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Appalachian Trail - New Hampshire- The white-blazed Appalachian Trail (A.T.) passes through 14 states, 8 national forests, 2 national parks and numerous state parks. The New Hampshire section of the A.T. spans about 160 miles from the Connecticut River in Hanover to the Maine state line.
Franklin Pierce Homestead- This is the boyhood home of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States. The home was built in 1804 and reflects the graciousness of affluent living in the 19th century. Today, the home is operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society.
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park- This small wayside park has been set aside as a memorial to Walter C. Gardner II, whose father established Gile State Forest.
Pillsbury State Park- Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire state park system.
Rollins State Park- Located in the town of Warner, Rollins State Park is situated on the south slope of Mt. Kearsarge in Mt. Kearsarge State Forest. Shooting ranges, golf courses and fishing opportunities are abundant.
Wadleigh State Beach- Kezar Lake provides an opportunity for swimming, fishing and picnicking at Wadleigh State Beach.
Winslow State Park- Winslow State Park is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The picnic area is on an 1,820-foot plateau with outstanding views of the White Mountains.

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Description - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region is world renowned for being the keystone of education and scenic beauty. Mount Sunapee towers over the tidy villages and towns offering four season recreation opportunities. There are at least a dozen scenic drives, 16 covered bridges, 11 state park facilities and all are nestled together with preparatory schools, colleges and universities.

Attractions - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region is known for its villages and cities of ivy league roots, cultural, civic and outdoor recreation facilities.

Recreation - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region has at least a dozen scenic drives, 16 covered bridges, 11 state park facilities and all are nestled together with preparatory schools, colleges and universities. Cultural, civic and outdoor recreation facilities may be found throughout the region.

Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region falls in the western area of the state along the Vermont state line. It is bordered to the south by the Monadnock area, to the east by Merrimack and Lakes Regions and to the north by the White Mountains Regions.


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New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856 , Concord, NH, 03302-1856, Phone: 603-271-2665

Additional Information:
New Hampshire Travel Regions - New Hampshire has seven different travel regions including: Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Lakes, White Mountains and Great North Woods.

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