What Are Some New Hampshire National Parks?

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There are two national parks in the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire hosts a portion of the Appalachian Trail and is also home to the Augustus Saint-Gaudens historical site in Cornish.

The Appalachian Trail is 2,185 miles in total and stretches from Georgia to Maine. The portion that is within New Hampshire covers 161 miles and is one of the most popular areas, as it passes through the scenic White Mountains. Due to very steep ascents and descents on this portion of the trail, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy advises that hikers traverse no more than five to eight miles of it per day. Snow is also possible in every season above the timberline, and it sometimes falls even in summer on Mt. Washington.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a celebrated American sculptor, and his former home in Cornish is now a public site with gardens and a display of his artwork. This site is only open seasonally from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to October 31 of each year. Exhibit buildings are open from 9:00 to 4:30 daily, but the grounds and gardens can be walked until dusk. During the off-season the exhibit buildings are closed, but the Visitor Center is usually open from Monday to Friday.