Diana's Baths NH is an easy half mile walk that is a must-do family adventure in Conway.
If you are in the area visiting StoryLand or Conway Scenic Railroad, you'll want to make time to visit Diana's Baths NH. It's the perfect change of pace to the bustle of the areas attractions. Of course, it can be very popular in the Summer months, but even when it is busy, Diana's Baths is a peaceful spot to recharge.
There are many areas to explore along the way, and several places to stop and checkout the cascading falls and pools.
This is a nice spot for sunbathing and wading, although you should take care to only wade in shallow areas. Always keep good track of the kiddos because the rocks can be slippery and the current is strong in some places. When we visited, Mr. Juggling Act and I staked out a spot on one of the large smooth rocks while the kids explored little pools of water looking for critters. We must have spent an hour like that, just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the water.
Directions to Diana's Baths NH
- The parking lot for Diana’s Baths is located on West Side Road, North Conway NH. From Conway Village, head north on Route 16/302, also known as White Mountain Highway, past the Eastern Slope Inn.
- At the next set of lights turn left onto River Road Stay straight on River Road for about 1 mile, then the road changes to West Side Road.
- Stay straight on West Side road for about 1.5 miles and you will see the sign for Diana’s Baths parking lot on the left side of the road.
Part of the US National Forest, Diana's Bath's has a large parking lot and a self-service pay station. The daily pass is $3.00 and can be used at other National Forest sites also.
What to Pack for Hiking
- Swimsuits and Towels
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Hats and Sun Glasses
- Water Bottles and Snacks
- Wet Wipes
- Mini First Aid Kit
- Camera and Batteries
For more information on Diana's Baths NH, visit New England Waterfalls. I highly recommend their book also called New England Waterfalls.
Safe Hiking in NH
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It is important to be prepared when hiking! The NH Fish and Game Department and the White Mountain National Forest have provided tons of great information HERE for safe hiking in NH. Here are the ten essential items that you must have for day hikes:
- Warm Clothing:
- Sweater or Pile Jacket
- Long Pants (wool or synthetic)
- Hat (wool)
- Extra Food and Water
- Flashlight or Headlamp
- First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
- Rain/Wind Jacket and Pants
- Pocket Knife
While it is unlikely that you would get lost when you stick to the trail at Diana's Baths, it is important to always be prepared. Learn more about the Hike Safe Card.
Keep in mind that if you are doing longer hikes, or those at higher elevation, you will need additional items and provisions.
Other White Mountain Area Highlights
- StoryLand - Glen
- Santa's Village - Jefferson
- Clark's Trading Post - Lincoln
- The Mt. Washington Auto Road, Gorham
- The Flume Gorge, Franconia
- Sabbaday Falls, Conway
- Conway Scenic Railroad, Conway