Robert Frost lived in New Hampshire from the time he was 10 until he was 45. The Frost Place is a smallish, humble farmhouse where the poet once came with his family to escape the ravages of hay fever; it's one of several northern New England abodes he inhabited during his career. (He also had homes in Arlington, Vermont, and Derry, New Hampshire.) Today his former farmhouse is a quietly respectful tribute in the form of an arts center and gathering place for local writers. Walking the grounds, it's not hard to see how his granite-edged poetry evolved here at the fringes of the White Mountains. First editions of Frost's works are on display; a nature trail in the woods nearby is posted with excerpts from some of his poems. In early July every year, there's a Frost Day celebration with readings from resident poets and lectures. Pay the suggested donation; this is a special place.