Attractions February 24, 2017
10 Destinations Everyone In New Hampshire Needs to Visit This Summer
With all this snow and cold weather, everyone in New Hampshire is summer dreaming. Just to feed into your summer obsession, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best destinations in New Hampshire that everyone needs to visit this summer. Make 2017 your best summer ever by starting to plan for this New Hampshire bucket list right now.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Festival, Pittsfield
New Hampshire's natural beauty looks even more stunning when there are hot air balloons floating through the air. This year the festival takes place August 4 through 6.
2. The Androscoggin River, Shelburne
The Androscoggin River is a great place to spot wildlife and just enjoy the New Hampshire wilderness. There are plenty of hiking, fishing and swimming opportunities along its length.
3. Mount Washington, Gorham
No matter how many times you've been to New Hampshire's highest summit, it is always worth the drive, or train ride, to take in the view again.
4. Chocorua Lake, Tamworth
Lake Chocorua and the stunning views of Mount Chocorua is one of the most photographed spots in New Hampshire and when you visit you'll understand why.
5. The Saco River, Conway
The Saco River is New Hampshire's gift for those who love a lazy afternoon. You can rent a tube and float down the river, and even camp on the sandbars.
6. Sugar Hill
The town of Sugar Hill comes alive with thousands of lupines during the summer. Check out the annual Lupine Festival in June.
7. Rye Beach, Rye
The water at Rye beach is absolutely freezing, but the beach is beautiful and frequented by surfers, making is the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
8. Your friend's lake house.
There's no better way to grow a relationship than by sitting around a fire or jumping into a New Hampshire lake. This summer, make friends with someone with a lake house or gather together and rent a lake house for yourself.
9. Flume Gorge, Lincoln
The Flume is something we've all probably done once, but maybe not returned to. The park is absolutely gorgeous, so be sure to visit this summer.
10. Saint Gauden's, Cornish
The studio and home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens is now a beautiful national historic site, full of landscaped gardens, woodland and Saint Gauden's sculptures.
We can’t wait to get started on this list, but in the mean time we’ll enjoy
all the times that the snow has transformed New Hampshire into the most beautiful place.