Explore The White Mountains

The eastern White Mountain region of New Hampshire is a four season destination known for the highest peak in the Northeast, Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, and the 780,000+ acre White Mountain National Forest.

The Mt. Washington Valley area is made up of several quaint New England villages, each with white church steeples, covered bridges, scenic views, and unique shops and galleries. You’ll also find nearly endless recreational opportunities, making this an outdoor lovers paradise!

Our top 5 favorites to recommend for our guests

  • Waterfalls – With copious mountains and rivers surrounding us, it is no wonder that waterfalls and hidden swimming holes are so abundant nearby; be sure to check them out
  • Biking – A unique way to experience the natural beauty of our surrounds is to cruise down back roads and across scenic highways on your bike or motorcycle
  • Hiking and Climbing – The Mount Washington Valley is home to world-class hiking and rock climbing, we can direct you to some of our favorites, or suggest the best tools to help you find your prefect adventure
  • Conway Scenic or Cog Railways – Take a ride through the forests and mountains for a rare perspective of this lush area on the Conway Scenic Railway. Or climb the tallest mountain in New England, Mount Washington, on the Cog Railway for a vertical climb and picturesque view that you will always remember
  • Relax at the Darby Field Inn – Hey, you’re here, so take time to enjoy it! Relish our restaurants cuisine, take a cool dip in our refreshing pool, go out for a stroll through our wooded trail system, play cards in the tavern, unwind with a massage, or take a Jacuzzi and nap together
Area Activities, The Darby Field Inn
Area Activities, The Darby Field Inn

Spring & Summer Activities

  • Visit a sugar house and watch local maple syrup being made
  • Fly fish a variety of rivers, streams, and lakes
  • Golf over 100 holes at 8 area courses all within a short drive from the inn
  • Bicycle hundreds of miles of roads or trails – check out the Bed, Breakfast, and Biking website for off the beaten path inns near cycling routes and hiking trails
  • Explore our rivers and lakes by kayak or canoe
  • Learn to climb to new heights at some world class locations in our area with one of the country’s oldest climbing schools
  • Ride to the sky on the Mt. Washington Auto Road or Cog Railroad
  • Horseback ride (at the Farm by the River or Attitash) along riverside or mountain trails
  • Attend a summer theater performance at one of several area theaters (The Barnstormers in Tamworth, or Eastern Slope Playhouse in North Conway), or a concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center

Fall Activities

  • The highlight of fall is nature’s own breathtaking display of color to enjoy on a scenic drive, by gondola or chairlift, or hiking one of many mountain trails
  • Fall is also fair time. Plan to attend The Fryeburg Fair (first two weekends in October) or the Sandwich Fair (Columbus Day weekend) while visiting
  • Try out mountain biking on the thousands of free trails in the area, or take the lift to the top of your favorite ski mountain for an exhilarating downhill mountain biking adventure
  • Don’t forget your road bike for a completely different scenic Kancamagus experience
  • Area attractions are all open through Columbus Day weekend
Area Activities, The Darby Field Inn
Area Activities, The Darby Field Inn

Winter Activities

  • Cross-country ski or snowshoe over 450km of trails
  • Downhill ski or ride over 350 trails and glades
  • Ride a mountain coaster or snow tube at local ski areas
  • Travel over 6000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails for some of the best riding in New England
  • Ice skate indoors (Hamm Ice Arena) or on an outdoor rink (North Conway village)
  • Try your skills at ice climbing
  • Continue your workout routine at one of the area fitness centers

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