fire, the glassblowing studio on the premises.
NORTH CONWAY MUSIC SHOP (10 mn from us ) – 1976 White Mountain Highway, North Conway NH – (603) 356-3562 – Open Monday through Thursday (10 am to 6 pm), Saturday (10 am to 5 pm), Sunday (11 am to 4 pm) – http://www.northconwaymusic.com –
They are the largest and most complete full-line music center in central New Hampshire. Huge stock of new and used instruments and tons of accessories make your shopping experience rewarding.
COVERED BRIDGE SHOPPE (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – Route 302, Glen – (603) 383-9109 – Open daily 10 am to 5 pm from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend – http://www.coveredbridgehouse.com/covered-bridge-shoppe –
Featuring a distinctive collection of country home decor items including candles and accessories, throws, pillows, wall art and pottery, chimes, plush animals and a very large selection of flags, all at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere. In addition, they offer a full line of souvenirs including a great selection of T-shirts and many covered bridge items ranging from prints and ornaments to mugs and earrings.
RAVENWOOD CURIO SHOPPE (15 minutes from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 60 Main Street, Jackson 03846 – (603) 383-8026 – Open daily 10 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday) – http://www.ravenwoodcurio.com –
Be enchanted by the rarities, oddities, curiosities, novelties on display, exhibiting eye catching jewelry, tantalizing art, amazing glass, remarkable pottery, magnificent garden décor, striking metal,appealing cards, charming antiques, unique gifts for home or workplace, sculptures…
CHUTTERS (1 hour from Cranmore Mountain Lodge) – 43 Main Street, Littleton 03561 – (603) 444-5787 – Open 9 am to 8 pm – http://www.chutters.com –
Discover the sweet life! Home of the World’s Longest Candy Counter, a visit to Chutters is a trip to Candyland, where the air is delicious with the mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh-made fudge. Chutters has something for candy lovers young and old in a lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The longest counter of its kind anywhere, Chutters candy counter runs the entire length of the store. An impressive 112 feet of gleaming glass jars filled with brightly colored candy, ranging from yesterday’s favorites and hard-to-find flavors, to the best of today’s most sought-after treats.
Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming “treasure hunt” style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels. Take the challenge to discover all the letterboxes in our area http://letterboxing.org/BoxByRegion.php?region=Northern%20New%20Hampshire&order=new