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New Hampshire, a US state in New England, is defined by its picturesque cities and vast expanses of wild land.
Attractions that draw tourists to this part of New England include beautiful ocean beaches and lakes, miles of water kayaking, hiking above the tree line on the Appalachian Trail, sailing mountain lakes, fun-filled theme and water parks for children, exciting rides to the top of the mountains and tours of historic homes.
Along with the many places to visit, New Hampshire's natural attractions offer plenty to do outdoors, many of which are free.
In the north, White Mountain National Forest is known for its winter sports areas and Mount Washington, the highest peak in the region, with a railroad to the summit.
Also in the White Mountains are moose, black bears and part of the Appalachian Trail.
The Flume Gorge, in Franconia Notch State Park, is a 250 meter long crevice in the rock at the base of Mount Liberty.
Its walls soar 70 to 80 feet above the creek that runs through it, and you can follow it down a boardwalk a few feet above the water.
Strawbery Banke was the name of the first settlement of 1623 in what is now Portsmouth.
The 4-hectare Strawbery Banke Museum contains four-century homes from the Old Port District.
Some are restored and furnished to show life in various eras, while others are preserved to show construction methods and restoration techniques.
As it winds its way along the waterfront, through Market Square and the streets of quiet old houses, the Portsmouth Harbor Trail connects the city's 70+ historic sites and scenic attractions.
Each of them has unique characteristics, history and collections. Warner House, built in 1716, has the oldest existing colonial wall paintings and the first known example of Queen Anne furniture in America.
The 1758 John Paul Jones House, where Captain John Paul Jones lived in Portsmouth, displays collections of china, silver, glass, portraits and clothing.
These include 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 10 National Historic Landmarks, and several historic homes that are open to visitors.
Whether it's challenging hiking, sailing, fall foliage viewing, tax-free shopping, winter skiing, covered bridges or colonial history, you'll find it - and more - in New Hampshire.
On a clear day, the view from the summit of Mount Washington spans four states; on a cloudy day, you can see the tops of the clouds while the summit is in sunlight.
Read about New Hampshire in Wikipedia