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White Mountains

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Ranked #40 of 443 attractions in New Hampshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Biking Trails
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking, Viewing foliage, Biking, Cross-country skiing
Description: Mountains of the Appalachian range in northern New Hampshire, where the highest point is Mount Washington at 6,288 feet.
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Nashville, TN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

These are not the Alps, so don't expect significant height, but beauty, serenity, clear skies, lots of mountain overlooks and somewhat dense forest are abundant. Go up at night and check out the stars. Take in some of the special off-shoots along the drive. Take snacks and drinks with you. Although you are not many miles from town, the speed... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visit the White Mountains for beautiful panoramic views, especially during the fall foliage season. (Note that Fall Foliage comes at a slightly different time each year, so check the internet, call the tourism department or check with someone in the area before traveling.)

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Hyderabad, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The drive in cool chilly weather was excellent.The audio CD guide provided for the tour is quite informative and exhaustive. It was a thrilling experience to climb to the summit in chilling and gushing winds in hazy visibility

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Went to the White Mountains and expected they would be White. They were green. Not what I was expecting. Hiked the Appalacian Trail. Thought I'd see some bald eagles and at least one American flag blowin' in the breeze. Did not. Yet again, not what I was expecting. -Blanche White

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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We camped out, drove Mt. Washington, went to story book village, searched for covered bridges...my girls and I had such an amazing time, we love New Hampshire and all the beauty it has to offer.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Since spending our honeymoon in the White Mountains in 1974, we return almost every summer or fall for a weekend. The Franconia Notch, Flume Gorge, Canon Mountain Tramway, Polar Caves - so much to see and do. Clark's Trading Post is still a favorite stop. This is a trip during which you can slow down, relax, take a leisurely hike... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Excellent scenery during the fall season. Countless number of poets and authors have penned their thoughts, and I need not be another :). Just go there and the bliss of nature. The collage of colors mesmerize the mind and the spirits. Take the cog rail trip up Mt Washington. GET TICKETS ONLINE as that is a very very busy attraction.... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Took the family including a 2 year old and a 4 year old. We went to the Kancamagus highway and the Flum Gorge and took a cable car to the top of the mountains. What a view and such beautiful water falls. We also went to the Polar caves on our return. We stayed at the Profile Motel and had... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
116 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I will never forget my brisk hikes in the colorful and photogenic White Mountains. This area is cool in summer, though be prepared for mosquitoes. It is sumptuous and super-chromatic in fall. I really enthuse about this area, including the National Forest and the parks.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I went to White Mountains to enjoy Falls in the third week of October which is though not so-called the ideal time to see fall but we luckily got to get some good colours taking the right paths. By the time we reached, Kancamagus Highway lost its charm but the Bear Notch Road which is prior to the Kancamagus Highway... More

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