New Hampshire is a small state, but our reputation is far-flung. People around the world know about the Granite State, and our legacy of laid-back people and natural fun. Here are a few things that come to everyone’s mind when they think of New Hampshire, whether they live here or have only visited.
New Hampshire has over 1,000 lakes and ponds, many of them with clear blue water that just invites you in for a swim. It’s no wonder that the Granite State has become well known as a summer getaway for anyone who enjoys some quiet time by the lake.
2. Summer Camps
New Hampshire is full of summer camps. Day camps, overnight camps, camps in the city or on the islands – New Hampshire is full of them! No matter where you live, you probably know someone who went to summer camp in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire hosts the first primary in the U.S. Presidential election, and for one week every four years all eyes are on New Hampshire. If you mention the granite state to anyone with a career in politics, they’ll instantly think of the presidential primary.
4. Young Love
Thousands of young people come to New Hampshire each year, either to go to camp, or to work in one of our many seasonal tourist jobs. When you bring together so many young strangers, there is sure to be young love. Maybe you even had your first kiss in New Hampshire.
The White Mountains and the Presidential Range were some of the first mountains that settlers to the new world encountered, so it’s no wonder that these New Hampshire attractions have become known all over the world.
People travel from far away to visit New Hampshire’s storied ski resorts. While ski buffs will debate the virtues of east coast versus west coast skiing, everyone knows that New Hampshire is a great place to visit for accessible and fun ski trails.
It’s not just our state slogan, “Live Free or Die.” New Hampshire has the most government representatives per population and some of the lowest taxes in the country. In New Hampshire, the government tends to take a step back, and trust residents to do what they need.
New Hampshire residents have a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’re pretty sure that most of the country thinks we’re covered in snow for 9 months out of the year. And while that’s sometimes true, people who actually live in New Hampshire know that snow isn’t actually that bad.
From summer getaways to winter vacations, New Hampshire is backed with adventure for anyone who visits!