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Things to see and do in New Hampshire

Tourist offices

New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development

Address: 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, 03302
Telephone: (603) 271 2665
Website: http://www.visitnh.gov

Attractions in New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail or ride the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park (www.franconianotchstatepark.com). See the dramatic 13km (8-mile) gorge formed by glacial action during the ice age.

Cog Railway

Take the Cog Railway (www.thecog.com) ride to the top of Mount Washington to enjoy panoramic views of Canada and the three neighbouring states. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this steam-driven locomotive on the world's first mountain cog railway, in operation since 1869.

Go skiing

Hit the ski slopes (www.skinh.com) on any of the state's 19 downhill resorts, or enjoy cross-country trails through scenic forests.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Enjoy every imaginable outdoor activity on Lake Winnipesaukee (www.lakewinnipesaukee.net). The crystal clear spring-fed lake, surrounded by three mountain ranges and dotted with over 300 islands, has a wooded shoreline and is ideal for camping, hiking, fishing, boating and swimming.

Tuckerman Ravine Trail

If you feel adventurous, climb to the top of Mount Washington along Tuckerman Ravine Trail. At the summit there is a museum, information centre and a snack bar where visitors can sit down and rest their weary feet.

Weather Discovery Center

Tour the Weather Discovery Center (www.mountwashington.org) in North Conway, to learn about the Mount Washington Observatory's key role in weather research. Average year-round observatory temperature is below freezing at 3°C (26.5°F), with the highest-recorded surface wind speed of 372kph (231mph).