||Strafford County, Southeastern New Hampshire
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Rochester is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to New Hampshire's famous Lakes Region, the White Mountains with its ski resorts and the Seacoast with its superb beaches. Whether covered with its famous lilacs in the spring, flowers blooming in the summer, spectacular autumn foliage or fresh-fallen snow, the Rochester area is a scenic delight.
Dover, N.H., is the oldest permanent settlement (1623) and the county seat of Strafford County. Dover's earliest days as a colonial seaport led to a successful shipbuilding industry in the 1700s, and it flourished in the 19th century as the nation's leading manufacturer of cotton goods. The downtown area reflects the city's mill heritage and is home to the New Hampshire Children's Museum and the Woodman Institute Museum, a turn of the century four building complex established in 1916 and displays an original 1675 fortified colonial log garrison house. Located within an hours drive from Boston, Ma. and Portland, Maine.
Hiking, climbing, cycling and skiing are enjoyed both by energetic locals and by the many visitors who drive up from Boston
and New York
. The major destinations are Lake Winnipesaukee in Belknap County
, and Conway
in the mountains further north. Mount Washington is in Coos County
. The lakes, islands and snowcapped peaks themselves are spectacular. And some say that the area around Cheshire County
and Keene, NH
is the "Currier and Ives" America has come to love.