New Hampshire is a rural state, which means that our small towns are a way of life. New Hampshire is full of beautiful small towns that offer nothing but peace and quiet, nestled in the beautiful hills and rivers that make the Granite State so great. Here are 10 small towns that you should drive through when you need a return to a simpler way of life.
This town on New Hampshire's border with Vermont is full of small town charm and natural beauty. If you blink, you may miss "downtown" Cornish, but that's ok, because the real draw is the natural beauty. Cruise along the Connecticut river and follow mountain roads that trace its smaller tributaries to truly experience Cornish.
Just south of the White Mountain National Forest and north of the lakes region, Tamworth is right smack dab in the middle of nowhere, which is just what makes this town so wonderful.
Nestled on top of the White Mountains, Gorham probably has more wildlife than human inhabitants. You'll love the rustic charm and mountain beauty.
Troy sits in the shadow of Mount Monadnock, but other than tourists driving to the mountain, the town is pretty quiet. You'll love the views of the Monadnock Valley and local farms that will transport you to a simpler time.
With fewer than 1,000 residents, Marlow doesn't have much to see, but that's what makes it so spectacular. Drive through on Route 10 or route 123 for a glimpse into rural life in New Hampshire.
Tiny Goshen is breathtaking. Although there aren't many place to stop in town you will want to pull over to photograph the picturesque South Branch of the Sugar River, which runs through town.
Benton has just over 300 residents, so when it comes to small town this is legit. Of course, like many New Hampshire small towns it is also full of beautiful byways and wonderful hiking trails.
Stark may not have the most appealing name, but this place is full of small-town charm. A drive along route 110 will leave you even more in love with New Hampshire.
Nottingham, with its regal houses and well-loved lake, will have you feeling as if you've been transported into a movie. From here, it's a beautiful ride to New Hampshire's seacoast.
A drive through Stratham will show you the unique geography of the seacoast. The marshes and river provide beautiful outlooks, while the wooded portions make you feel as if you're much further from the sea.
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