New Hampshire February 21, 2019
10 Quick Road Trips In New Hampshire You Can Take This Weekend
Okay, folks! It’s time to grab your friends, get some snacks and hop in the car. Forget whatever it is you think you need to do and, instead, enjoy one of the best road trips you can take in New Hampshire. Today we’re giving you a list of some of our favorites, which means you can choose the one that works best for you. Whether you love the state’s coast, delicious treats or even castles, there’s something for you to explore by car here in the Granite State.
1. The Delicious, Delectable Donut Road Trip
There's no bigger purpose to this trip than donuts. And what other purpose do you need? Check out some of the best spots in the state to satisfy that donut sweet tooth on this fun trip. It takes about 5 hours, which will let you stop, snack and digest along the way. Find out more
2. New Hampshire 153
This this quintessential New England road trip is one of the best for doing in a day - it's just 36 miles. But, don't worry! This is 36 miles of some of the best scenery in the state. You'll be in the car for about an hour as you head from Sanbornville to Conway. Factor in stops at The New Hampshire Farm Museum and two wildlife Sanctuaries along the way. If you want more beauty continue on the road west to join the Kancamagus Highway.
3. The Small Towns Road Trip
This one feels so very New Hampshire! Visit some of the towns you might miss or drive right by with this trip that takes you right through the center of town. Enjoy local food and attractions without having to plan everything yourself. This will definitely take you an entire day - the driving time along is about 6 hours - but it's worth it. In fact, you might want to make a weekend of it and consider staying overnight. Learn more about it
4. Three Rivers Scenic Drive
This is another of the road trips that exists simply for the sake of the journy. the 70-mile trip on Three Rivers Scenic Drive, or New Hampshire Highway 16, heads through the White Mountains and will take you about an hour and a half from start to finish. You'll start in Glen and head towards Wentworth Location, but it's great going in either direction. This trip also brings you to the Mount Washington Auto Road if you choose.
5. The Ultimate New Hampshire Waterfall Road Trip
You know how much we love a good waterfall around here, so we couldn't resist sending you on one of our favorite road trips of all time! We like to think we invented this route that will take you to spots including Arathusa Falls, Diana's Baths and Glen Ellis Falls. For the full route with directions click
6. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway
To account for the fact that we're pretty sure you're going to want to enjoy the Kanc, here's what you need to know. This road is the highest in the northeast which means the views are second-to-none. You'll be in the car for about 35 miles along New Hampshire Highway 112, enjoying the windiest roads in the area! It should take about an hour, but add in some time if you want to hike through parts of the White Mountain National Forest.
7. The Vintage Store Road Trip
Relive the good ol' days by taking this trip to 8 of the best vintage and antique shops in the state. Find out what you can get and where to go by checking out the article
8. The Spooky Places of New Hampshire Road Trip
It might not be Halloween, but if you love a little bit of spine tingling spooky stuff you'll want to take this trip. It will take about 4 hours, which means you'll still have plenty of time to go home and watch cartoons to undo some of the scare you'll get while on the road. Find out more about where you'll go by clicking
9. The New Hampshire Beaches Road Trip
This one is definitely best in the warmer months, but there's no reason you can't do it now and explore a part of the state that you might just have all to yourself. Because the coast is teensy, this trip is only about 40 minutes, but if you stop along the way for photos and food it might just take you all day! For the full route with directions click
10. The Amazing Taco Trail
Is there any better way to spend a day than by checking out some of the best taco spots in any state? Is there any better state for it than New Hampshire? Okay, maybe don't answer that. But, we DO have some gems and this trip will take you straight to 7 of them! For the full route with directions click
Another fun weekend activity is a trip to
this treetop walk in Bretton Woods. Have you done it? Let us know about your experience!