North Conway Nominated As Best Small Town For Adventure By USA Today/10 Best

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NORTH CONWAY, NH – Once again, North Conway has captured the attention of the local experts at USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. North Conway is presently in the running for Best Small Town for Adventure.  Voting continues until May 14, 2018, and votes can be cast daily during that period. This is the second time in the past six months North Conway has been nominated for a 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award. 

Last November, North Conway was nominated as the Best Ski Town, and ended up being voted the #1 Ski Town in North America.  The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to attain the same rating for the summertime adventure available not only in North Conway, but regionally in Mt Washington Valley, NH.

 10Best starts by nominating approximately 20 businesses and/or destinations for a myriad of “Best of” Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.  Readers then vote for their favorites, and the ten best at garnering votes make it to the esteemed list.  No business or destination can pay to be listed in the awards. Instead, a team of local travel experts, well versed in the theme or location, make the nominations.

When describing North Conway, the nomination reads, “Set amid the sprawling White Mountain National Forest, North Conway offers visitors access to Mount Washington (the tallest peak in the northeast) and the accompanying four seasons recreation. During the snowy months, the area boasts some of the region’s best skiing and snowmobiling, while summer is excellent for hiking, golfing, fishing and camping. Fall leaf peeping is some of the best in the country.

When asked about the significance of the nomination, Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce responded, “The 10Best awards, and others like them, set North Conway and the greater Mt Washington Valley on a national stage. We are proud that through our marketing and PR efforts, our region is high on the radar of local experts and national newspapers.”

North Conway faces some stiff competition for the Best Small Town for Adventure Award.  From Everglades City, Florida and Sedona, Arizona, Watkins Glen, NY, Winthrop, Washington and Truckee, California to Stowe, Vermont and Bar Harbor, Maine, voters have 20 choices for the Best Small Town for Adventure.  Yet, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, hundreds of thousands of acres of recreational lands are available for hiking, biking, waterfall tours, rock climbing, moose and wildlife tours, and more.  Surrounded by attractions and filled with guided adventures on land and on the rivers that run through Mt Washington Valley, there is seemingly endless adventure here, from soft to hard-core. 

Those interested in voting for North Conway can click here then bookmark the spot to vote daily until May 14, 2018.  For more information about adventure, plus lodging, dining, shopping and playing in North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley, NH, go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (900-DO-SEE-NH).  To plan a vacation to New Hampshire, go to 222.VisitNH.gov. 


Story Contributed by:

Marti Mayne

PR Manager, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce