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New Hampshire, one of the original 13 colonies, was the first state to have its own state constitution. This state is defined by its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness. In the north, White Mountain National Forest is known for its winter sports areas. Mt. Washington, the region’s highest peak, has a cog railway to its summit. Also in the White Mountains are moose, black bears, and part of the Appalachian Trail.


Portsmouth is a New Hampshire port city on the Piscataqua River. In fact, Portsmouth is the only port in the...


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New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03302
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New Hampshire: Places to see

  • Find aerial adventure at Morningside Flight Park. In addition to hang-gliding, Morningside offers paragliding, powered paragliding, and zip-lining.
  • Visit America’s Stonehenge. Like Stonehenge in England, America's Stonehenge is an accurate astronomical calendar.
  • Take New Hampshire's longest scenic gondola sky ride to the mountain top at Loon Mountain Resort.

New Hampshire: Things to do

  • Go whale watching. Not only is Granite State Whale Watch is a top-rated tour company, but they are also dedicated to whale conservation.
  • Visit the beach. Although New Hampshire has a small coast, it can boast about several top-rated beaches.
  • Take a ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. In addition to being the first mountain-climbing cogway in the world, The Cog is the only one currently operating in North America. With an average grade of 25% (some sections approach nearly 38%), it’s also the second steepest in the world!
  • Experience white-water rafting. RaftNH not only has rafting tours but also programs that allow you to interact with sled dogs.

Climate and weather

New Hampshire has a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Summers have average daytime highs in the 70°F to 85°F range.


New Hampshire offers a variety of marinas including Wentworth by the Sea Marina in Little Harbor, Hampton River Marina in Hampton, and Melvin Village Marina in Melvin Village.