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How to Have a Laid Back NH Summer

If lounging lakeside, sampling fresh seafood and making delicious stops along a local craft beer trail is more your style, here’s an inspirational guide to what’s about to be your best summer yet. The entertainment and relaxation possibilities are endless in New Hampshire.

Pick a Lake, Any Lake
Lake Winnipesaukee

New Hampshire is home to 944 lakes. So from Lake Sunapee to Lake Winnipesaukee, your stunning lakeside escape is ready and waiting for you and your crew. Find a comfy cottage or luxurious hotel/resort to stay in, and take day trips from there.

Hit The Road

Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith, NH

One of the best things about spending your summer vacation in New Hampshire is that you can be soaking up the sun or savoring a wine, cheese and chocolate tour in the Lakes Region by day, and enjoying fireworks on the beach or LOLing through a Monty Python’s Spamalot show on the Seacoast by night! Want to hit the arts and culture scene? A quick trip to the Merrimack Valley will do the trick.

Shop and Stroll
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Spend a day over in the Dartmouth/Sunapee Region where you can stroll quaint streets and shop antiques, and local, handmade goods, gifts and treats. While you’re there, be sure to scope out Dartmouth College’s beautiful Ivy League campus and the fantastic Hood Museum. Hungry? You’re going to want to try Market Table or Murphy’s on The Green in Hanover.

The above recommendations are from the VisitNH Social Media Communities that provided their favorite New Hampshire hot spots.