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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

Must See Booms 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 four events on your road trip through New Hampshire this season.
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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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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

This bucket list is your roadmap to a classic Granite State summer! No matter where your travels take you, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from the perfect adventure.
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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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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 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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Trips for All 4 Seasons