Getting Here and Around

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Getting Here and Around

Air Travel

Manchester Boston Regional Airport is the state's largest and has nonstop service to more than 20 cities. Boston's Logan Airport is within one to three hours of most places in New Hampshire as is Bradley International in Hartford, Connecticut.

Car Travel

New Hampshire is an easy drive north from Boston and serves as a good base for exploring northern New England. Many destinations are near major highways, so getting around by car is a great way to travel. Interstate 93 stretches from Boston to Littleton and on into neighboring Vermont. Interstate 89 will get you from Concord to Hanover and eventually to Burlington, Vermont. To the east, Interstate 95, which is a toll road, passes through southern New Hampshire's coastal area on its way from Massachusetts to Maine. Throughout the state are quiet backcountry lanes and winding roads that might take a little longer but can make for some of the best parts of the journey.

Speed limits on interstate and limited-access highways are usually 65 mph, except in heavily settled areas, where 55 mph is the norm. On state and U.S. routes, speed limits vary considerably. On any given stretch, the limit may be anywhere from 25 mph to 55 mph, so watch the signs carefully. Right turns on red lights are permitted unless otherwise indicated.

Train Travel

Amtrak. Amtrak runs its Downeaster service from Boston to Portland, Maine, with stops in Exeter, Durham, and Dover. 800/872–7245. www.amtrak.com.

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