If you love to explore, New Hampshire is the state for you. Whether you love lakes, mountains or the ocean, New Hampshire is full of adventures just waiting to be had. Here are some of our favorites. These incredible places in New Hampshire will bring out the explorer in you!
1. Polar Caves, Rumney
The Polar Caves are a favorite destination for New Hampshire explorers. You'll love crawling through these caves and learning about the geological formations in New Hampshire.
2. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
Not all exploration has to happen outside. A visit to the discovery center will teach you about two of New Hampshire's greatest explorers, and inspire your own intergalactic adventures.
3. Androscoggin River, Errol
The most adventurous way to explore New Hampshire's north woods is through white water rafting. You'll have a great time, and you never know what you may see off shore!
4. Portsmouth Lighthouse and Fort Constitution, New Castle
Get in touch with history exploring this Civil War-era fort.
5. America's Stonehenge, Salem
Is it the work of prehistoric Americans, or a modern day farce? Explore this series of ruins and decide for yourself.
6. Lakes in The Clouds, Sargent's Purchase
Only true explorers go swimming 5,000 feet above sea level, but that's exactly what you can do at these mountain top lakes. You just have to be willing to hike to get there.
7. The Connecticut River, Cornish
The slow-moving river that divides New Hampshire and Vermont is perfect for exploring by kayak or canoe. The shallows of the river provide a perfect place to peek beneath the water, and the shores are teeming with wildlife.
8. Ruggles Mine, Grafton
Ruggles Mine is a landscape unlike any other in New Hampshire. You'll love exploring the caverns and imagining what life was like when this was a working mine.
9. Pillsbury State Park, Washington
One of the lesser known state parks, Pillsbury is ripe for exploration. Bring your bike or kayak, because the park is perfect for these activities.