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Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel 5 Fun Winter Activities in North Conway, New Hampshire

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  • Explore the backcountry on a one-of-a-kind adventure—from a dog sled! Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel has over 100 sled dogs rescued from around the country and given a place where they can do what they love best—sledding. With an experienced musher take on the best trails and freshest snow in an interactive adventure that can last anywhere from 2 hours to all day. Enjoy hot chocolate, treat the dogs to snacks, and see New Hampshire in a whole new way!

    See Santa and feed his reindeer at Santa's Village. While Santa's village is open year round, it's especially wonderful in winter. At Christmastime Mrs. Claus greets guests and holidaylights brighten the evenings. This family friendly classic is great for all ages and has been operating for over 60 years. There's even a new 3D show this year called a "Tinkerdoodle Christmas" that is sure to delight.

    Conway Scenic Railroad trains are a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the White Mountains from a cozy vantage point. In addition to the usual Valley Train route, there is also Santa's Holiday Express running weekends through December 22nd, featuring Santa, his elves, hot chocolate, and cookies for everyone!

    Ice Skating in Schouler Park is super convenient, right by North Conway Village and the train station where the Conway Scenic Railroad departs. There is also ice skating at the Ham Arena, where the Mount Washington Valley Skating Club is based. See their "Holiday on Ice" skate show as part of the Christmas festivities and tree lighting ceremony December 7th, or take a lesson for adults or children from the club's coaches. Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned pro, there's a lot of fun to be had on the ice.

    There's no shortage of snowmobiling and skiing in the North Conway area. Many places you might have enjoyed hiking in the spring or summer have a totally different view in winter with the leaves off the trees and the countryside blanketed in snow. The extensive areas surrounding the Sacro River right across the street from the Green Granite make it easy to head out on an adventure and get a whole day of exploring in via snowmobile. With 7,000 miles of trails in the area, you're sure to have plenty of scenic routes to travel. As for skiing, the many mountains in the area have slopes suitable for many skill levels and lessons for those who have never tried skiing or snowboarding, as well as those who simply want to brush up since last season.

Written by Tiffany Hutton
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04 Dec 2013, 14:00
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Fun Fall Activities in North Conway: Halloween, Oktoberfest, Leaf Peeping, and More!

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fall events north conway There is so much to see and do in North Conway besides taking in the beautiful fall foliage. There are plenty of Halloween events and Autumn celebrations to keep you busy all October long. Here are just a few of the fun attractions well worth at trip to the White Mountains:

  • The Cranmore Mountain Ghoullog is back for a seventh season with 15,000 square feet of spooky scary goodness styled as the Mercer Home for the Criminally insane. Can you make it through the dark woods, indoor twists and turns, and spectacular nighttime chair lift? We offer discount tickets at the front desk, so be sure to pick some up when you check in for a stay at the Inn.
  • Attitash Mountain and Loon Mountain are both offering Oktoberfest celebrations. Atttiash's features Bavarian music by King Ludwig's Band, dancing, Stein Hoisting, and the ever-popular Keg Toss competition. There's plenty of German food, a biergarten stocked by local and regional brewers, and fun games for the kids. Loon Mountain's celebration features draft beers by Harpoon and delicious German specialties like sauerbraten, bratwurst, knockwurst, potato pancakes, and red cabbage. Music by the Alpiner Oompah band, a stein holding contest, the Stein Slalom Race, a Keg Toss, Keg Bowling, and a Yodeling contest will also be included, as well as cornhole, water balloons, and other fun activities for kids.
  • ghoullog-logoThe popular Hobo and Winnipesaukee Railroad features special Fall Foliage trains that take you through some of the best leaf peeping spots in the area. The Hobo Railroad takes you along the Pemigewasset River and the Winnipesaukee Railroad goes to Weirs Beach along Lake Winnipesaukee. There are also Folliage Dinner trains along the lake featuring Turkey Dinners catered by Harts Turkey Farm.
  • For smaller kids the Silly Spooky Halloween Extravaganza is a great pick at Santa's Village. There are spooky areas for older kids and fun areas for the little ones, with plenty of shops, trick or treating, rides, and more for a safe, friendly experience. Put on your Halloween costume and get in on the fun.
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has a Halloween Hoot N Howl for all ages, with a guided tour around the Science Center Grounds featuring live skits with a seasonal theme followed by games and treats. Costumes are encouraged.
  • Settlers' Green hosts a safe Trick or Treating environment and shopping experience at its Haunted Happenings on October 26th, as well as a Zombie walk that evening from 5-89 that organizers hope to be the biggest zombie gathering in Northern New Hampshire. The Zombie costumes will be judged and the winners will get a $100 gift certificate to Settlers' Green, so put on your very best ooze and shamble and get out on the Zombie Dance Floor!
  • There's something for everyone this fall in North Conway. When you call to make your reservation, ask the front desk about making other arrangements as well for some of these fun events!
Written by Tiffany Hutton
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01 Oct 2013, 13:21
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel The Green Granite Inn is Your Ultimate Rock Climbing Home Base!

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white mountain attractions The White Mountains do far more than attract scenery-searching tourists and sweethearts, nineteenth century artists from the White Mountain school, and holiday skiiers. North Conway has long been a fantastic destination for rock climbers, too. Since 1931, one of the most famous ascents has been a 500 granite wall called Cathedral Ledge that remains a favorite for locals and travelers alike.

Nearby Cathedral is the Whitehorse Ledge, a challenging stretch of over 800 feet with six pitches. Both faces have several climbing areas of different difficulties, accessible from gorgeous trails that are not to be missed at any time of year. When you count all the various crabs, back country destinations, and other faces, there are about 2,000 diffrent climbs one can make.

For those who are less experienced, there are schools that can help you hone your skills and learn about your equipment. The International Mountain Climbing School. Their classes include technical topics like Advanced Rock Climbing, Rock Anchor and Protection Clinics, Rock Leader course, Rock Self-rescue courses, and classes on Top Rope Anchoring and Crevasse Rescue, along others. The school has been serving clibmers in the Mount Washington Valley since 1979 and has everything from indoor classes for beginners to expeditions of all sorts. There's even a Mount Washington mountaineering adventure you can sign up for!

No matter how long you've been climbing or you level of expertise, there's a climb for you in the White Mountains. Next time you stay at the Green Granite Inn, our hotel in North Conway, be sure to bring your gear and start heading up a fun face like Thin Air, Across the Unierse, Moby Grape, or Toe Crack! You'll quickly understand why North Conway has been a hot destination for climbers for over 80 years!

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Written by Tiffany Hutton

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11 Jul 2013, 16:21
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Summer in Mt. Washington Valley

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north conway events All of the area attractions are open and it is officially summer in Mt. Washington Valley! With events for the young and the young at heart, you are sure to find activities the whole family will approve! Take a few of our suggestions or venture out and find your own adventure. Here are a few of the most popular area attractions:

Conway Scenic Railroad: Take in all the scenery the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer on an excursion on the Conway Scenic Railroad. From the vintage passenger cars you see the lush grass and mountain peaks.

Storyland: This magical theme park is where fantasy comes to life! With 21 rides and 7 shows daily, you will see why Storyland is New England’s favorite kid’s theme park.

Settler’s Green: With over 60 nationally known outlet stores, Settler’s Green is a “must stop” for visitors. In addition to sales and promotions they also offer an array of special events during the summer.

Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park: If you are looking for adventure, Cranmore Mountain is the place for you. From the Mountain Coaster to the Aerial Adventure Park, you will find something for thrill seekers of every age.

Mt. Washington Auto Road: As the highest peak in the northeast, Mt. Washington is an adventure all its own. This 7.6 mile adventure to the top offers breathtaking views at every glance.

Green Granite Inn, North Conway, also has indoor and outdoor pools and a playground for extra entertainment too. Whatever your age or preference, the Green Granite Inn and Mt. Washington Valley will be a vacation you and your family will never forget!

Written by Tiffany Hutton

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20 Jun 2013, 09:15
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Don't Miss Laconia Bike Week at the Green Granite Inn

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laconia bike week hotels This year is the 90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, one of the first and most enduring rallys for motorcycle enthusiasts. Laconia Bike week celebrates rides of all kinds, from hogs to crotch rockets to Triumphs, choppers, trikes, BWs, and everything in between. There are a variety of events in towns all over New Hampshire, but we at the Green Granite Inn are especially excited about the Rally in the Valley events that tie in to Laconia Bike Week.

Things will kick off at Hillbillies Barbecue in North Conway on June 8th 8:30-11:30PM, and for the next week there will be plenty of guided scenic rides through the picturesque White Mountains, live music, poker tournaments, a tattoo contest, breakfasts, and one fun wrap up party.

One of the best events is the annual Ride to the Sky. Bikers can take to the beautiful  Mount Washington Auto Road, which extends from New Hampshire Route 16 in Pinkham Notch to the summit of Mount Washington. The road climbs 4,618 ft and is spectacular riding, with curves, turns, and spectacular views. The Ride to the Sky gives motorcycles rule of the road, with Monday, June 10 and Thursday, June 13 designated bike-only.

This is one of the most popular events of the year in North Conway, and if you’ve never experienced Laconia Motorcycle Week for yourself, you don’t want to miss out!

Green Granite Inn located in the heart of North Conway features a large parking lot - perfect for trailers, bikes and cars!

Photo Credit: New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation

Written by Tiffany Hutton

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05 Jun 2013, 16:40
 

Green Granite Inn, a North Conway Hotel Wildquack Duck Race and River Festival in Jackson NH

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north conway events Since 1989, a strange phenomenon occurs each year in the Wildcat River at Jackson Falls. 3,500 bright yellow rubber duckies appear in the waters and go floating downstream, racing to the finish line. Thousands of people come to Jackson, New Hampshire each year to see this unusual spectacle, and hope that the duck they've sponsored wins one of fabulous prizes. It’s the annual Wildquack Duck Race, part of Jackson’s Memorial Day weekend festivities, and it’s definitely a must-see event.

The Wildquack River Festival not only offers a fun spectacle, but an opportunity to win prizes. Each year offers amazing prize packages, Silent Auctions, and other chances to win vacation stays, dining certificates, spa treatments, gift baskets, attractions tickets, gift baskets, art work, photos, and even a mountain bike.

Each year there are also plenty of yummy foods to eat, from barbecue to fair food like kettle corn, and ice cream, and New England favorites like lobster rolls. Don’t forget dessert! Jackson has its very own Cake Boss competition and visitors can taste the entries for $1. Whether you like to bake or sample, it’s definitely the most delicious part of the festival.

Other festival events include a talent show, parade, photos with the official Wildquack mascot, and the crowning of the Wildquack King or Queen. The festival begins at 7AM and continue all day. It’s easy to see why the Wildquack River Festival has become such a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors alike!

Green Granite Inn is just a short drive to the beautiful town of Jackson, NH and can be your hotel and home away from home for this family fun weekend.

For more information see the Jackson Chamber of Commerce website!

Written by Tiffany Hutton

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15 May 2013, 11:08
 

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