Exploring The North Country

Photo: Courtesy of Wes Lavin



From the Boston region to the south, take U.S. Route 93 North to Exit 35 in New Hampshire. From there, you’ll follow Route 3 North. Total drive time is a little under four hours.

From the Portland, Maine area to the east, take Maine Route 26 North to New Hampshire, where it becomes New Hampshire Route 26 West, which you can take to Route 3 in Colebrook. Drive time is a little over two-and-a-half hours.

From the Burlington, Vermont area to the west, follow Vermont Route 2 East to Lancaster, New Hampshire, and then take Route 3 North. Drive time is a little under three hours.


While there is plenty to do and enjoy in the North Country, the region is also conveniently located near many other fun places and attractions, making the North Country a great basecamp from which to plan your adventures.

The region borders Quebec to the north, allowing visitors to easily enjoy an international experience. To the south, New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the popular attraction Santa’s Village are nearby. To the west is Vermont’s scenic and fun Northeast Kingdom, while to the east are the beautiful mountains and lakes of western Maine.

With so many fun things to do and places to explore in the North Country and beyond, you’ll never run out of exciting activities.


This 24 page guide to our neck of the woods will help you find our local merchants, outdoor adventures and tourist events you won’t want to miss!

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