Area Attractions

You won’t have any problem finding things to do around our cozy little inn. We are right in the center of the Mt. Washington Valley; New England’s most popular four-season resort.

Winter

Alpine Skiing in White MountainsFor a truly authentic winter experience, come to the Mt. Washington Valley, New England’s winter wonderland.  Our central location, in the town of Bartlett, offers easy access to the areas fabulous ski resorts, miles of awesome snowmobile trails, snowshoe trails to beautiful ice covered waterfalls, lift serviced tubing parks, invigorating guided dogsledding trips, horse drawn sleigh rides, iceskating on either manmade rinks or natural ponds, and the best cross country skiing trails in the country!  You will never run out of things to do outdoors.

If you’re seeking more indoor activities, enjoy our tax-free shopping in the many outlets and unique local shops.  Savor the “flavor of the valley” at one of our local Valley Originals restaurants.  Take the time to see that new movie at our local movie theater.  Whatever you choose to do, a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub under the stars is always a fabulous way to end the day.

  • The #1 tubing park in the state of New Hampshire is located at Cranmore Mountain.
  • Ride the mountain coaster at Cranmore or Attitash for a thrilling experience in any season.
  • Miles of beautiful snowmobile trails – rentals and guided tours available at Northern Extremes.
  • Back country snow shoeing and cross-country skiing; miles and miles of trails are available at no cost!
  • Ice-climbing at Cathedral Ledge, White Horse Ledge and Frankenstein Cliff.
  • Ice skating – from the indoor ice arena in Conway, to the outdoor rink in Schouler Park, North Conway to the picturesque pond at Nestlenook Farm in Jackson, there is a setting to suit everyone.

Spring

Summer in New HampshireSpring in Mt. Washington Valley, NH ushers in warmer weather with fun, adventure, t-shirt skiing and plenty of sweet maple treats! Whether you are looking to come out of your winter hibernation or soak up the warmer rays of spring with outdoor adventures, here are a few tips to help bring in a new season of fun. Fewer crowds and great weather can make for a fabulous escape. Great hiking, climbing, biking, paddling and shopping, as well as creative seasonal events, are just a few ideas listed below to help you plan your trip.  Staying with us at the Covered Bridge House will put you in the ideal location to enjoy all of these great activities.

  • Miles of hiking trails will take you to a scenic outlook, a hidden pond or a mountain summit.

  • There are over 100 waterfalls in the White Mountains; some are easily seen from the road while others require a hike.  Spring is a fabulous time to view these spectacular sites.

  • With miles and miles of incredible terrain and views Mountain Biking in the White Mountains is fantastic.  Mountain bikers can choose from old logging roads and mountain trails to trail networks atGreat Glen Trails.

  • Rock climbing at Cathedral Ledge, White Horse Ledge and Frankenstein Cliff.

  • Wonderful paddle experiences along the Saco, Swift, Wildcat & Ellis Rivers during the spring time snow melts in April & May.
  • As the days get warmer, lighter and longer animals come out of their winter slumbers and are more easily visible. The native black bear, moose and deer are easily spotted in the spring in addition to a multitude of birds and other wild animals.

  • Skiing or snowboarding in Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine is a “Rite of Spring” for many Easterners.  If you want to tackle some of the most challenging backcountry skiing in the eastern United States, Tuckerman Ravine is the original and most famous place to do so.

  • Seasonal Events such as the family friendly Wildquack Duck race in Jackson on Memorial Day weekend where thousands of rubber duckies compete for prizes as they race down the wildcat river; and for all the birdwatchers out there, the ever popular  Bicknells Thrush Tours on Mt. Washington where you can catch a glimpse of this rarely seen bird.

Summer

Covered Bridge House Area AttractionsThe Mt. Washington Valley is a perfect location to view New Englands spectacular scenery.  The surrounding White Mountain National Forest offers plenty of opportunites for scenic drives and fabulous hikes.  Our bed and breakfast is located right on The White Mountains Trail which was designated a National Scenic Byway.   The Trail is a loop tour that winds through sections of the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest and past many of the region’s most popular attractions.   In the summer, the  Mt. Washington Valley offers everything from horseback riding to hiking with plenty of biking, swimming, waterfalls and mountain top adventure in-between.

  • Those hoping to explore Mount Washington can choose from guided van rides to their own car for trips up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the first man made attraction in the country. For those who’d rather go by train, a trip to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak on the famous Cog Railroad is always a thrill.
  • Attitash offers a water park, BMX bike course, lift serviced mountain biking, their new Mountain Coaster and the Alpine Slide – perfect for families with kids from tots to teens.
  •  Bretton Wood’s canopy tour and scenic chairlift rides are ideal for those who love the thrill of the spill down the mountain or a ride up.
  • Miles of hiking trails will take you to a scenic outlook, a hidden pond or a mountain summit.
  • With miles and miles of incredible terrain and views Mountain Biking in the White Mountains is fantastic.  Mountain bikers can choose from old logging roads and mountain trails to the established and scenic trail networks at Great Glen Trails.
  • Rock climbing at Cathedral Ledge, White Horse Ledge and Frankenstein Cliff.
  • Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and, of course, swimming in the many rivers and lakes, including the Saco River which is just behind our Inn.
  • Wildlife viewing – particularly moose and black bears.
  • Amusement parks for the whole family to enjoy, caves to explore, scenic gondola rides and even a water park.  The White Mountain Attractions website can provide information on all of the regions attractions.

 

Fall

Covered Bridge House Area AttractionsOffering not only spectacular foliage but a wide variety of ways to enjoy the harvest hues of Mother Nature’s artistry, there’s plenty of great ways to enjoy Mt. Washington Valley’s fall foliage throughout the autumn. Here are some conventional and a few unconventional suggestions for viewing Mt. Washington Valley’s fall foliage.

  • From a Train: Mt. Washington Valley offers a host of train rides. Book your seat on the Cog Railway and take this famous train ride to the top of Mt. Washington or enjoy fabulous scenic tours to Conway, Bartlett and Crawford Notch on the Conway Scenic Railroad.

  • Mt. Washington Valley is renowned for its fall foliage scenic drives, including the Kancamagus Highway, the country’s only scenic byway loop.  Scenic drives through Crawford Notch to Bretton Woods or Pinkham Notch to Gorham offer everything from ridge top vistas and rock formations to moose sightings.  Be sure to have the camera ready because around every turn there’s a new surprise.

  • From a Gondola, Ski Lift or Zipline:  Fall is the time of year to take in the spectacular vistas from Mt. Washington Valley’s mountaintops. For those who’d rather not hike up, take the lift. A scenic ride on the Wildcat Gondola or the high-speed quad at Attitash or Bretton Woods offers fabulous picnic grounds and views into Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine or over the whole Bartlett region. For those who are a bit more adventurous, try the zip line at Wildcat or the Canopy Tour at Bretton Woods.

  • Many of Mt Washington Valley’s golf courses remain open throughout October, offering golfers picturesque holes and challenging courses. This is the time to enjoy golf at Mt Washington Valley’s ten courses, all within a 45 minute drive from North Conway, NH.

  • Mt. Washington Valley offers ideal biking terrain for those looking for gentle back roads taking them through covered bridges and past farms and meadows to extreme off-road slick track. In fact, New Hampshire was recently named among the most cycle-friendly states in the country.

 

Any Season

    • Numerous restaurants offering a variety of foods to delight your taste buds!

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