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New Hampshire: mountains, forests and lakes

VUSA tips for New Hampshire visitors
The White Mountains to the north, a lovely stretch of coastline to the east, lovely little towns with whitewashed church towers to the south and two lake districts inland - there's a lot to see in New Hampshire.
There is so much to discover: unique conditions to walk along the
Connecticut River kayaking, beautiful seaport Portsmouth, tax free shopping ... there is something for everyone.

Portsmouth and the surrounding area
Just an hour north of Boston you drive along the short but beautiful New Hampshire coast to Portsmouth. The old town of the historic port city, founded around 1600, awaits you with inviting shops and cozy cafes at every turn. Most of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Just a walk from the city center is this Strawbery Banke Museum. There are 43 historical buildings on the site, in which performers re-enact the daily life of the former residents of this community. The museum is just a few steps from Prescott Park. Overlooking the Piscataqua River, this pretty coastal town is known for its summer concerts and outdoor performances. tip: Take the at noon Gundalow Piscataqua to the lobster fishing grounds and help the crew hauling in the filled fish traps, or take one of the popular harbor tours on the steamships of the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company.

New Hampshire's coastline is the shortest of any state on the east coast. It stretches for just 30 kilometers - but they are really exquisite. You can spend the whole day hopping from one beach to another like a sand flea: from the rather quiet Rye Beach to the extremely wide sandy beaches of Jenness Beach and Wallis Sands State Parks to the lively Hampton Beach State Park with its waterfront promenades, free concert performances and swimming opportunities. Go deep-sea fishing or whale watching in Rye and Hampton.

White Mountains
A fantastic place for everyone who can't get enough of the Indian Summer, for hikers of all fitness levels and those who love the roar of thundering waterfalls. Active hikers can go to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) High Huts, which are modeled on the huts in the Swiss Alps. in the Franconia Notch State Park you will be rewarded with great views for simple hikes on Bald Mountain or Artists Bluff. We also recommend Flume Gorge, a spectacular granite gorge at the foot of Mount Liberty, which channels the wild water flash floods of the mountain and is accessible via secured wooden walkways for the enthusiastic nature lover. in the Crawford Notch State Park the Arethusa Falls rush an impressive 42 meters into the depth.

At 1,917 meters it is Mount Washington the highest peak in the northeastern United States. No wonder New Hampshire highlights the White Mountains as a major attraction. From the summit you have breathtaking views. Either you drive up the car or you take it Mount Washington Cog Railroad - the world's first mountain railway with a gear drive (1869). Incidentally, there are two of New Hampshire's four historic grand hotels in the region. Numerous charming guest houses and bed & breakfasts in the vicinity also offer overnight accommodation.

In September, New Hampshire welcomes the “leaf peepers” - a nickname given to visitors from around the world who want to watch the glamorous Indian Summer, with millions of leaves changing color. The best way to look at the imposing carpet of yellow, orange and red is to drive through the mountains and valleys dotted with beautiful villages. There are three scenic routes to choose from: the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, the White Mountain Trail or the Connecticut River Byway.

Kancamagus Highway - the most beautiful road
Fantastic views, beautiful scenery and wonderful hiking trails: Route 112, also known as the Kancamagus Highway, winds 55 kilometers between Lincoln and Conway through the White Mountain National Forest. It leads to the Kancamagus Pass and offers a number of magnificent viewpoints. Hiking trails lead into the hinterland, for example to the idyllic Sabbaday Falls. Once the highest point has been reached, the highway winds its way down the valley into the Saco Valley. The road leads more than 40 kilometers directly along the Swift River, which covered bridges cross over and over again. The valley widens, rest areas invite you to camp or have a picnic. Highway 112 is called "New England's Most Beautiful Road" by some.

Lakes Region
With more than 300 clean and clear lakes and ponds as well as rivers and streams, the peaceful lake region is surrounded by three impressive mountain ranges and has been a popular holiday region for centuries. Lake Winnipesaukee forms the centerpiece. With a shore length of 450 km, it is one of the largest lakes in the USA and a popular destination all year round. Recreational activities are plentiful, from boating, swimming, fishing and sea voyages in the summer to great snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. You have a very good view of the water and the mountains from the historic MS / Mount Washington. Day tours and dinner cruises are offered in summer

Also worthwhile is the drive to Castle in the Clouds, a magnificent arts and crafts mansion that was built on the mountain top and overlooks the lake. In June, motorcyclists from all over the country come to Laconia Motorcycle Week, the oldest motorcycle rally in the United States.

Tax-free shopping
If you go shopping in New Hampshire, you are in good hands, as there is no sales tax in this state. The price that is given is also what you pay. Quaint farm shops, unusual gift shops and numerous boutiques are available. Two large outlets - the Tanger Outlet in the Lakes Region and Settler’s Green in North Conway in the White Mountains Region - are also available to shoppers.

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