If you find yourself feeling adventurous in New Hampshire, you’re in luck, because you are certainly in the right place. The state is absolutely full of adventures just waiting for you to arrive. No matter what the season or what the weather, New Hampshire can provide an adventure that is right for you. So next time the adventurous mood strikes, get to one of these places, ASAP.
1. The Saco River, Conway
This wide, shallow river is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, who come to the river in droves to kayak, float, canoe and swim. Although the Saco gets busy in the summer – especially around Conway – it is still the perfect place for a water-centered adventure.
2. Polar Caves, Rumney
The Polar Caves is a family-friendly attraction, but that doesn’t make is any less suited for people looking for an adventure. The series of granite caves will send you crawling, climbing and squeezing through narrow openings. You can even see ice in the cool, dark caves throughout the summer months.
This tiny town in far Northern New Hampshire is a perfect place for outdoor adventures, especially in the winter months, when thousands of snow mobile rider descend on miles and miles of trails that can carry you right into Canada. Pittsburg is also great during the summer months, when it is well-known for its high population of moose!
4. Hollis Flea Market
Shopping isn’t usually something thought of as an adventure, but a trip to New Hampshire’s oldest and largest flea market is definitely not for the faint of heart. Spend a day exploring the stalls and stands – you never know what treasure you might find.
5. Mount Washington
The great thing about Mount Washington is that you can choose the level of adventure that suits you. During the summer you can drive the auto road (an adventure in itself!) and explore the summit, or commit to hiking the 6,288 feet to the top.
6. Ruggles Mine, Grafton
This out-of-commission mine will have you feeling as if you’ve been transported to another planet. You can find minerals, and just enjoy exploring the unique environment where rock, water and sky all meet.
7. Out to Sea
If you’re really feeling adventurous, steady your sea legs and head out into the Atlantic. Charters leaving from Rye, Hampton and Portsmouth offer whale watching and deep sea fishing adventures.
8. Pisgah State Park, Winchester
The largest state park in New Hampshire has plenty of trails that are perfect for ATVs, mountain bikes, and snowmobiles.
9. Mollidgewock State Park, Errol
This remote state park is tucked along the Androscoggin River near the Maine border is a perfect to escape the crowds and enjoy fishing or kayaking.
10. Aerial Treetop Adventures, Gunstock Mountain, Gilford
It’s no secret that Gunstock Mountain is great for skiing, but it’s also a perfect place for adventures once the snow melts. The treetop adventure course isn’t easy, but it is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.