New Hampshire Attractions
Off Route 124
Taking its name from an old Native American term meaning "mountain that stands alone", Mount Monadnock rises up majestically from the New Hampshire flatlands, enticing visitors to trek its over 40 miles of foot trails. Hikers will be rewarded by stunning panoramic views of all six New England states. The view is so captivating as to make Monadnock the second-most climbed mountain in the entire world. See the mountain in the same context which in the past inspired the works of Thoreau, Emerson, and Mark Twain.
Shake Hands with Potential Presidents
Ever since 1920, New Hampshire's presidential primary elections have occurred before any other states', turning New Hampshire into an important political preview once every four years. If you're lucky enough to be in-state in February or March during one of these four years, you can witness the event which is such a critical first step for any candidate on the road to taking the presidency. You'll also want to hit the streets of Concord, NH, as many of the candidates will be dining and shopping in the local area.
Hanover, NH 03755
Dartmouth's reputation for turning out some of the finest students in the American educational body is backed up by almost 300 years of educational experience. As one of nine colonial colleges established in America in pre-revolutionary times, Dartmouth is a shining example of the educational superlative as it's been passed down through the centuries into the hands of the young and willing learners of America.
The sign doesn't ask you to stop. It doesn't convey a speed limit, and it speaks of no dips or bumps. Rather, the sign you'll see on the roadside of Route 3 as you coarse your way along this New Hampshire by-way says clearly and plainly: "Brake For Moose." That should be a clue that visitors have entered the territory known affectionately as Moose Alley, where tourists will want to follow the sign's advice, as well as going a little extra with their cameras. Needless to say, moose run rampant along Route 3 in this principality, and although the best times to catch a glimpse are dusk and dawn, watchful visitors will likely spot a moose at almost any time of day.
NH Covered Bridges
We haven't listed an address, because the tiny state of New Hampshire is saturated with a plethora of over 40 covered bridges. Chances are if you step outside of your Choice Hotel room, you'll see a couple. Step out of the car to saunter across these historic bridges as you admire the craftsmanship of the builders. Many of these bridges are over 100 years old.
Exit 32 off I-93
Lincoln, NH 03251
You'll want to visit this elevated sanctuary of both wildlife and human activities on your New Hampshire trip. There's something for everyone at this natural haven, including skiing and snowboarding for the adventurous soul, scenic gondola rides and brilliant glacial caves that will tempt anyone with a passion for pulchritude. Children's programs and day care are offered while adults dine and shop on the mountain.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Road
Warner, NH 03278
Learn about the traditions, philosophy, culture and art of the indigenous residents of New Hampshire. Situated on 100 acres of field, wetlands, and forest, the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum lies at the foot on Mount Kearsarge, at one time an Indian spiritual grounds. Explore the museum's exhibit hall through ancient artifacts and other authenticities before breathing in the clean air as you experience the two-acre outdoor living museum.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Gaze at the cosmos through one of America's clearest skies at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, conveniently located in Concord, New Hampshire. At the planetarium, guests can stare directly at the sky, or can watch a show which combines generated effects, video, slides and music into a cosmologically-simulated and awe-inspiring experience, all beneath an architecturally impressive 40-foot dome.
221 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054
See the up-close the process that makes a beer that is truly American. From barley to one of the most well-known beers in the world, the slow, natural brewing process is shown to visitors that come from far and wide. Historical displays and Anheuser-Busch memorabilia add another layer to this experience, which is sure to be memorable.
Conway Scenic Railroad
38 Norcross Cir.
North Conway, NH 03860
Take a nostalgic train ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad. The "Notch Train" and "Valley Train" are powered by diesel-electric locomotives and travel through the beautiful countryside of New Hampshire. You may also try the "Dining Car Chocorua" and enjoy fine dining during a journey through the Mount Washington Valley countryside. Make sure to book a sunset departure.
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
267 Springfield Road
Charlestown, NH 03603
Experience one of the most authentic displays of history in New Hampshire and in the United States. New Hampshire's rich history will be on full display for your visit to the replica of fortified village of No. 4, which in pre-revolutionary years claimed space as the most northwestern settlement in New England. A fully costumed staff increase the reenactment value of this insight-bearing glimpse into America's beginnings.