Things To Do In Our Area

While staying at the Darby Field Inn, you are invited to relax and enjoy the amenities offered at the Inn or explore the area around us.

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 is decorated 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!

Spring & Summer Activities:

  • Visit a local 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
  • Bike hundreds of miles of roads or trails
  • Explore our rivers and lakes in a 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 (Farm by the River or Attitash) along riverside or mountain trails
  • Attend a Summer Theater performance at one of several area theaters (The Barnstormer, Tamworth, or Eastern Slope Playhouse, North Conway), or a musical show 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 hiking one of many mountain trails. Fall is also fair time. Plan to attend The Fryeburg Fair (first two weekends in October) or Sandwich Fair (Columbus Day Weekend) while in the area! Area attractions are all open at least through Columbus Day weekend.

Winter Activities:

  • Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe over 450 KM of trails
  • Downhill Ski or Ride over 350 trails and glades
  • Ride a Mountain Coaster or Snow Tube at Cranmore Mountain
  • 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.

Links to Area Activities

Here is a collection of links to the most popular area attractions and activities. In addition, we will have several area guides and brochures available for you to review at the Inn when making a decision on what to do while you are here. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have, make a recommendation, and help you secure a reservations if necessary.

Canoeing and KayakingBack to Top


Late April to mid October Saco Bound offers complete canoe,kayak, tube & SUP board rental programs, which include the highest quality products very affordable prices. With years of experience in river sports our staff is always happy to offer tips, advice & river info. We offer trip planning, shuttle service and private put-ins for those with their own canoes and kayaks.


Saco Valley Canoe has two locations in the Mount Washington Valley area; Center Conway, New Hampshire and Fryeburg, Maine for your river trip enjoyment. We own and maintain 1,000 acres / 3 1/2 miles of waterfront along the river for your enjoyment and convenience.


For Saco River outdoor recreation enthusiasts who are visiting the Mount Washington Valley and the Fryeburg ME area, come canoe or kayak with us on Maine's truly beautiful Saco River.

Golf CoursesBack to Top


Bridgton Highlands is a fun and friendly, open-to-the-public golf and tennis facility located in the heart of Maine’s Lakes Region with a range of activities for men, women, couples and youth.


Nestled in the majestic White Mountains of Jackson, New Hampshire, The Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club is one of the few grand resorts remaining in the Granite State.


Bridgton Highlands is a fun and friendly, open-to-the-public golf and tennis facility located in the heart of Maine’s Lakes Region with a range of activities for men, women, couples and youth.


Located in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains, Mountain View Grand Resort is one of America's truly grand hotels. We combine first-class comfort and casual elegance with attentive, personalized service. Our classic New Hampshire White Mountains resort presents a dazzling array of offerings and amenities all wrapped in a timeless storybook setting.


Established in 1895, the North Conway Country Club continues to make every effort to provide the best golfing experience in the Mt. Washington Valley. A round on the course with views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential and Moat Ranges will leave you breathless. Discover 100+ years of history in a Professional and friendly atmosphere.


As grand as the history behind it, Omni Mount Washington Resort, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor. The resort boasts a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, award-winning alpine and Nordic ski center, luxurious signature spa, decadent dining facilities and nine high-flying zip-lines. After exploring, unwind in luxurious guest room accommodations.


The Wentworth Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole course in the heart of quaint Jackson Village. This picturesque course provides outstanding views of the majestic Presidential Range and the scenic splendor of the Wildcat and Ellis Rivers as they meander throughout the course. The Wentworth Golf Club offers all of the amenities you would expect from a top resort facility. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing round of golf, have a group, need new equipment or help with your golf swing, the professional staff at the Wentworth Golf Club will ensure that your golf experience exceeds all of your expectations.


Province Lake Golf is a beautiful blend of the best of classic golf with outstanding modern design. The traditional and the new have been combined to create a wonderful playing experience for today's golfers. Along the way you'll also be treated to spectacular views of the lake, and occasionally you'll spot the wildlife that make their home in the area.

Hiking / NatureBack to Top


There are many hiking trails along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire.


One of the great hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is called a Presidential Traverse. It’s so-called because hikers climb all of the mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in one continuous hike that’s nearly 23 miles long with close to 9,000 feet of elevation gain.


The Nature Learning Center in Albany, NH is located on 140 acres of conservation land and trails that are free and open to the public. Come explore the Rockwell Sanctuary during daylight hours and then stop in the center to let us know what you saw. Darby Field Inn is a sponsor of TMCC and their nature programs for children and adults.

Cross Country Ski AreasBack to Top


Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, the way it was meant to be. "We will make a Bear Notch Believer out of you!"


On the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross country areas in the East. The 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands.


Located at the base of Mt. Washington in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center offers winter activities and events for families, friends and groups of all ages.


This quiet mountain village tucked high in the White Mountains isn’t always quiet – there’s a lot going on here.


Explore trails winding through riverside hayfields, mountainside spruce and hemlock forests offering a diverse selection of terrain for all abilities from easy rolling hills to more challenging intermediate and back country trails. Over 50% of the network is rated easy to provide interesting and exciting skiing for novice skiers as well as the entire family.

Downhill Ski ResortsBack to Top


Attiash Mountain Resort offers 68 trails and 11 lifts across two big, connected mountains (Attiash & Bear Peak) that combine traditional New England runs and challenging terrain with modern, wide-open cruisers suited for all abilities.


Beginner and novice skiers enjoy our gentle learning slopes, while more advanced skiers navigate the traditional trails; all with beautiful scenery.


Cranmore's Adventure Parks offer activities and amenities to make for a full day of fun, indoors and out.


Wildcat Mountain is nestled in the White Mountain National Forest directly across from Mount Washington on Route 16, halfway between the towns of Jackson and Gorham.

Ice SkatingBack to Top


No trip to New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley would be complete without a visit to Ham Arena in Conway.

SnowmobilingBack to Top


Bring out your adventurous side! The best Snowmobile and ATV adventures in New Hampshire and Maine


Northern Extremes will be offering self guided snowmobile rentals on the Family Friendly Bear Notch snowmobile trail system. This 50 mile closed loop trail system offers spectacular views of Mt Washington & Mt Chocora.

Arts, Crafts & MusicBack to Top


Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, this is a beautiful timber frame music hall hosting national acts up close and personal in an equally beautiful setting!


One of the oldest and longest running professional summer theaters in the nation, this quaint theater located in Tamworth, NH, was created in 1931 by Grover Cleveland's son, Francis, and is still a popular spot to enjoy quality plays!


This is a July - August Concert series at the base of Cranmore Mountain in North Conway.  Cost is minimal, musical enjoyment is maximum!  Recommended activity for locals and visitors alike.



The North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Gallery exhibits the finest of New Hampshire’s crafts and furnishings.

Other White Mountain AttractionsBack to Top


Enjoy an old-fashoned railroad experience on vintage trains,departing from our 1874 Victorian station in the center of North Conway Village, N.H.


Passengers will experience a sense of adventure and history on the Mount Washington Cog Railway's 3-hour guided train tour to the highest peak in the Northeast.


Find adventure at every turn when you tour and explore the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road!


The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart.


The Clark Family invites you to enjoy a wonderful day of Family Fun. Where else can you watch a famous Black Bear Show, ride a Steam Train, be chased by the Infamous Wolfman, and be amazed by Chinese Acrobats - all in the same day!


My 5- and 10-year-old boys yelled “This is awesome!” as soon as they climbed down into the first cave, and that pretty much sums up the Polar Caves experience.


Mount Washington Cruises offers Scenic Cruises and Sunset Dinner Dance Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee. The M/S Mount Washington visits 5 ports on Lake Winnipesaukee and takes on passengers in Wolfeboro, Meredith, Center Harbor and Alton Bay on alternating days of the week with daily cruises from Weirs Beach.


Tax-Free Outlet Shopping in North Conway, New Hampshire

Associations / AffiliationsBack to Top


A lodging guide to select bed and breakfasts and country inns located in the North Conway area of New Hamshire's White Mountains and across the state line in Maine.


Welcome to the the Mt. Washington Valley! Here at the Chamber of Commerce, along with our 800 business members, we are working hard to promise you peace, relaxation and recreation in a beautiful mountain setting.


The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant has been serving valley visitors delicious food with a view, all in a country setting for more than 30 years.

Lodging DirectoriesBack to Top


Select Registry is a portfolio of more than 300 quality-assured premier bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels throughout North America. Each of our member bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels has passed an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection to earn and maintain its Select Registry membership, and to ensure it provides travelers with guaranteed quality, exceptional service, and an unforgettable lodging experience.


The New Hampshire Bed and Breakfasts and Inns of Select Registry can provide you with the best of amenities coupled with the peace and the exotic beauty of the natural, lush green farmlands and long scenic drives will make a stay worth spending at our New Hampshire inns and lodges


Our detailed bed and breakfast listings include photos, rates, rooms, descriptions, amenities, and the names of the bed and breakfast innkeepers with whom you are interested in staying.


Circa 1826. This rambling, blue clapboard farmhouse has a huge fieldstone fireplace, stone patio and outstanding views of the Mt. Washington Valley and the Presidential Mountains.


This romantic country inn sits at the end of an unwinding road, nestled into a hill surrounded by flower gardens, wooded trails, and a spectacular mountain view of the Presidential Mountains, including regal Mt. Washington.