New Hampshire is full of gorgeous places. Some are extra special, where the wilderness of the Granite State and the beautiful architecture of residents come together to make something that is extra stunning. Here are 9 stunning places in New Hampshire that everyone should explore.
1. Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole
Distant Hill Gardens is an environmental learning center where you can get up close with plant and animal species from around New Hampshire and around the world.
2. Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site, Cornish
The home of the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens features the artist's work, gorgeous landscaping, and a sweeping view over the Connecticut River Valley.
3. The Lost River, North Woodstock
The Lost River gets its name from the way it dips in and out of caves in the White Mountains. You'll love following along with the river's journey.
4. Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Castle
Located in the Coast Guard Station in New Castle, the area around the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is open to the public every day between 8 and 4.
5. The Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth
The Strawbery Banke museum shows what life has been like in New Hampshire since the earliest settlers arrived, and allows visitors to take a step into the past.
6. Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington
New Hampshire's shoreline in short, but valuable. Just inside the coast is the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where you can explore the buzzing ecosystem of a marsh.
7. Umbagog Lake State Park, Cambridge
This shallow, reedy lake is one the newest gems in the New Hampshire state park system. The lake has been rated one of the best kayaking spots in New England.
8. Beaver Brook Cascades, Kinsman Notch
One of New Hampshire's many beautiful waterfalls, this one will be a bit quieter than some of its more well-known cousins.
9. Dixville Notch State Park, Colebrook
Dixville Notch State Park in far north New Hampshire provides sweeping views, especially if you're brave enough to step onto table rock, which hangs 2,500 feet over a gorge!
How many of these stunning places in New Hampshire have you visited, or plant to visit this summer?