A number of new attractions in new Hampshire are attracting people from all over the world and visitors are getting a new appreciation for the rugged mountain landscapes and their wildlife.
New Hampshire Tourism Minister Chris Kelly said the attractions include the Bitterroot Cave, which is a two-day hike up Mount Kailahun, and the newly-created Wildcat Lodge in the foothills of Mount Moray.
He said they are “a wonderful addition to the existing tourism offerings in New Hampshire”.
The Wildcat has been on the list of new hams for years and will be the first visitor attraction in the state to open this year.
It is a four-star resort lodge with two swimming pools and a water feature and it has a spa and a nature preserve.
Wildcat Lodge: It has a waterfall, a nature reserve, a picnic area, a dog park, a bird feeder and picnic tables, plus a swimming pool and a fire ring.
Tourism Minister Chris Kenyon said the Wildcat would be “one of the more popular new hamps”.
“The new Wildcat is one of the most popular hams in New England,” he said.
The attraction opened in June and is expected to draw up to 20,000 people per day.
Killer Whale: The Killer Whale is a six-metre-long, 1,000-tonne, 400-foot-long whale that lives in the Whalerock Sea.
It has a reputation as the biggest killer whale in the world.
In 2016, it killed three people off the coast of Maine and was later found to be killing tourists on a beach in New York.
Its name comes from the fact that the Killer Whale can swim at speeds of up to 45 kilometres per hour and is able to leap off the back of a boat.
Langdon Park: Lampoon Park is a small park in a rural area near the village of Langdon in West Hampshire.
It has more than 400 trees and a waterfall and it is open seven days a week.
According to the town’s website, it has “some of the world’s largest views of Mount Langdon, and is a popular summer spot for fishing, hunting and cycling”.
Lincoln’s Peak: A four-mile-long hike from the top of Lincoln’s Peak is one-of-a-kind.
It starts at the top and is described as “the longest road in the North East”.
The first section is called “Came Back To Me” and the second is called The Great Trail.
“It is the longest single-day hiking trip in New Zealand.
It starts from Langdon and winds its way along the coast until it meets the top at Lincoln’s Tower, where a spectacular view of Mount Lincoln looms in the distance.”
There are also numerous spectacular views of the Whirlpool and the New Zealand Alps,” it reads.