When to visit:
New Jersey’s almost countless resort towns and beaches get swamped every year during the peak summer tourist season (tourism is the states 2nd largest industry). Arriving early (late spring) or late (early fall) can alleviate some of the pain for those determined to hit Jersey’s beaches.
Winter is the prime tourist season for the northwestern part of New Jersey in the so-called “Skylands”, where the skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes.
State Abbreviation: NH
State Capital: Concord
Largest City: Manchester
Area: 9,351 square mile (46th biggest in the USA)
New Hampshire Population: 1,299,500 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: textiles, lumber, tourism, electronic equipment, software
New Hampshire Rivers: Androscoggin River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River
New Hampshire Lakes: Lake Winnipesaukee
Highest Point: Mt. Washington - 6,288 feet above sea-level
Origin of the Name New Hampshire: named for Hampshire, England
State Nickname: Granite State
State Motto: "Live Free or Die"
State Song: Old New Hampshire