House Guidebook 3 Upper Lake View Dr

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House Guidebook 3 Upper Lake View Dr

Food scene
(25 minute drive) A favorite of many guests. It’s on the left side of route 16 just past the hospital. Great food, decent prices, and the coolest ambiance (Irish pub on steroids) of any restaurant in town. 3002 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
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May Kelly's Cottage
3002 White Mountain Highway
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(25 minute drive) A favorite of many guests. It’s on the left side of route 16 just past the hospital. Great food, decent prices, and the coolest ambiance (Irish pub on steroids) of any restaurant in town. 3002 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
(5 minute drive) – For good food, very close and very inexpensive, go to Almost There on route 16 before the Kancamagus. It has a bit of a biker bar crossed with a sports bar vibe to it, but the food is great and inexpensive, the staff is very friendly and there's a pool table and a bar. 1287 NH-16, Albany
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Almost There Restaurant
1287 NH-16
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(5 minute drive) – For good food, very close and very inexpensive, go to Almost There on route 16 before the Kancamagus. It has a bit of a biker bar crossed with a sports bar vibe to it, but the food is great and inexpensive, the staff is very friendly and there's a pool table and a bar. 1287 NH-16, Albany
Hobb’s Tavern (15 minute drive) This is the coolest restaurant ever. It’s in an old barn. Absolutely gorgeous inside. Food is outstanding. Reasonably priced. HIGHLY recommended. 2415 White Mountain Hwy, West Ossipee
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Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company
2415 White Mountain Highway
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Hobb’s Tavern (15 minute drive) This is the coolest restaurant ever. It’s in an old barn. Absolutely gorgeous inside. Food is outstanding. Reasonably priced. HIGHLY recommended. 2415 White Mountain Hwy, West Ossipee
The Sea Dog Brewing Company (15 minute drive) is a great place to eat and drink. Rarely a wait. Great food, incredible atmosphere. Can take big groups. 1976 White Mountain Hwy #9, Conway
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Sea Dog Brewing Company
1976 White Mountain Hwy
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The Sea Dog Brewing Company (15 minute drive) is a great place to eat and drink. Rarely a wait. Great food, incredible atmosphere. Can take big groups. 1976 White Mountain Hwy #9, Conway
Flatbread Company (20 minute drive)– This is the perfect place to stop for lunch (or dinner) if you are checking out the shops in downtown North Conway. It is located at the Eastern Slope Inn. Many of my friends and family who have been there have commented that it’s the best pizza they have ever had. And the atmosphere is very cool. 2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
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Flatbread Company
2760 White Mountain Highway
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Flatbread Company (20 minute drive)– This is the perfect place to stop for lunch (or dinner) if you are checking out the shops in downtown North Conway. It is located at the Eastern Slope Inn. Many of my friends and family who have been there have commented that it’s the best pizza they have ever had. And the atmosphere is very cool. 2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Muddy Moose Restaurant and Pub (20 minute drive) – good food in an amazing hunting lodge type atmosphere. Moderately-priced. Downtown North Conway, right side of street. Definitely kid-friendly…. Maybe a little too kid-friendly though if it’s just a group of adults. Brightly-lit. LOTS of kids/families there. 2344 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
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Muddy Moose Restaurant & Pub
2344 White Mountain Highway
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Muddy Moose Restaurant and Pub (20 minute drive) – good food in an amazing hunting lodge type atmosphere. Moderately-priced. Downtown North Conway, right side of street. Definitely kid-friendly…. Maybe a little too kid-friendly though if it’s just a group of adults. Brightly-lit. LOTS of kids/families there. 2344 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Bobby Sue’s Ice Cream Shop (20/25 minute drive)- 70 Eaton Road in Freedom – Homemade Ice Cream – BEST in the area. All the other ice cream places serve either Richardson’s, Hershey’s or Hood. Bobby Sue’s is the only one the makes their own. You can also buy Bobby Sue’s Ice Cream at Trail’s End Ice Cream on Route 302 in Intervale, which is close to downtown North Conway. Bobby Sue’s in Freedom is a little out of the way.
Bobby-Sue's Homemade Ice Cream
70 Eaton Road
Bobby Sue’s Ice Cream Shop (20/25 minute drive)- 70 Eaton Road in Freedom – Homemade Ice Cream – BEST in the area. All the other ice cream places serve either Richardson’s, Hershey’s or Hood. Bobby Sue’s is the only one the makes their own. You can also buy Bobby Sue’s Ice Cream at Trail’s End Ice Cream on Route 302 in Intervale, which is close to downtown North Conway. Bobby Sue’s in Freedom is a little out of the way.
Beaches
It’s the third beach you come to on Eidelweiss Dr. It’s tiny, but it’s on the biggest pond. It’s where the kayaks and paddleboard are kept.
VDOE Thusis Beach
It’s the third beach you come to on Eidelweiss Dr. It’s tiny, but it’s on the biggest pond. It’s where the kayaks and paddleboard are kept.
Lower Falls – If you only go to one beach during your visit, go here. Coolest swimming area ever. All kinds of natural waterslides. Drive down the Kancamagus about 7 miles and the parking area is on your right. VERY crowded on weekends.
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Lower Falls
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Lower Falls – If you only go to one beach during your visit, go here. Coolest swimming area ever. All kinds of natural waterslides. Drive down the Kancamagus about 7 miles and the parking area is on your right. VERY crowded on weekends.
Silver Lake – it’s about a 15 minute drive from the house, but worth it. Take a dump pass with you. It’s unlikely anyone will collect it from you, but just in case. Take route 113 south to route 41 south. After a couple of miles, take a left onto East Shore Drive. Follow signs for boat ramp. Beach is on left, on East Shore Drive, next to boat ramp.
Silver Lake
Silver Lake – it’s about a 15 minute drive from the house, but worth it. Take a dump pass with you. It’s unlikely anyone will collect it from you, but just in case. Take route 113 south to route 41 south. After a couple of miles, take a left onto East Shore Drive. Follow signs for boat ramp. Beach is on left, on East Shore Drive, next to boat ramp.
Geneva Beach – 2nd biggest beach, it’s off of Middle Shore Drive
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Geneva Beach – 2nd biggest beach, it’s off of Middle Shore Drive
Boulder Beach – that’s the first one you come to on Eidelweiss Drive, at bottom of Oak Ridge. Crowded, tiny pond, it’s the one the tourists go to. Avoid.
VDOE Boulder Beach
Boulder Beach – that’s the first one you come to on Eidelweiss Drive, at bottom of Oak Ridge. Crowded, tiny pond, it’s the one the tourists go to. Avoid.
Eidelweiss Beach – keep going down Eidelweiss Dr. It’s the second one you come to. It has basketball court; it’s the biggest beach.
VDOE Eidelweiss Beach
Eidelweiss Beach – keep going down Eidelweiss Dr. It’s the second one you come to. It has basketball court; it’s the biggest beach.
Hiking
The trail for Madison Cascades is behind the parking lot of the Madison Historical Society. Go south on route 113 and where 113 makes a sharp right turn, keep going straight and the historical society is on the left right there. At the parking lot, there is a little hill with a fence. Walk to the right around the fence, up the hill and you will see the trail. It's about an hour round trip, not too difficult... lots of cool waterfalls.
Madison Cascades
55 E Madison Rd
The trail for Madison Cascades is behind the parking lot of the Madison Historical Society. Go south on route 113 and where 113 makes a sharp right turn, keep going straight and the historical society is on the left right there. At the parking lot, there is a little hill with a fence. Walk to the right around the fence, up the hill and you will see the trail. It's about an hour round trip, not too difficult... lots of cool waterfalls.
Easy, very short, flat - Madison Boulder is right off route 113. Coming south from Eidelweiss drive, the route you take is Boulder road about 1/2 mile down route 113 on the right. The boulder is maybe a 5 to 10-minute walk down a very flat path. It's pretty neat though... one of the biggest boulders on the east coast... if not the biggest. Once you’ve seen the boulder, you can walk the miles of other trails there, but the boulder is the main attraction.
Madison Boulder
Easy, very short, flat - Madison Boulder is right off route 113. Coming south from Eidelweiss drive, the route you take is Boulder road about 1/2 mile down route 113 on the right. The boulder is maybe a 5 to 10-minute walk down a very flat path. It's pretty neat though... one of the biggest boulders on the east coast... if not the biggest. Once you’ve seen the boulder, you can walk the miles of other trails there, but the boulder is the main attraction.
Moderate - Bouder Loop. (20-minute drive) You drive down the Kangamangus (route 112) for about 7 miles to a parking lot on the right. There's a covered bridge. Either walk or drive over the covered bridge and follow the signs for boulder loop. It's about an hour or so of somewhat steep hiking to get up there. Well worth it.
Boulder Loop Trailhead
Moderate - Bouder Loop. (20-minute drive) You drive down the Kangamangus (route 112) for about 7 miles to a parking lot on the right. There's a covered bridge. Either walk or drive over the covered bridge and follow the signs for boulder loop. It's about an hour or so of somewhat steep hiking to get up there. Well worth it.
My favorite hike is Mt Chocura (25 minute drive). It's the mountain with the bald peak that you see on the left when you drive up to my house. To get there, take the Kancamagus about 10 miles (roughly) and the parking area is on the left. You want the Champney Brook/Falls Trail. Beautiful waterfall on the way up... when you get to the summit, it's as beautiful as Mt Washington. It's about a 3 or 4-hour hike round trip.
Champney Falls Trailhead
My favorite hike is Mt Chocura (25 minute drive). It's the mountain with the bald peak that you see on the left when you drive up to my house. To get there, take the Kancamagus about 10 miles (roughly) and the parking area is on the left. You want the Champney Brook/Falls Trail. Beautiful waterfall on the way up... when you get to the summit, it's as beautiful as Mt Washington. It's about a 3 or 4-hour hike round trip.
If you are looking for the biggest bang for the buck, this is the most amazing view for a relatively easy hike… maybe an hour or hour and a half to the summit. Take route 302 towards Crawford Notch. Park at the Railroad Depot next to the AMC Conference Center and the trail starts just across the tracks.
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Mount Willard
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If you are looking for the biggest bang for the buck, this is the most amazing view for a relatively easy hike… maybe an hour or hour and a half to the summit. Take route 302 towards Crawford Notch. Park at the Railroad Depot next to the AMC Conference Center and the trail starts just across the tracks.
Mt Washington (45 minute drive)– If you are going to do this hike, take the Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail. It’s the easiest (easy being a relative term), and the shortest drive. It will take a solid 6 hours round trip… at least 4 up and 2 down. Trailhead is at the Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center.
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Mt Washington (45 minute drive)– If you are going to do this hike, take the Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail. It’s the easiest (easy being a relative term), and the shortest drive. It will take a solid 6 hours round trip… at least 4 up and 2 down. Trailhead is at the Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center.
Very short, very close, very steep – hike to the top of Oak Ridge Drive, the road you drive up to get to the house. The view at the top is AMAZING. 5 minutes of walking to the top.
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Very short, very close, very steep – hike to the top of Oak Ridge Drive, the road you drive up to get to the house. The view at the top is AMAZING. 5 minutes of walking to the top.
Sightseeing
The Mt Washington Auto Road (55-minute drive) In the summer and fall, driving up the auto road is a must for any first-time visitor to the area. It’s a little expensive, but well worth it. Mt Washinton Auto Rd, Nh 16 Goreham
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Mt Washington Auto Road
Mount Washington Auto Road
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The Mt Washington Auto Road (55-minute drive) In the summer and fall, driving up the auto road is a must for any first-time visitor to the area. It’s a little expensive, but well worth it. Mt Washinton Auto Rd, Nh 16 Goreham
Conway Scenic Railway (20 minute drive) Runs year round. There are several routes you can take. I would avoid the Conway route. Not as scenic. Instead, spend the extra time and money and take the “Notch Train” that goes through Crawford Notch… in my opinion, the most scenic spot on the east coast. (Unfortunately, it only runs in the summer and fall.)
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Conway Scenic Railroad
38 Norcross Circle
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Conway Scenic Railway (20 minute drive) Runs year round. There are several routes you can take. I would avoid the Conway route. Not as scenic. Instead, spend the extra time and money and take the “Notch Train” that goes through Crawford Notch… in my opinion, the most scenic spot on the east coast. (Unfortunately, it only runs in the summer and fall.)
If you're bringing kids, the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum (25 minute drive) is open year round. It’s in North Conway. I have never been there. 2936 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
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Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum
2936 White Mountain Hwy
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If you're bringing kids, the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum (25 minute drive) is open year round. It’s in North Conway. I have never been there. 2936 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Horseback riding and/or horse and carriage scenic tours year round at Farm by the River (20 minute drive) I've never done it, but I do know whatever it is they do, it's open year round and you don't have to be a guest of the inn to do it. 2555 West Side Rd, North Conway, NH. http://farmbytheriver.com/
Farm by the River Bed & Breakfast with Stables
2555 West Side Rd
Horseback riding and/or horse and carriage scenic tours year round at Farm by the River (20 minute drive) I've never done it, but I do know whatever it is they do, it's open year round and you don't have to be a guest of the inn to do it. 2555 West Side Rd, North Conway, NH. http://farmbytheriver.com/
Dog sledding (1 hr 15 min drive)- These guys do dog sled rides in the winter and dogs-pulling-roller-cart rides the rest of the year. 32 Valley Rd, Jefferson. https://dogslednh.com/2-hour-dog-sledding-experience/
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Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
32 Valley Road
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Dog sledding (1 hr 15 min drive)- These guys do dog sled rides in the winter and dogs-pulling-roller-cart rides the rest of the year. 32 Valley Rd, Jefferson. https://dogslednh.com/2-hour-dog-sledding-experience/
Tuckerman's Brewery Company (10 minute drive) does tours of their brewery year round. 66 Hobbs St, Conway
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Tuckerman Brewing Co
66 Hobbs Street
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Tuckerman's Brewery Company (10 minute drive) does tours of their brewery year round. 66 Hobbs St, Conway
Shopping - the outlets in North Conway are only a 10 - 15-minute drive away.
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Settlers Green Outlet Village
2 Common Court
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Shopping - the outlets in North Conway are only a 10 - 15-minute drive away.
ubing/Kakaying/canoeing (15 minute drive) Just down the road off route 16 is Saco River Canoeing Company. They offer tubing and kayaking. You can do one-hour trips up to all-day trips. We went on a lousy weather day and still had a great time. 558 White Mountain Hwy, Conway http://www.sacocanoerental.com/
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Saco Canoe Rentals Company
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ubing/Kakaying/canoeing (15 minute drive) Just down the road off route 16 is Saco River Canoeing Company. They offer tubing and kayaking. You can do one-hour trips up to all-day trips. We went on a lousy weather day and still had a great time. 558 White Mountain Hwy, Conway http://www.sacocanoerental.com/
Snow mobiling (10 minute drive) the closest place is Sweet Ride Snowmobiling in Madison. They do tours only and it’s like $195 for a half day. sweetridesnowmobiling.com If you just want to rent them, the closest is Let’s Ride Rentals on route 16 in Conway. http://www.letsriderentals.com. 318 Maple Grove Rd, Madison
Sweet Ride Snowmobiles
318 Maple Grove Road
Snow mobiling (10 minute drive) the closest place is Sweet Ride Snowmobiling in Madison. They do tours only and it’s like $195 for a half day. sweetridesnowmobiling.com If you just want to rent them, the closest is Let’s Ride Rentals on route 16 in Conway. http://www.letsriderentals.com. 318 Maple Grove Rd, Madison
Attitash Zip Line (30 minute drive) there are many places to do this, but Attitash ski area has the biggest one in North America! It’s a mile long. Expensive, but for thrill seekers, it’s worth it. 775 US-302, Bartlett
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Attitash Mountain Resort
775 U.S. 302
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Attitash Zip Line (30 minute drive) there are many places to do this, but Attitash ski area has the biggest one in North America! It’s a mile long. Expensive, but for thrill seekers, it’s worth it. 775 US-302, Bartlett
Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park (20 minute drive) Cranmore has more than just skiing. They also have – and this is all wintertime stuff - tubing, a zip line, a mountain coaster, and another big ride thing. 239 Skimobile Rd, North Conway
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Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Road
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Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park (20 minute drive) Cranmore has more than just skiing. They also have – and this is all wintertime stuff - tubing, a zip line, a mountain coaster, and another big ride thing. 239 Skimobile Rd, North Conway
Tin Mountain Conservation Center (10 minute drive) – You should really check out their website. They all kinds of programs year round…. Hikes led by naturalists, boat cruises led by naturalists, talks about the environment. They do a lot there and it is a beautiful space. 1245 Bald Hill Rd, Conway www.tinmountain.org
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Inc.
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Tin Mountain Conservation Center (10 minute drive) – You should really check out their website. They all kinds of programs year round…. Hikes led by naturalists, boat cruises led by naturalists, talks about the environment. They do a lot there and it is a beautiful space. 1245 Bald Hill Rd, Conway www.tinmountain.org
Arts and Entertainment
Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, Maine (30 minute drive) This is an amazing performance space, kind of in an old farmhouse/barn and they get some pretty big names there every summer. I have seen the Indigo Girls there. Summer, 2019 performances will include Paula Cole, Arlo Guthrie, Natalie Merchant, Gaelic Storm, Tom Rush, and many more. 695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, ME
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Stone Mountain Arts Center
695 Dugway Road
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Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, Maine (30 minute drive) This is an amazing performance space, kind of in an old farmhouse/barn and they get some pretty big names there every summer. I have seen the Indigo Girls there. Summer, 2019 performances will include Paula Cole, Arlo Guthrie, Natalie Merchant, Gaelic Storm, Tom Rush, and many more. 695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, ME
Barnstormer’s Theater Tamworth (15 minute drive) This is a major regional professional theater company. They get real actors from NY (and wherever it is real actors come from) and they stage great productions. And it’s a very pretty drive to get there. Performances in summer only. 104 Main St. Tamworth
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Barnstormers Theatre
104 Main Street
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Barnstormer’s Theater Tamworth (15 minute drive) This is a major regional professional theater company. They get real actors from NY (and wherever it is real actors come from) and they stage great productions. And it’s a very pretty drive to get there. Performances in summer only. 104 Main St. Tamworth
M and D Playhouse (20 minute drive) recently relocated to the theater at the Eastern Slope Inn, I’d call them a semi-professional theater company, but they do productions year round (whereas Barnstormers is only in the summer). I’ve only seen one of their shows, but I enjoyed it very much. 2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Eastern Slope Inn Resort
2760 White Mountain Hwy
M and D Playhouse (20 minute drive) recently relocated to the theater at the Eastern Slope Inn, I’d call them a semi-professional theater company, but they do productions year round (whereas Barnstormers is only in the summer). I’ve only seen one of their shows, but I enjoyed it very much. 2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Mt Valley Mall Theater (15 minute drive) Smallest movie theater you have ever seen, but probably the least expensive. 32 Mountain Valley Blvd Conway
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Mt. Valley Mall Theatre
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Mt Valley Mall Theater (15 minute drive) Smallest movie theater you have ever seen, but probably the least expensive. 32 Mountain Valley Blvd Conway
skiing
Cranmore – located about 15 minutes away in North Conway, Cranmore does the best skiing instruction and if there hasn’t been much natural snow, Cranmore has the best snow-making. Highly recommended for families. 239 Skimobile Rd, North Conway
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Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Road
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Cranmore – located about 15 minutes away in North Conway, Cranmore does the best skiing instruction and if there hasn’t been much natural snow, Cranmore has the best snow-making. Highly recommended for families. 239 Skimobile Rd, North Conway
Black Mountain (35 minute drive) Black is by far the cheapest and it still has incredible views, and it’s fairly big. It’s much bigger than King Pine, which is also inexpensive. Not many amenities though and not great snow making. 373 Black Mountain Rd, Jackson
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Black Mountain Ski Area
373 Black Mountain Road
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Black Mountain (35 minute drive) Black is by far the cheapest and it still has incredible views, and it’s fairly big. It’s much bigger than King Pine, which is also inexpensive. Not many amenities though and not great snow making. 373 Black Mountain Rd, Jackson
King Pine (20 minute drive) I’m not a huge fan. It’s small and inexpensive. It’s ok, but if you want cheap, go to Black Mountain, and if you want something close, go to Cranmore. King Pine is a last resort. 1251 Eaton Rd Madison
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King Pine Ski Area
1251 Eaton Road
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King Pine (20 minute drive) I’m not a huge fan. It’s small and inexpensive. It’s ok, but if you want cheap, go to Black Mountain, and if you want something close, go to Cranmore. King Pine is a last resort. 1251 Eaton Rd Madison
Attitash (30 minute drive) Attitash is the biggest mountain around. Plenty of trails to explore. This is where you take the experienced skiers looking for a challenge. It ain’t cheap. 775 US-302, Bartlett
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Attitash Mountain Resort
775 U.S. 302
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Attitash (30 minute drive) Attitash is the biggest mountain around. Plenty of trails to explore. This is where you take the experienced skiers looking for a challenge. It ain’t cheap. 775 US-302, Bartlett
Wildcat (40 minute drive) It’s not quite as big as Attitash, but still has the big mountain feeling. It also has the best views around. Known for being cold and windy. 542 NH-16, Gorham
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Wildcat Mountain
542 NH-16
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Wildcat (40 minute drive) It’s not quite as big as Attitash, but still has the big mountain feeling. It also has the best views around. Known for being cold and windy. 542 NH-16, Gorham