Nearby Activities

Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables, North Conway, NH is close to many Outdoor Recreation, Attractions, Restaurants, Things to do and Services in the Mount Washington Valley and the White Mountains.

Some of these activities and services are listed below:


Mount Washington Valley in the White Mountains

Mount Washington Valley Right Outside Our Door

The below activities are listed by using the Farm By the River B and B as the center point. We assist our guests with their plans for the day-whether it is easy adventure or high adventure or simply a country drive.

Vendors and local services are listed toward the bottom of this page.

Farm by the River  Bed and Breakfast is only 2 miles to the center of  North Conway-the hub of the Mount Washington Valley. This quaint town is  a great starting point to explore the rest of the White Mountain activities- a perfect  getaway in New Hampshire. North Conway offers  tax-free shopping, live theater, museums, movie theaters, numerous restaurants. Our lodging guests receive discounts on a variety of area activities and restaurants.At the bottom see the list of vendors for weddings and elopements and other gatherings.

Our stables in North Conway  is the ONLY public, Outdoor, recreational activity or family attraction that is open year round in the  White Mountains of NH

Susan, our guest, taking a ride on Ruben- the Halflinger

  • Horseback Riding year- round
  • Pony Rides, Birthday/Pony ride parties
  • Sleigh Rides for 2 or  Group Rides
  • Proposals, sleigh ride elopements & weddings
  • Birthdays, anniversaries
  • $99 Special -sleigh ride for 2, comp. champagne & chocolates
  • Victorian Carriage Rides-especially nice in the spring & fall
  • Proposals, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries
  • Cinderella Birthday Party, Halloween
  •  Wagon rides-especially nice in the spring & fall

Click here for our links:           Stables     Horseback Riding

Carriage and Sleigh Rides               Year-Round Packages with Horses                         Spring and Summer Packages

Fall and Winter Packages

Inn guests at the Farm by the River also enjoy many on -site activities:

  • Saco River frontage for swimming, tubing, and fly fishing Fly Fishing – End of May-Oct 15 -brown and rainbow trout (rental equipment only 1 mile away)  North Country Angler,(2 miles ) North Conway. 356-6000;  Dave Baker registered fishing guide 603-986-7462
  • Complimentary snowshoeing  on site (shoes provided)
  • Gardens, nature walks -see deer moose fox and coyote on site as well as many birds (5 habitats)
  • Click here for our link:  On-Site Activities

Spring to Fall Recreational Activities near the Farm by the River and North Conway, NH

Echo Lake State Park- just one -half mile from the Farm by theRiver B and B

Echo Lake State Park- just one -half mile from the Farm by the River B and B with Stables

 See our local map here:

Swim and Hike, at Echo Lake State Park (1/2 mile away from the Farm By the River B and B with stables)

Bike Trail lane  right outside our door

Mountain Biking Trails, (1/2 mile). Trail Heads from Echo Lake, Diana Bath and other local places.

Kayaking and Canoeing, North Conway: You can do this on site with your own canoe or try one of these vendors.

    • Saco Valley Canoe, Route 302, Center Conway 447-2444- -
    • Good water level canoes, kayak, tubing-Conway lake trips
    • Northern Extremes, North Conway 603-356-4718

    Saco Bound, Center Conway 447-2177

  • Toll Free 877-722-6748 goes down

Visit the Fryeburg Fair this Fall, -October 2 – October 9, 2016

If you love fairs then you will love this one!It is the 2nd largest agricultural fair in New England. Fryeburg, ME just 1/2 hour drive from the Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast

Rock and Ice  Climbing in North Conway: Rock Climbing, April to Nov. Ice climbing Dec-March

Cathedral Ledge NorthConway NH

Our Guest John at the Top of Cathedral Ledge

White Horse and Cathedral Ledges (1/2 mile from the Farm by the River).

  • Climbing Schools: International Mountain Equipment, North Conway (2 miles)
  • Eastern Mountain Sports, North Conway. (2 miles)





Hiking in the White Mountain National Forest:


250 + trails (Trail head – 1 mile away from the Farm by the river).

  • Echo Lake State Park: 1.2 mile away
  • Cathedral Ledge: 1/2 mile away-Drive up to top & walk the ledge for outstanding views of Mt. Washington Valley
  •  Climb Mt. Washington- a 6 hour round trip hike with 2 trails, or drive it (25 minutes away)
  • Diana’s Bath Waterfall (1-1/2 miles away). 50 min. hike- easy
  •  Kearsarge North- 5 hours round trip- 6 miles-moderate(4 miles away)
  • Black Cap- (5 miles ) one and 1/2 mile hike- easy-50 min.(4 miles away)
  • Kancamagus Highway- hike the  Boulder Loop Trail. 6 miles away(moderate )

Scenic Drives

Lupines in june

Lupines -June Bloom – Host Charlene with their Dog

  • Washington Auto Rd., (15 miles) 466-3988
  • Kancamagus Highway (Scenic Byway)-US Scenic Byway
  • White Mtns Loop Tour -N. Conway to Rte 112 to 302 ( see the lupines)
  • Guided tours by van- Four Notch Tours, North Conway, NH, Dick Pollock, nature and wildlife photographer will give you pointers on photographing nature- 603-770-8277

Moose Bus Tours-June- Oct. MWV Moose Tours, North Conway 662-3159

Farm by the River offers mid- week golf packages** 

  • Hales Location – 9 holes 1/2 mile away from the Farm by the river
  • North Conway Country Club – 2 miles 18 holes & Driving range.
  • Wentworth Golf Resort, – Jackson 18 holes (8 miles)
  • Eagle Mountain House, – 9 holes & range, Jackson (10 miles) and a few others are avail. with this package

Winter Outdoor Recreation:X-C skiing, snowmobiling, rock and ice climbing, Mt. Cranmore Resort for DH skiing, tubing, mountain roller coaster (inn guest discounts & mid-week and Weekend ski packages)

Click here for our Package links  -    Fall and Winter Packages

Moose Watching near North Conway NH

Cross-Country Skiing -Farm by the River offers discounts**  and packages

  •  Whitiker Woods (1/2 mile), North Conway town maintained
  • Bear Notch Ski Touring Center (10 min.), 603-374-2277
  • Great Glen Trails (20 min), 603-466-2333
  • Mt Washington Valley X-C Skiing Network (10 min.), 603-383-9920
  • Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – X-C trails (10 min) 603- 383-9355
  •  Bretton woods 603-278-3322 (17 miles.)

Downhill Skiing- Farm by the River offers discounts**  and ski and Stay Packages

National Geographic Mag. 2012- “North Conway -one of the top 25 ski towns in the world”.  Farm by the River was selected as the place to go for a  sleigh ride.

  •  Mt. Cranmore (2 miles),  skiing, tubing & roller coaster **
  • Attitash-  (15 min.)**,  Wildcat (20 min)**
  •  Bretton Woods-  (35 min a
  • Mt. Washington Snow Fields/Tuckerman’s Ravine, April– June  no lift

Ice Skating 

  • Outside -Schouler Park North Conway
  • Ham Arena, Conway ( inside- limited hrs)-603-447-5886

Snowmobiling -Farm by the River offers discounts**  and packages

  • Northern Extremes, Bartlett- 1-866-792-2143 (20 min. )
  • Profile RV 603-447-5855;
  • Town & Country- 603-9292698.
  • Fryeburg Snowmobile Rentals, Fryeburg, ME 1-207-9351220
  • (20 minutes away)

Ice Climbing, December – March.White Horse and Cathedral Ledges (1/2 mile). Ice Climbing and Skiing Mt. Washington-Huntington Ravine

  • Climbing Schools: International Mountain Equipment (2 miles); Eastern Mountain Sports, North Conway. (2miles)
  • Many other independent climbing instructors in the area.

Museums:Weather Observatory, N. Conway, free;Children’s Museum**  N. Conway, Hart’s Railroad Museum, Glen

Bicycle Rentals: Joe Jones, North Conway- 356-9411, Red Jersey Cyclery: 374-2700 Bartlett, Sports Outlet- 356–3133 North Conway


  • Polar Express - Magical train ride to the North Pole (2 miles away) Lodging with tickets available now at the Farm
  • Conway Scenic Railroad (2 miles);Mt. Washington Cog Railroad, (30 miles) 846-5404; Hartman RR Museum 356-9922

Attractions_Open end of May- Mid Oct

  • Santa’s Village, Jefferson 603-589-4445; Storyland – (7 miles) 603- 383-4293 ; Lost River, Lincoln;  Mount Washington Auto Road; Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln

 Nearby Entertainment

Live Theatre 1/2 miles away-Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Co., N. Conway (2 miles) 356-5776 ;Barnstormer’s Theater, Tamworth (15 miles) 323-8500; M&D  Theater, North Conway(4 miles away)

Movie Theaters: 2-5 miles away-Majestic Theater, Conway, 603- 447-5030; Mountain Valley Mall Cinema, North Conway 603-356-6410 (5 theaters)

North Conway -Tax Free Shopping,  regional arts & crafts (2 miles away)  Settlers Green -at

Restaurants, (1/2 mile). A variety of food, wine and dine to casual, ethnic, steak, seafood.(Inn guests of the Farm By the B and B receive a discount . The Valley Originals-locally owned independent restaurants.


Vendors and Services for Weddings, Parties, & Occasions  that we have at the Farm by the River.

Justice of the Peace- On -Site: Richard Davis (603) 356-2694 Weddings and Elopements and, Horse-drawn Victorian Wedding Carriage, ON-SITE- Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast

DJ and MC services for your wedding, party or special event. Music for any event. Weddings, reunions, birthdays, special events. Audley Williams at (603)-986-3443 North Conway NH

Photographers: Lisa Default: (603) 374-6241 small wed. & elopements (small weddings and elopements;  Jay Philbrick,, North Conway (large weddings)

TentsTents R Us: (603) 539-1022; Wrobleski Party Rentals (tents) (603) 447-2633

Massage Therapist: Lindsey Pickering. (603) 452-8619; Wendy Yeager

Florists: Ruthy’’s: (603) 447-8878 Hills; Flower Drum: (603) 447-DRUM

Videographer: Meg Simone (603)-986-6234

Limousine Services: Adam’s Special Occasions (603)447-2229 also full service Tuxedo Sales & Rental

Hair Dresser: Cut Off: (603) 356-6276 open weekends;  Wave Lengths: (603) 356-5688

Caterers: We work with many caterers -we can suggest one to fulfill your needs or bring your favorite caterer with you

Other area  links:                    

Click here for our  links:  weddings            Winter Weddings 

Elopments and Honeymoons


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