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Summer in NH

A summer of adventure awaits you.

Summer is a time for the Live Free state to really shine. Our beaches, lakes, and rivers are a perfect way to cool down. Try renting a surfboard, kayak or canoe, or find cruises if you’d like to enjoy the water without getting your toes wet. When you’re ready for a bite, New Hampshire is home to amazing cuisine in all seven regions, ranging from waterfront dining to mountain views. Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events during our summer months when festivals, concerts, and fairs take place each and every weekend.

Summer Vacation Inspiration

Plan Your Next Summer Adventure

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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Exploring the Lakes Region

This summer, influencer Jessica Olm spent some time exploring New Hampshire. Follow along as she shares travel tips for things to see and do on your next getaway to the Lakes Region!
 
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Exploring the Seacoast Region - Part I

Influencer Jessica Olm visited New Hampshire for a summer getaway.  Follow along on her adventures as she discovered the charm and history along the Seacoast.
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Exploring the Seacoast Region - Part II

Influencer Jessica Olm took her summer adventures to New Hampshire’s Seacoast. Check out her experience and all her travel tips for helping you plan your next getaway!
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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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Trips for All 4 Seasons