Most People Don’t Know These 10 Hidden Gems in New Hampshire Even Exist

These hidden gems in New Hampshire will make you fall even more in love with The Granite State. It’s no secret that New Hampshire is full of adventure and awe-inspiring spots, but some of the best attractions in the state remain hidden, even to locals. Luckily, we’re here to make sure you know about our favorite hidden gems in New Hampshire and to share a little about what makes each one so special. Follow the links in the descriptions for more in-depth information about our favorite underrated spots!

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How many of these under-the-radar spots have you visited? Did we leave any of your favorite hidden gems in New Hampshire off the list? If you want us to take a peek at a place that’s close to your heart, let us know! We love nothing more than getting out to explore the places we’ve yet to discover here in the Granite State.

Address: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, 139 St Gaudens Rd, Cornish, NH 03745, USA
Address: Benson Park, 19 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, NH 03051, USA
Address: Hood Museum of Art, 6 E Wheelock St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Address: Redstone Rocket, Water Street, Warren, NH, USA
Address: America's Stonehenge, 105 Haverhill Rd, Salem, NH 03079, USA
Address: 45th Parallel Marker, NH-145, Clarksville, NH 03592, USA
Address: USS Albacore Museum, 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
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Hidden Gems In New Hampshire

July 30, 2021

Which hikes take you to secret places in New Hampshire?
Lots of New Hampshire’s top hiking destinations can get crowded in peak seasons, making a trip to the woods feel more like a trip to a theme park. If you’re looking for low-key and quiet hikes, though, they’re still easy to find! Be aware you may not have cell phone service in these areas, and with foot traffic being lighter, you’ll want to pack emergency supplies and let someone at home know your plans before heading out. Some of our favorites quiet hikes in New Hampshire include Neville Peak in Epsom State Forest, the Pine Mountain Trail in Belknap Mountain State Forest, the Tucker and French Mill Loop in Kingston, and the Appalachian Trail along Holts Ledge. Each one of these will show you a side of the state that’s sure to win you over and capture your heart! For a map and list of lightly trafficked hikes in New Hampshire, visit AllTrails, right here.

What unique day trips in New Hampshire are best in each season?
New Hampshire is fun to visit all year long. When spring starts to warm the days up, head up to the top of Mount Cardigan. This beginner-friendly mountain hike showcases the state as it beings to come to life after a long and dark winter. In the winter, head to the Basin or the Flume Gorge, in Franconia Notch. These natural wonders are known for being packed with crowds in the summer, but in the wintertime, you’ll have them all to yourself. In the summertime, Sunapee turns from a ski resort into a nature lover’s paradise. Hike to Lake Solitude for a chilly dip to cool off after working up a sweat! In the fall, visit Thompson Falls in Gorham. You’ll find it at the base of Wildcat Mountain.

Address: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, 139 St Gaudens Rd, Cornish, NH 03745, USA
Address: Benson Park, 19 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, NH 03051, USA
Address: Hood Museum of Art, 6 E Wheelock St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Address: Redstone Rocket, Water Street, Warren, NH, USA
Address: America's Stonehenge, 105 Haverhill Rd, Salem, NH 03079, USA
Address: 45th Parallel Marker, NH-145, Clarksville, NH 03592, USA
Address: USS Albacore Museum, 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA