About New Hampshire
Welcome to the enchanting landscapes and cozy charm of New Hampshire! Nestled in the heart of New England, this state is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Discover the White Mountains, where outdoor adventures abound, and visit quaint towns like Portsmouth with their colonial history. New Hampshire is a place of natural beauty, with lakes, forests, and rugged coastlines. Join us on a journey through this picturesque state, where relaxation, exploration, and adventure seamlessly blend together.
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New Hampshire FAQ
What is the best time to visit New Hampshire?
The best time to visit New Hampshire depends on your interests. Summer is great for outdoor activities (warm enough to swim in the lakes!), while fall offers vibrant foliage.
What are the top attractions in Concord?
Concord boasts attractions like the New Hampshire State House, Capitol Center for the Arts, and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.
Can I explore the White Mountains in New Hampshire?
Yes, the White Mountains offer hiking, scenic drives, and opportunities for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
Are there famous covered bridges in New Hampshire?
Yes, New Hampshire has iconic covered bridges like the Flume Covered Bridge and the Albany Covered Bridge.
What’s the weather like in New Hampshire during the winter?
Winters in New Hampshire can be cold with snowfall, making it a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts.
Can I go skiing in New Hampshire?
Yes, New Hampshire has ski resorts like Loon Mountain, Cannon Mountain, and Bretton Woods.
Can I visit the Lakes Region in New Hampshire?
Absolutely, the Lakes Region offers beautiful lakes, including Lake Winnipesaukee (where we have gone for 40+ years — and my mom’s family for four generations), ideal for boating, swimming and relaxation.
Are there any famous maple syrup farms in New Hampshire?
Yes, you can visit maple syrup farms like Fuller’s Sugarhouse and the New Hampshire Maple Experience.
Can I go hiking in New Hampshire’s state parks?
Yes, New Hampshire offers hiking opportunities in its state parks and natural areas, including Franconia Notch State Park.
Is camping popular in New Hampshire?
Yes, camping is popular in New Hampshire, with numerous campgrounds in state parks and forests. We went all of the time as kids, but now rent a cabin (with indoor plumbing) on a lake near Wolfeboro, NH.
Are there any music festivals in New Hampshire?
Yes, the Soulfest Music Festival and the Prescott Park Arts Festival are popular music festivals in the state.
Can I visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester?
Yes, the Currier Museum of Art features a collection of European and American art and is worth a visit.
Can I go fishing in New Hampshire’s rivers and lakes?
Yes, New Hampshire offers excellent fishing opportunities, including trout and bass fishing. You will need a fishing license to do any sort of fishing though.
Are there any scenic drives in New Hampshire?
Yes, the Kancamagus Highway and the Mount Washington Auto Road offer picturesque drives.
Can I explore the history of the Old Man of the Mountain?
Yes, you can learn about the history of the Old Man of the Mountain at the Franconia Notch State Park Visitor Center. BUT the Old Man of the Mountain collapsed off the mountain on May 3, 2003.
Can I visit the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough?
Yes, the Castle in the Clouds offers tours of a historic mountaintop mansion with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee. There are also great hiking trails and waterfalls that we love to wander with our kids.
Are there any art galleries in Portsmouth?
Yes, Portsmouth has art galleries like the Discover Portsmouth Center and the New Hampshire Art Association.
Can I go rock climbing in New Hampshire?
Yes, New Hampshire offers rock climbing opportunities in areas like Rumney Rocks and Cathedral Ledge.
Are there any charming small towns to visit in New Hampshire?
Yes, towns like Portsmouth, North Conway, Chichester, Wolfeboro (the first resort town in America) and Hanover offer unique experiences and New England charm.