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Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Tips for Exploring Storyland

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Storyland3Storyland is one of the most popular attractions in the North Conway area. This unique theme park brings storybook characters and fantasy to life for young children. This family- friendly park offers rides, playgrounds, characters, shows and games children are sure to enjoy. Here are a few tips for making the most out of your Storyland experience:

  • Storyland offers a lot of attractions and can take time to explore. If you come your first day after 3pm, your visit the next day is free.
  • While the park is geared for ages 2-12, it is better suited to children under age 9.
  • Pets are not allowed in the park, but Storyland does offer a free kennel service you can take advantage of if traveling with pets.
  • The park has several picnic areas to choose from and they will allow you to bring in your own snacks and coolers.
  • There are a few rides that you will get soaked on, so you may consider bringing a swimsuit for your children.
  • Fridays and Sundays typically are the least busy days, meaning shorter wait times for rides.
  • Many visitors start riding the rides at the park entrance first. To reduce your wait times, begin with rides on the left side of Storyland.
  • When accompanied by an adult, children of all ages are able to ride most rides regardless of height.
  • Strollers are the perfect way to explore the park with toddlers.

Be sure to take advantage of our Storyland package and enjoy 10% off your hotel room rate, Story Land tickets, access to our indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub and playground area, and a deluxe continental breakfast! Call the Green Granite Inn today at (800) 468-3666 to book your perfect spring or summer vacation! Green Granite Inn, our North Conway hotel is located just minutes away from Story Land.

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24 Mar 2015, 09:07
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Where to Ski in North Conway

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White Mountains skiingWith Mt. Washington and the White Mountain National forest located only minutes from North Conway, the area has become popular among outdoor enthusiasts. With seven alpine and eight downhill ski areas, the mountains offer trails for every experience level. In addition to skiing, the North Conway area offers ice climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and a variety of other outdoor activities.

From gentle slopes to black diamond trails, the White Mountains offer a variety of ski areas:

Cranmore Mountain

Boasting 9 lifts and 50 trails on over 200 acres, the summit has an elevation of 2,000 feet and a 1,173 foot vertical drop. The mountain sees an average of 120 inches of snow annually, and supplements by making snow. The mountain offers trails for every ability level. 36% of trails are beginner, 44% intermediate and 20 percent expert. Cranmore offers night skiing every Saturday on 11 trails. This is the only ski area located in North Conway.

Black Mountain

Opening in 1935, Black Mountain is the oldest ski area in New Hampshire. Nestled 10 miles north in Jackson, New Hampshire, the mountain has 44 trails, 33% beginner, 35% intermediate, and 32% expert. Black Mountain has a warm, southern exposure and a summit elevation of 3,303 feet with lifts running to 2,350 feet. They receive 120 inches of snowfall annually, and make snow to cover 98% of the terrain.

Bretton Woods

Situated on the tallest mountain in New England, it is the largest ski area in New Hampshire. Located 30 miles northwest of North Conway, Bretton Woods provides 434 acres of skiing with 4 terrain parks and 101 trails. Nordic skiers flock to the area for the 100 kilometers of trails winding through fields, woods and the slopes of Mt. Stickney. With a 3,100 foot summit elevation and vertical drop of 1,500 feet, the mountain averages 200 inches of snow each year.

Wildcat Mountain

Facing the eastern side of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Huntington Ravine, Ski magazine voted Wildcat Mountain as having the “No. 1 Scenery in North America”. From the summit at 4,062 feet, you can see the Atlantic Ocean. Comprised of 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% expert, the mountain is home to the 2.7 mile Polecat Trail, the longest ski trail in the state. Offering one of the longest ski seasons in the area, Wildcat Mountain averages 200 inches of snowfall each year.

Whether you are a seasoned skier or a novice, there is a trail perfect for your abilities. Conveniently located only miles from 9 ski areas, Green Granite is the perfect hotel for your next North Conway ski adventure.

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10 Jan 2015, 10:01
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Must See White Mountain Attractions

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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:

COG Railroad
white mountain attractionsThe Mount Washington Cog Railroad is a 3 hour guided adventure filled with breath taking scenery. Starting a Marshfield Base Station you will enjoy the scenic climb to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. From the summit there are panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada and even the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you choose the historic steam locomotive or the modern and eco-friendly biodiesels, the Mount Washington Cog Railroad is one memorable ride.

 

Zip Rider
If you are a “dare devil” in search of a one of a kind adventure, make plans to ride the exhilarating rush of the Zip Rider at Wildcat Mountain. Riders will enjoy a 2,100 foot journey over trails, treetops and the Peabody River while suspended at 70 foot heights and 12 percent grades all the while reaching speeds of 45 miles per hour. The Zip Rider is sure to be one unique and exciting ride.

 

Diana’s Baths
things to do in north conway Diana’s Baths is a must see showcase of nature. Lying along Lucy Brook, the baths are fed from Big Attitash Mountain. Depending on the rainfall and season, the water can be rushing through the waterfalls or gently flowing. Measuring 75 feet in height the cascading falls are a relativity easy .6 mile flat walk along a wide gravel path. Diana’s Baths allow visitors to explore the surrounding rocks, ledges, falls, brooks and pools of nature.

 

Storyland
The lands of fantasy and make believe truly come to life at Story Land. With over 30 family-friendly rides, attractions and various shows, the entire family is sure to enjoy the magic that is Story Land. Whether it is a fun ride on the new Roar-a-Saurus coaster, busting a move at Duke’s Dance Party, enjoying tea with Cinderella or simply enjoying the laughter of children young and old; the fantasy lives on at Story Land.

Mount Washington Valley has something for every member of the family to enjoy. We can't wait to hear your favorite White Mountains destination!

Written by Tiffany Hutton
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22 Jul 2014, 16:41
 

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