Things to Do in New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire packs a lot of mountains and wilderness into its small frame. The state, which shares a border with Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts as well as a small Atlantic Ocean coastline and Canada to the north, offers visitors a chance to experience the very best that Mother Nature has to offer.

1. Castle in the Clouds

Castle in the Clouds

Castle in the Clouds is a 16-room mansion and 5,294-acre (2,142 ha) mountaintop estate in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, opened seasonally to the public by the Castle Preservation Society. In 2018, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Castle in the Clouds also offers horse riding, a restaurant, and live music events.


2. Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, also known as the Cog, is the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway. It uses a Marsh rack system and both steam and biodiesel-powered locomotives to carry tourists to the top of the mountain. The route closely followed a mountain trail that had been established earlier in the century by “Ethan Allen Crawford”.


3. Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, located in the Lakes Region at the foothills of the White Mountains. The lake contains at least 264 islands. The center area of the lake is called The Broads. Lake Winnipesaukee has been a popular tourist destination for more than a century. It also has panoramic views of the Belknap Mountains and looks out toward Rattlesnake Island.


4. Conway Scenic Railroad

Conway Scenic Railroad

New Hampshire is home to many scenic railroad routes and the Conway Railroad is one of the best in the world. The Conway Scenic Railroad is a heritage railroad in North Conway, New Hampshire, owned by Profile Mountain Holdings Corp. The old-fashioned train rides allow visitors to experience the Golden Age of railroad travel. The station complex has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


5. Currier Museum of Art

Currier Museum of Art

The Currier Museum of Art is an art museum in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the United States. It features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs, and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Andrew Wyeth. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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