Seniors Discover the White Mountains

Actually when I started this blog I was thinking of the White Mountains here in Arizona, an area I have not yet been to, although I live within a 100 miles, the way the crow flies.  When I “GOOGLED” White Mountains, up came the White Mountains in New Hampshire. So, senior travelers, it’s off to New Hampshire.

The rugged White Mountains in New Hampshire cover most of the northern part of the state. Seniors will discover two hundred plus White Mountains attractions and each one designed as fun – and a great vacation value. The drive between the attractions will be  short, the scenery spectacular, and a White Mountains vacation memorable.

New Hampshire is nicknamed “The Granite State” for its extensive granite formations and quarries. Senior visitors  flock to the many mountain resorts, enjoying skiing on spectacular terrain that ranges from novice to expert. Cross-country skiing is also booming, with hundreds of miles of groomed trails weaving throughout the fields and forests.

When you get close to these Whites, you will see license plates that carry the state motto: “Live Free or Die.” Kinda neat huh? The Whites of New Hampshire have also been called the “Crystal Hills” when their snow caps are viewed from far out to sea in the Atlantic.

White Mountains National Forest Draws Senior Visitors

If you are looking for diversity, you will certainly find it in New Hampshire. From lakes to beaches, waterfalls to woods and mountains to sea coast, the state has great potential for outdoor vacations. With no less than seventy-five state parks that offer natural areas, hiking trails, beaches and historic sites, the state caters to a variety of senior tastes.

The White Mountains host forty eight 4,000 foot peaks, along with the highest mountain in the Northeast, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington; but it is the 800,000-acre White Mountains National Forest that truly shapes the region. This blogger grew up in the White Mountains and his perspective is unique and personal.

So seniors, you want to get back to nature and experience some of New Hampshire’s renown wild beauty up close and personal, set aside a day – or a few – to explore White Mountains National Forest.

The White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway

Whether you decide to drive the Northern Loop, or the Southern Loop of the Scenic Byway, you’re in for a special treat. All along the 100 mile route, you’ll discover spectacular scenery, covered bridges, historic sites, picturesque towns and villages, and friendly people. Be aware that black bears also like the area.

Trip Advisor highlights Santa’s Village, the Kancamagus Highway and Franconia Notch State Park. Anytime during the year senior visitors will find the mountains teeming with folks just like yourself.  Enjoy the experience and all of New Hampshire.

Guess I’ll just have to write another blog on the AZ Whites. jeb



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