New Hampshire is full of natural wonders, but there are also some truly extraordinary man made wonders in the state. The mountains, lakes, waterfalls and ocean are wonderful, but these New Hampshire man made wonders are completely breathtaking. Check them out:
1. The Cog Railway, Bretton Woods
Railroads generally run along flat areas, which makes the fact that the Cog Railway summits the highest peak in the North East truly amazing. It's no wonder that this railroad, which has been operating since 1869, is a National Historic Engineering Landmark. To truly appreciate this wonder, take the train to the summit on the three-hour tour.
2. Ice Castles, Lincoln
The most amazing part about the ice castles in Lincoln is that these wonders are rebuilt every year. The castles open in January, and continue to grow until March. Be sure to check out these natural wonders while they are here!
3. America's Stonehenge, Salem
This is New Hampshire's most mysterious man-made wonder. Some claim that the site is more than 6,000 years old, and others claim that it is only a few hundred. Either way, the series of caves and caverns is thoroughly impressive.
4. The Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge
At 449 feet long, the Windsor-Cornish covered bridge that spans the Connecticut River is the longest covered bridge in the country. However, all the covered bridges in the state are truly extraordinary. Next time you cross one, take a moment to notice the craftmanship on the interior.
5. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, Franconia
The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram is a wonder that draws on both natural and man-made expertise. Although the tram is impressive because of the natural setting, the massive cars and steep accent will make you think about all the men and women who toiled to make it possible.
6. Moore Dam, Littleton
New Hampshire's biggest dam was created in 1956 by flooding two towns, one in New Hampshire and one in neighboring Vermont. The reservoir created by the dam covers more than 3,000 acres and has become a popular spot for fishing.