This week’s Travel Destination Guide is A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – New Hampshire. Here I share the highs and lows, some history and some oddities to be found in New Hampshire.
Railways AND Castles and Gorges
1. The Mount Washington Cog Railway brings you to the summit in a most unusual way. The Cog Railway was the first locomotive to climb a mountain. “Peppersass” , all modes of transportation have to have a nickname, made its first climb to the top of Mount Washington in 1869. There have been several replacements and upgrades through the years but if you are interested in climbing Mount Washington in style visit their website at www.thecog.com or click here.
2. Castle in the Clouds is located in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. The building of the estate was overseen Tom Plant in 1913-1914. Several names and owners later The Castle in the Clouds Estate came to be. Visit the mansion, dine in the Carriage House Restaurant or feed the trout in Shannon Pond. For more information and things to do while during your time there visit their website at www.castleintheclouds.org or click here.
3. The Flume Gorge is a natural made ravine covering 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty located in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The entire hike around the base take roughly 90 minutes but includes hills and stairs to climb so the time might be off depending on your ability to climb. For more information visit their website at www.nhstateparks.org or click here.
Ice Castles and History and America’s Favorite Pastime
1. Ice Castles New Hampshire is a tourist attraction located in Woodstock, New Hampshire. The breathtaking amazingness is handmade from thousands of icicles. What would a castle be without a throne and multicolored light shows within the sculptures. For more information visit their website at www.icecastles.com or click here.
2. If you have not noticed from past Blog Posts, I love history and I love sports. Nashua, New Hampshire has the best of both. The 1946 Nashua Dodgers showcased the talents of Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella. I applaud them for their historic role in integrating America’s Favorite pastime. Thank you baseball pioneers! To learn more visit www.milb.com or click here.
3. New Hampshire Fisher Cats Stadium, also know as the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Fisher Cats are a Minor League level of the Toronto Blue Jays and have won several Eastern League Championships since their start in 1994. I love Double A Baseball! For more information including calendars and roosters visit www.milb.com or click here.
Cat Art AND America’s Stonehenge and Arcade Games form the Past
1. Cat Alley, also know as Dean Court, is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Created in 2009, Cat Alley is a display of cats in various positions, situations and professions. On display are Cat Burglars, Cat Barbers, Cat Baristas and many more creative amazingness. The alley does not have a website but several articles have been written and can be found online.
2. America’s Stonehenge is located in Salem, New Hampshire. It is a man made maze of chambers, tunnels and rock displays dating back over 4,000 years. Not quite the Stonehenge of the UK but impressive and beautiful none the less. There is an orientation video you can watch that dives deep into the areas history, the writings and the possibilities of creation. For more information visit their website at www.stonehengeusa.com or click here.
3. Classic Arcade Museum is located in Laconia, New Hampshire. The museum was a true blast from the past for me. I grew up with most of the games shown in the museum. I have even achieved high score with several of the games but why am I tooting my own horn?! The museum hosts hundreds of coin operated arcade games and shares video game history. For more information visit their website at www.classicarcademuseum.org or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – New Hampshire
Thank you for traveling with me through all things New Hampshire. I definitely enjoyed discovering the Highs and the Lows of New Hampshire. Did your favorite place my the list? If not, please share in the comments. I love learning about hidden gems, and I love all of the old and the new things to do and see.
Are you traveling in the New England and looking for more Travel Destinations? Read my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Maine or click here. I hope you like Oceans and Lighthouses and early morning Sunrises you in for a treat. Maine has it all.
Until Next Time,