There are many reasons why you might happen to be in North Conway, NH. There are several outlet shopping malls, plus it is a jumping-off point for many hiking excursions, winter skiing, rock-climbing, ice-climbing, and much more.
During wintertime when I’m in the North Conway area and have about an hour to spare, I’ll often visit Cathedral Ledge by walking up the mile-long auto road which is closed to automobiles during snow season, but it is open to pedestrian traffic. This allows for a short, but pleasant hike to enjoy the beautiful views from the top of the ledge. In mid-December 2019, I did this trek. My visit was particularly enjoyable since I avoided the throngs of tourists that drive to the top during warm weather months. And, since my visit occurred before the snowmobile season, I dodged that situation as well.😀
Shown below is a map that shows the road leading to the top of Cathedral Ledge.