Looking for a scenic college town that packs some history? Why not New Hampshire? New Hampshire may be the seventh-smallest state, but it's dotted with more than 1,300 lakes, rivers, and streams. Also, scenic New Hampshire has some of the highest peaks in the New England, drawing hikers and ski fanatics every season to the White Mountains range. Concord is the state capital and is home to a diverse entertainment and cultural life. Other attractions include Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena, the Currier Museum of Art, and the Capitol Center.
New Hampshire's oldest and most-famous school is Dartmouth College, located just north of Concord in Hanover. The Granite State is also dedicated to supporting nine public colleges and universities and is host to 17 private schools of higher education. With a main campus in Durham, The University of New Hampshire has branches and extensions in Plymouth and Keene.