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White Mountains, NH – 150 Years of Adventure

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 [...]

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Western White Mountains NH

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 [...]

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Northern White Mountains NH

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 [...]

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Eastern White Mountains NH

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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Waterville Valley NH: Hidden In Plain Sight

WHY GO: Did you ever see the movie Big Fish? The scene in which one of the main characters finds a welcoming, beautiful small town hidden in the middle of the woods? That’s what viewing Waterville Valley’s Town Square for the first time feels like. Whitewashed buildings encircle a courtyard where you’ll find an Information [...]

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New Hampshire Lakes Region: Best of Squam and Winnipesaukee Lakes

WHY GO: Deep lakes bounded by mountains, the New Hampshire Lakes Region is an exquisite breath of fresh air for city folk. It can be a bit touristy, but only if you stay on the larger and more crowded Lake Winnipesaukee. For this Getaway, you’ll find that you can access attractions in towns surrounding Winnipesaukee, [...]

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Canterbury Shaker Village: Canterbury NH

About 20 miles from Lake Winnipesaukee, you’ll find this fascinating vestige of a not-quite dead yet religious way of life. These 17 buildings are all that is left of the vibrant community that once thrived here. Founded by James and Jane Wardly in England in 1747, the celibate Shakers nearly died out when they did. [...]

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Manor On Golden Pond: Holderness NH (Squam Lake)

Owners Brian and Mary Ellen Shields greet guests warmly as they arrive to this lovely inn atop a hill overlooking Squam Lake. After the movie, On Golden Pond, was released in 1980, local establishments capitalized on the name. Most of the filming was done on Squam Lake and around the region. The yellow-stucco Manor, built as a [...]

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Greater Manchester NH: Always Innovative

WHY GO: Adam Sandler. Seth Meyers. Sarah Silverman. Why is it that Manchester, NH, a former textile mill town, was the hometown of so many cool comedians? What is it about this up-by-its-own bootstraps city that attracts entrepreneurs and innovators? Manchester, The Queen City, is a town built on self-sufficiency and community spirit. Its first [...]

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Ash Street Inn, Manchester NH

Manchester has plenty of chain hotels, but only one B&B, and fortunately the Ash Street Inn has much to recommend it. Owned by Rob and Margit Wezwick (since March ’15), the 5-bedroom inn, renovated in 2000 to its early 1900’s luster, retains its Victorian charm, and is located two short blocks from the Currier Museum. Margit, a [...]

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