The Heart of New England
Thousands of Acres of
Outdoor Adventure in
New Hampshire

From the Seacoast to the peaks of Mount Washington (the highest
peak in the Northeast), the opportunity for sport and play in
is unlimited. Add the natural beauty of the landscape,
combined with sightings of the local wildlife population, and the
experience is unrivaled.

Leisurely strolls along a beachfront trail, rounds of golf or kayaking on a
wide open lake --you can do it all here. There are ample opportunities for
learning new skills such as rock climbing or boating, and guided group
mountain hikes are also popular excursions.

The State of New Hampshire boasts more than
65 state parks, each as
unique and spectacular as the regions themselves. Within these parks are
opportunities to learn more about the history of New Hampshire, and the
plant and animal life that live here. Many of the parks are open for
recreation in all seasons; all are open in the summer.

Franconia Notch State Park's 6,440-acres are nestled in the deep valley
between the towering peaks of Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.
Swimming, camping, scenic driving, picnicking, biking and hiking on
trails of the Appalachian system are all available here. The Flume is a
natural gorge extending 800-feet at the base of Mount Liberty. Granite
walls rise 70 to 90-feet and are 12 to 20-feet apart.

The sprawling 780,000-acre
White Mountain National Forest provides
outstanding scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. It offers miles
of multi-use recreational trails, as do the state parks and state forests.
Outdoor adventures and skills workshops are scheduled year-round at
the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and
Lodge. Activities for beginners, experts, kids and grandparents are
planned every day. Great Glen Trails’ state-of-the-art facility is centered
on 1,100 acres at the base of Mount Washington. Programs and rentals for
mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and fly fishing are available for all
ages and abilities.

To play a challenging and exciting round of golf is the goal for all who
love the sport. Add the spectacular view of New Hampshire, and a day on
the links becomes a glorious adventure. There are over 80 courses around
the state to choose from, including eight designed by legendary golf
course architect Donald Ross.

Wildlife in New Hampshire consists of a mixture of beautiful, graceful,
and some rather imposing animals. A leggy moose drinking from a pond,
the awakening trill of a loon, whales on the water and eagles in the air--
New Hampshire is full of experiences and discoveries like these.

Whether your day consists of a guided hike in the Presidential Range, a
lift-serviced mountain bike ride, or exploring the region with friends and
family, New Hampshire is a great place to experience the outdoors.
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