White Mountains, New Hampshire & Portland, Maine Tourism and Activities
Let Admiral Peary Inn be your personal concierge and travel guide to give you recommendations for places to visit, things to do, and other fun activities. Cross over into New Hampshire just a few minutes away for fun in the White Mountains during any season of the year. Whether you are a local looking for quick weekend getaway ideas or a tourist wondering what to see during your vacation, we will help you find an activity that is suited for you and your interests!
Near the City of Fryeburg Maine are many delightful attractions just a short drive away. If you are a lover of the arts and love a well-done concert or show, visit Stone Mountain Arts Center or the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. We also have several galleries close by, with the Harvest Gold Gallery and the 60 artist gallery Gallery 302.
Shopping, Dining and Antiquing
North Conway is just a fifteen minute drive from the Admiral Peary Inn, and provides world class shopping at the Setters Green Outlet Village, with more than 60 stores all offering outlet store prices tax free.
Discover hidden treasures and hot deals at the many antique emporiums, and be sure to visit the lovely craft shops and the fabulous restaurants. The Bethel and Oxford Hills area is full of museums and theaters as well. With Portland and the coast being just over an hour away you can enjoy all that the coast has to offer, including lighthouses, shopping and various museums.
If you’re planning a romantic vacation, elopement, wedding, honeymoon or celebration be sure to consider the lovely state of Maine.
Recreation Near Fryeburg, Maine
There's always something to do in West Maine, close to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. During the summer, go kayaking or bike the White Mountains. Be sure to visit Mount Washington Observatory. When the winter season comes around, hit the slopes of Shawnee Peak, Cranmore Mountain or Sunday River for an exhilarating downhill ski experience. Snowshoeing and nordic cross-country skiing is also available at the touring center tracks or regional trails. Ski Maine today! Enjoy ice fishing in one of the local lakes.
Held the first week in October. Check out the Specialty Foods Pavilion, livestock, exhibitions, shows, etc.
Spring & Summer Events in Fryeburg, Maine
Memorial Day and July 4th Celebrations: Parades, concerts, fireworks, Portland Symphony Orchestra under the stars at Shawnee Peak. "One of the best concerts and fireworks displays we've ever seen. Look forward to next year!"
Fryeburg Flea Market:
Every Sunday at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds beginning in June. A great place to find antiques, bargains, memorabilia, etc.
Free Concerts in Bradley Park:
Fryeburg's Bradley Park Concert Series. Regional and local talented performers present a free concert every Tuesday evening at the Gazebo in the park just a half block away. Bring your lawn chair (we have extras!) and enjoy an evening of fine entertainment.
Chamber Music Festival - International Musical Arts Institute:
Series of 15 concerts throughout the month of July featuring internationally recognized concert artists as well as aspiring young professionals. Performances every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and special Free Senior (over 65) Concerts on Sunday. Guests of the Admiral Peary House receive a 20% discount on tickets!
Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
We couldn't wait to get them back! Direct from New Orleans, it is the world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Come on out and you're sure to be one of the many dancing in the aisles! The New York Times called this "a multigenerational mix with appeal to a range of musical constituencies, not just aficionados of traditional jazz.."