About the Trails:
Whitaker Woods is the Town of Conway's recreational area located in the northern end of North Conway Village. This 180-acre pine forest is crisscrossed by a 45 kilometer network of trails groomed and maintained by the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation for winter recreation.
Originally a farm of 300 acres of pasture and forest dating back to 1830, the Town of Conway's first purchase of 100 acres was from lifelong resident Charles W. "Chubby" Whitaker. The deed for this first purchase from "Chubby" stated that the land be "used for public recreation purposes and shall be maintained forever in a wild and natural state..."
The network of trails through the woods were originally logging roads that have been widened and reconfigured to create a park-like woodland for year round enjoyment by walkers, hikers, joggers, cross country skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders.
Click to view Whitaker Woods Trail Map. Please NOTE the Race Course indication on the trail map is NOT for this event.
This Winter Fun TRI event is a fundraiser for the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation , a nonprofit (501)(C)(3) organization. Monies raised from this event will help support free cross country skiing for all elementary, junior and senior high students of SAU #9 and SAU # 13 in the towns of Jackson, Bartlett, Conway, Tamworth, Madison, Freedom and Albany, and grooming of trails used by Eastern Slope Ski Club's after-school-program and the Kennett High School XC Ski Team.
The Whitaker Woods Meeting House is located at 2829 White Mountain Highway, just north of the River Road street light at the northern end of North Conway village before the railroad crossing. Additional parking will be available at John Fuller School which borders the Whitaker Woods trails.
LODGING Offers ...
The following lodging members are offering special rates for Winter TRI participants. Click on property name for more information and contact information. These properties are located on the trails or just a short drive away.
- 1785 Inn - special discount for Winter TRI participants
- Room with shared bath: $49 single or $69 double
Room with private bath: $79 single or $99 double
These are nightly rates and include breakfast
Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise - Stay 2 nights and 2nd night half price
- Rates from $139 per night for two including full country breakfast. This offer may not be combined with any other discount.
For a complete list of other trailside or area lodging properties click here.