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    Isolated? – Myths of the North Country

    The White Mountains and the Notches that pass through them form a natural barrier between the North Country and the rest of New Hampshire.  Driving through Franconia Notch, the interstate narrows to one lane in each direction and the speed limit drops to 45 mph as the road winds between the mountains.  It is easy to see where one might get the idea that it is isolated up here – and if you are someone who needs easy access to a major city at all times, it just might be.  As someone who had no desire to be in a major metropolitan area, the North Country is perfect for me.…