New Hampshire was one of the original thirteen colonies that founded the United States that holds tightly to its revolutionary history. New Hampshire also has stunning natural landscapes with snowy mountain ranges, sprawling meadows, lakes, and beaches. History buffs will love visiting the sites of important decisions, touring the buildings, and learning about the area from the local museums. Meanwhile, active travelers should visit the small towns of New Hampshire to spend their days exploring the outdoors.
It’s common to find small towns with friendly locals and colonial architecture nestled among woodlands. Though many may seem similar on a superficial level because of their demographic or proximity to one another, each one is truly unique and has its own personality to discover. Many of these small towns have inspired classic artists and poets like Robert Frost and Nathaniel Hawthorne to create work that pays tribute to New Hampshire’s beauty.
No matter what time of the year you visit, you’ll find New Hampshire a welcoming state with all types of things to see and do. While the bigger towns and cities like Concord and Manchester have their charm, it’s in the small towns that you’ll truly get a taste of what it’s like to be a local in this stunning state.
Lets explore the best small towns to visit in New Hampshire:
Home to Dartmouth College, Hanover is a small town in the Upper Valley on the Connecticut River. There are all types of entertainment options and activity venues like shopping, theatres, parks, ski resorts, live college sports games, and museums.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love Hanover because of it’s the perfect place to go to the Dartmouth Skiway, the Suicide Six Ski Area, Storrs Pond Recreation Area, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park. Meanwhile, travelers interested in history, science, and culture should see the Billings Farm and Museum, Enfield Shaker Museum, Nugget Theatres, The Old Constitution House, and the Montshire Museum of Science.
You could easily spend a few days in Hanover without getting even slightly bored.