The White Mountains are an expansive, rugged mountain range in New Hampshire, part of the Appalachian Mountains. It's a popular tourist destination by itself, but a White Mountains vacation can also be combined with a visit to the nearby city of Boston.
As the White Mountains cover a quarter of the state of New Hampshire, there are certain places to visit to get the best experience of the area. The tallest and most famous of the mountains is Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeast U.S. This is the first in a row of mountains named after American presidents -- the Presidential Range. Some of the best White Mountains hotels offer a view of these famous peaks. Within the White Mountains area, there are several state parks, such as Bedell Bridge Historic Site, featuring the second-longest covered bridge in the country, and Crawford Notch State Park, where you can see wildlife, waterfalls, and amazing mountain views. There are many enjoyable activities to get involved with in the state parks, such as boating, mountain biking, and fishing. To see as much as possible, you should rent a car for the holiday. Check out Travelocity's cheap car rentals in White Mountains.
One of the best times to take a vacation in the White Mountains is fall, when you can see the vibrantly colorful leaves and the transformation of the trees. Fall is the busiest time to visit the area, as it's very popular with the locals. The summer is a good time for hiking, while the winter offers fun activities such as skiing. During the summer, theater fans can catch productions on the summer stages in Tamworth and Lincoln, where local groups perform plays and musical shows. You can also experience a Scottish tradition at the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival each September. Popular events in the winter include the Chocolate Festival at Intervale and the Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson.
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