Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Get your '50s kicks for FREE ...

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On New Hampshire's Retro Route # 3
(from New Hampshire's Maple Gazette)


Who says you can't turn back the hands of time? It can if you take a motor trip to New Hampshire. The State's Route 3 Retro Tour shows you how to drive back in time.
The 133 miles of gorgeous byways between Tilton and Pittsburg contain a treasure chest of affordable, 1950's and 1960's-era, owner-operated motels, motor courts and attractions.Route 3 is situated between Lake Winnipesaukee and the northern border of New Hampshire. This was the main north-south travel route for vacation and business travellers alike during the 1950's and 1960's. Attractions still abound along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, in both Weirs Beach and Meredith's abundant shopping areas, where New Hampshire's Route 3 Retro Tour begins.
It is surprising how much of the 50s has survived. The 104 Diner -- the last Worcester (railroad) Lunch Car to be built in America -- is a must stop. So is Chutters (and its world's longest candy counter) in Littleton and the 58-year old Santa's Village in Jefferson.
The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development has recently published a colourful 8-page Route 3 Retro Tour brochure that highlights all the 50s style diners, motels and attractions alongside the scenic highway. The brochure is available on the department's website www.visitnh.gov as a downloadable PDF: http://www.visitnh.gov/uploads/itineraries/retro-tour.pdf

"Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that Granite State trip
Get your 50s retro kicks for free
On New Hampshire's Route Number 3*** "

***Apologizes to Little Richard's Route 66

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