Autumn in New Hampshire flourishes in North Conway Village. Perched in the White Mountains, leaf peepers trek up here to take in the sights but also to enjoy some of that classic New England Yankee spice. Whatever your pleasure, be it upscale furnishings or downtown shindigs, North Conway offers up wicked good times to all who visit.
Horsefeathers is smack-dab in the center of the village, serving their loyal locals favorites like Wicked Big Homemade Cinnamon Buns for breakfast. 2679 White Mountain Highway, 603-356-2687, horsefeathers.com. Settle at Wine Thyme’s granite bar, which somehow manages to be cozy, even amidst all the class. Open for less than a year, it’s already gaining recognition. Half the shop is wine tasting and purchasing, while the other half hosts dinner and tapas. 2697 White Mountain Highway, 603-356-8463.
Pile the whole family into Delaney’s Hole in the Wall. It’s favored for its neighborhood feel and Italian food, but you may be surprised when you check out the eclectic menu. 2966 White Mountain Highway, 603-356-7776, delaneys.com.
Hold onto your hats and take the kids to the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center to experience the air cannon, flow tank, and wind room, all interactive exhibits at this science museum. 2779 White Mountain Highway, 603-356-2137, mountwashington.org/education/center. On October 3, the 13th Annual Fall Festival & Scarecrow Contest gives you a taste of all things New Hampshire: pumpkins, pie contests, apple cider, live music, and more. Settler’s Green Outlet Village, 2 Common Ct., 888-667-9636, settlersgreen.com. Pull on a sweater, grab your clubs, and head up to the North Conway Country Club. You won’t be able to resist a round or three with views like this. 76 Norcross Circle, 603-356-9391, northconwaycountry club.com. Mosey on down to the Mount Washington Chamber of Commerce on October 10 for some unique finds at the first annual MWCC’s Village Artisan Fair. 2617 White Mountain Highway, 877-948-6867, mtwashingtonvalley.org.
The historic Eastern Slope Inn Resort offers stellar views in both vintage and modern accommodations, including cottages in a quiet corner of the resort. No matter the level of luxury you crave, this place delivers. 2760 White Mountain Highway, 800-862-1600, easternslopeinn.com. For a romantic stay, indulge in the Kearsage Inn. The elegant Penthouse Suite has views of the Moat Mountain Range and the Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort. 42 Seavey St., 603-356-8700, kearsageinn.com. Looking for an adventure? Whether you stay in the Roman Spa, Jungle Room, or Dragon’s Lair, a night at Adventure Suites sure beats the average hotel room. 3440 White Mountain Highway, 888-626-6929, adventuresuites.com