Description - There is no shortage of public lands and open spaces for individuals to pursue their favorite activities. The terrain within this state includes sandy beaches and salt marshes as well as rocky trails on mountain peaks.
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White Mountain National Forest, Rocky Mountain
- If you love to travel and enjoy natural beauty of the outdoors, New Hampshire will surely catch your attention. There is an outdoor activity for every taste and chances are it is in the midst of a gorgeous scenic area. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean over to Vermont and up to Canada, outdoor opportunities including camping, hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives and winter sports.
Recreation - The sprawling 780,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest is one of New Hampshire's largest attractions. Scenic drives, viewing gorgeous waterfalls, superb cold-water fishing opportunities, winter sports, rock climbing and unsurpassed extreme hiking trails are all located within this one national forest.
State Parks are one of New Hampshire's richest resources. Sixty-five parks offer an array of historic sites and natural attractions including Old Man of the Mountain, at Franconia State Park. The Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park offers a short walk to views of the fabulous Presidential Range and Mt. Washington. Moose Brook State Park is known for being located in the heart of cold-water fishing country and Mount Washington State Park encompasses 52 acres atop the highest mountain the northeast.
Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures reaching 25 degrees F in December, January and February. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
New Hampshire lies in northeastern United States nestled between the states of Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont with a small portion bordering the North Atlantic. Public lands are scattered throughout the entire state reaching to every corner.