#33 best destination in the world

Canobie Lake Park, Salem

  • Amusement park in Salem, founded as a trolley park on the shore of Canobie Lake in 1902
  • It is one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating in the United States
  • Untamed, a Euro-Fighter coaster, is the only coaster with an inversion

Mount Washington, Sargent’s Purchase

  • Highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft, the mountain is notorious for its erratic weather
  • In 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 miles per hour at the summit, the world record from 1934 until 1996
  • Mount Washington still holds the record for highest measured wind speed not associated with a tornado or tropical cyclone
  • The mountain is visited by hikers, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the summit
  • Other common activities include glider flying, backcountry skiing, and annual cycle and running races

Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods

  • Hotel in Bretton Woods that includes the Bretton Woods ski resort nearby
  • It is a member of Historic Hotels of America
  • The hotel was constructed in 1900 and cost $1.7 million, approximately $55,372,000 today, by Joseph Stickney, a coal broker who make his fortune before the age of 30, in Pennsylvania

Loon Mountain Ski Resort, Lincoln

  • Ski resort in Lincoln, located on Loon Mountain and sits within the White Mountain National Forest
  • Loon Mountain is one of the largest and most popular resorts in the state

Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett

  • Ski area located in Bartlett, constructed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration
  • Attitash/Bear Peak has a total of 68 ski runs, and the resort that appeals to all skill levels

Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford

  • Outdoor recreation complex located on Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, constructed by the Works Progress Administration, it was completed in 1937
  • Activities include alpine and cross-country skiing, snow tubing, ski jumping, snowshoeing, and hiking

Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop, Franconia Notch State Park

  • Public recreation area and nature preserve that contains miles of hiking, biking and ski trails
  • East of Greenleaf Hut and outside the state park is the 5,249-foot summit of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Ridge Trail (also the Appalachian Trail)