The Granite State is full of natural beauty, and the best way to enjoy it is from above. These scenic overlooks in New Hampshire will take you up high, where you can fully appreciate the magnificent landscape. Whether you are looking out over the ocean, farmland, rivers or mountains, these spots will make you realize how lucky we are to live in New Hampshire. Be sure to visit them all this summer, and don’t forget to pack a picnic and your camera. You won’t want to miss these views.
1. Cathedral Ledge, Bartlett
The 700-foot high Cathedral Ledge overlooks Echo Lake and the North Conway area. This outlook is accessible to everyone since visitors can drive to the top, via Echo Lake State Park.
2. Table Rock, Dixville Notch
The views from Table Rock in Dixville Notch are gorgeous. You'll look over a ravine, lake, and plenty of mountains. It is a two mile hike to the top, but the views are definitely worth it.
3. Odiorne Point, Rye
This beautiful outlook near Odiorne Point State Park provides beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Isle of Shoals. The overlook is easily accessed along Route 1A.
4. Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge
The Cathedral of the Pines - a monument to men and women lost in war - has a stunning view over the Monadnock Valley.
5. National Forest Outlook, Lincoln
The National Forest Outlook is one of the most beautiful places that you will ever enjoy a picnic. The gazebo with sweeping views of the White Mountain National Forest is one of a kind. The overlook is accessible to everyone, just an easy walk from the parking lot. It is located along the Kancamangus Highway, which is full of amazing scenic views.
6. White Mountain Overlook, Woodstock
This overlook along route 188 in Woodstock provides beautiful views of the White Mountains. It's certainly worth pulling over for!
7. Mount Major, Alton
Mount Major has absolutely amazing views of Lake Winnipesaukee, but you'll have to hike to see them. The 3.8-mile loop is accessible from a parking area on Route 11.
8. Saco Valley Overlook, Conway
This spot has beautiful outlooks over the Saco river and surrounding mountains. As a bonus, it's easily accessible off route 16.
9. Artist's Bluff, Franconia
When you reach this bluff you'll understand its name. This place is positively inspiring. Cannon Mountain is easily seen from the bluff, and the combination of lake and mountain is breathtaking. Access the bluff from a trail on Route 18.
10. Green Mountain, Claremont
The views from Green Mountain include the scenic mill town of Claremont, and the rolling hills of western New Hampshire. You can even see into neighboring Vermont, toward Okemo Mountain. The mountain is accessed via Cat Hole Road, which has amazing views itself.