New Hampshire’s weather is quite varied depending on a person’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, mountains, lakes, and rivers. Summer visitors typically enjoy temperatures in the upper 60s or 70s, while the average autumn day ranges from upper 40s to 60 degrees. The growing season is approximately 120 days long and the state receives an average 40 inches (or more) of precipitation. The Connecticut River Valley and the park receive an annual average of 35 inches of rain and 70 inches of snow. The four seasons vary greatly and each has its own unique qualities.
Did You Know?
Bas-relief is the most difficult form of sculpture. The detail is achieved by the way that light strikes the relief’s shallow surface, creating shadows that give an illusion of depth. Some of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ portrait reliefs are only 1/8th of an inch deep.