New Hampshire | The Granite State
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The White Mountains to the north; a brilliant patch of seacoast to the east; handsome, white-steepled villages to the south; a mighty river defining the western border; plus not one, but two, Lakes Districts sprinkled around the middle … In New Hampshire it’s actually possible to compress every landscape experience into the space of hours. But why would you want to? There’s an Ivy League college town with a primo art museum to explore, unparalleled kayaking along the Connecticut River, a port city rich in maritime history, zipline adventuring, and even the good possibility of spotting a moose.
With its top-notch restaurants, boutique shopping, and loads of historic charm, the coastal town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a Granite State gem. On a recent late-fall Saturday (Halloween, in fact), I made my way to the seacoast for a day of strolling, shopping, and sampling. It's hard to choose a...Read more
For as long as I've been driving around looking for New England's prettiest towns, I've never run out of villages that look just like their postcards. A white-steepled church fronts the town green, which is bordered by black-shuttered white clapboard houses; or squat Capes clad in weather-beaten shingles match the...Read more
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