New England beauty is just one of so many reasons we live here, love it here, and get visitors from around the world here.  This is our playground!

Kancamagus Highway in White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire from AppalachianViews
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire from AppalachianViews

But where are the prettiest, most stunning places of them all?  According to, New Hampshire’s White Mountains hold the #1 spot for the most gorgeous scenery.  And get this: that number one answer is coming from Bostonians and others who read

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johnandersonphoto White Mountains

This means that even the Aquinnah Cliffs on Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod National Seashore, and the beautiful Berkshires didn't top the absolute love that Massachusetts folks have for New Hampshire's White Mountains.

An autumn view from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine
James Griffiths Photography Acadia National Park

Even Maine's Cadillac Mountain in the breathtaking Acadia National Park topped those incredible Massachusetts beauties and other spectacular New England views, coming in at the #2 most stunning. asked its readers to choose between an original list from a AAA article about stunning spots everyone should visit.  The scenic spots that readers voted on were The Berkshires, Aquinnah Cliffs, the White Mountains, Connecticut’s Heublein Tower, Cadillac Mountain, and Lake Champlain in Vermont, just to name a few of the biggies.

White Mountains New Hampshire - Mountain View
Douglas Rissing White Mountains
loading... says it's not shocked by the White Mountains topping the list, since they were named as the best fall foliage destination in America by USA Today in 2021.

Sunrise in Acadia National Park observed from the top of Cadillac mountain.
Ultima_Gaina Acadia National Park

Meanwhile, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park taking that second most popular pick isn't a huge shock either.  Not only is it the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard, but pointed out that Conde Nast Traveler named it the best place to view sunrises in the country.

Early morning on Lake Winnipesaukee NH
Gerry Fagan Lake Winnipesaukee

Some other New Hampshire and Maine destinations that listed as stunning destinations by readers included Lake Winnipesaukee and Marginal Way in Ogunquit.

The beach along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit.
alohadave Marginal Way

Other Massachusetts loves include the Cape Cod National Seashore, Boston's Charles River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Motif No.1 in Rockport, and Nantucket.

Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island in Rhode Island and Stowe, Vermont were other New England stunners that topped the list, according to the website.

We have a lot to visit, don't we?

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