Hampton Falls is in the extreme southeastern portion of New Hampshire, that part of the state that you pass through if you are driving from southern Maine heading towards Massachusetts. While here we parked at the Wakeda Campground located between Hampton Falls and Exeter. We were there during their “Christmas in July Event”.
Gorham is in eastern New Hampshire in the White Mountains, close to Mount Washington. Mount Washington, at 6,288 feet is one of the highest points in the eastern United States. Unfortunately, during our two days here it was rainy and overcast with low clouds, making Mount Washington invisible.
We took a loop drive through the White Mountains National Forest, driving south as far as the village of North Conway which is a year round resort destination. They get some of their largest crowds when people come to view the autumn colors. On the way back north we stopped off to hike to Glen Ellis Falls, a very picturesque 65 foot high waterfall.
Next stop: Trenton, Maine (Acadia National Park)