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Flume Bridge, built in 1871, in Lincoln, New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Explore White Mountain National Forest

By: Eliza Bray

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The beauty of the rolling mountain peaks and lush evergreen trees in White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, will strike you as soon as you arrive.

When you can find yourself driving atop a quaint, covered bridge above a rambling river only to spot a herd of moose off in the distance, you know that you are somewhere truly special.

Immense Forest Awaits Exploration

The 3,039-square-kilometer forest occupies a large portion of northern New Hampshire (about 215 kilometers north of Boston, Massachusetts) and extends upward into Maine. For outdoors adventurers, the park has more than 1,900 kilometers of hiking trails to explore – including part of the famous Appalachian Trail – and numerous campgrounds.

Camping in White Mountain National Forrest

Camping in White Mountain National Forrest
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Enjoy the Seasons in White Mountain National Forest

In autumn, the forest changes from a sea of lush green into a kaleidoscope of striking reds, oranges and yellows. The forest also has eight nordic and alpine ski areas to enjoy during the wintertime. As Jana Johnson, the park’s recreation and wilderness manager, explains, White Mountain National Forest is truly a wonderful place to visit year-round.

Mount Washington's summit in White Mountain National Forest

Mount Washington's summit in White Mountain National Forest
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