"Getting the whole point of New Hampshire" Top 5 Page for this destination New Hampshire by richiecdisc

New Hampshire Travel Guide: 1,526 reviews and 4,513 photos

Sandwiched between pristinely lefty green Vermont and ruggedly outdoorsy Maine, New Hampshire can be viewed as the forgotten New England State. Though home to similar covered bridges, quaint old towns and mountain scenery, it lacks the former's predisposition for alternative lifestyles and the latter's call of the wilderness to attract the true outdoorsman. Despite this identity crisis, New Hampshire has some of the New England's most spectacular mountain ranges and oldest, most developed trails and is thus perhaps the premier stomping ground of intrepid hikers from not only the immediate area but for also those from Eastern Canada. Though anything but off the beaten path, New Hampshire still has managed to elude the sometimes claustrophobic atmosphere of Vermont at peak foliage season or the throngs of New Englanders heading towards its only true stretch of coast in Maine in summer. But don't expect to find an empty wilderness. With the northeast's highest peak in Mountain Washington and well organized National and State parks as its drawing cards, locals know all too well what they have in their backyard, and can be found heading up the Interstate every chance they get.

  • Last visit to New Hampshire: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Nice tips and photos about New Hampshire. It looks like a lovely place -- I hope to visit someday.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Nice overview of the New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains.

  • Aug 26, 2006 at 3:46 AM

    I lived in NH most of my life, and I have always known how lucky I was. I was 1 hr. from the Mts, 30 mins. from the ocean, 63 miles from Boston, & beautiful lakes, mountains & scenery! There are NO taxes, and you can't beat the friendly people either!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2005 at 4:25 PM

    Terrific trail advice. Many of us Rhode Islanders find our way to NH for the lakes, mountains, and colorful leaves. Beautiful scenery.

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 9:14 AM

    Magnificent pictures.

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2004 at 6:18 AM

    Gee, I didn't realize NH even had an "identity crisis" ... until the old man fell that is. Nice pictures, Richie!

  • diver-x's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2004 at 1:08 PM

    Another great trail story! Thanks!

  • gilescorey's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2004 at 12:15 AM

    Wonderful, concise tip on the Franconia Ridge. Weather is often bad, though!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 9:38 AM

    Great NH page!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2003 at 4:53 AM

    Happy Birthday :-) Get well soon!


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