Viewing: New Hampshire

Seacoast New Hampshire: Roots of Our Nation in Exeter, Barrington, Rye, and New Castle

WHY GO: Visitors to Portsmouth New Hampshire are missing a great deal if they ignore the city’s outlying areas – within the region dubbed Seacoast NH. Small town Exeter, home to the venerable prep school, Phillips-Exeter, will charm you to pieces – and also provide an enlightening glimpse of our Founding Father’s debate over what […] Read More

Portsmouth NH: Seaport, Shopping and Full-On Culinary Scene

WHY GO: As a Colonial seaport and one of the country’s oldest Naval Shipyards, Portsmouth was open to many immigrants from foreign lands who lived and socialized together in an enclave picturesquely called “Puddle Dock.” The town bustled with shops and eateries, barges plied the rivers delivering goods: it was lively and friendly – and […] Read More

New Hampshire’s Southwest Corner: With Uncle Sam, Little Red Riding Hood, and Yankee Magazine

WHY GO: You can’t get more New England than the generally overlooked Southwest corner of New Hampshire. In the stoic way of the region, there are no hyped-up ads urging you to visit, even though you’ll find Uncle Sam, Little Red Riding Hood, warm Maple Syrup, big scoops of ice cream, Yankee Magazine, and the […] Read More

Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield NH

From the fallen bones of 300 year old barns emerged the upscale Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield NH. In the early 1980’s, a collection of decrepit barns and sheds, first built in the 1700’s, were all that stood on this small hill overlooking busy Route 9. In 1984, Pamela Lendzion hired architect Rod Williams, who […] Read More

Getaway Mavens Best Lesser Known Art Institutions in the Northeast USA

Think “World Class Art Museums in the Northeast USA” and big city “majors” come to mind: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to start. Of course, all of these institutions are worthy of note, and are covered extensively by the press. But there […] Read More

Hanover NH: Dartmouth, Assyrian Reliefs, Mexican Murals and the Appalachian Trail

WHY GO: It’s no big secret that Hanover NH is Dartmouth College. The campus takes up most of Hanover, including the Town Green and some shops. But there are several reasons why even non-college bound explorers flock to this quintessential New England community: for the world-renowned Assyrian Reliefs dating back to Biblical times, to hike […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Western White Mountains NH

Things to Do in 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 – […] Read More

Northern White Mountains NH

Things to Do in 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 […] Read More

Eastern White Mountains NH

What to do in 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 […] Read More

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