Conway, New Hampshire, consists of the villages of North Conway, Center Conway, Intervale, Redstone and Kearsarge. Originally the home of Pequawket Indians, an Algonquian Abenaki tribe, Conway was settled in 1764 by the Europeans. It was named Conway after Henry Seymour Conway, Commander in Chief of the British Army. Numerous inns and taverns were built in the 19th and 20th centuries, and tourism remains today a principal business.
The historic Kancamagus Highway originates in Conway and travels through Mount Kancamagus, named after a Pennacook Chief, and is the highest moutain pass in the eastern United States. Vistors come to this famous mountain pass during all seasons. The fall foliage is spectacular and the cascading falls and swimming holes attract visitors in the warmer months. The Kancamagus is not the only stop in Conway, from dining, shopping, hiking, biking, and more, Conway is a must see stop on your trip to Mt. Washington Valley.