Just a thought: you might want to recalibrate "a lot of land", because the standard in NH is a little different from western states.
Five acres is considered very large, and that's enough to raise all the garden you need, a few farm animals, and manage a small woodlot, while living in relative isolation from your neighbors, yet with easy access to shopping, etc.
Getting into the 80+ acre range is going to be all about timber management (a very long-term proposition), recreation, and other "current use" that will give you a huge tax break. At that level, it's more about how much you want to spend, not which lot is best, especially if you get up into the North Country.
In a state where timber is still such a valuable commodity, the standing timber is a separate cost item on any purchase of timberlands. Think of it as buying a commercial building, where the ongoing business and inventory are available separately.
Also, when it comes to relative isolation from others, you can always move north a bit and buy land that adjoins the national forest. You can't control what you don't own, but having 1-5 acres adjoining the national forest is like adding a million acres to your back yard.
Speaking of "current use", which I mentioned earlier, the tradition in New England is very different from western states. The NE ethos is that everyone has access to undeveloped rural land for recreation (hiking, fishing, hunting) unless it's posted to the contrary. Sure, you can post, but it's going to cost you quite a bit on your tax bill if you do.