Every state capitol has had its unique beauty and New Hampshire was no different. As in Vermont, we walked right in. Although there was a security guard in the lobby, he did not even bother looking up from his newspaper to see who or what had entered the building. There was NO information table so no brochure to guide us at all. Truthfully, the entire building just had a very unfriendly vibe to it. Around the corner, we finally saw a small room identified as a Visitor Center. I went in, walked up to the desk and as I live and breathe, I stood there for at least 60 seconds and the woman NEVER LOOKED UP FROM THE BOOK SHE WAS READING. She never acknowledged my presence. I finally turned around and walked out. She never said a word. I'll not go into details about the conversation Bill and I had about the "whys" of that, but IMHO, no matter what her excuse might have been, there is NO ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE for that happening in the clearly marked Visitor Center of a state capitol building.
We loved this little bridge, but cracked up at the sign saying, "yield to oncoming boats." I'd be a lot more concerned about cracking my head on that clearing than yielding to oncoming boats! It really was only about 18 inches.
Weirs Beach does indeed have all of that. But they have it in proportions one might describe as quaint rather than garish. ONE small amusement park, one BLOCK of shops and we never saw an arcade although I'm certain one was there. There was a very large beach area and in total respect to fairness, we can imagine that in the summertime, the place looks and feels totally different than on the day we were there. As a matter of fact, it will look totally different in less than one week when Laconia Bike Week descends on the entire area and we are told that all locals LEAVE!
But on the day we drove through, it had begun raining again and quaint was the only word we could come up with.