New Hampshire's White Mountains (with Map & Photos)

The White Mountains are a mountain range in the United States that encircles roughly a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a tiny area of western Maine. They are the most difficult mountains in New England and a part of the northern Appalachian Mountains. Due to its closeness to Boston, New York City, and Montreal, the range sees a lot of visitors.

White Mountains New Hampshire
White Mountains New Hampshire

The White Mountain National Forest and many state parks are among the public lands that make up the majority of the region. 6,288 feet (1,917 m) in height is its most renowned mountain. The tallest mountain in the Northeastern United States, Mount Washington, held the world record for the fastest surface wind gust for 76 years (231 mph (372 km/h) in 1934). The Presidential Range, which consists of seven peaks named after former presidents of the United States and other notable Americans, includes Mount Washington.

The Franconia Range, Sandwich Range, Carter-Moriah Range, Kinsman Range, and Mahoosuc Range in New Hampshire, as well as the Mahoosuc Range that spans the state's border with Maine, are also included in the White Mountains. The four-thousand-footers are a group of 48 peaks in New Hampshire and one in Maine (Old Speck Mountain) that are above 4,000 feet (1,200 m).

The Appalachian Mountain Club runs a network of hiker-friendly alpine cabins in the White Mountains. The region is traversed by the Appalachian Trail from southwest to northeast.

White Mountains Map