A state in the New England region, named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It became the first of the British North American colonies to break away from Great Britain in January 1776, and six months later was one of the original thirteen states that founded the United States of America. With some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire’s major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach near Laconia in June. New Hampshire experiences a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers, cold, wet winters, and uniform precipitation all year. Most of tourists come to New Hampshire during summers, but spa resorts can be visited all year round. Most of them offers a silent and rejuvenating retreat in New Hampshire’s out of town locations.