Cranmore Inn Bed and Breakfast in North Conway New Hampshire

100+ Things to Do!

Mount Washington Valley is the perfect place for relaxation or adventure, complete with scenic drives, locomotives, zip lines, natural wonders, theme parks and more.  There’s plenty to do, see, and savor and we have included below a list of 100+ things you can do in the White Mountains to highlight the many activities available to guests at the Cranmore Inn. Read on for some of our favorite ways to spend time in North Conway and the White Mountains (organized by season).

Any Season                Spring-Summer-Fall                 Colder weather / Winter

Any Season

  1. Enjoy daily cooked to order breakfasts while staying at the Cranmore Inn
  2. Take a scenic drive through the central scenic loop of the area and see Mt. Washington, the Flume Gorge and the Kancamagus Highway
  3. Plan a picnic lunch while you are out and about or enjoy lunch at one of the more than 100 restaurants in the White Mountains
  4. Swim all year round at one of our area indoor waterparks
  5. Learn about the White Mountain School of Art and visit some of the artists’ favorite places
  6. Visit one of the local breweries and enjoy their makings
  7. Get tickets to see a theatre performance at one of our local venues
  8. Take the kids to the Mt. Washington Valley Children’s museum
  9. Visit the North Conway 5 & 10 to see where the locals shopped 100 years ago (and still do today)
  10. Seek out and see a moose
  11. Tour the historic Mount Washington Hotel and enjoy the view from their veranda facing the mountain
  12. Spend some time shopping and getting deals at Settler’s Green Outlet shops
  13. Do a scavenger hunt and see what surprises you might find (Cranmore Inn has some you can do!)
  14. Spend some time and money in North Conway at the local area shops
  15. Take advantage of the local music scene and see a concert
  16. Relax in the evening with a meal at one of the local eateries
  17. Take the time to take a hike at one of the more than 200 hikes in the White Mountains
  18. Take a scenic drive to the Lakes region and enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee or Squam lake
  19. Enjoy sweets and treats at one of our chocolate makers or bakeries
  20. Visit the Hazel and Owen Currier doll museum in Fryeburg, ME
  21. Enjoy a Mystery Room where you can hopefully find your way out
  22. Visit the local Winery and taste some of their creations
  23. Visit the New England Ski museum to learn how it all began
  24. Visit Zeb’s and enjoy the atmosphere and get some candy
  25. Take the kids to Santa’s village in the summer or around Christmas
  26. Take a tour of the many covered bridges in the area
  27. Visit the Old Man in the Mountain (or where he used to be) in Franconia Notch
  28. Take a scenic drive to the Great North Woods region to see Gorham and Berlin and escape the tourist traffic
  29. Visit the longest candy counter at Chutters in Littleton, NH
  30. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage
  31. Grab a coffee or a drink at one of the local bars or coffee shops
  32. Play some tennis – indoors or out
  33. Take time out to see a movie at one of the local area theaters or outside venues
  34. Stop by the Robert Frost museum in Franconia, NH
  35. Take time to work out at one the local area gyms


  1. Drive to the top of Mt. Washington and enjoy the breathtaking views and extreme weather
  2. Enjoy one of the over 200 trails in the area and take a hike – to a waterfall, a mountain summit or a secluded hideaway
  3. Take a dip in a river or at one of our swimming holes
  4. Hang out while taking a course in rock climbing
  5. Take the Canopy Tour at Bretton Woods for an entirely new perspective on the Presidential Range.
  6. Hang out in the trees at one of the area ropes courses
  7. Take the Scenic area dinner train (or the Mystery train) into the mountains
  8. Hike the Appalachian Trail (or at least part of it – so you can say you’ve been there!)
  9. Float away a day with a kayak or canoe ride on the Androscoggin or the Saco rivers
  10. Plan a picnic beside a waterfall or at the top of a mountain
  11. Experience the sun rise from the top of Mt. Washington – the auto road is open for this special event only two or three times each summer
  12. See the Pumpkin People every October
  13. View the Mount Washington Valley’s spectacular fall foliage.
  14. See the livestock and enjoy the rides on the midway at the Fryeburg fair every fall
  15. Spend some time playing mini-golf
  16. Challenge yourself and hike to the top of Mt. Washington
  17. Relax while taking a scenic train ride
  18. Fly above the trees at one of the longest zip lines on the east coast at Attitash
  19. Enjoy a horseback or carriage ride
  20. Experience the cog railway on your ride to the top of Mt. Washington
  21. Take the kids to Storyland and enjoy the rides
  22. Lounge by one of the local lakes
  23. Visit one of the local farmers markets
  24. Play a round of golf at one of the 8 area golf courses
  25. Take a tour of the Mt. Washington Observatory or visit the Weather Discovery Center
  26. Take in the sights on an Aerial tramway or mountain chair lift
  27. Visit the Flume gorge and be amazed
  28. Feel the rush when you ride on the area mountain coasters
  29. Spend an afternoon lounging by the pool at the Cranmore Inn
  30. Try to get to the top of one of the area climbing walls
  31. Get wet at one of the area outdoor water parks
  32. Zoom down the mountain on the Alpine slide at Attitash Mountain
  33. Experience bike week in the white mountains each June
  34. While away the time while you go fishing
  35. Go to the fields and pick your own strawberries every June
  36. Take a dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee
  37. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching
  38. Cool off a bit while you grab some ice cream
  39. See the bears at Clark’s Trading Post
  40. Take a break and relax on the porch or on the back yard patio at the Cranmore Inn
  41. See a professional theatre company show at Barnstomers
  42. Climb to the top of Kearsarge North and enjoy the views and fire tower
  43. Visit the Willey House and decide for yourself whether you might get a case of the willies
  44. Drive through one of the local area notches and be impressed by the majesty of the area
  45. Drive (or hike) to the top of Cathedral Ledge and enjoy the views
  46. Visit Squam Lake where On Golden Pond was filmed
  47. Experience the area Corn Mazes every fall
  48. Go back in time and take in a Drive-in Movie
  49. Visit the Castle in the Clouds and enjoy the views
  50. Grab a bike and experience the mountains a different way

Colder weather / Winter

  1. Snowshoe through the winter woods
  2. Take a romantic sleigh ride for two or a family sleigh ride for the whole family
  3. Take to the ski slopes at one of more than 7 local mountains
  4. Practice your spins as you ice skate
  5. Learn to Snowboard (or ski) – it’s never too late!
  6. Experience the mountains with a dogsled ride
  7. Take to the mountains on your cross country skis
  8. See maple syrup being made at a local sugaring house (March-April)
  9. Sign up for ice climbing and scale the cliffs
  10. Ski Tuckerman’s Ravine at Mt. Washington – a once in a lifetime experience
  11. Relive the experience of sledding or tubing at one of the many hills in the area
  12. Let out your inner speed demon while you snowmobile through the area
  13. Enjoy the annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie Tour the second weekend in December and stay at the Cranmore Inn
  14. Cut down your own holiday tree (regulated by the US Forest Service, permit required)
  15. Enjoy the tree lighting during the holiday season
  16. Go Ice fishing and catch your own dinner
  17. Visit the Ice castles display in Lincoln
  18. Take the Snowcoach to the tree line on Mt. Washington
  19. Learn what all the fuss is about and try some curling
  20. Relive your youth and build a snowman in the yard at the Cranmore Inn