Scenic Drives - Currier & Ives Tour
Currier & Ives Tour
DISTANCE: 30 miles
HIGHLIGHTS: Native American Heritage The Currier & Ives Trail takes the traveler on a tour of quintessential New England. Along this route, you’ll take in much of the rural and small-town charm that New Hampshire has to offer. The historic center of HOPKINTON, with its two covered bridges and agricultural and cultural assets, make it both a wonderful place to live and visit. Hopkinton is home to the Hopkinton State Fair each September. Colonial homes line Main Street, and its Town hall once served as the state capital. The Contoocook River runs through the heart of the town’s business center and offers many recreational opportunities.
HENNIKER is the arts and cultural center of the area. Home to New England College, Henniker retains a rural, small college town look. In WARNER, you can visit Rollins State Park, and take a hike up to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge. Another nearby attraction includes the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Educational and Cultural Center, which highlights American Indian traditions, philosophy, and art. In the small, rural town of WEBSTER, you’ll pass by many old farms and fields, and can visit the Blackwater Dam and River, a popular white water kayaking area.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is open daily May-October; weekends, November – December.
REGIONAL CONTACT: Lakes Region Association, 603-286-8008 or www.lakesregion.org
SPECIAL THANKS TO: NH Office of State Planning, Scenic and Cultural Byways Program 2 1/2 Beacon Street, Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-2155 www.state.nh.us/osp/scenicbyways.htm