New Hampshire is one of the most amazing places to spend your vacation during this summer. Unfortunately, people don’t really know much about the ninth state of American. The State’s ethos is “Live Free or Die”; that should give an idea of what New Hampshire has to offer. So, here are 5 amazing things to do in New Hampshire this summer;
#1. Explore the Small Town of Meredith
The Meredith town is in the lake region of New Hampshire. It’s a comfortable town located in Meredith Bay which lies between Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Waukegan.
Every moment you spend in Meredith town is worth it. The atmosphere is so cozy and always gives you a feeling of home away from home.
There are a lot of things you can do in Meredith town. You can shop and dine at Mill Falls Marketplace, visit the Winnipesaukee scenic railroad, explore the hermit woods winery, etc.
If you are curious about water, you can visit Lake Waukewan, Meredith marina, etc. Don’t forget to check out the Meredith children’s museum and historical society.
There are fewer people in Meredith town, so you have enough access to nature. the town also looks epic.
If you have not gone on vacation for a while, the Meredith town would give you an experience of a lifetime.
#2. Hike at Crawford Notch State Park
If you love hiking, you should probably visit Crawford Notch State Park for an amazing hiking experience. It’s one of the things to do in New Hampshire this summer.
The Crawford Notch State Park is located in the White Mountains region. The park has some breathtaking scenic trails like The Saco River Trail, Ripley Falls, Arethusa Falls, and Frankenstein Cliff Trails.
Of course, you can easily access the Crawford Notch State Park’s trailhead from the parking areas. And the paths are well marked, so it’s easy to navigate through them.
However, it’s advisable to wear sturdy and comfortable hiking kits including your shoes or boots, and trekking poles for the rocky.
You need these skills because these scenic trails are muddy and the terrain is a bit difficult to hike.
You can also drive to both ends of the state park; During such driving, you see the amazing sugar maples, white oaks, blue spruces, black walnuts, Eastern white pines, etc.
While driving through the Crawford Notch State Park, you need to roll down your vehicle’s wind to experience the cozy atmosphere of New Hampshire mountain.
And if you love taking photos, you can park your vehicle at different spots to take breathtaking pictures of your moments in New Hampshire Mountain.
#3. Wander Concord
One of the amazing things to do in New Hampshire this summer is to explore Concord. Oh! I forget to mention; Concord is the capital city of New Hampshire.
The city recently underwent a makeover of about 14 million dollars. So, there are a lot of interesting things in the city.
For instance, you can take a quick trip to Gibson’s Bookstore (the shop has been in existence since 1898). You can also visit the Viking House, a European gift shop, and Granite State Candy shop (since 1927).
But the entire adventure in New Hampshire is not complete without a mouthwatering meal at the Common man. The common man is a local staple that has been running for the past 5 decades.
Alex Ray, the owner of the Common Man has over 15 restaurants, a spa, a company store, the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, and the Common Man Roadside.
Alex Ray is one of the most popular people in News Hampshire, and he’s a key player in Concord’s commercial activities.
#4. Paddle the Contoocook River
Paddling at the Contoocook River is one of the most amazing things to do in New Hampshire this summer. If you want to have an amazing paddling experience on the water, take a trip to the Contoocook River Canoe Company.
The Contoocook River canoe company is a family-operated business and they have been in existence since 1997. With them, you can explore the Contoocook river.
The River is surrounded by Forest and Beaches, but paddling this river gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
While paddling through the river, you tend to see wildlife like osprey, ducks, blue herons, kingfishers, etc.
If you have enough time, you can kayak about two miles up the Contoocook river to see Daisy Beach. You can take really nice pictures on the beach.
#5. Explore Manchester
Manchester City is the largest city in New Hampshire. The city has about 113 thousand residents and it’s along the Merrimack River.
From Manchester city, you can easily access New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.
There are a lot of things to explore in Manchester. You can visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House through the currier Museum of Art, Millyard Museum, and Bedrock Gardens. This location is about 30 minutes west of Manchester.
There’s always a fun foodstuff to eat in the city. You can eat maple donuts, spiced cider, etc.
Again, where to sleep is never an issue whenever you are in Manchester city. There are hotels, inns, and other areas you can comfortably spend your night in when in the city.
These are some of the things to do in New Hampshire this summer. Surprisingly, some of these things you can do in New Hampshire are not as expensive as they sound.
Have you been to New Hampshire before? Kindly drop your experience in the comment below.