Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, the Snowvillage Inn is your perfect basecamp for exploring the picturesque mountains in the region. No matter the season, the spectacular views, fresh air, and time spent immersed in nature will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorites.
Foss Mountain is a short and family friendly hike located right here in Eaton. Whether young or old, this hike will allow you to slow down, feel the wind in your hair, and realize you’re in a unique and beautiful place. This hike features a long open ridge featuring panoramic views, where you will find low bush blueberries during the summer season. The area has two summits; the northern summit, which has the better views, and the southern summit, which is taller and more wooded.
Located in North Conway, the iconic Moat Mountain Range is a great place to get panoramic views beyond expectation of the Mt. Washington Valley. The range contains three main peaks; South, Middle, and North Moat Mountains. You can reach all three peaks via the Moat Mountain Trail which traverses between Passaconway Road and Echo Lake State Park; home of the well known climbing ledges of White Horse and Cathedral. Want to make an entire “Moat” themed day? Be sure to visit Moat Mountain Brewery after your hike for cold locally crafted New Hampshire Brews and excellent pub fare.
This hike features 360 degree views and its very own fire tower. This is a challenging route, taking nearly five hours to complete. It’s popular for hiking, but also for snowshoeing in the winter, and trail running year round, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. Make a day of it and pack a lunch from the Eaton Village Store.
As the highest peak in the Northeastern United States (6,288 ft), Mt. Washington is known for its extreme weather and breathtaking views spanning as far east as the Atlantic Ocean, and up to 130 miles west into New York. No matter the season, the accessibility that Mt. Washington offers to view unique alpine fauna and flora is breathtaking and a must see if you’re visiting the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the first time. Hike, drive, or take the Cog Railway to the summit.