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New Hampshire -- The "Live Free or Die" State => NH Information and News => Topic started by: KB1JEC on October 06, 2004, 09:53:38 pm

Title: Places to visit
Post by: KB1JEC on October 06, 2004, 09:53:38 pm
I will be visiting NH this weekend.  Are there many shops/tourist areas in the Littleton-Franconia area?  Already been to North Conway twice a few years back.  Thanks.
Title: Re:Places to visit
Post by: cathleeninnh on October 07, 2004, 01:35:04 pm
I found the North Conway area too touristy for me. Last week we took exit 32 through North Woodstock and found a very enjoyable block of cafe/souvenir/country store type stuff. Then we took 112 through beautiful foliage to Woodsville. That road also has Lost river Gorge and canyons. It is a lot of fun if you can handle stairs - lots of stairs. Over on I93 is the Franconia notch. I liked the Cannon Mountain tramway. We stayed in Littleton in June and it is a pleasant town but I don't remember anything special about it.

Have fun,
Cathleen
Title: Re:Places to visit
Post by: KB1JEC on October 10, 2004, 11:14:12 am
Went up to Franconia and Littleton yesterday.  Was a nice ride up and stopped for breakfast in Concord.  Appears the speed limit drops to 45 on the parkway - saw the state police stopping people.  One was parked on the left and waved someone down and then he walked on across the road almost getting himself hit.  I find it funny that the limit is 45 there while US3 (undivided 1 lane each way section in the mountains) had a 55 limit.  Spent most of the day driving through some mountain and scenic routes and went through some small towns along the way.  Overall it was a nice day.  Also stopped at the liquor store rest area to check that out.  I think the thing that suprised me most about NH was the fact that it's so rural - I had expected Concord to be a big city, with suburbs all around it etc, but it was nothing compared to what I expected.  No suburbs around it - a little city and as soon as you left your looking at trees and mountains again.