New Hampshire's National Parks
New Hampshire is a beautiful state filled with wonderful destinations. There are many things for people to do when visiting the state. One of the fantastic options for enjoying the beauty of the state is to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail, managed by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Visitors to the state can also visit the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site to learn about one of the great American sculptors.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is one of the country's most famous hiking trails. The park covers 2,184 miles and passes through 14 states, starting in the north at Mount Katahdin, Maine and ending in Springer Mountain in Georgia. As this trail travels across the country visitors can enjoy views of some of the most scenic views in the region. New Hampshire offers some difficult terrain, the trail goes through the White Mountains and White Mountain National Forest. While the hiking through these mountains visitors can enjoy the stunning views from the mountain. Travelers hiking on this section will climb Mt. Washington, which has harsh weather throughout the year. Hikers will travel over 160 miles through New Hampshire, until reaching the border with Vermont.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
These gardens preserve the home and gardens of one of America's great sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Visitors can stop and enjoy the parks grounds and Visitor Center year-round, but the other buildings are closed from November to late May. This park offers a wide variety of guided tours, including the tour of Saint-Gauden's home, Aspet, which is only open to visitors through guided tours. Visitors to the park can also enjoy self-guided tours and films. Saint-Gauden's National Historic Site also has some delightful nature trails throughout the park.