Three information centers that welcome tourists to New Hampshire will once again be open during the winter.
The state welcome and information centers in Colebrook, Lebanon and Littleton have been closed during the winter since 2011. But the Department of Resources and Economic Development says based on the recently signed state budget and efforts to improve agency efficiency, officials found money to re-open the centers.
The three sites will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday from Dec. 17 to March 21.
DRED Commissioner Jeff Rose notes that the winter season is important for the state's tourism industry. Last year, more than 7 million people visited the state during winter, spending more than $1.1 billion.