New Hampshire, USA, is part of the New England region of the United States, which comprised of the states Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. This state is one of the earliest states settled by British colonials in the United States and one of the original thirteen colonies that founded the United States of America. Perhaps this colonial revolutionist attitude is the reason for the state's motto, "Live Free or Die." Nicknamed "The Granite State," New Hampshire is filled with granite formations and quarries.
Concord is the state capital of New Hampshire and Manchester is its biggest city. Portsmouth is also a popular tourist destination, as it is the original city settled by British colonialists and thus one of the oldest cities in the States.
New Hampshire is located in the northeast of the United States and is known for its natural beauty, lakes, and outdoor sports. It has some of the largest mountains on the East Coast and many tourists visit New Hampshire to experience these mountains by skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountaineering, and rock climbing. Particularly popular is the White Mountain National Forest, where tourists can hike the Appalachian Trail or hike Mount Washington, the highest mountain in the northeastern United States. Many families take the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the top of the mountain; the railway is the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world.
There are New Hampshire, USA hostels located in and around the aforementioned White Mountain National Forest, such as Conway, Gotham and Randolph, and Crawford Notch. Hostels in New Hampshire, USA, are also located near Mount Washington, in areas such as Bretton Woods and Pinkham Notch. Many hikers, skiers, and mountaineers stay at these New Hampshire, USA hostels to hike the Appalachian Trail, or ski nearby Mount Washington. It is also really popular to visit Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam, both of which are located near Sanborn. Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the lakes in the Lake Region and is the largest lake in New Hampshire. Both lakes were named by Native Americans and have been popular tourist destinations for hundreds of years. The hostels in New Hampshire, USA, are fairly limited and can be quite busy during the both the winter and summer season, so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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