White Mountains, NH, Guide and Information
Visitors to Mt. Washington Valley often pray for a rainy day. That way they can do guilt-free shopping and not be thinking that they should be out climbing a mountain. Actually the shopping is so good here that most people don’t mind taking off a half day or even a full day from their athletic adventures to scour the many stores located within the area.
Why’s the shopping so great? It’s tax free–yippee–that’s an excellent incentive to load up on necessities as well as fashion frivolities. From name-brand outlets to boutiques of charm, there’s plenty for everyone in and around the valley. Some of the best malls and discount stores are located in North Conway. Check out Settlers Green, Red Barn Shopping Center and White Mountain Outlet Stores. At Settlers Green Outlet Village, you’ll find Stonewall Kitchen, makers of specialty food items. It’s a wonderful place to stock up on Christmas gifts.
Home to Mt. Washington, the highest peak in northeastern United States, an impressive beacon that measures an elevation of 6,288 feet, and the White Mountains, the most rugged mountain range in New England, it’s no wonder that this part of New Hampshire serves as an epicenter of outdoor activities year-round.
The Appalachian Trail cuts clear through the summit, so you’ll encounter lots of hikers and backpackers here, many weary, especially if they’ve picked up this renowned trail down south in Georgia.