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A great way to learn about the history of New Hampshire is to take a walking tour. You’ll see historic sites and find out about what each town has to offer. Whether you’re in the Seacoast area, or up north in the White Mountains, walking tours provide fun for the whole family.

For nature walks, be sure to check out the NH Natural Heritage Bureau's Visiting New Hampshire's Biodiversity Series, with maps and guides for walks statewide.

 Or view the following listings of walks in all of New Hampshire's regions:

Merrimack Valley
Monadnock Region
Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Lakes Region
White Mountains
Great North Woods


Dover: Dover's Heritage Trails, three self-guided walking tours. For more information, contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at (603) 742-2218.

Exeter: Walking Tour of Exeter. For more information, contact The Exeter Historical Society at (603) 778-2335.

North Hampton: North Hampton Heritage Walks. For more information, contact the town of North Hampton at (603) 964-8087.

Portsmouth: Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. For more information, contact Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail at (603) 431-2768. 

Portsmouth: The Portsmouth Harbour Trail, prepared by Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. Contact: Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. 603-436-3988.

Rollinsford: A Walking Tour of Salmon Village. For more information, contact the town of Rollinsford at (603) 742-2510.

Merrimack Valley

Concord: Concord on Foot: A Walking Tour of Downtown. A self-guided downtown walking tour of over 50 historic sites. For more information contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at 603-224-2508.

Derry: Historic District Walking Tours. Covers the "Old Burying Ground," the Adams Female Academy, First Parish Church and many other homes and buildings. For more information, contact the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce at (603) 432-8205.

Manchester: The Manchester Historic Association, offers a number of guided walking tours throughout the year. For more information contact the Manchester Historic Association at 603-622-7531.

Monadnock Region

Francestown: A Walking Tour of the Village of Francestown. For more information, contact the Francestown Improvement and Historical Society at (603) 547-3934.

Keene: Shire Town by Foot. For more information, contact the Historical Society of Cheshire County at (603) 352-1895.

Milford: Walking Tour of Downtown Milford. For more information, contact the Milford Historical Society.

Peterborough: Stop by the Peterborough Historical Society and pick up a complimentary map and brochure of Peterborough. For more information, contact them at (603) 924-3235.

Troy: Troy. A New England Mill Town Walking Tour. For more information, contact the town of Troy.

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Charlestown: Historic Charlestown Walkabout. Offers a detailed guide and brief historical summary of the downtown structures. For more information, contact the Town of Charlestown at 603-826-4400.

Claremont: Historic Walking Tour, Tremont Square. Brochure available through the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact them at (603) 543-1296.

Meriden: A New Hampshire Village through Over Two Centuries: A Walking Tour of Meriden. For more information, contact the Plainfield Town Office at (603) 469-3201.

Plainfield: A New Hampshire Village through Over Two Centuries: A Walking Tour of Plainfield. For more information, contact the Plainfield Town Office at (603) 469-3201.

Lakes Region

Laconia: City on the Lakes Walking Tour. Prepared by the Belknap Mill Society. 603-524-8813.

Meredith: Meredith Village: Historic Walking Tour. For more information, contact the Meredith Public Library at (603) 279-4303.

Ossipee: A New Hampshire Village through Two Centuries: A Walking Tour of Center Ossipee. For more information, contact the Ossipee Historical Society.

Plymouth: Plymouth Heritage Trail. A self-guided walking tour is available, highlighting places, buildings and personalities that shaped the development of Plymouth. For more information and brochures contact the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce at 603-536-1001.

White Mountains

Bethlehem: Self-Guided Walking Tour. For more information, contact the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Information Center at (603) 869-3409.

Littleton: A Walking Tour of Main Street. For more information, contact the Littleton Chamber of Commerce at          (603) 444-6561.

Great North Woods

Berlin: Heritage Trail of Berlin. For more information contact the Androscoggin Valley Chamber Of Commerce at     (603)752-6060.

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