Waterville Valley has long been known as the town at the end of the road. Although it’s an easy 11 mile drive to Waterville Valley from Interstate 93 via NH Route 49, it feels worlds away from the “real world.” And that makes me very happy – especially in these uncertain times.
I try to imagine what the early explorers thought when they discovered our inland island surrounded by 4,000-foot peaks. I bet the mountains surrounding our little valley offered those intrepid souls a place for solace, delight and inspiration – just as they do today.
I just read an article on visitwhitemountains.com listing their five favorite hidden villages of the White Mountains. You guessed it. Waterville Valley is one of the five recommendations for folks to visit. They wrote, “Taking a drive through the White Mountains will send you down beautiful scenic roads and byways, historic landmarks, iconic attractions, and mountain views that are beyond compare. There are also many small towns and villages that you may have driven through on your way to somewhere else, or that may have been slightly out of the way so you didn’t even give them a second thought. Here are five of our favorites that are worth getting to know.”