New Hampshire: The Options Are Endless

New Hampshire Road SignNew Hampshire is full of fun things to do, amazing things to see, and spectacular scenery. Walk through one of the many state parks, hit the slopes for some downhill skiing, see a waterfall, visit a museum, or visit one of the historical sites. There is definitely a lot to choose from when you visit New Hampshire. Here are three of them.

1. The Castle in the Clouds, located in Moultonborough is a remarkable place to visit. Just as the name indicates, the castle is a mountaintop estate set high above the clouds. There are 16 rooms in the castle and the grounds are made up of a diverse 5500 acres of land. There’s a spectacular view of Lake Winnipesauke, and hills and mountains beyond. Built in 1913-1914, the castle was the private getaway of Thomas Gustave Plant. Plant made his fortune in the shoe manufacturing industry and retired a millionaire to his mountain retreat at the age of fifty-one. After you’ve seen the inside of the castle, take a stroll along the winding paths, see the magical waterfalls, enjoy the pristine gardens, and then stop in for some refreshments at the Carriage House Café before you leave.

2. How long is the longest continuous candy counter in the world? Stop in a Cutters Candy Store in Littleton and see for yourself. At a Guiness Book World Record setting 112 feet long, this candy counter is loaded with glass jars that are filled with just about every sweet candy delight you can imagine. Sweet, sour, chewy, hard and colourful, the candy is just as delicious now as it was in the 1800’s when Chutter’s first opened its doors.

Are you planning to visit New Hampshire in the summertime? Are the beaches packed with tourist? There’s another place in New Hampshire where you can cool down and be one with nature at the same time.

Located in Plymouth, The Polar Caves were formed about fifty thousand years ago as the third continental glacier descended over New Hampshire's White Mountains. When the ice retreated, it left behind an amazing series of caves and passageways for visitors to explore. Self-guided tours take you to the rock garden and nature trails and through the caves. Take a break from the heat in the cool air that fills these caves and passageways. You might even want to bring along a sweater also. It can get pretty cold down there.

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