All Roads Lead to Adventure
Summer in New Hampshire is an adventurer’s paradise. With mountains to conquer, quaint small towns to explore, and hundreds of lakes and ponds to cool off in, adventure hides around every corner. Since freedom is the ultimate driver of any road trip, you have a choice with every turn you take. Choose a trip through New Hampshire this season and Discover Your New.
3 Reasons to Road Trip:
- Freedom. When you’re on the road, you make your own schedule. You have the flexibility to take the scenic route, stop by that kitschy roadside diner, or discover the hidden gems that make any trip memorable.
- Variety. Road tripping allows you to make the most out of any destination, especially here in New Hampshire, where a variety of activities lie in close proximity.
- Cost Effective. A road trip can take you farther. By skipping a flight for your next vacay, your possibilities are endless. Extend your visit to nearby towns, neighboring states, or beyond.
Scenic Drives for Every Region
More Road Trip Inspiration
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Unique New Hampshire Experiences
Check out a sampling of some of New Hampshire’s most unique experiences to inspire your summer bucket list!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Essential Summer Craft Beers
Summer in New Hampshire is a great time to explore the state’s craft beer scene. With dozens and dozens of craft breweries
, the state has solidified itself as a bona fide craft beer destination in the heart of New England.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A Blast From the Past: Drive-in Theatres
Get friends or family together for a night out at the Drive-In! NH has 3 drive-in theaters offering a great way to see movies and a little nostalgia too!