Free Traveling Guides » States
- New Hampshire Destinations
In the northeastern part of USA one finds New Hampshire, the fifth smallest state in the country. A part of the New England region, the state gets its name from Hampshire in England. Concord is the state capital and Manchester is the largest city. Nashua, Rochester and Portsmouth are other popular cities. New Hampshire apart from being an active tourist hub has successful textile and electronic industries. The nickname āGranite Stateā is derived from the traditional granite rocks that are found in abundance here.
New Hampshire also has a modest stretch of Atlantic Ocean on its eastern side and has some great beaches such as the popular Hampton beach - a big draw during summers. The mouth-watering cuisine dominated by seafood found in the coastal part is relished by one and all. The states of Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts form the remaining border along with Canada.
Androscoggin, Connecticut and Merrimack are the three major rivers of this land. Lake Winnipesauke is one of the prominent water bodies and several amazing waterfalls are also found here. Forest region in New Hampshire is aplenty with some great camping and picnicking spots that offer awesome close-ups of wildlife. Several historic sites including the renowned locations of Daniel Webster Birthplace, Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site - the home of poet Robert Frost from 1900-1909 and Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site are part of New Hampshire.
Though great outdoors is the major appeal for tourists, New Hampshire is an assortment of great outings, events, locations and community.