New Hampshire April 23, 2017
Here Are 10 Awesome Things You Can Do In New Hampshire Without Opening Your Wallet
Are you getting tired of doing the same things every weekend, but trying not to spend too much? Lucky for you, there are plenty of fantastic things to do in New Hampshire without spending a dime. Check out the list below for some ideas to keep you busy.
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1. Take an Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour in Merrimack
To get a taste of the process of mass-market brewing, there's no better place to visit than the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack, where most of the Budweiser distributed in New England comes from. On the free tour you'll learn about their 7-step brewing process, and get to try some (also free) samples. After the tour, don't forget to visit the famous Clydesdales in their barn. You'll find it at 221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054.
2. Hike a section of the Appalachian Trail in Lyme
There's no need to commit to hiking from Georgia to Maine - take a short one-mile hike up Holt's Ledge in Lyme for incredible views.
3. Take in an Arts Jubilee Concert in North Conway
Each summer, the Arts Jubilee Concerts offer up a series of free performances at the base of Cranmore Mountain in North Conway. Bring a picnic and a blanket, spread out on the grass, and enjoy the music!
4. Enjoy the fireworks at Hampton Beach
Each Wednesday night in the summer, come by Hampton beach for a fantastic fireworks show. There's nothing better than those reflections over the water.
5. Check out the Redstone Rocket in Warren
Square in the middle of Warren, New Hampshire, you'll find the upright 66-foot tall shell of a Redstone rocket, once used to transport astronauts and satellites. It was donated to the town by a native who'd worked at the plant who manufactured them in 1971, and it's stood in the center ever since. If nothing else, it's a good photo opportunity!
6. Reflect at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
On a hilltop overlooking Mt. Monadnock, the Cathedral of the Pines is an open air space of reflection and contemplation. It serves as a memorial to the honor of all who have served our nation, and it is the perfect place for quiet contemplation. Keep an eye for the periodic free events held at the cathedral, or just stop by to take a peaceful walk.
8. Go fishing in one of New Hampshire's lakes
There are plenty of fantastic spots in New Hampshire to spend a day fishing. Try Hermit Lake in Sanborton for some large-mouthed bass.
2. Explore the Loon Center in Moltonborough
Have you experienced the unique New Hampshire magic of loons calling on a lake at dusk? Stop into the Loon Preservation Committee's Loon Center in Moltonborough to learn about the birds and about conservation efforts. Enjoy informational videos and exhibits, and take a walk on their trails.
9. Climb a New Hampshire mountain
New Hampshire has plenty of mountains to climb for all levels of hikers. For a moderate climb, try Mount Cardigan in Canaan.
10. Visit a free festival
There are plenty of free festivals to enjoy through New Hampshire. To see some incredible sights, check out the Hillsborough Balloon Festival in July.
With all of these options, you’ll never get bored – and you’ll never bust your budget on entertainment.