WHY GO: The 800,000-acre White Mountain Region of New Hampshire has been drawing tourists since our country’s independence. Though not quite tamed, man has left his mark on these stony hills, making money by highlighting Mother Nature’s finest features. And selling fudge. In fact, the Cog Railway on Mount Washington was the first transportation system built [...]
FOR INTRO AND INFO ON OTHER WHITE MOUNTAIN AREAS, CLICK HERE. VISIT: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln. Yes, Clark’s sells over 10,000 lbs of fudge per year, but this complex is so much more than a gift shop. Plan on two hours or more to get an overview – more if you are a nostalgic type (or [...]
FOR INTRO AND INFO ON OTHER WHITE MOUNTAIN AREAS, CLICK HERE. DO: Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods. The top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in the Northeast, is known to have “the most extreme weather” on the planet with winds that have been recorded at 231 MPH. But that didn’t stop one [...]
FOR INTRO AND INFO ON OTHER WHITE MOUNTAIN AREAS, CLICK HERE. HIKE/SWIM: Diana’s Bath, Bartlett (near N. Conway). Walk 1.2 miles round trip to a series of cascading pools of water. Utterly enchanting. On weekends in the summer, you’ll be far from alone. VISIT: Tamworth. I know it’s already a cliché, but this really is the “Quintessential [...]
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Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.