Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Portsmouth

Strawbery Banke Museum

Spread across a 10-acre site, the Strawbery Banke Museum is an eclectic blend of period homes that date back to the 1690s. Costumed guides recount tales that took place among the 40 buildings (10 furnished). Strawbe…
Top Choice Arts Center in Peterborough

MacDowell Colony

This century-old art colony draws more than 250 poets, composers, writers, architects and playwrights to the Peterborough area each year. Playwright Thornton Wilder wrote Our Town, a play openly inspired by Peterbor…
Top Choice State Park in Crawford Notch & Bretton Woods

Crawford Notch State Park

This pretty park maintains an extensive system of hiking trails. From the Willey House visitor center, you can walk the easy 0.5-mile Pond Loop Trail, the 1-mile Sam Willey Trail and the Ripley Falls Trail, a 1-mile…
Top Choice Mountain in Mt Monadnock State Park

Mt Monadnock

Majestic Mt Monadnock (3165ft) is the centerpiece of this popular state park between Keene and Jaffrey. Stop at the visitor center for hiking information, then set off on a scenic loop to the bare-topped summit via …
Top Choice Museum in North Conway

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

If you don't have time to drive to the summit of Mt Washington, but you think wild weather is cool, take an hour to explore this small but fascinating weather museum instead. Shoot an air cannon, interrupt a mini-to…
Top Choice Historic Site in Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Top Choice Library in Hanover

Baker Berry Library

On the north side of the green is Dartmouth College's central Baker Berry Library. The reserve corridor on the lower level houses an impressive mural called Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco (18…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Hood Museum of Art

Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the H…
Top Choice Square in Hanover

Dartmouth College Green

The green is the focal point of the Dartmouth College campus, both physically and historically. Along the east side of the green, picturesque Dartmouth Row consists of four harmonious Georgian buildings: Wentworth, …
Science Center in Squam Lake

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

To get up close and personal with the wildlife in the Lakes Region, visit the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Four nature paths weave through the woods and around the marsh. The highlight is the Gephart Trail, l…