ity initiatives [that] has been a model for
hotels throughout Maine and the region.”
In coastal Rockland, groups can charter the
carbon-free schooner J. & E. Riggin, the first
Maine windjammer to be awarded the Maine
DEP Environmental leadership award in hos-
pitality, for eco-friendly sailing adventures.
Written by Revolutionary War hero General
John Stark in 1809 and adopted by the
legislature in 1945 as World War II ended,
New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” is
among America’s best known state mottos.
Encircling the equally renowned Old Man
of the Mountain (inspired by the rocky visage seen in Cannon Mountain of the White
Mountains), these rousing words speak to
the spirit of Granite State meetings.
Crowned by its namesake mountain,
southwestern New Hampshire’s 40-town
Monadnock Region is a place to breathe
free. Promoting walkable neighborhoods
nationwide, the website Walk Score calls
Keene, where green space figured prominently in the city’s post-industrial redevelopment, a “Walkers Paradise.” For groups,
that means car-free access to abundant
conferencing and event resources, including the Colonial Theatre, Redfern Arts
Center and Courtyard Keene Downtown.
In coastal Portsmouth, the grand 161-
room Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott
Hotel & Spa, offers 10,000 square feet of
space, including three ballrooms and
prefunction space with soul-lifting ocean
views. Practicing Marriott International’s
Green Meetings standards, the Energy
Star-certified property’s eco-friendly measures include low-flow plumbing, ener-gy-efficient lighting and comprehensive
Threaded with scenic byways, hiking
trails and legendary
peaks, New Hampshire’s legendary
White Mountains are
a place to free mind,
body and soul.
are the 13 mountains
of the Presidential
Road tours, including extreme SnowCoach
excursions in winter.