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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

No matter where your travels take you, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from the perfect adventure. Let these classic activities guide you to unforgettable experiences as you check-off your way through the state! 

Download your very own copy of our ultimate summer bucket list to print out and keep in your car during your trip. Can you fit them all in in one summer? There's no harm in giving it a shot!

Visit

  • The Flume Gorge
  • Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth
  • Water Country in Portsmouth
  • Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
  • Castle in the Clouds
  • More Than 5 Covered Bridges
  • The State House
  • Sugar Hill’s Blooming Fields of Lupines in June
  • The Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park
  • All 7 Regions
  • Motorcycle Week in Laconia
  • Star Island of the Isle of Shoals
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park
  • The Madison Boulder (largest glacial erratic in North America)

Do

  • Drive The Kancamagus Highway
  • Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock
  • Dip Your Toes in Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Attend the Jericho ATV Festival in June
  • Enjoy a Scenic Train Ride
  • Kayak on the Saco River
  • Go Ziplining
  • Camp at a NH State Park
  • Pick-Your-Own Produce at a Local Farm
  • Stay Overnight at a Cozy Bed & Breakfast
  • Explore the Peak of Mount Washington
  • Bike NH’s Rail Trails
  • ATV in the Great North Woods
  • Watch a Drive In Movie
  • Embark on a Scenic Lake Cruise
  • Hang Glide at Morningside Flight Park
  • Hike one of NH’s 4,000-footer Mountains
  • Stay Overnight in an AMC Hut
  • Rock Climb up Cathedral or Whitehorse Ledge
  • Complete Part of the Ice Cream/Beer/Cheese Trail
  • Ride on a Hot Air Balloon

See

  • A Bear Show at Clark’s Trading Post
  • Whale Watching on the Seacoast
  • A Black Bear in the Wild
  • Either of the 45th Parallel Signs in the North Country
  • The Hampton Beach Sand Sculptures in June
  • A NASCAR Race at NH Motor Speedway
  • A New Hampshire Sunrise
  • A Moose in the Wild
  • A NH Waterfall
  • A Shooting Star in New Hampshire’s Skies
  • The Historic Omni Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods
  • A Theatrical Summer Performance
  • The Currier Museum of Art’s famous Zimmerman House
  • The Walldog Murals in Downtown Keene

Road Trip Packing Essentials

We’ve compiled the ultimate packing list for your summer road trip in New Hampshire so you can focus more on the adventure and less on the planning!
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Snacks to Pack for your NH Road Trip

There’s just something about a road trip that screams snacks. Here are some must-have NH made treats that are sure to satisfy on your travels around the state.

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Sky High Adventures

Whether you’ve always dreamed of taking an epic helicopter ride, lifting off from the water in a seaplane, or feeling the wind in your face on a daring hang glider…NH’s got you covered.
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Kayak With a View

See some of NH’s spectacular scenery this summer from the water. From rapids to leisurely kayaking, paddle your way at these 6 spots. Don’t forget to enjoy the views!   
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Mountain Biking Trails to Try

Rugged terrain or easy riding New Hampshire offers riding for all levels and abilities. Here are 9 mountain biking trails to try this summer.
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Benefits of Kayaking

Paddle your way around NH’s waterways for adventure, scenic views and, did we mention kayaking has a whole lot of physical and psychological rewards too! Learn more now.
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Refreshing Lakeside Escapes

There’s nothing quite like heading to the lake during the summer in New Hampshire. So we’ve rounded up 7 lakeside escapes where you can relax and refresh.
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Kayaking for First Timers

Ready to try kayaking for the first time? Here from our local kayaking expert what you need to know to get started paddling in New Hampshire this summer.
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How to Have a Laid Back NH Summer

If your idea of a summer vacation includes great entertainment, delicious food and drink, and relaxation then head to New Hampshire. Find trip inspiration here!
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Epic Summer Adventures

For the adrenaline-seekers, the fun-lovers and the bold—New Hampshire is the perfect playground for absolutely epic summer adventures. So get ready to gear up and make unforgettable memories that will leave you with one word to sum it all up: EPIC.

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