“Live Free or Die” is the official motto of NEW HAMPSHIRE, summing up a deeply held belief in rugged individualism and independence that goes back to colonial times. The state boasts densely forested mountains, whitewater rivers and challenging ski resorts, making it the premier state in the region for outdoor activities

New Hampshire’s short Atlantic coastline is a stretch of mellow, sun-drenched beaches capped by Portsmouth, a well-preserved colonial town with a crop of excellent restaurants and stylish inns. Inland, there are more than 1300 lakes; the largest, Lake Winnipesaukee, is ringed with both tourist resorts and quiet villages. The magnificent White Mountains spread across northern New Hampshire, culminating in the highest peak in New England, formidable Mount Washington.

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