In honor of National Park week, we're exploring all of New England's National Parks, landmarks, historic sites and spaces protected by the National Park Service. Yesterday, we explored Maine, (you can check that post out here). Today we'll be checking out New Hampshire...
The Appalachian Trail travels 117 miles through some of New Hampshire's most stunning and rugged landscapes; the White Mountains. The majority of this portion of the 2,185 mile scenic trail is above the timber line...weather can quickly change, and snow should be expected regardless of season. Hikers should prepare for rock scrambling and shorter distances each day during their expedition. Despite increased difficulty level, this portion of the trail offers incredible beauty and dramatic scenery. The Appalachian Trail is a 2,185 mile long public footpath extending between Spring Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail passes through 14 states and is one of three trails that make up America's Triple Crown of long-distance hiking.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located in Cornish, NH. The site preserves the home, studios and surrounding gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a revered American sculptor. The property was Augustus's summer home from 1885 to 1897 and his permanent residence from 1900 until 1907 when he died. The residence was also the center of the Cornish Art Colony where approximately 100 artists, sculptors, writers, designers, and politicians resided full-time or during the summer months from 1895 until Saint-Gaudens death. The estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.