Route 302 Bartlett thru Glen (Mile 49-53) :
Before reaching Glen on your right is Attitash Bear Peak & Fields of Attitash (49.0), a ski resort and summer recreation attraction. Loaded with mountains of fun, Attitash offers an alpine slide, scenic chairlift ride, mountain biking, golf driving range, horseback riding and lots more. Just past Attitash, you can turn south on West Side Road (50.4) which takes you to the traffic lights in Conway (63.6); or you can continue on Route 302 past the Bartlett Covered Bridge (50.8) and through the junction with Route 16 (52.6).
Just north of the junction of Route 302 and 16 in Glen are Story Land and Heritage New Hampshire, to family favorites. At Heritage, giant whirligigs spin in the wind on the front lawn; inside you travel through time and experience 300 years of fascinating New Hampshire history. Next door at Story Land, you'll explore the wonderful world of childhood with all sorts of rides, activities and shows. It's a perennial favorite with something new every year.
North Conway and Conway (Mile 54-64) :
Interpretive Sites: Intervale Rest Area - Rt 16, Intervale, Mt Washington Chamber of Commerce - Rt 16, North Conway, Conway Visitor Center - Rt 16, Conway. Natural & Historic Points of Interest: Saco & Swift River Covered Bridges, Eastman Lord House Museum, Conway Scenic Railroad Station, White Horse & Cathedral Ledges, Moat Mountain Range, Intervale Scenic Vista, Abenaki Indian Camp.
Route 16 and 302 then head south past Hartmann's Model RR Museum (54.2) to one of the most famous viewpoints in the state: the Intervale Scenic Vista (56.2), a state Rest Area with a stunning scenic overlook of Mt. Washington that has changed little in the past 200 years. Since building on the Intervale (the flat, low-lying floodplain land along the Saco River) is prohibited. In fact, many of the views painted by Thomas Cole, Benjamin Champney, and other members of the 19th century White Mountain School of Art, are easily recognizable today. South of the Intervale Scenic Vista, Route 16 passes through the popular resort town and shopping mecca, North Conway: home of the historic Conway Scenic Railroad train station (58.2) and its beautifully restored Victorian station, which was built in 1874. You can chose from scenic round-trip train rides of varying duration to Conway, Bartlett, or north through the dramatic landscape of Crawford Notch.
The attractions in this area are many: an in town summer repertory theater, concerts in Schouler Park in the center of North Conway, terrific shopping along Route 16 and in the villages, and picture-perfect setting. To the west of these towns are White Horse and Cathedral Ledges, both favorites with rock climbers. A seasonal road goes to the top of Cathedral ledge where you can see the valley below. At the Ledge's base, Echo Lake State Park with its sandy beach and picnic area.