This New England small town was named among the 10 best for adventure by USA Today readers

Head north.

The Kahuna Laguna water park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway.
The Kahuna Laguna water park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. –Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

There’s a small town in New Hampshire that’s full of big opportunities for adventure.

North Conway, N.H. ranked No. 4 on USA Today’s list of 10 best small towns for adventure, released on Friday. It was the only New England small town on the list. Lake Geneva, Wis. nabbed the No. 1 spot. All of the towns on the list have a population of fewer than 25,000 people.

“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,” 10Best editors wrote. “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.”

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For the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees in topics that range from food to lodging, destinations to things to do, and then ask readers to cast votes to determine the top 10.

You can view the entire top 10 list of best small towns for adventure here.