Effingham includes the villages of Effingham Falls, Effingham (Lord’s Hill), Center Effingham (Drake’s Corner) and South Effingham and has a total area of 39.9 square miles.
Every year in August the community of Freedom celebrates “Old Home Week”, a New Hampshire tradition that was officially recognized by Proclamation in the New Hampshire State Legislature in 1913.
The town is home to the Madison Boulder (43°55′52′′N 71°10′04′′W), the largest known glacial erratic in New England, and among the largest in the world. Madison Boulder is a huge granite rock measuring 83 feet (25 m) in length, 23 feet (7.0 m) in height above the ground, and 37 feet (11 m) in width. It weighs upwards of 5,000 tons.
Ossipee is made of many small villages scattered among the hills. Shops filled with unusual crafts and antiques dot the country roads. Good fishing abounds on Ossipee Lake and the rivers and streams that flow into it. The adventurous can hike into the Ossipee Mountains and there are opportunities galore for swimming, boating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
The town of Sandwich is in the Sandwich Range with seventeen listed peaks including the Sandwich Dome.
With its majestic backdrop of Mount Chocorua, the most photographed mountain in America, Tamworth, New Hampshire is a picturesque town offering dramatic mountain views from many locations.