Gear up for a trip through the Merrimack Valley this summer and get on the fast track to summer fun! Here are a few stops to get your itinerary started:
(345 State Route 101, Amherst) Be transported to another world when you visit Labelle Winery where hills of blooming vines are reminiscent of an Italian vineyard, and tours and tastings allow everyone the insider experience to NH made artisanal wines.
(9 Bailey Road, Chichester) Chuckster’s is your one-stop-shop for summer fun – from being home to the world’s longest mini golf hole, to go-kart tracks and aerial adventure courses, bumper boats, a climbing wall, and more – you’ll find it all in one great location.
Ice Cream at Puritan Backroom
(245 Hooksett Road, Manchester) No summer trip is complete without an ice cream stop – grab a cone of delicious homemade ice cream at The Puritan Backroom and head across the street to enjoy your treat in Livingston Park.
Milford Drive In Theatre
(531 Elm Street, Milford) Perfect for date night or a family outing with the kids, the Milford Drive In screens movies under the night sky starting each weekend at dusk. Nostalgia included!
While the Merrimack Valley is home to some of the state’s largest cities, that doesn’t mean it lacks small town charm. Concord and Nashua are two cities where brick buildings, clock towers, and tall steeples paint the unmistakable charm of a small new England town.
Looking for even more to explore? Be sure to check out these additional Merrimack Valley Road Trips:
- New Hampshire’s capital city of Concord is a wealth of rich history, beautiful scenery, and fun local shops downtown. Take a stroll and check out Granite State Candy Shoppe where you can find decadent chocolates or the Viking House, which offers a selection of fascinating European wares. And be sure to check out the Oak Hill Tower Trail near downtown that leads to a fire tower that rewards hikers with a sweeping view of the region. Hidden Gem: If visiting in late June, you’ll find Main Street transformed into a festival of local shops, food vendors and family friendly fun at the annual Market Days Festival!
- In Nashua, don’t miss Mine Falls Park, a riverfront retreat nestled in the city where you can explore over 9 miles of scenic trails, bike, kayak along the river, and enjoy an escape into nature. Or check out cool shops like the Meredith & Greene Candle Bar for your own signature scent to take home or Martha’s Exchange, a timeless icon on Main Street. Hidden Gem: Craving something sweet? Visit Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, a Shark Tank business serving instant ice cream with imaginative flavors that even include vegan options.