Natural Wonders & Parks
- Appalachian Trail. New Hampshire contains nearly 161 miles worth of this historic trail, most of which is contained within the White Mountain National Forest. It also features one of the most physically challenging portions of the trial, as it goes so high up into the mountains as to offer alpine-condition hiking.
- White Mountain National Forest. The only national forest located in New Hampshire, this park is actually quite massive – it extends into Maine as well. Not only is White Mountain a large forest, but it also contains some serious mountains for those who’d like to engage in a little mountain hiking or skiing – the highest peaks reach over 4,000 feet!
- Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1992 and located on the eastern shore of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, this park sports a variety of rich animal habitats. It plays a significant role in protecting America’s bald eagles, and also houses the common loon, pied-billed grebe, osprey, common tern, northern harrier and upland sandpiper. A must for the bird-watcher in you!
- Moose Brook. This is one of the parks that was created during the heyday of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. This park is located in Coos county and features trails, cabins, a bathhouse, and a campground to enjoy.
Scenic Towns and Fun Places to Visit
- Manchester. This is the largest town in New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England. It’s a highly acclaimed city by many sources – CNNMoney voted in 13th in a competition regarding the best places to live in America. For the visitor, New Hampshire is both historic and vibrant, offering a lively culture and a well-preserved history ripe for the exploring!
- Portsmouth. This is one of New England’s most charming cities – if you want to visit a city by the sea that contains traditional New England charm, you’re looking for Portsmouth. Come back, relax, and watch the tide roll in as you sip a cup of coffee on the harbor.
- Concord. While not the most populous city in the state, this town still packs a punch when it comes to the visitor. Come check out the oldest state house still functioning in the country, as well as the 150-year-old Eagle Hotel.
Recreational Sports and Activities