Unforgettable holidays at the White Mountains – the most scenic 100 miles in New England

This amazing journey on the White Mountains of New Hampshire has stunning views at every turn, habits and pleasant family vacation and a visit to a world record wind speed at home. Just read on to learn about the wonderful trip on vacation in the White Mountains.

National Forest White Mountain is located about 4 hours drive north of Boston, Massachusetts. Deep in the mountains of New Hampshire with a & # 39 are part of the Appalachian mountain system, which covers the Eastern United States. The forest park is the White Mountains Trail, and this drive, which is arguably the most scenic 100 miles in New England. So you really treat. Start & # 39; start with …

National Forest Visitors Center Mountain White Mountain …

Most people begin to travel from the visitors center in the White Mountains north Woodstock route 112 and go on route 3N to the Franconia region.

If you're traveling with children, you want to pencil dates back in this region at the trading post Clark and The Whale & Tale Tale – in Lincoln on route 3N. In Clark can see the bears that go on locomotive , Climb the tower, and generally keep the young happy. Tale "Kit" – a water park with a wave, picnic areas , Changing Places and live entertainment.

Back on the road head north towards Franconia-cuts. This is a good stretch of road that the camera is ready. I can not list all the stops that you can do, but I will mention only two of my favorite in the area of ​​the White Mountains.

The gorge was formed more than grooms 200 million years ago if the White Mountains were molten rock. This is what happens in this area, if it cools quickly, softer material was involved in the fractures that formed. These fractures wore when natural erosion much more rapidly than the surrounding granite rock – leaving the gorge. And now you get pleasure from a geological wonder in the base of beautiful Mount Liberty.

In the gorge there is a visitors' center, where the tour begins and ends. And do not forget to check out the bridge that crosses the river Pemigevaset – this is one of the oldest on the trail of the White Mountains.

The famous landmark, you can no longer see …

You might be thinking, why would I mention something that you can not see anymore? Well, the truth is … you see some of his … but the rest you will need to submit.

The old man from the hill was a rocky toothed profile formed over 10,000 years ago during the last glacial period.

May 3, 2003 supporters of the White Mountains region around the world were devastated when this world famous natural monument collapsed and fell to the bottom cannon mountain . How it could all ask? Aren & # 39; ie rocks and mountains … forever? Well, this incident proves that they are not from the & # 39 are. Despite years of efforts of many people to conserve it, centuries of winter climate in the White Mountains finally took its toll. Worth a stop during a trip to the White Mountains Trail to see and reflect on the fact that once was. For me, this is a reminder that nature does not play favorites.

Continue heading north on route 3, until it is out of & # 39; riding the route 302 and go on 302 towards Bretton Woods. Here the mountains are getting higher and higher, until eventually you will not see a big daddy of them all – Mount Washington at 2,888 feet.

National forest roof of the White Mountain …

Depending on the time available, you have four options to experience this gift in the National Forest White Mountain. Just look – hey, there's nothing wrong with that. Ride the train from the cog railway to the top. Under the & # 39; to go by road to the top – the fastest way. And, of course, you can go if you are well prepared. But promise me that you'll win a hike to the top, if you are not in perfect condition and with somebody. This mountain claim lives every year, because the conditions in this area can deteriorate dramatically within minutes.

It should reach the summit?

All I will say is … kind of awesome. Visit the museum at the top and see the day: in 1934, when the highest wind speed was taken ever recorded on earth – 231 million. You'll learn why its unique geographic position provides the mountain worst weather & # 39; em on the ground.

Now go back to Route 302 and go south to the town of North Conway.

The picturesque area of ​​North Conway …

Schedule enough time to catch the colorful train on which you sat down in North Conway. Station in this Victorian style – it's hard not to notice and call in the city center.

train rides ambergris and ammunition along the scenic valleys and notches in the vicinity. And as you breeze through rolling valleys of Mount Washington and squeezing the slot under the gentle clatter of steel against steel, consider that it was once the main form of transportation in the area of ​​Boston. Now most of the trains – locomotives, but on weekends and special days falling they use their popular steam locomotive.

Train in the valley – 55 minutes and back notches train is 5 hours. Both have a first-class car, if you want a different feel. In the steps of the train has a swimming coach, which offers magnificent views of the steep ravines and cliffs slender. I'm not sure that my children have the patience to 5-hour train ride, so we always take a short excursion. But as I love trains – especially steam trains – one day …

Trains generally run between mid-June to mid-October. These colorful trains are very popular throughout the season, and they take on additional reservations Notch train and dinner on both trains.

This area of ​​the White Mountains full of shops, and there are children enough to do . Story Land and the Heritage-New Hampshire, located next to each other on route 16 Glen . You and the kids will enjoy themed attractions, concerts, playgrounds and meeting storyboard characters.

Highway Kankamagus …

Let's finish our tour of the White Mountains, joining the Regular road 112 Conway and return back to the National Center for visitors to White Mountain forest.

This part of the road known as Highway Kankamagus. Along this road there are many opportunities for a photo shoot. In fact, your trip is enough daylight so you can take pictures.

But you can always come back tomorrow, right? No prizes for the performance and watching for just one day. You book your vacation in the White Mountains for at least a week … are not you?

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