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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!


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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

Must See Blooms This Season

From springtime daffodils to summer fields full of sunflowers, there are plenty of reasons to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Be sure to include these events on your road trip through New Hampshire this season.
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Wild New Hampshire Hikes

Discover something new on your next hike through the Granite State! These 6 wild hikes will take you off the beaten path and into the state's most biodiverse landscapes.
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Where to Spot New Hampshire’s Wildlife

From the common White-tailed deer and Wild turkeys to the more reclusive moose and coyotes, there’s a host of natural wildlife all across the state that residents and visitors can observe—from a safe distance, of course.
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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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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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Discover New Hampshire Adventures After Dark

Here in New Hampshire, we do ‘night life’ a little differently. With moonlight walks, sunrise hikes, ghost tours, and more, you’ll have no trouble finding an unforgettable experience after hours.
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Summer Theatre in the Sun

The perfect recipe for summer fun? Sunshine, laughs, and a good show. Check out these 4 outdoor productions and grab your ticket to summer fun!
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New Hampshire Live and in Concert

What better way to kick-off summer than with an epic concert in the Granite State? Check out these awesome concert venues around the state, pick a show, and start your summer in style!
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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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Unique New Hampshire Experiences

Check out a sampling of some of New Hampshire’s most unique experiences to inspire your summer bucket list!

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