The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.
Like a siren's song, the sea beckons you to explore New Hampshire along Historic Route 1. Roll down your windows, breathe in the ocean air, and listen to the crashing waves and crying seagulls. Mingle with salty characters on picturesque beaches and in colonial villages — some of which are nearly 400 years old. Discover a charming brew of history, theaters, restaurants, and shopping.
Splash on the slides and rides at Water Country, New England's largest water park. Conquer the mist-shrouded abyss that is the Dragon's Den, or plunge into a whitewater adventure on Thunder Falls and Wild Canyon. For an in-depth education about marine life, spend an afternoon at the Seacoast Science Center. Located on the coastline, this world-class facility showcases aquatic species in their natural habitats — a fascinating departure from ordinary aquariums. Celebrate America's military history at the USS Albacore Museum — home to the research vessel that was the basis for the modern submarine. It's a humbling eye-opener to the sacrifices made by America's sailors.
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