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Regional Profiles of Northern New Hampshire

The Great North Woods
The North Country offers wide open spaces, natural scenic beauty and tremendous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, from avid fisherman and hunter, to the golfer, photographer, bicyclist, hiker, canoeist and small boat owner.

Only 50% of New Hampshire was forested a century ago; today 84% of it is. Nowhere do New Hampshire's forests dominate the landscape as they do in the Great North Woods. The region is unique is in other ways too. Thanks to the close proximity to Canada's Province of Quebec, much of the populace is French-speaking. Woods and lakes shape the life here. These natural attractions make the region the ideal destination for sporting adventures.

Littleton Area
Littleton was named the "9th Best Small Town in America", and is the hub of the area. Situated on the banks of the picturesque Ammonoosuc River, it is centrally located to a wealth of outdoor adventures - fishing, hiking, and skiing that are situated in the breathtaking slopes of the rugged White Mountains. Discover the quaint and historic downtown with its many restaurants, unique shops, along with plenty of Northern NH ambience.

Many quaint towns surround the area and add to its beauty and hospitality. Bethlehem is known for its fine golf courses and antique shops. In Franconia and Sugar Hill, are unique shops and breathtaking views. Twin Mountain and Bretton Woods are only miles away and nestled in the midst of the Presidential Range.

Also in the heart of New Hampshire's Mountain Country is Lincoln-Woodstock with its easily accessible four season family destination. Lincoln-Woodstock offers many of the same recreational activities offered in the North Country.

The Mount Washington Valley
The valley provides mountain views that have changed little in hundreds of years and retains the natural beauty that many expect from this unique community. The valley recognizes the beauty that surrounds it and at the same time embraces new and emerging technolgies that allow residents to live in work in this picturesque setting.

The region has long been a magnet for those drawn by its beauty and recreational opportunities. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, golf, skiing, snowmobiling, scenic drives and fishing can all be enjoyed here. A host of appealing modern attractions are here, from family theme parks to outlet shops, water parks and mountain rides.

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