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Mt Washington Valley, NH
E-Traveler August 2015 
Dramatic cloud cover viewed from atop Cathedral Ledge.  Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography.

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The August Events Calendar is so packed with events-worth-making-the-trip, we though we'd simply feature a whole month's worth of events here.  From free lecture series, guided nature walks, and Movies on the Green to exciting competitions, August is a great time to plan a getaway around one of the many wonderful events in the Valley.  Click here for a complete schedule of events for August.

And remember, our fall foliage event calendar is booked with fabulous harvest events.  Book now for the best availability during fall foliage season.

Here are the top five not-to-be-missed ideas for your August trip to Mt Washington Valley.


Photo courtesy of AMC
1.  Go take a hike! The views from atop our mountains are spectacular in August. For a list of hikes for all ability levels, click here..  Don't forget the camera!


2.  Visit one of the many attractions in Mt Washington Valley.  From ziplines to guided tours, theme parks to moose tours, there's a thrill a day during your vacation.  Click here for a full list of attractions.   


3.  Shop for back to school clothes and supplies. From brand name national outlets to locally made and owned, You'll find 200 outlets, shops, and boutiques in Mt Washington Valley.  And remember, it's tax-free too! Simply click here for all your shopping info.   


4. Ride a train!  From the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the Conway Scenic Railroad and the Hartmann Model Railroad, "trainiacs" will be on the "right track" if they choose Mt Washington Valley for August's vacation destination.


5.  Ride a horse. From trail rides to proposals via horse drawn carriages, you'll find four great ways to "horse around" in Mt Washington Valley.  Click here  to view your options. 
Photo by Laura Tuveson
Throughout August, take in a number of free events featured  in Mt Washington Valley.

August 1: Annual Attitash Blueberry Festival at Attitash: Attitash means "blueberry" in the Abenaki language, and what better time of the year than August, for a family-friendly festival with live music, BBQ food, Craft Fair, cornhole tournament, a blueberry pie baking contest and, of course, a blueberry pie-eating contest. Free admission includes access to the Craft Fair and live music plus it includes free participation in all games and contests (limited number of spots available for pie eating contest). Info: Click here. 


 8th Annual Science in the Mountains Lecture Series: This free series takes place on Wednesdays through Aug. 19th at the
Mount Washington Valley Weather Discovery Center and will feature presentations from both Mt Washington Observatory staff and other field experts. All programs begin at 7:00pm and guests are encouraged to arrive early. Info:  


 August 5, 12, 19, 26: Wednesdays at Wildcat Outdoor Tours: 

Wednesdays at Wildcat provide opportunities to explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Program topics change weekly. Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge shortly before 10:00am.  Programs are free, however programs taking place at the summit require a scenic gondola ticket purchase. Info: Click here

Now through October: Conway 250th Display: View the Conway 250th Historical Display at Salyards Center for the Arts presented by Conway Historical Society. Covering all aspects of Conway's history.

August 3: Celebrate CSRR's Birthday: Celebrate the Conway Scenic RR's birthday with reduced fares, cake and lemonade. Info: 603-356-5251 or   


August 7, 14: Children's Summer Theater: Fridays at 10:00am, children's musicals performed at Theater in the Wood performed by professional theater companies.Tickets are $7.50/person. Ages 3 & Under are FREE. Info: 603-356-9980,  


August 8:  Art in the Park:  Local and regional artists display unique items under the tent in Schouler Park.  Children's activities, music and food. Info:  


August 22-23: Annual Bach Festival: Presented annually by the White Mountain Musical Arts at the First Church of Christ Congregational Church this 2-day festival features instrumental and vocal works of J. S. Bach and friends. Tickets are $20 in advance at The UPS Store and $25 at the door. Info and schedule of performers: click here


Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative

August 28: MWV Old Car Club Cruise Night at Mt Washington Auto Road: From 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Auto Road base parking lot, vintage cars gather and are on display. Add in a BBQ and DJ. Plus you can show off your favorite ride too! Everyone's welcome. Info: (603) 466-3988.


Bavarian Chocolate Haus handmade turtles.
August is one of the best times of year to enjoy fresh, locally sourced foods.  Whether you purchase your own from our farmers, farm stands and markets or enjoy locally grown or produced  fare in Mt Washington Valley's restaurants, you can be assured that you'll enjoy your foodie experience in the Valley.  Where should you go to find farm fresh and locally-made specialty foods?  Read on!


Zeb's General Store has one of the largest collections of New England-made specialty foods in the country.  We challenge you to visit Zebs and NOT come out with at least one specialty food item!


Visit Bavarian Chocolate Haus and watch the talented chocolatiers make the candy you'll be buying the next day!  A favorite of ours are the truffles and the turtles!


The Pink Handcrafter's Barn is filled with not only locally made foods, but plenty of wonderful items hand-made from throughout new England.     


 Good Vibes Certified Organic Coffee Roasters

is located in Conway.  Look for their coffee beans in stores throughout the Valley, like The Met, restaurants like Margarita Grill and resorts like Cranmore Mountain and Jackson XC Center.    


We all scream for ice cream! Fear not!  When you're in Mt Washington Valley, there's no shortage of great ice cream and gelato opportunities.  Spoons Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor at Horsefeathers Restaurant serves up Giffords Ice Cream made nearby in Maine.  The Met Coffee shop offers up gelato made also in Portland, ME or Methuen, MA.  Yazzi's Ice Cream Shop in Conway and Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, with ice cream made in Vermont, in North Conway Village are two more options for cool treats.  

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