The Granite State is full of hidden marvels, just waiting for you to discover them. From the man-made to the natural, these marvels in New Hampshire are so impressive that you have to see them to believe them. While pictures are great, these marvels are even more impressive in person, so pack up a few good friends and head out to see these amazing places.
1. The Cog Railway, Bretton Woods
Until you've seen a railroad that climbs the highest peak in the northeast, it's easy to forget what an impressive feat of engineering this is. Of course, to really understand this marvel you have to take a ride on it.
2. Distant Hill Gardens, Walpole
Distant Hill Gardens is the perfect place is enjoy the marvels of New Hampshire. But here, the marvels are mini - the small details of nature, from the frogs in the pond to hummingbirds buzzing around the gardens, are truly inspiring.
3. Fort Constitution and The Portsmouth Harbor Light House, New Castle
Exploring this fort is like taking a trip back in time. Military fortifications on the island began in 1631 because of the island's strategic importance in the harbor. When you visit, you'll understand why.
4. The Basin, Lincoln
From the smooth rocks to the crystal clear water and swirling motions, The Basin is a must see. Despite being one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Hampshire, this one will steal your breath every time.
5. The autumn leaves in the White Mountains
Fall is a spectacular season across the state, but in the White Mountains, where you can see trees for miles and miles, the season is truly spectacular.
6. Castle In The Clouds, Moultonborough
This magnificent mansion is beautiful in and of itself, but the real marvel is the sweeping views over Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains.
7. A moose
Sure, we like to talk about them, and we know to brake for them, but until you actually see a moose in person it is hard to comprehend the size of these magnificent creatures.
8. Currier Museum of the Arts, Manchester
You don't have to travel to the big city to see amazing art. The Currier is a museum filled with marvels, from large sculptures to tiny details in paintings.
9. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loundon
We all know that NASCAR (and plenty of other races) come to New Hampshire, but until you experience the buzz of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in person, it's hard to understand the larger-than-life experience of watching an event there.
10. The Rocket, Concord
How often do you get to see a real life rocket, one of the marvels of twenty-first century technology. You can outside the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.
11. Arethusa Falls, Hart's Location
The tallest single-drop waterfall in New Hampshire is certainly a marvel that you'll want to see. For an even more spectacular sight, visit after a rain.