The White Mountains
and the area’s many lakes, rivers, and waterfalls have long been an attraction for thousands of visitors to this most scenic mountain area in all of New England. In Railways and Waterways of the White Mountains, you will explore the wonders of the many historic bodies of water that have drawn visitors and settlers to the North Country of New Hampshire
for hundreds of years, offering a beautiful landscape and a wealth of natural abundance. Railways and Waterways of the White Mountains represents the history of the early railroads through the many villages and natural landscapes of the Notches. As you leaf through the pages within, you will witness the appeal and charm of the White Mountains in their infinite variety of scenery, inexhaustible in their resources and unlimited in their manifold combinations. During our reminiscent journey, you will travel up the Pemigewasset, Saco, and Ammonoosuc Rivers, and experience the brilliant landscape of the Franconia, Pinkham, and Crawford Notches via the early steam railroads of the late 1800s.
The White Mountains are a continuation of the Appalachian system, extending across north-central New Hampshire into west-central Maine. New Hampshire is a northern New England state that was one of the thirteen colonies that rebelled against British rule and formed the original United States. Maine was still part of Massachusetts at the time of the Revolution, but soon separated and was admitted as a state.