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A 1785 Georgian mansion, the Hamilton House was built strategically upon a bluff that overlooks the Salmon Falls River. It was a great location for owner Johnathan Hamilton, a shipping magnate to oversee his business from above. Get to check out the well-manicured gardens too.
Situated along Salmon Falls River, Vaughn Woods State Park is a forested area located on 250 acres. The park provides picnic areas and over 3 miles of trails suitable for hiking along the river and in the woods.
Home to 19th century American writer Sarah Orne Jewett, a short story writer best known for 'The White Heron,' the Sarah Orne Jewett House is a well-preserved piece of literary history. It offers guided tours of the house and gardens.
At Whittemore Center Arena, visitors can see a variety of sporting events hosted by the University of New Hampshire. The arena is home to the university's hockey team, the Wildcats. The arena also doubles as a concert venue.
Affiliated with the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Observatory hosts free public sessions as well as free private sessions by advance appointment. The observatory also hosts special events, like the New England Astronomy Festival.