Directions to North Conway


North Conway is located in the heart of the White Mountains and is directly accessible by car.  There is very limited public transportation in North Conway, so having a vehicle once you are here is important.

All climbing programs start and end at the Eastern Mountain Sports Schools office in North Conway unless otherwise specified.  Please see your confirmation email for meeting times.

Climbing School Address

The North Conway Climbing School is located next to Olympia Sports and Metropolitan Coffeehouse.  The parking lot is located behind those buildings, and entrance into our climbing school is through the double doors (with the red awning)*, downstairs, and first room on the right.

*The main door into our building is kept locked.  Your guide will open it for you at your meetup time.

2686 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
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Driving Directions

Portland, Maine
1.5 hours/65 miles
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 hours/95 miles
Boston, Massachusetts
2.5-3 hours/145 miles
Montreal, Quebec
4-4.5 hours/210 miles
New York, New York
6.5 hours/350 miles

From the Boston Area and points south east:
Take 95 north towards New Hampshire.  Just outside Portsmouth, NH take exit 4 (left exit) towards 16 North towards the White Mountains.  Continue on 16 North for approximately 80 miles until you reach North Conway.  Click here for Google directions from Boston.

From New York City Area and points south west:
Take 95 North to 91 North in New Haven, CT.  From 91 north, take 84 east in Hartford to the Mass Pike (90).  Head east on 90 to 290E to 495N.  After approximately 55 miles merge onto 95N towards New Hampshire.  Take exit 4 (left exit) on 95 in New Hampshire for 16 North towards the White Mountains.  Follow 16 north for 80 miles to North Conway.  Click here for Google directions from the New York City area.

Once you have arrived in North Conway (Rt 16 and US 302 intersection), drive 2.5 miles to the EMS Schools office on the left side of the road directly after Schouler Park and the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Air Travel

The closest airports to North Conway are Manchester, NH to the south and Portland, ME to the east.  Both are under a 2-hour drive from North Conway and offer international and domestic flights.  Boston (Logan) often has better deals on flights but is not as convenient of a drive to North Conway.  If you are flying in you should plan on renting a car at the airport.  You will need your own transportation once in North Conway.

Portland International Jetport (1.5 hours away)

Manchester Airport (2 hours away)

Boston (Logan) Airport (2.5-3 hours away)

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools