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5 Ways to Thrill It Up this Summer

Looking for action-packed outdoor adventures this summer? These New Hampshire activities will not disappoint your or your crew!

Push Those Pedals

Bartlett, NH

New Hampshire’s rugged mountain biking trails are quite a sight to behold. But more importantly, a thrilling experience to have! And with so many worthy ones to ride throughout the state, we can’t even begin to pick a fave. But if you’re hanging in the White Mountains for your summer excursions, the Eastside Trail Network is an epic place to start, according to Rob Adair, President of NEMBA’s White Mountain chapter.

Hit the Zip

Gilford, NH

Ziplining does the adrenaline-seeking job every time, and with so many resorts and adventure parks in New Hampshire, it won’t be hard to find one. Just picture you and your gang shrieking with glee as you soar above lush green treetops of New Hampshire’s unparalleled beauty. It’s truly fun you’ll never forget (and take it from National Geographic—it’s gorgeous.)

Hop on an ATV

Colebrook, NH

When it comes to adventurous summer itineraries, you’re going to want to leave room for a little horsepower. The Ride the Wilds ATV Trail network in Coos County is made up of 1,000 miles of interconnected trails, with ample ATV rental establishments. Have speed-averse/skeptical vacation companions? Share these 5 Reasons To Go ATVing in New Hampshire. And if that doesn’t help, these fun memes should get everyone revved up and ready to ride.

Pick a Peak
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Mount Washington

With 48 peaks over 4,000 feet, there are a plethora of challenging hikes to choose from in New Hampshire. But with so many Insta-worthy, breathtaking views, each one is worth the climb—especially when you’re making lasting memories every step of the way. Here are 10 New Hampshire Hikes in particular that’ll wow you and your crew.  

Paddle It Out

The Androscoggin River

New Hampshire’s 41,800 miles of rivers and streams are a paddler’s playground (and paradise)! We give the Androscoggin and Ammonoosuc an A-plus when it comes to kayaking.

Get Your Surf On

Vacationing in an adults-only crew has many advantages. The ability to be nimble and discover something new at the drop of a hat, for starters. So when you’ve had your fill of hiking and biking in the White Mountains, create a road trip playlist, pile into the car and head south to the Seacoast for a little surfing. And be sure to save some energy and appetite for après surf in Portsmouth and Rye!


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