WALKING & HIKING
A moderately-rated hike in the White Mountain National Forest with breath-taking views of the Presidential Range. Dogs are welcome; bathroom facilities at the trailhead.
franconia notch state park
An iconic, hot-spot for photography and outdoor recreation. This state park is chock-full of short walks through woods and by water to difficult scrambles up over Franconia Ridge all in close proximity to each other. Walk through infamous trails such as the Flume Gorge or Liberty Springs; even see the the original Old Man of the Man Mountain historic site! Visit the State Park website by clicking "More Info."
fishing & boating
Stretching over 60 miles, this river served as an economic driver in the woodland economy. Today, this river offers boating, swimming, picnicking, and excellent fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout.
The mighty Connecticut River flows between the border of Vermont and New Hampshire and offers fantastic fishing, boating, and picnicking. Fish in the Connecticut River include Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie, and Rock Bass.
With headwaters originating at Profile Lake in Fanconia Notch State Park, this river stretches well over 70 miles. Many sections of the river are excellent for canoeing, tubing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Try your hand at fishing for Brook trout and Rainbow Trout throughout with chances for Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass in the South Branch.
A fantastic sprawling river covering over 136,581 acres with numerous sports for fishing and boating. The Baker River offers great fishing for Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout.
Located in Franconia Notch State Park, this 39 acre lake offers an array of outdoor recreation on the water while affording panoramic views of the mountains. Echo Lake offers fishing for Brook Trout.
A fantastic spot for boating and fishing while surrounded by scenic views. The Moore reservoir offers fishing for Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Northern Pike, Black Crappie, and Rock Bass.
CULTURAL & HISTORIC SITES
old man of the mountain historic site
On May 3, 2003 the Old Man of the Mountain crumbled down from his perch. Today, you can relive the wonder through activities at the historic site.
bethlehem heritage society
A comprehensive collection of the history of Bethlehem and its surrounding area. Information includes the history of key persons, Native Americans, iconic buildings, and the rise of industries such as the railroad to the rise of fads such as tea houses.
besaw iron furnace interpretive center
This interpretative park is home to the only blast furnace still standing in New Hampshire. Enjoy a picnic at the center with views of the 200-year old iron smelter
turkey jim's bridge
A twice-restored covered bridge from 1883 crossing the West Branch Brook. This bridge is located in the Branch Brook Campground and is open to public use; pedestrian traffic only.
This historical marker shares the story behind the renaming of this beautiful river.
NORRIS COTTON, STATESMEN (1900-1989)
This historic marker reminds us of a beloved New Hampshire statesmen.
This historic marker overlooks this iconic covered bridge.
EBENEZER MCKINTOSH (1737-1816)
This historic marker keeps the story of Ebenezer McKintosh, a Boston Tea Party participant, alive.
This historic marker details the past of this 19th century lumber village that would eventually become the first CCC camp authorized in NH.
FIRST SKI SCHOOL IN AMERICA
This historical marker overlooks the site of the first ski school in America, established in 1929.
FRANCES GLESSNER LEE (1878-1962) "MOTHER OF FORENSIC SCIENCE"
This historic marker sits at the entrance to the Rocks Estate and describes its Chicago heiress.
This historical marker stands on the spot that made Rumney the "Crutch Capital of the World."
PIKE TRACT, BEGINNING OF THE WMNF
This historical marker details the creation of the White Mountains National Forest.
This historic marker highlights one of the oldest covered bridges in the United States.
This historic marker shares the demise of the Roger Rangers.
OLD COAL KILN
This historic marker describes the process for creating charcoal in the 1860's.
STONE IRON FURNACE
This historic marker discusses New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post Revolutionary furnace.
KILBURN BROTHERS STEREOSCOPIC VIEW FACTORY
This historical marker discusses two world famous inventors.
This historic marker overlooks a gorgeous bridge that got built back after an arsonist set it ablaze.
HAVERHILL CORNER HISTORIC DISTRICT
This historic marker sits in the middle of a mile wide strip claimed by both Haverhill and Piermont.
THE BEDELL BRDIGE
This historic marker details the architecture of this 19th century bridge located over the Connecticut River
BATH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
This historical marker tells the tale of the founding of this quaint New England town.
This historical marker sits in the spot of a 19th century sawmill town that fell to a fire.
BETTY & BARNEY HILL INCIDENT
This historical marker shares the tale of the first widely reported UFO abduction in the United States.
This historical marker shares the bridge's tie to Teddy Roosevelt Trail and the North Country's tourist industry.