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Best Classic Attractions in New Hampshire | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Classic Attractions in New Hampshire | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
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castle in the clouds

A view from the Scenic Overlook along the roadway to Castle in the Clouds.

There’s a lot to see in do in the Granite State, but some activities really stand the test of time. Read our picks for the best classic attractions in New Hampshire.

BEST CASTLE:
CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS, Moultonborough

This former country estate has views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains, not to mention 28 miles of hiking trails and its own art gallery. 455 Old Mountain Road. 603-476-5900; castleintheclouds.org

BEST NATURAL SANCTUARY:
CATHEDRAL OF THE PINES, Rindge

Enjoy this open-air cathedral overlooking Mount Monadnock, and visit the Women’s Memorial Belltower and the Altar of the Nation (a memorial to Americans who lost their lives in war). 10 Hale Hill Road. 603-899-3300; cathedralofthepines.org

BEST ART MUSEUM:
CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART, Manchester

Here you’ll find works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and more, plus decorative arts and fine examples of New Hampshire’s historic craft tradition, as well as tours of nearby Zimmerman House (reservations required), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 150 Ash St. 603-669-6144; currier.org

BEST ROAD CLIMB:
MOUNT WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD, Gorham

You won’t soon forget this 8-mile drive up the Northeast’s highest peak. And with views of the Presidential Range, Huntington Ravine, even Boston, how could you? Drive yourself, or sit back and take a guided tour. 1 Mount Washington Auto Road. 603-466-3988; mtwashingtonautoroad.com

BEST COMMUNITY THEATER:
NEWPORT OPERA HOUSE, Newport

You won’t find opera performances here anymore, but you will find impressive productions such as The Music Man (complete with full-scale marching band) and Fiddler on the Roof. 20 Main St. 603-863-2412; newportoperahouse.com

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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