If you’ve been anywhere near New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley this summer, it’s clear that the White Mountains have been overrun by tourists.
That’s nothing new, of course. The region is always one of the most popular draws in New England each summer, boasting a wealth of outdoor activities, theme park fun, and tax-free shopping, all within a three-hour drive from the metro Boston area.
But 2020 has delivered a much grander burden for the Granite State.
Take, for instance, the fact that the staff of the White Mountain National Forest felt the need this week to pen an open letter to tourists, pleading with them to make note of the “lack of respect for the valuable resources of the forest.”