Lauren Zou

Outdoor adventure and farm-to-table food in New England.

February 21, 2012

The hilly countryside of southern New Hampshire was once known as America’s first “dairyland.” Locals still maintain a strong connection with their farming-and-hunting roots, and offer travelers ways to tap into this way of life—with falconry lessons and farm stays, to name just a few.

New Hampshire School of Falconry

With a professional falconer, conduct a one-on-one half-day Field Hunt, in which you follow a hawk as it stalks pheasants, quail, and partridges, at one of America’s only schools of falconry.

Herban Living

The organic farm that supplies eggs and vegetables to the region is also a hotel. Ask for colonial quarters, which are in the two original 1760 rooms of the house.

Aylmer's Grille at the Woodbound Inn & Resort

Sit at the chef’s table and watch chef Aylmer Given, who fuses French and American cuisines, like duck with wild cherry risotto.

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