New Hampshire is one of the smallest and oldest states in the Union as it is part of the original 13 colonies. It is situated in the New England region of the United States and it is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Maine to the east, Vermont to the west and Quebec to the north. The state also borders the Atlantic Ocean.
New Hampshire is well-known for the New Hampshire Primary because the United States presidential election cycle begins in the state. Political enthusiasts say if a presidential candidate wins the New Hampshire Primary, he or she is more likely to win the presidential election.
With more than 109,000 residents, Manchester is the state’s largest city and one of the largest cities in New England. The state’s capital is the city of Concord which is home to 42,695 residents. New Hampshire has no general sales tax and no personal income tax so residents get to keep most of their take home pay.
New Hampshire offers tourist attractions and things to do throughout the year many of which are seasonal. The state’s Fall Foliage season is a month-long event which attracts tens of thousands of visitors from every part of the world. The Fall Foliage season begins at the end of September and goes through to the end of October. The trees and foliage begin to change colors in the northern part of the state and as you go further south, you’ll be able to witness the beautiful colors New England is known for. Because New Hampshire is small, tourists can drive through the entire in less than five hours.
Numerous events and festivals are offered in New Hampshire throughout the year. One of the biggest events is called ‘First Night’. It is held in the city of Portsmouth which is also home to ice fishing. During Halloween the city of Keene hosts a pumpkin festival and in early September the city of Hillsborough hosts the County Agricultural Fair.
New Hampshire also offers hiking in the White Mountains which are part of the 2000 mile stretch of the Appalachian Mountains. The White Mountains provide 48 peaks several of which are more than five-thousand feet high. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeast and one of the busiest during the winter season. Tourists from all over the world visit the White Mountains for skiing, snowboarding and hiking and camping.
Nature lovers enjoy the abundant wildlife in New Hampshire. The state is home to deer, black bears, moose, gray foxes and bobcats. It is also home to more than 150 species of birds, including Peregrine falcons. New Hampshire is a wonderful land of vacation and one you will long remember!
There is something special going on - most any day of the week in New Hampshire.
Celebrations are a big part of this state - because there is so much to be excited
about. With the changes of the seasons come a new line up of fun family events from
the New Hampshire seashore to the magnificent White Mountains. Make a point to mark
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New Hampshire’s Events - from Beaches to Mountains!
In New Hampshire you will find 75 New Hampshire State Park properties in addition
to the State's National Parks. Each New Hampshire State Park provides a variety
of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. The New Hampshire state
park system includes beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, waysides, natural areas,
a multitude of trails, and much more to explore. New Hampshire is a state you will
want to explore in the great outdoors. Download the NH State Parks Guide.
New Hampshire’s State Parks - Best in the United States!
Manchester is a bustling urban center in quiet New England. Here, a warm culture
of New Englanders combine history, industry and business in a setting often represented
in Norman Rockwell paintings. Manchester has been placed (13th) in a list of the
100 best cities to live and launch a business in the United States. In its early
years Manchester was a large milling hub for the Northeast. The Amoskeag Millyard
is now home to The Millyard Museum, which tracks the history of what is now Manchester
back 11,000 years. The Currier Museum of Art focuses on paintings by big names like
Picasso and O'Keeffe. Head to the nearby town of Merrimack and visit the Anheuser-Busch
Brewery, where guests can taste seasonal beers and see the famous Budweiser Clydesdale
In 2001, the Verizon Wireless Arena, a venue seating more than 10,000, opened for
major concerts and sporting events, enhancing the city's downtown revitalization
efforts with a major hotel and convention center already in place directly across
the street from the arena.
Only one hour from Boston Massachusetts, Manchester, NH has developed its own unique
identity which you will find makes it a great place to live, work and play. See
more on Manchester.
Featured City: Manchester, NH
Opened in 1962, Mad River Mountain is Ohio's largest ski and snowboard resort and
will celebrate its 51st winter season in 2012/2013.Home to 24 trails and 14 lifts
spread across 144 acres, Mad River offers a variety of terrain for all ages and abilities.
Also home to 4 freestyle terrain parks including Capital Park, the #1 Ranked Terrain
Park in the Midwest 2010, 2011 & 2012. The Avalanche Tubing Park at Mad River is
Ohio's largest and longest snow tubing park featuring ten tubing chutes, each 1000
feet long.....Ski Mad River!