Hitting the trails by boot and ski, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, biking, or just plain old walking will undoubtedly be a part of your visit.
Biking: Many ski resorts in the White Mountains offer mountain biking opportunities, providing chairlift rides to the top and trails for all skill levels at the bottom. Some of the state's best road biking is along the Kancamagus Highway and around Lake Sunapee.
Hiking: For the more adventurous, hiking the trails in the White Mountains or along the Appalachian Trail, also known as the Long Trail, is their reason for visiting. For those more interested in less arduous treks, there are plenty of day hikes in the White Mountain National Forest and state parks such as Pisgah, the state's largest, in Cheshire County, the Crawford Notch and Franconia Notch state parks in the Whites, and Mt. Monadnock
Skiing: Ski areas abound in New Hampshire—try Mt. Sunapee, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, or Canon Mountain. For cross-country skiing, nothing beats Gunstock Mountain Resort, with 32 mi of trails, also open for snowshoeing. Or visit Franconia Village, which has 37 mi of cross-country trails.
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