North of the Presidential Range, stretching from US 2 north to the Candadian border, lies an enormous, wild, and little-known area of the White Mountains. The peaks are low by White Mountain standards (only 2 break 4,000 feet), most of the land is owned by paper companies, there is no above-timberline terrain, and trails become more and more scarce as Canada gets closer. In many ways this country is more akin to the huge wilderness tracts of Maine rather than the other, more heavily-visited ranges of the White Mountains.
The North Country begins in far northern New Hampshire near the sources of the Connecticut River, hard up against the border with Quebec. The low mountains and hills here are really part of the Boundary Mountains, which get higher to the northeast, in Maine.
The most prominent landmarks in the northern reaches of the White Mountains are: the Percy Peaks (3430'), prominent twin cones overlooking Groveton; rugged Dixville Notch and its famous old resort hotel; Blue Mountain (3780'), the highest point in this wilderness; and the source of the Connecticut River along the New Hampshire-Quebec border, near Maine's Boundary Mountains. Outdoor activities here are limited by lack of trails, private land, and general remoteness, but bushwhackers and explorers looking to loose the crowds may enjoy these almost forgotten northern reaches of the White Mountains.
South of NH Route 110 the North Country becomes higher, and a large but separate tract of the White Mountain National Forest covers most of the Pilot and Pliny Ranges, which together form a high, forested, and remote letter "L". Mount Cabot (4180') in the Pilot Range and Mount Waumbek (4005') in the Pliny range are the only 4000 footers, and both are completeley forested, have a reputation as some of the dullest 4000 footers in the state, and feature trails mainly because of their height. The Pilot-Pliny area also boasts a number of high 3000 footers, such as Mount Weeks (3890') and others. A relatively recent trail, the 20-mile Kilkenny Ridge Trail, now traverses this range.
On the other side of U.S. 2 from the Presidentials is the Crescent Range, with a high point of Black Crescent Mountain (3070'), whose low summits and outlooks offer fantastic views of the Northern Peaks of the Presidential Range.