Things to Do

Sweater Weather

September days are perfect for picking apples, admiring the first fall colors and traveling historic roads.Leave I-93 in Concord via exit 16 at Rte. 132 and follow Oak Hill Road around the side of Oak Hill until it joins School…

Hike to a Hut

N.H. trails have a range of stop-over places For New Hampshire hikers, mountain huts are special places. There are those that are high in the White Mountains surrounded by an alpine landscape that varies from thick forest to dramatic tundra-like…

New Found Pleasures

Find them on a spin around the lake on a summer day.Compared to Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake may be small, but the 20-odd-mile drive around it is packed with enough diversions to fill a day.Leave I-93 at Exit 23 in…

Skids and Kids

Avoiding accidents is a skill that can be learnedFar off and safely to the right, small planes come and go, an incessant bee-buzz announcing a sprint to rotation and takeoff; a fluctuating give and take of engines and air flow…

Mountain Meander

Head for the hills — it’s cooler thereThe road through Sandwich Notch, laid out in 1801, climbs gently over one of the state’s least-known notches. It is unpaved and closed in winter.From I-93 Exit 24 in Ashland, follow Route 3…

Ready! Set! ... Stay!

Yes! Your vacation time is precious and so are your limited vacation dollars. Spend them both where you know you can get the most out of them, right here in the Granite State. The lake water is cool and clear,…

Country Roads

Head north on Route 153 Agroup of charming rural villages lie along meandering Route 153, offering a 40-mile shun-pikers alternative to busy Route 16 between Wakefield and Conway. Leave Rte. 16 on Rte. 153, entering the Wakefield Corner Historic District.…

Who's Your Caddy?

In the 1920s and '30s - when golf was becoming popular as a gentleman's game and golf carts were not yet in vogue - New Hampshire grand hotels, located in remote parts of the state where the supply of available…

Roving Route 4

From east to west in a very spiffy ($56,000) car You can go back in time - or at least drive to places its evolutionary passage seems not to have touched. Our journey: cross New Hampshire on the First and…

18 Miles 18 Walks

Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline. Massachusetts has 192. New Hampshire has 18. But everyone knows it's not size that matters. Though it is eight miles shorter than the Kancamagus Highway, there are enough beaches, shops, art venues, galleries, restaurants,…