Surrounded by New Hampshire's majestic White
Mountains and spectacular Lakes Region, Riverbend Inn offers guests
an abundance of activities in all seasons.
Less than a mile from our front door is one of New
England's most picturesque settings:
Mt. Chocorua and Lake Chocorua. For generations hikers have been
scaling the rocky peak reflected in the
waters below. Two popular trailheads, Liberty and Piper, are
just a few miles from Riverbend. Lake Chocorua is perfect for
picnicking, swimming, canoeing or kayaking (we can arrange rentals)
since no motorized boats are allowed. In winter, the frozen lake is
home to New England's oldest sled dog races.
With lakes, mountains, forests, and rivers at our
doorstep, there's always something to see and do: from
active outdoor sports to
leisurely scenic drives, vigorous hikes
to restorative walks.
downhill skiing and snowboarding at nearby mountain resorts, breathtaking cross-country trails as
well as access to the network of snowmobile trails within a few
minutes of the inn, or you can snowshoe on our property. In
spring, summer and fall there's great
hiking, biking, golf, and horseback riding. Watch - and sample! -
maple syrup or apple cider being made, discover
waterfalls, or picnic beside a rippling
Cruise lakes Winnipesaukee or Squam, journey in
comfort on an historic railway car, or
ascend to the summit of Mount Washington on the world's oldest cog
railway. Stroll through a stand of huge
pitch pines at White Lake State Park, or hike West Rattlesnake to a
panoramic view of lakes stretching to
Explore the historic
bridges of Mt. Washington Valley. Motor through the White
Mountains on the Kancamagus Highway, one of New England's most
scenic drives and a best bet for fall
color. We have detailed driving itineraries we'll be happy to share
Don't miss our small,
museums, acclaimed theatre companies, seasonal fairs and festivals,
weekly antique auctions and dining choices from
elegant and refined to simple and
Our area is a
delight with over a hundred outlet stores in nearby North
Conway, antique shops, artisan studios and art galleries, farms
selling fresh produce, flowers, honey and maple syrup-just watch for
front yards festooned with handmade signs. And remember everything
you buy in New Hampshire is tax-free.
Castle in the Clouds
Turn-of-the-century mansion on a 5,400 acre estate with
breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Tour the home, then hike,
picnic or tour their water bottling plant.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world's oldest cog railway.
Three hours round trip.
Mt. Washington Observatory
Learn about the research on the summit and about how weather affects
our daily lives at the new Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.
Conway Scenic Railroad
Ride and dine in vintage coaches past dramatic White Mountain
scenery on any of three different excursions.
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
One or two hour rides along the shore of beautiful Lake
Cruise Lake Winnipesaukee
Formed by glaciers, surrounded by three mountain ranges and
containing 240 islands, spectacular Lake Winnipesaukee is best seen
from the 230 ft. M/S Mount Washington. Daily cruises May to October.
Experience Squam Lake
Rent a boat with guide for a few hours or for the day and explore
quiet coves, tour historic Church Island or pick native blueberries
Canterbury Shaker Village
Learn about the Shakers and how they lived. Dine at the acclaimed
Shaker Table restaurant.
The Northeast's largest agricultural fair offers insight into
modern rural New England life. Food, livestock, crafts, rides, and
more food. Runs for 10 days September-October.
Each Columbus Day Weekend, featuring livestock, farmers market,
food, arts and crafts.
The Loon Center
Displays, interpretive talks, and walks among 200 acres on the
shores on Lake Winnipesaukee. Free admission and open year round.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Explore New Hampshire's wildlife and natural world. Exhibits, hiking
trails, special events.
Tamworth museum focusing on 200 years of farming history, offering
special events, cooking demonstrations, animals and hands-on
The Wright Museum
World War II museum in Wolfeboro, featuring displays of Home Front
America 1939 to 1945.
New Hampshire Boat Museum
Displays of vintage mahogany boats, canoes, guide boats, sail
boats-for anyone who loves any kind of boat. In Wolfeboro Falls.
Local Artisanal Food and Drink
Tuckerman Brewing Company
Stop in for a tour of the Mt. Washington Valley's own microbrewery
in Conway making terrific ales and seasonal brews.
Turkey Street Maples
Visit Chocorua's own sugar house, Turkey Street Maples, during sugaring season, March and April, and watch sap being boiled down into syrup, plus get delicious samples.
Open for tours, Olkkola Farms has been making maple syrup for more than 30 years.
Via Lactea Farm
Stop by and meet the goats that produce fresh cheeses like feta and chevre at this Brookfield dairy farm.
The Creamery's happy cows produce delicious cheese and ice cream at this hidden scenic spot.
Settlers Green Outlets
From Stonewall Kitchen jams and Lindt chocolate truffles to fashions
by J. Jill, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy or Eddie Bauer, from
Harry and David snack treats to Brookstone gadgets, there's
something for everyone in North Conway.
Take a guided tour of the workshop in Wolfeboro or just browse the
Mecca for quilters in Center Harbor, America's largest quilt shop
has everything you need for quilting.
Each week bid on art, furniture, jewelry, antiques and collectibles
from estates in New Hampshire and Maine.
Considered by many to be the most scenic drive in all New England,
the Kancamagus Highway begins just a few miles from Riverbend Inn.
Optimum spot for spotting fall color.
Discover the picturesque "courting" bridges of New Hampshire's White
Mt. Washington Auto Road
own or take the van to the top of the region's tallest peak. Awesome
views, radical weather, unworldly landscapes.
The Foliage Network A good resource
to track peak color in fall.
America's oldest summer stock theatre, founded in 1931, now a year
round cultural resource just five minutes from Riverbend Inn.
productions using local actors and always benefiting a local
Stone Mountain Arts Center
This small venue is a treasure in nearby Brownfield, Maine (25 miles from Riverbend) that attracts internationally renowned musicians and comedians.
Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company
Broadway musicals staged in an historic playhouse in North Conway.
Arts Council of Tamworth
Offering acts as diverse as local storytellers, world music stars, or plays of Shakespeare.