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Waterville Valley

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Waterville Valley is a resort town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Waterville Valley attracts many visitors in the winter months with alpine skiing at Waterville Valley Resort and many miles of trails for cross-country skiing. During the summer, attractions include a golf course, tennis courts, and lots of hiking. The Mad River flows through the town, providing great views all year round.


Waterville valley was first settled in the 1760s, and incorporated as Waterville in 1829. The name Waterville Valley was adopted in 1967.

Get in[edit]

Take Exit 28 on I-93 then follow route 49 east for about 11 miles.

Get around[edit]

Waterville Valley Resort is a pedestrian-friendly village, so once you're here you can leave your car parked and easily get around on foot or bike.

  • Waterville Valley Resort Shuttle – Hop on the open air trolley for quick transport, or simply enjoy a leisurely scenic ride around the valley.



  • Boating. A fleet of over 30 kayaks, pedal boats and canoes are available at the Town Square dock.
  • Bike Rentals. Ride around the village or on scenic trails
  • Hiking.
  • Fishing.


There are many shops in town square.

  • The Adventure Center at Waterville Valley, +1 603-236-4666. A full service mountain biking and hiking center, with retail bikes and accessories, rentals, lessons, and guided tours.
  • Dreams & Visions Gifts, +1 603-236-2020. A one stop shop for high quality gifts and home accents. Holly Yashi and Michael Michaud jewelry, Willow Tree figures, Hadley pottery, and wonderful made in New Hampshire products. Also carrying sundresses, straw hats and bags, and skin care products for fun in the summer sun.
  • [dead link] Jugtown Country Store (Town Square), +1 603-236-8662. Grocery market featuring essentials and gourmet items. Green Mountain Coffee, New Hampshire maple products, deli with Boar's Head meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, pies, breakfast pastries, wine, beer and more.
  • Post Office, +1 603-236-8414. Purchase stamps and mail letters & postcards at the U.S. Postal Station.
  • Toad Hall Toys, +1 603-236-4544. High quality American made toys and games for fun in the summer sun as well as indoor activities for rainy days. Legos, Tech decks, Ty dolls, a HUGE stuffed animal section, and an exclusive Sand Art Gallery.
  • Waterville Valley Coffee Emporium, +1 603-236-4021. Handcrafted mugs, teakettles, creative accessories for the kitchen, and more.
  • Waterville Valley Shirt Company, +1 603-236-4660. The Valley's oldest and largest souvenir/gift store. Clothing, sweatshirts, t-shirts, swimsuits, stuffed animals, candles, fleece and accessories for the whole family.


There are many restaurants in town square.

  • The Flying Burrito Bros (Olde Town Marketplace in Town Square), +1 603-236-8226. OPEN SUMMER ONLY.
  • Legends 1291 Sports Bar (lower courtyard of Town Square), +1 603-236-4678.




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