New Hampshire Visitor's Guide

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
Why It’s Cool: If you're looking for a more rustic experience in the Northeast, the White Mountains are your best bet. The hiking’s pretty rugged in this section of the Appalachians but totally worth it if you’re up for the challenge. The sights here are particularly stunning in the fall when the foliage turns shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Where to Camp: While the forest does have 24 drive-in campgrounds (with a combined 800 campsites—wowza!), the eight walk-in state park campgrounds in the northern part of the state are where it's at. Developed campsites require reservations. Backcountry tent camping is also allowed (except in noted no-camping areas). And there are log lean-tos scattered throughout the forest (a small fee may apply).

When It’s Open: Forest accessible year-round. Visitor center hours vary.

Cost: Daily passes to the park are available for $3; seven-day passes for $5. Campsites vary from $18 to $24 per night, while backcountry tent camping is free. Parking at a trailhead may require a permit; check signage at your chosen lot. For more information, visit the park's website.

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