New Hampshire Adventure Itineraries

A motorcycle trip with no real destination in mind … A chance to conquer zipline after zipline … A river quest that leads to waters still considered sacred by New Hampshire's native Abenaki people … A moment of pride when your son or daughter catches that elusive first fish. We want you to have memorable adventures in New Hampshire, so we've created these itineraries to fuel your desire to head outdoors and explore.

If you're looking for soft adventure, we'll entice you with guides to New Hampshire's waterfalls, birdwatching trails, and best motorcycle drives. If more-extreme adventure travel calls to you, New Hampshire will deliver the adrenaline rush you're seeking—and leave you longing to return. Once you've climbed one of New Hampshire's mountains, you'll understand why so many adventurers vow to climb them all.

New Hampshire's Adrenaline Tour
Ten aerial adventures await on this tour for would-be Janes and Tarzans. Ziplining is a thrilling way to soar above the scenery, and the variety of treetop playgrounds in New Hampshire is unparalleled.

Wildlife Viewing & Birding Trails
Close encounters with creatures large and small motivate many travelers to set out into New Hampshire's wilds. Choose from 25 trails best known for opportunities to glimpse birds and animals in their natural habitats.

Androscoggin River Adventure
This active three-day itinerary combines hiking and paddling trips in and around wild and scenic Errol, New Hampshire. It's designed for serious paddlers, so if you're not experienced at navigating a canoe or kayak, consider hiring a local guide, who can also lead you to the best spots for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Upper Ammonoosuc Cultural Heritage
Paddle a stretch of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which native peoples relied upon for swift and easy travel. Plus, at either end of your river adventure, spend a day hiking or visiting historic sites in and around the remote and sparsely populated town of Groveton, New Hampshire.

Connecticut River Valley Wildlife Meander
Spend two days paddling a gentle segment of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail between Stratford and Groveton, New Hampshire. Along the way, you'll come upon sacred springs that the Abenaki people believe have healing powers.

A Spin Around the Lake
This motorcycle driving tour loops around Lake Winnipesaukee. You'll love the ride for the views alone, but you can make a day trip of it with these tips on where to stop to hike, dine, and shop.

History Meets Nature Up North
Motorcycle riders relish this winding, scenic trip along Route 3 from Nashua to the Canadian border. Learn where to pull over for everything from food to moose views.

Rindge to Rochester Ride
U.S. Route 202 travels through eight states, and New Hampshire's portion of this roadway is rural, curvy, and popular with motorcycle riders. Before you set out, here's insider advice on where to eat and what to see.

Grand Snowmobile Experience
If you've always wanted to snowmobile, why not hit the trail in a place where riders embrace the sport with unparalleled passion? More than 1,500 miles of snowmobile trails wind through New Hampshire's Coos County, and you can pull right up to a warming hut or restaurant whenever you're ready for a snack.

New Hampshire's Grand Waterfall Watching
Want to embark on a waterfall safari? This itinerary will introduce you to a half-dozen of the most photogenic cascades in northern New Hampshire.

Catch of the Season
Introduce kids to fishing in New Hampshire and you may spark a lifelong passion. This trip report explains how easy it is to make fishing an exciting part of your Lakes Region family adventure.

Trails to Remember
Make the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center in Crawford Notch your comfy home base for hikes in the White Mountains. The folks there will supply the gear you need to spend your days observing nature and venturing into the mountains in all four seasons.