1. Get involved in activities!
From Pot Lucks and card games to Costume and Holiday parties, folks staying at the Bluffs love the opportunity to gather at the Clubhouse to mingle and meet other seasonals. Get involved with the activities crew, join the group during sit n’ stitch, create a mii and participate in wii bowling at the clubhouse or wind down with our wine and cheese evenings - the opportunities are endless.
2. Hike Mary’s Mountain
Named for a Shawtown resident of the late 1800’s who tended sheep in the meadows near the top, Mary’s mountain is a ¾ mile hike up a moderately steep trail. The hike one way can take between 20 and 30 minutes, and rewards you with 2 rocky outlooks offering sweeping views of Ossipee Lake and the surrounding mountains, as well as Danforth Bay and the campground. It is well worth the effort. The trailhead can be found in the corner of our upper RV storage lot.
The activities department leads frequent trips up this trail. Check the weekly activities schedule for times or stop by The Depot for a trail map.
3. Kayak from Huckins Pond
A quick paddle around the corner will lead you to Huckins Pond, a stunningly beautiful natural area with beaver, waterfowl, wildflowers, an abundance of songbirds and other wildlife. Complimentary use of the canoes and kayaks located at the Bluffs launch is offered to guests staying at the Bluffs.
Danforth Bay also offers access to Ossipee Lake, one of the most popular lakes in our region, excellent for waterskiing, tubing and pleasure-boating.
4. Shopping in North Conway’s tax-free outlets
If a rainy day is on the weather map- take a trip into North Conway and experience a variety of tax-free shopping! From quaint boutiques to major factory outlet centers, North Conway has it all. There are literally hundreds of stores offering an incredible array of items.
The major outlet center on Route 16 in North Conway is Settlers’ Green Outlet Village. Settlers’ Green offers national brand outlet stores and specialty shops for fashions, accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, intimate apparel, shoes, children's fashions and more. You will find great stores like Nike Factory Store, The Gap Outlet, Old Navy, Carter's Childrenswear, Banana Republic, Coach, Stonewall Kitchen and much more.
Another option is Settlers’ Crossing, a collection of uniquely situated and designed retail stores along Route 16 and 302. Stores include LL Bean, Eastern Mountain Sports, Black Bear Cafe, BAM Bokks, GNC, Mattress Giant, Walgreens and Radio Shack.
In addition to the selection of stores on “the strip”, there’s great shopping to be found in historic North Conway Village. Park near the train station in the village and walk to dozens of unique and locally owned shops. Look for artwork, handcrafted items, clothing, jewelry, outdoor gear, and much more!
5. Learn to play PickleBall!
The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players - check out the activities schedule to get involved in the next match!
1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.
Learn more about Pickle Ball http://www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball/