Area Attractions

Is a full week of speakers, activities, agorism, and great company not enough? The White Mountains of New Hampshire are also a great place for a family or friendly outing. These are just some of the spots we recommend:

Franconia Notch
A mountain pass through the White Mountains. Contains swimming holes, waterfalls, hikes of all difficulties, and stunning views.

Littleton
The cutest small town you’ve ever seen. Contains an amazing mid-century antique store, a delicious Thai restaurant, a movie theater, the world’s longest candy counter, and more. Walk down the hill from Main Street to find a beautiful river, complete with big sheets of rock in the riverbank on which to sunbathe and a covered bridge from which to peer out into the lush surroundings.

Santa’s Village
It’s pretty much right next to Roger’s… you can’t miss it! And yes, it’s a Christmas-themed amusement park open all summer. Kids love it!

The Mount Washington Cog Railway
Not for those who are afraid of heights, but if you dare, this little train will take you all the way to the summit of Mt. Washington. Rides are a bit pricey but provide unbelievable views.

Lost River Gorge
Explore the White Mountains by hiking through the many crevices and caves of the Lost River Gorge. Trails range in difficulty from child-friendly to experienced-hikers-only.

And of course, if you have any time before or after PorcFest, you should definitely see us Porcupines in our natural habitats. Portsmouth, Manchester, Keene, Nashua, Grafton, etc. are all great towns with lots of friendly people who are happy to show you around. If you’re planning a tour around the Free State, email Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org for information and to connect with FSP participants in each area.