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North Conway, NH – Once again, North Conway has captured the attention of the local experts at USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. This time, North Conway is presently in the running for Best Small Town for Adventure. Voting started on June 1 and continues until June 29, 2020. Votes may be cast daily during that period. Not new to USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, this is the second time in the past six months North Conway has been nominated for a 10Best Award. Last November, North Conway was nominated as the Best Ski Town , and ended up being voted the #2 Ski Town in North America, losing out to Bethel, Maine at the last minute. The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to attain the #1 rating for the Best Small Adventure town in the USA. This time, North Conway is the only New England town on the list.
USA Today’s 10Best starts by nominating approximately 20 businesses and/or destinations in each of its award categories. Readers then vote for their favorites, and the ten best at garnering votes make it to the esteemed list. Voters can cast their ballots online once per day at the 10Best.com awards site. No business or destination can pay to be listed in the awards. Instead, a team of local travel experts, well versed in the theme or location, make the nominations.
When describing North Conway, the nomination reads, “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. 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.”
When asked about the significance of the nomination, Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce responded, “The 10Best awards, and others like them, set North Conway and the greater Mt Washington Valley on a national stage. The Best Small Town for Adventure nomination helps to brand North Conway for its exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities. Once we are fully re-opened, and when the award is announced on July 10th, we’ll welcome this fabulous branding for North Conway and its surroundings.” she finished.
North Conway faces some stiff competition for the Best Small Town for Adventure Award. From Hood River, OR to Telluride, CO and Truckee, CA voters have 20 choices for the Best Small Town for Adventure. Yet, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, hundreds of thousands of acres of recreational lands are available for hiking, biking, waterfall tours, rock climbing, moose and wildlife tours, backcountry exploration and more. North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley is filled with guided adventures on land and on the rivers that run through it; there is seemingly endless adventure here, from soft to hard-core.
Those interested in voting for North Conway can click here (https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-town-for-adventure/north-conway-new-hampshire/) then bookmark the spot to vote daily until June 29, 2020.
For more information about adventure, plus lodging, dining, tax-free shopping and playing in North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley, NH (including re-opening information), go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (900-DO-SEE-NH). To plan a vacation to New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.
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