Welcome to New Hampshire, where the official state motto is live free or die. Indeed, from the moment you touch down in this great state, you'll feel a unique energy and drive that's unlike anywhere else. With a mix of bustling cities, charming small towns, and a diverse landscape, life in New Hampshire is entertaining throughout the year. Whether you're breathing the fresh air in the White Mountain National Forest or checking out the New Hampshire State House in Concord, you'll be wowed.
Known as the Granite State, New Hampshire has something to offer in every region. Start your time here with a hike in the White Mountains in the state's north. Before the hike, drive along the majestic Kancamagus Highway and check out Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch State Park. Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, a region in the east, is home to Dartmouth College in the vibrant town of Hanover. Located in the south-central portion of the state is the Merrimack Valley region, where you'll find many of the state's larger cities. While you're there, be sure to visit attractions in Manchester like the Currier Museum of Art and Zimmerman House, as well as Nashua's points of interest, notably Mine Falls Park. The Seacoast is where you'll discover historic Portsmouth and the sea. Make certain to visit the Portsmouth Harbor Light and Prescott Park, as some of the best seaside New Hampshire resorts are located in this region.
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