While the rocky mountains of New Hampshire may be
its most noticeable and famous feature, "The
Granite State" is something of a misnomer!
New Hampshire is as diverse a state as can be found
anywhere in the U.S. It is a state not just of stone
and mountains, but a state of hills and valleys,
farms and cities, lakes and rivers, beach communities
and picture perfect New England villages.
||As one of the original 13 states, New Hampshire's
state motto, "Live Free or Die", certainly
reflects the fierce independent streak which runs through
their peoples, but the population is justly proud of
their heritage and is eager to share their rich history
with visitors from all every corner of the world with
an openness and warmth rarely found anywhere else.
They are the quintessential Americans. Just remember
what they say about the crucial New Hampshire primaries
- as goes New Hampshire, so goes the country.
From surfboards to snowboards, from mountains to valleys,
New Hampshire offers a taste of just about everything "American".