The next portion of our New England road trip took us to New Hampshire. When researching the best towns and States to visit for fall foliage New Hampshire doesn’t really feature so I am honestly not sure what made me add this State to our trip. I cannot be more glad that I did. Out of our whole road trip which took us to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and upstate New York both my husband and I felt that New Hampshire was the best part of the trip. No words can do this State justice. I cannot wait to return!
As we drove from Maine to New Hampshire we passed through the pretty town of Portsmouth.
Certainly what made NH wonderful was the town and B & B we chose as our base. We stayed in Hebron, which is about 15 minutes away from the beautiful university town of Plymouth. We chose to stay at Meadow Wind B & B and I cannot say enough good things about it. Pete, our host was so knowledgeable and friendly and we loved listening to his stories over our delicious breakfasts – which he cooks himself. Below are some pictures of the B & B and the grounds. Breathtaking!
If you ever find yourself in Plymouth I highly recommend eating at Six Burner Bistro right on the main street. It is a fine dining establishment and has great food!
In the morning on our second day in NH we spent some time driving the scenic country roads. Sandwich Notch Road is the perfect example and is 10 miles of pretty treacherous terrain (in our little non 4 x 4 car anyway). It closes in the winter months so I am glad we got to drive it.
Taking the time do a scenic drive with no clear destination in mind means you get to find gems like this small church in the even smaller town of Sugar Hill.
In the afternoon we hiked the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park. What amazing scenery!
On our third and final day we took a drive on the scenic Kancamagus Highway. The Kancamagus Highway is a 34 mile road right through the 800,000 acre White Mountain National Forest. There are spectacular views along the Kanc which includes rest areas, hiking trails, waterfalls and the 3,000 foot high Mt. Kancamagus.
Our final destination was Mount Washington. Mount Washington is known for having some of the worst weather in the United States. At the base the temperature was 13 degrees Celsius. At the summit the temperature had dropped to -13 degrees Celsius. It’s hard to smile prettily when it’s that cold!
You can either take the Cog Railway to the top or you can drive. We chose to drive but here are some photos of the railway.