The long, cold New Hampshire winter can leave you with a bit of cabin fever. But if you’re feeling antsy and adventurous, there’s not reason to sit still. Instead grab a friend, hop in the car and head to these 9 places in New Hampshire that are perfect to visit when you’re feeling adventurous.
1. Windblown Cross Country Skiing, New Ipswich
Cross-country skiing is an often-overlooked way to see the woods of New Hampshire, have fun, and get in a great workout. Learn how to ski and take advantage of groomed trails at Windblown.
2. The Four At Number Four, Charlestown
In the colonial days, Charlestown was the Northernmost British settlement, a central are for protecting from French invasion from the north. Learn about life for settlers on the edge of civilization in this recreated fort from the 1700s.
3. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
Have an out-of-this-world adventure learning about outer space and New Hampshire's contributions to space explorations. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy the planetarium!
Farm By The River Hoseback Rides, North Conway
At Farm By The River, you don't have to stay the night to experience the fun of sleigh rides and winter horseback riding that will show you the White Mountains in a whole new way.
5. The USS Albacore Museum, Portsmouth
It's not often that you get the chance to go inside a nuclear submarine, but that's exactly what you can do at this unique museum. On a self-guided tour you can learn all about life beneath the seas during the Cold War.
6. The Currier Art Museum, Manchester
New Hampshire's premier art museum has something for everyone. Make a day of enjoying stunning art when it's just too darn cold to do anything outside.
7. Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel, Jefferson
Every wondered what it would be like to whiz through the wilds on a dog sled? Now if your chance to find out. At Muddy Paw you can either go along for the ride, or learn how to become a musher yourself.
8. The Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Merrimack
At the Anheuser-Busch Brewery you can see how America's favorite beer is made and meet the Clydesdales on a free tour.
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, Bretton Woods
If you're feeling really adventurous, this is the place to go. With a canopy tour and zip lines that are open year rounds, this will give you a winter adventure unlike anything else.