The Journey to the North Pole is a magical experience, transporting children to the North Pole through the snowcapped White Mountains of New Hampshire. This unique, interactive 2 hour train ride departs from Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway and takes you on a memorable and winding journey to the North Pole Theatre.
While children are nestled in their pajamas with hot chocolate and cookies in hand, they are transported to a land of magic and mystery filled with the spirit of Christmas. Upon arrival to the North Pole, children are welcomed by cheerful elves leading Christmas carols. As the classic story of the Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg is read, images of the story are shown on screen for all to see. After the story book is closed, the guest of honor arrives to greet the children and share a special gift.
Leaf Peepers come from miles away to enjoy the colorful scenery of the White Mountains and North Conway, NH. With temperatures changing and autumn coming early, the peak season occurs in early October. There are several routes around the North Conway area that are sure to showcase the scenic colors of the season.
No vacation is complete without a little shopping. You are in luck; the shopping in North Conway is like no other. From bustling outlets to quaint local shops, there are some can’t miss stores to visit in the White Mountains.
The North Conway area is filled with things to do. From the scenic White Moutains to area attractions and events, there is something for every member of the family. You can embark on a one of a kind adventure, stroll through nature, shop or even visit a theme park. Here is a short list of the "must see" spots on your White Mountains vacation:
If you are in search of family friendly lodging in North Conway, look no further than the Green Granite Inn. Conveniently located in the scenic White Mountains, our North Conway hotel provides a fun and relaxing vacation getaway. Here are a few amenities that make us the most family friendly inn in the Mount Washington Valley:
Take a magical Journey to the North Pole, an interactive experience that only happens here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The trains depart each Friday and Saturday night beginning the last weekend in November.
It's a pretty special experience for grownups and kids alike. The parents love watching a child's excitement in the train ride and meeting a bunch of elves and Santa himself! Pajamas are encouraged for children and adults alike!
Motorcycle riders are a special group of people. The image of the outlaw motorcycle gang is fading as the modern bikers found rumbling down the highways may just as well be CEOs or housewives enjoying the freedom of the open road and the fellowship at rallies where they can socialize with other riders.
If this sounds appealing to you, you might want to ride your bike on up to Mt. Washington Valley for the 91st annual Laconia Motorcycle Week June 14-22, 2014. At Green Granite Inn, we’re offering a 20% off Rack (Regular) Rates for June 13-23.
80th Birthday Celebration at Wildcat
During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat trail, one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States. Designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, it was designated as a class "A" racing trail.
On April 5th, this anniversary will be commemorated at the 1st Annual Cat Scratch Fever in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Come cheer on competitors and sway the judges scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you. The Ross Livermore Band will either be playing outdoor snow stage in the Wildcat base area or inside the Wildcat Pub, depending on the weather, while Reklis will perform on the Snow Stage. Outdoor grills will be offering fresh cooked burgers and other assorted grilled deliciousness available for purchase. Wildcat's special Anniversary tickets are on sale through Wildcat only. You can purchase them online or call 888.SKI.WILD to purchase. They will be 2-day $80 passes. Green Granite is offering a Ski and Stay special! Book a room for just $80 for one adult (additional adults are $10 per person)* to stay Friday and Saturday nights April 4-5th when you call direct and request the Wildcat Special Promo.
Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles are a fun way to get around in the winter months. The cold returned with a vengeance at the end of February, so the trails should be set up for some great riding.
Snomobiles are welcome at The Green Granite Inn, our North Conway hotel. We offer parking in certain areas of our parking lots to accommodate trailers. We are close to some popular trails. However, there is no direct access from our property and no riding of these vehicles allowed on the property, so you will need to transport any OHRV you bring with you on a trailer to nearby trails.
We want you to have a memorable and safe winter adventure. Use caution and common sense.
North Conway is a wonderful town for families, with plenty of activities the kids will love. From hikes to museums to one of a kind amusements, look no further than the White Mountains for plenty of family fun.
We have a variety of rooms well suited to families, including suites and rooms with bunk beds, that can accomodate families of all sizes. With indoor and outdoor pools, close proximity to restaurants and shopping, it's never been easier to take a getaway with the kids at any time of year!