If you're looking for a great place to take the family for a swim and a picnic, Echo Lake State Park is worth checking out. Conveniently located off of West Side Road, the park is just minutes from downtown North Conway. Featuring a sandy beach that's perfect for kids, the site includes picnic areas, grills, and restroom facilities. Additionally, there are mellow hiking trails all the way around the lake so that you can take in the scenic views. On a sunny day, rock climbers can be seen on both White Horse and Cathedral Ledges.