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Wine & Cheese Tours: Visit boutique wineries and tour family farms that produce delectable cheeses.  
Chocolate & Martini Tours: Sample an array of martinis and chocolates at cozy bars/restaurants and confectionary shops across the state.
Brewery Map & Tours: Highlights tour of 16 breweries and fun facts. Features wide range of award-winning breweries, microbreweries and brew pubs. Statewide.

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: New England’s premier air and space science centre. Concord.

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Portsmouth, filled with cobblestone walkways, boutiques, ethnic restaurants, lively music and cultura scene is a recent winner of the Distinctive Destination Award given by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
412-28NHDTTD/Ralph MorangStrawbery Banke: Experience how people lived & worked in this typical American village throughout four centuries. Portsmouth.
Mt. Washington: Hike; take the Cog Railway; or the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the top of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeast at 1,917 metres.

Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition (June), Hampton Beach.
Fields of Lupine Festival (June), Franconia, Sugar Hill & Easton.
Lanconia Bike Week (June), Weirs Beach.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair (August), Sunapee.
New Hampshire Highland Games (September), Lincoln.
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival (September), Hampton Beach.
Keene Pumpkin Festival (October) Keene.

Lakes Region: Features more than 270 lakes and ponds; swimming; boating; campgrounds; and bed and breakfast inns.
Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region: Quiet country roads, rolling farmland, pristine lakes and rich cultural activities for children and adults.
Monadnock: Typical New England countryside with small villages, rolling farmland and the occasional mill.
Merrimack Valley: Home to the state capital and a hub for business, arts, cultural attractions and historic sites.
Seacoast: 29 kilometres of sandy beaches, working ports, offshore islands and popular resort towns.
White Mountains: 20 peaks including Mount Washington, the highest in the Northeast; White Mountain National Forest.
Great North Woods: For sporting adventures such as fishing, camping, hiking, boating, wildlife watching and snowmobiling.  

Hidden Gems
Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Canoe or kayak along one of the most beautiful and serene sections of the Connecticut River. Canoe/kayak/guide rentals available.
Flume Gorge: This natural gorge was discovered in 1808. The visitor centre hosts a movie showcasing Franconia Notch State Park, ticket office, information centre, cafeteria, gift shop and the historic Concord Coach.
Canterbury Shaker Museum: Considered one of the most intact and authentic surviving Shaker community sites in America. Daily tours offered at this fascinating museum and village.

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Did You Know?
State Motto: Live Free Or Die
State Flower: Purple Lilac
State Bird: Purple Finch

Fast Facts
America’s Byways: Connecticut River Byway, Kancamagus Scenic Byway, White Mountain Trail.
Direct Flights: Air Canada
Sales Tools: NH Visitors Guide; The Maple Gazette quarterly e-newsletter; brochures in English and French, comprehensive website – travel trade section
Info: New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development