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North Conway is a charming town that makes the perfect base for a family vacation to the White Mountains. The town itself offers a lovely main street with cafes and shops, as well as the huge Victorian train station for the Conway Scenic Railroad, which runs occasional winter trains. This area is especially family-friendly, with public skating in the center of the village and a children’s museum and the Weather Discovery Center. One of America’s first ski resorts, Cranmore Mountain is just as family friendly as the town itself, with a new Mountain Coaster ride through the woods and a tubing park, in addition to excellent downhill skiing and ...

North Conway is a charming town that makes the perfect base for a family vacation to the White Mountains. The town itself offers a lovely main street with cafes and shops, as well as the huge Victorian train station for the Conway Scenic Railroad, which runs occasional winter trains. This area is especially family-friendly, with public skating in the center of the village and a children’s museum and the Weather Discovery Center. One of America’s first ski resorts, Cranmore Mountain is just as family friendly as the town itself, with a new Mountain Coaster ride through the woods and a tubing park, in addition to excellent downhill skiing and full rental and ski lessons facilities. Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, Black Mountain in Jackson and Bretton Woods all offer variety in skiing, within a few miles. A network of well-maintained cross-country trails runs through the valley and is operated by the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center. Bear Notch Ski Touring Center in nearby Bartlett provides additional trails.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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    Skiing and snowsports are best from mid-December through March.