Seek The Peak 2022 Weekend Events: Friday July 15 - Saturday July 16

Check out Mount Washington Adventure Expo details below. Consider the self-led adventure options we've highlighted as options for your Seek the Peak weekend challenge. Stay tuned for a complete schedule of July 15-16, 2022 weekend events. Give us a call at (603) 356-2137 or send an email to events@mountwashington.org for additional information.

Seek the Peak Weekend 

WEATHER STATION TOURS
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday only. 
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Station, The Sherman Adams Summit Building

All Seek the Peak participants are invited to take a tour of our famous mountain top weather station. Go behind the scenes and get a taste of what it's like to work at 6,288 feet!

 

Friday July 15

KICK-OFF PARTY AT TUCKERMAN BREWING CO.
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuckerman Brewing Co., 66 Hobbs St., Conway, NH

Come kick off your Seek the Peak weekend at Tuckerman Brewing Company! Enjoy a laid-back evening at the Tuckerman beer garden in Conway. Meet fellow STP participants, chat with Mount Washington Observatory staff, and listen to live music. All are welcome, but only Seek the Peak registrants enjoy a free beer and swag for coming to hang with us! 
 

 

Saturday July 16

MOUNT WASHINGTON ADVENTURE EXPO
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Great Glen Trails, 1 Mount Washington Auto Rd., Gorham NH

Gather to celebrate your adventure. Pick up your rewards gear. Speak to field experts. Chat with MWOBS weather observers, leading outdoor brands showcasing their favorite products, area nonprofits sharing outdoor expertise, and like-minded folks in an energized outdoor environment.

The July 16 expo, anchored by Oboz Footwear and Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out Tour, will feature music, vendor village, and food trucks. Participants will be rewarded for their fundraising efforts with prizes and a gear giveaway, thanks to supporting sponsors including Eastern Mountain Sports, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Good-to-Go, Big Agnes, Honey Stinger, and many more. 


Vendor Village
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Food Trucks
Kim
berly's Gluten Free Kitchen   
Tin Can Co.
Bickford Box
 
Beer Garden
Tuckerman Brewing Co.
 
Music
Bear Mountain Band
93.5 WMWV Radio with Roy Prescott
 

Seating and tables will be available. Bring blankets and chairs for your comfort.

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Whether a seasoned trailblazer or new explorer, we yearn for opportunities to seek our own peak. Standing atop the summit of Mount Washington, winding down a gravel path at Great Glen Trails, or paddling a meandering river, we pursue those feelings of discovery and renewal that are realized when we truly disconnect from our “new normal” and immerse ourselves in a new adventure.

Area resources are endless - reach out to us to learn about area opportunities or or pick your peak anywhere you choose!

GIVEN SO MANY OPTIONS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE OPTIONS FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE. CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE!

HIKING
SELF-LED
Arethusa Falls: A 60-foot spectacle located at the end of a moderate, 3-mile in-and-out trek from US Route 302 in Crawford Notch State Park. Ideal for families.

Mount Willard: A few miles north of Arethusa Falls sits this 2,864-foot summit, a relatively short hike for an incredible vantage point. The easy-to-moderate 3-mile round-trip along an old carriage road starts on US Route 302 near the AMC’s Highland Center.

Mount Chocura: Enjoy 360-degree views from this rugged summit. Moderate-lev-el paths to the top include Piper Trail (4.2 miles each way from Route 16) and Champney Falls Trail (7.6 miles from the Kancamagus Highway).

MOUNTAIN BIKING
SELF-LED
Marshall Conservation Area: Rides for all levels, located a short drive from North Conway on West Side Road, there are 14 trails maintained by the White Moun-tains Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA).

Great Glen Trails: For-fee trails designed for riders of all ages and ability levels. More info at greatglentrails.com.

Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail: Choose a section to ride or cover the entire 83-mile long collection of rail trails, dirt roads, bike paths, and quite paved back-roads between Woodsville, NH and Bethel, ME.
Option to be announced.


PADDLING
SELF-LED
Saco River: A popular river with some of the most canoeable waters in the North-east, there is an easy stretch a short drive from North Conway Village. Paddle eight miles from First Bridge on River Road to Davis Park with its covered bridg-es. The experience is heavily dependent on water levels. Local shuttle services and kayak and canoe rentals are available; two vehicles are helpful.

Androscoggin River: For a more secluded paddle, where osprey and eagle spot-ting could prove positive. It’s about a 3 or 4 hour float just over the Maine border from Gilead to Bethel. Two cars or shuttle are necessary. 

Conway Lake: With its Mill Street access about eight miles from North Conway, Conway Lake is a good four-hour paddle. It’s easy, unless there are huge winds, and pays out big time with swimming and loon sightings.
Option to be announced.

CLIMBING
SELF-LED
Whitehorse Ledge, Standard Route: This seven-pitch outing includes more than 1,200 feet of linear climbing, splitting the middle of the main slab.

Whitehorse Ledge, Children’s Crusade: This three-pitch climb ascends the steeper edge of the south buttress. 

Cathedral Ledge, Thin Air Face: A four-pitch climb offering a challenge for both new and seasoned climbers.  

Cathedral Ledge, Recompense Route: This three-pitch outing ascends the central buttress known as The Prow.

TRAIL RUNNING
SELF-LED

Castleview Rock and Ledge: An easy 1.8-mile loop with 450 feet in elevation gain and views of the Northern Peaks. The trailhead is located off Randolph Hill Road. Follow the Mt Crescent Trail, Castleview Loop and Carlton Notch Trail. More info at randolphmountainclub.org.

Great Glen Trails: 28 miles of well-marked trails surrounded by the beauty of the White Mountains. No trail pass required for walking and running. Dogs wel-come. Rolling carriage roads and challenging single track through the woods makes Great Glen Trails a wonderful place to run and walk.

Chocura Loop: Moderate-level paths to the top include Piper Trail (4.2 miles each way from Route 16) and Champney Falls Trail (7.6 miles from the Kancamagus Highway).