Great Island Photography

Unexpected romance in the northeastern countryside.

May 15, 2012

There’s nothing to pressure couples in the lush green center of New Hampshire. This is a behind-the-times world of college towns, manageable ski resorts, and gently rounded mountains. You’ll need a car to get around—the drive is lovely, especially during leaf-peeping season—but the quaint towns are walkable.

The Fells

Stroll the gardens this historic estate of stone walls, a Colonial Revival mansion, and rushing brooks on Lake Sunapee that adjoins 675 acres of protected forest.

Colby Hill Inn

The secluded Carriage House Suite features a four-poster bed, Queen Anne chairs, and French doors onto a deck that overlooks the pool. Cross an antique covered bridge on a stroll to Henniker’s tiny downtown on the meandering Contoocook River.

Colby Hill Inn Restaurant

Colby Hill Inn’s restaurant, which hosts cooking classes, is renowned for its Chicken Colby Hill, a breast stuffed with leeks, lobster, and Boursin cheese.

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