Monday, June 7, 2010
The White Mountains
Northern New Hampshire is the home of New England’s highest mountains and the 770,000 acre White Mountain National Forest. Rivers start here, gorges slash the forests and summer brings hikers, climbers and Sunday drivers. In winter, skiers and snowboarders flock to the region’s peaks. Year round, shoppers hunt bargains in North Conway’s outlets. But it is the short foliage season that draws the biggest crowds.
One street North Conway overflows with outlet stores, restaurants and inns. Trails from Echo Lake State park in North Conway, lead up to the 1000 feet White Horse and Cathedral Ledges is another attraction for tourists. Youngsters’ lover the antique steam and diesel powered Conway Scenic Railroad.