Summit view from Mt. Washington

Explore Our Area
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Our location in New Hampshire’s White Mountains provides an extensive combination of activities ranging from outdoor recreation to attractions, both natural and man-made, to festivals and events, and shopping.

At the Buttonwood Inn …
In winter, relax by the fire or get outside and enjoy trails ideal for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. In summer, hike these same trails or enjoy our own 20′ x 40′ heated in-ground pool or open air hot tub surrounded by some of the Inn’s award-winning gardens.

Surrounding us in the Mt. Washington Valley …

We’ll be glad to help you with any advance arrangements needed for these activities during your White Mountains vacation. Give yourself a treat and try something new – many activities offer instruction and equipment rental for a day.

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Summer Activities & Recreation
Summer at Buttonwood Inn

Winter Activities & Recreation
Winter at Buttonwood Inn

  • Hiking
  • Biking – road & mountain
  • Rafting
  • Golf on 4 courses
  • Mini-golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Tubing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Train rides
  • Water parks
  • Berry picking
  • Hay rides
  • 5 Area Mountains for alpine skiing
  • 6 Touring Centers for Nordic skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Guided tour by snow cat above treeline on Mt. Washington
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Ice fishing
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Snow shoeing
  • Maple sugaring
  • Ice climbing

Area Recreational Attractions for your White Mountains Vacation:

White Mountain Attracations

  • Sightseeing – scenic/historic
  • Craft shows
  • Craft shops
  • Quilting
  • Fireworks
  • Parades
  • Museums
  • Photography
  • Tax-free shopping
  • Moose tours
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Art shows
  • Antiquing
  • Waterfalls
  • Theater
  • Art galleries
  • Covered bridges
  • Bird watching
  • NH Natural Heritage Bureau

Festivals and Special Events:

Annual Chocolate Festival – a self-guided cross-country or car tour at the end of February featuring chocolate treats and a chance to win prizes
March Maple Madness
a self-guided spring event featuring maple treats and maple sugaring and a chance to win prizes
Home, Garden & Flower Show
– annual spring show in May at the Fryeburg Fair grounds
Wildquack  River Festival
  purchase a ticket and watch your “rubber ducky” race down Jackson Falls in May for a chance to win prizes
White Mountain Musical Arts – presents Seacoast Wind Ensemble “saluting our veterans” on Memorial Weekend in Fryeburg
Story Land  – a favorite “story land” theme park among children of all ages during the summer in Glen
Santa’s Village  – another children’s amusement park favorite in Jefferson during the summer
Fullers Maple Sugar House  – see how our special maple syrup served at breakfast is made and tour the maple sugaring operation of one of New England’s best maple syrup producers in Lancaster (any time of year)
Rally in the Valley  – motorcycle through and enjoy the scenery in Mt. Washington Valley in June
Annual Jackson Covered Bridge Dance
  – Jackson Village in June
Mt. Washington Road Race  runners road race to the summit in June
Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks   – North Conway and Jackson
North Conway Village Theater – Your Theatre (M&D Productions) Eastern Slope Playhouse
Barnstormer’s Theaterregional theater in Tamworth
Art in the Park – art show in North Conway’s Schouler Park in July
Arts Jubilee Concerts  – free outdoor summer concerts held in July and August at Cranmore Mountain Resort
Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimbregister to race your bicycle to the summit in August
Bach Festival  –
listen to live Bach concerts beginning in August
White Mountain Art & Artisans Festival
view all types of arts and crafts by artists which can be purchased at various price points in Jackson Village in August
Fryeburg Fairthis annual fall event in September and October is Maine’s blue ribbon classic agricultural fair
Return of the Pumpkin People
a self-guided tour of the Jackson area during October
Settlers Green Outlet Center
shop ‘til you drop anytime of the year at over 70 national brand name stores
 Journey to the North Pole – 
two-hour adventure taking you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole
New Year’s Eve  –
come ring in the New Year in our winter wonderland in Mt. Washington Valley
New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition  –
Jackson Village in January and February