New Hampshire | The Granite State
Photo/Art by Jack Parker
New Hampshire – outdoor paradise …
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.
A mere 30 miles from both Portsmouth and Manchester, the small town of Exeter, New Hampshire, has always been prized for it location. The freshwater Exeter River, tumbling into the brackish waters of the Squamscott, drew English settlers interested in harnessing that power for mills, and when Reverend John Wheelwright...Read more
"Coggers" sweat and "goofers" stare as the steam engines of the Mount Washington Cog Railway claw their way up "the steepest, highest, windiest railroad trestle in the world." Excerpt from “Climbing Jacob's Ladder,” Yankee Magazine, July 1990. It's late summer 1989. But here, it could be 1889. Day dawns gray and damp at...Read more
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