Introduction to Conway, New Hampshire
Originally home to the Pequawket Indians, the region was first discovered by Europeans by an explorer named Darby Field in 1642. Permanent European settlement began in 1764, after many Pequawket Indians died from diseases brought over by the Europeans. Named after Henry Seymour Conway, the Commander in Chief of the British Army, the city was chartered in 1765 by the colonial governor Benning Wentworth.
Conway and nearby Attractions
- Eastman Lord House Museum
- White Mountain National Forest
- Echo Lake State Park
- Mount Washington Museum
- Conway Public Library
- Conway State Forest
Things To Do In Conway
The Echo Lake State Park, the Conway State Forest and the White Mountain National Forest are popular local recreational spots among both tourists and residents. The Mount Washington Museum and the Eastman Lord House Museum offer a glimpse into the city’s history.
Airport transportation is available from Portland International Airport.
Conway Higher Education
Plymouth State College, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New Hampshire offer courses in higher studies.