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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.

Plan Your Next Summer Adventure

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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How to Have an Epic Summer in New Hampshire

This way to a NH itinerary packed with adrenaline-filled activities, must-see shows, scenic drives, arts and culture too! Hit the road and start your adventure today.     
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Summer Biking Showdown

Trade riding on city streets for mountain bike trails this summer. Here’s what you need to know to start exploring New Hampshire’s mountain bike trails this season.   
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Essential Summer Craft Beers

What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a NH craft beer. Let’s get you started with these 5 essential summer beers sure to satisfy your thirst.
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5 Best Kept Swimming Hole Secrets

Need to cool off on a hot NH summer day? We’ve got refreshing news: here are 5 of the best swimming holes in the state. Learn more!
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5 Reasons to go ATVing

There's no reason to be intimidated by ATVing! Pull back the curtain a bit and take a peek at all that this exciting sport offers. Here are five reasons you should give it a try this summer.

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Summertime on the Seacoast

Beautiful beaches, a bustling boardwalk, entertainment, outdoor activities, history and a phenomenal food and drink scene too! Get your summer on NH’s Seacoast started here!
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5 Ways to Stay Entertained on the Seacoast

Just because the sun sets doesn’t mean the fun stops on NH’s Seacoast. Fireworks, outdoor movies and live performances are a few ways to stay entertained after hours.  
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Trips for All 4 Seasons