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Summer 2016 New Hampshire TV Spot
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This state has New England charm in spades and knows how to show it off. In fall, a scenic drive over hill and dale takes you through rural villages and farms just when the leaves are aflame. Sugar houses invite you to come tap maple syrup, pumpkin patches beckon from the road and mills serve up steaming mugs of freshly-made cider.

The New Hampshire Colony was settled in Portsmouth in 1623, and there are traces of the state’s vivid Colonial history everywhere, from living history museums that recreate life as it was on the colony to towns that seem unchanged by time. Given its cozy scale, it’s not hard to cover a lot of ground in this state, and you won’t want to miss much of it anyway. There are beaches, snow-capped mountains and dreamy forests to see, and just as many ways to see them: from sleigh rides, skiing and dogsledding to tubing, climbing and even moose safaris.

Summer 2016 New Hampshire TV Spot
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Fun Fact

New Hampshire’s official state drink is apple cider.
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New Hampshire’s official state drink is apple cider.

Must see places

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

You can hike to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern U.S. or marvel from the observatory tower. Mount Washington and its surrounding mountains and forests give you plenty of places to ski, snowboard and zip line.

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Currier Museum of Art

Manchester’s internationally renowned art museum features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth and LeWitt.

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Rye Beach

New Hampshire’s premier beach is a classically white shoreline, shaped in a convenient crescent along Long Island Sound and bustling with beach activities and nearby dining options.

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Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge

Experience the Granite State in true form: this 243-meter gorge, walled with granite, runs at the base of Mount Liberty and can be followed along a boardwalk path.

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Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum

Historic Portsmouth plays host to this outdoor museum, which lets visitors walk through period homes staffed by knowledgeable interpreters in 17th century garb.

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Sunset over the piers on the Piscataqua River
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Portsmouth

Tiny Portsmouth, New Hampshire may only have 20,000 residents, but it’s got outsized appeal for visitors. Located at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, this thriving, historical port town affords ample opportunities for both water-oriented and land-based activities. Dive into Portsmouth’s nautical and colonial past at one of the many museums, monuments and mansions that line the charming streets, then pop into a gallery, bookstore, antique shop or ethnic restaurant. When the weather’s warm, head out on the water for a charter boat tour or ferry trip or get to know the beaches, lighthouses and marine life along the coast.

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