We made our first visit to the Granite State in December of 1997 - to
visit friends living "in the Hamptons" of the short NH coast. We have
since returned for various visits and trips to places even farther
We have made an early summer
Story Land in Glen, New Hampshire a family
tradition. The park is an excellent alternative to that overhyped place
in Florida, and it is very affordable by comparison. Not only is the
reasonably priced and enjoyable for young children and their parents,
it also seems to be a very well-run business and a positive force for
economic development of the region. It even has a kennel, so it is just
about the only vacation our dog Clover ever gets. The park has
food service and is also surrounded by interesting restaurants.
Grill on Route 302 just west of the park provided the best Southwestern
I have had since I left Tucson! We like to stay about a half hour
of the park, at Mount Madison
Motel in Gorham. The online reservation is not as seamless as it is
chains, but this is a very nice, family-run motel that is dog-friendly
has a heated pool. The drive from Glen to Gorham takes you through a
section of the White Mountains, with many opportunities for hiking.
itself is a charming small town, with many dining and lodging options.
usually have breakfast at Welch's on Main Street, but in summer 2007
the restaurant was closed and for sale. Nearby we found a very special cafe
with fair-trade coffee and delicious food.
So far, I have visited the counties shown in yellow.
I have been to 10 out of 10 counties in New Hampshire.
For a very clear map with the county names, visit Delorme's
New Hampshire Counties page.
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