The White Mountains most famous peak is Mount Washington at 6,288 feet, and is the highest mountain in the northeast. It has recorded wind gusts of up to 231 mph, and is part of the Presidential Range. The Appalachian Mountain Club maintains a system of alpine huts for hikers to use throughout the season. Check out the Snowflake Inn in Jackson, or the Farm by the River in North Conway if you like horses! Covered bridges abound, and don’t forget to drive the Kancamagus Highway – 37 miles of beautiful mountain scenery.
Elopement at one of the lovely Inns lakeside will give some beautiful lasting memories. There are many attractions and events in the Lakes Region. That means that you can really make your elopement an “elopacation”!! Combine your elopement with your vacation – plan to spend a week in this beautiful area. Check out the Coppertoppe Inn overlooking Newfound Lake. Gunstock Ski area now boasts an incredible list of summer activities including tree top climbs and ziplines. Combine your elopement package with a wonderful adventure!
New Hampshire has a small but “mighty” 18 mile coastline. Hampton Beach and Wallis Sands were voted the safest swimming beaches in the country, with the best water quality. Visit historic Portsmouth and Strawbery Banke, a 9.5 acre museum including buildings from four centuries displayed as living history. Each building shows what life was like back in the “olden days”.
Hanover is the home of Dartmouth College which has a beautiful 269 acre campus. Lake Sunapee is located in the Western part of New Hampshire. The lake has three lighthouses and is eight miles long. This area also boasts the Mt. Sunapee Ski Area and Lake Sunapee State Park. Check out the Shaker Village in Enfield, a 1900s religious sect that was ahead of its time in farm life innovations.
Located in the Southwest corner of New Hampshire, the region is named after Mount Monadnock at 3,165 feet elevation with views for 100 miles around. Keene is the largest city in this region. Check out the Chesterfield Inn in W. Chesterfield, and the Inn at Valley Farms in Walpole. Don’t miss the Scottish Games in September.
To elope in New Hampshire you must have a valid New Hampshire marriage license. You may obtain your license in any county throughout New Hampshire. Please call the nearest town, county or city clerk to ask details about specific requirements for your wedding. Here is a summary of the license requirements in New Hampshire:
Minimum age: 18
Cost for License: $45 – 60
Waiting Period: None
License Valid for: 90 days
Blood Test: None