Summertime Things to Do in North Conway, NH

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The Mount Washington Valley has much to offer after the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise. Whether you love to hike, shop or just want to get away with family, you can find it all right here.

Here is the Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s list of summertime things to do in North Conway, New Hampshire. We hope you found some good ideas for your next trip and safe travels!

summertime things to do - Champney Falls
Champney Falls

Sightseeing In North Conway

Echo Lake State Park

  • Cathedral Ledge – if you want a breathtaking view of the valley in all its splendor, bring your camera and take the short 20 minute drive from downtown North Conway
  • Echo Lake – Provides a great venue for picnics and refreshing swims at the base of Cathedral Ledge

Waterfalls & Covered Bridges

Conway Scenic Railroad

  • Check out all the beauty that the Mount Washington Valley has to offer from a historic train car. The Conway Scenic railroad offers different themed excursions as well as trips that include lunch or dinner. For a different sight-seeing perspective, take a relaxing scenic train ride.

Summer Fun For The Whole Family

summertime things to do - Storyland

Amusement Parks

  • Your little ones will have a fantastic time at Story Land where fairy tales come to life!  Only 15 minutes from North Conway!
  • For older kids and adults, Cranmore Adventure Park will get your adrenaline pumping with a zip line, mountain coaster and tubing!  They also host Thursday night concerts!

Outdoors Fun In The Mount Washington Valley

summertime things to do - Mt kearsarge
View from the summit of Mt Kearsarge


  • If you and your family want to cool down on a hot summer day, take a trip down the Saco! You can travel down the river by canoe, kayak or tube!


  • If the outdoors and nature are your calling, there are countless trails to explore. A few of our favorites are the Black Cap which is family friendly and Mt. Kearsarge for the more experienced hiker.

Shopping & Dining In North Conway

Settlers Green Outlets

Places To Eat

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Teriyaki Tuna steak salad at Horsefeather’s Restaurant
  • If you are a foodie or looking for a family friendly eatery, then the Valley Originals will whet your appetite. All these establishments are owned and operated by local chefs, and most of the ingredients are grown here, in the Mt Washington Valley area.
  • The North Conway area also offers ethnic cuisine including Irish, Mexican, Thai and Italian to name a few.

If you are looking for a place to stay that embodies the spirit of North Conway and the Mount Washington, please check out the historic Cranmore Mountain Lodge. We pride ourselves on our neighborly hospitality and delicious breakfast.  

Oh yeah, we are pet friendly as well!

Hope to see you soon!

summertime things to do - buildings from pond at Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Cranmore Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast, your ideal base to visit the Mt Washington Valley