When we moved to the Mt. Washington Valley, in the northern moutainous region of New Hampshire, we immediately felt right at home. A popular tourist destination with a multitude of retail outlets, it was the unparalleled beauty of the area that sealed our decision to relocate here. Surrounded by the 750,000 acre White Mountain National Forest, and set at the base of Mount Washington - the highest peak in the Northeast - the Valley is just 2-1/2 hours from Boston.
Primarily a four-season resort community with a foliage season that attracts many folks (locally called "leaf peepers") as well as a winter haven featuring Alpine and downhill skiing as well as some of the best cross country and snowshoeing opportunities in the East. Summer brings a gamut of outdoor activities: hiking, biking, swimming, and camping. Visitors to the Mt. Washington Valley enjoy all of this as well as over 80 restaurants, 2400 lodging rooms, and excellent outlet shopping (no sales tax!).
Photo of Silver Lake, Madison, NH
Tourism is the Valley's largest industry. Being a year-round vacation destination, it attracts visitors from all over the world. For those of us who are lucky enough to live here, the Valley is a great place to live, work and raise a family!