Known as the "Granite State," New Hampshire is one of the original thirteen colonies. It is bordered by Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Canada. With a population of 1.3 million, this New England state hosts millions of tourists annually. The many lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams allows year round recreation. In fact, tourism is New Hampshire's number one industry. Visitors love that they do not have to pay sales tax on goods they purchase. On top of Franconia Notch, near the once famous Old Man on the Mountain, you will find the first erected mountain top aerial tramway in North America.