Do you like your water salty or fresh? Indoors or out? Tumbling over a precipice or gently lapping a lakeshore? With a side of sand or a private cabana? When you make New Hampshire your water-fun headquarters, you don't have to choose—we have all of the above.

The call of the water is impossible to resist in New Hampshire, especially on sweltering summer days when our waves are pure, refreshing bliss. If we had only the watery resources Mother Nature provides, we'd be a top destination for swimming holes, water sports, and on-water recreation. But she forgot one thing: Humans like to make a splash even when it's raining or chilly outside. So, ingenious New Hampshire businesses have taken the matter into their own hands, and the Granite State now has indoor water fun on tap year-round. Find your new favorite place for liquid refreshment in this guide.

Boating & Public Access. Launch your boat or rent one from a marina, or book passage aboard a scenic island or lake cruise.

Seacoast Beaches. New Hampshire's shoreline may be petite, but thanks to superb water quality and vacation amenities, it’s one of the Northeast's best places for a stay or a day at the beach.

Lakes. There are more lakes and ponds in New Hampshire than you could explore in a lifetime—no exaggeration. Learn all about the opportunities they hold for fishing, paddling, swimming and more.

Waterfalls. There are so many gleaming cascades in New Hampshire that you can set out on a waterfall photo safari and even view waterfalls without leaving your car.

Water Attractions. New Hampshire offers water parks and amusements under open skies and indoors.

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Mollidgewock State Park

Route 16, Errol, NH 03579

Phone: 6034823373
Lake Francis State Park

439 River Rd., Pittsburg, NH 03592

Phone: 60353866965
Malagar Group LLC, SailNH

188 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham, NH 03885

Phone: 6033803804
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

23 Science Center Rd., Holderness, NH 03245

Phone: 6039687194
Outdoor Adventure & Photography Tours

P.O. Box 7086, Gilford, NH 03247

Phone: 6033932752
Candia Springs Adventure Park

446 Raymond Rd, Candia, NH 03034

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

1 Ocean Blvd State Pier, Hampton Beach, NH 03842

Phone: 6039262469
Naswa Resort

1086 Weirs Blvd., Laconia, NH 03246

Phone: 6033664341
Franconia Notch State Park

I-93, Route 3, Franconia, NH 03580

Phone: 6038238800
Portsmouth Kayak Adventures

185 Wentworth Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6035591000
Forest Lake State Park

Off Route 116, Dalton, NH 03598

Phone: 6038379150
Wadleigh State Park

Route 114, North Sutton, NH 03260

Phone: 6039274724
Kingston State Park

124 Main St., Kingston, NH 03848

Phone: 6036425471
Hampton Beach State Park

Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842

Phone: 6032278717
Wentworth State Park

Route 109, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Phone: 6035693699

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