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Best Places to Visit in New Hampshire


The state’s most populous city lies on the Merrimack River in southern New Hampshire.

Zimmerman House: Tour the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed house run by the Currier Museum of Art.   

Millyard Museum: Housed in an old fabric mill, this museum traces how the nearby Amoskeag Falls shaped the city’s textile industry.

Derryfield Park: Take a hike through the sprawling 76-acre park to the Weston Observatory, a 19th century building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Cities in New Hampshire

Portsmouth: Take a tour of the Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor living history museum, located in this port city that sits on the banks of the Piscataqua River.

Concord: The state’s capital is home to the State House, a gold-domed building from 1819 and the Capitol Center for the Arts.

Keene: In the winter, visitors enjoy skiing and snow tubing at the Granite Gorge Ski Area located in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region. 

New Hampshire State and National Parks

Appalachian National Scenic Trail: 161 miles of the famed trail winds through rugged terrain offering stunning views along the ridgeline of the famed White Mountains.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park: Visitors can experience the park grounds where the 19th century American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens lived until 1907.

Hampton Beach State Park: The 50-acre park is a popular summer destination for its RV campground and camping right on the New Hampshire coast.

Franconia Notch State Park: Located in the heart of the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, this park straddles 8 miles of Interstate 93 as it passes Franconia Notch, a spectacular mountain pass. 

Mt. Washington State Park: This 60-acre park is perched on the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S.

Popular Tourist Attractions

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

The popular New England summer retreat boasts 273 lakes and ponds, which offer activities year round. 

Lake Winnipesaukee: This lake offers more shoreline than the seacoast of any state in the Northeast. Stop by the town of Wolfeboro, a resort area situated along the Lake.

Apple Picking: A popular Fall activity, Lakes Region features a handful of orchards including Surowiec Farm in Sanbornton.

Winter Sports: Though most think of the Lakes Region as a summer destination, Gunstock Mountain Resort between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake offers 92 acres of ski slopes.