From the region’s tallest peak to the nation’s first primary, your vacation in New Hampshire, by the numbers.
>258—Number of islands in Lake Winnipesaukee; three are called Loon
>213 feet—Maximum depth of Lake Winnipesaukee
>600-plus billion gallons—Estimated volume of Winnie
>5—There are at least five translations of the Abenaki word Winnipesaukee; the most poetic is “Smile of the Great Spirit.”
>Puritan Backroom—Manchester restaurant that has had many visits from presidential candidates
>Best spot to get your baby kissed by a candidate—At a July Fourth or “old home day” parade
>1916—Year of first, unofficial Laconia motorcycle rally (Motorcycle Week is 6/13-21 this year)
>1923— First official year
>Tourism— The state’s second-largest industry (after smart manufacturing/high technology)
>Wolfeboro calls itself the oldest summer resort town in the United States.
>43 stands on New Hampshire’s ice cream trail
>Don’t picnic without it— Tupperware was invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper, a native of Berlin, New Hampshire.
>6,288 ft.— Height of Mount Washington,the highest point in the state.
>Until 2010, it was the site of the wind gust record (231 miles per hour), set in 1934.
>45,000— cars travel the auto road each summer
>91,000— people arrive by rail
>80,000 people walk to the summit
“It’s kind of because of Lake Winnipesaukee, because we love that lake, but Winnipesaukee is too long of a name for a little girl. So we went with Winnie.” — Jimmy Fallon tells New York magazine about how he and his wife named their daughter
SOURCES: NBC NEWS; MT. WASHINGTON STATE PARK; LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE.info; VULTURE.com; NPR; icons ffrom Shutterstock; pilgrim/globe staff