New Hampshire March 29, 2017
Here Are 9 Unique Day Trips In New Hampshire That Are An Absolute Must-Do
Sooner or later all this snow will stop and summer will once again come to New Hampshire. Once the sun is shining and the snow (and mud!) are gone, it’s the perfect time to pack up your favorite people and take advantage of the great day trips that New Hampshire has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite New Hampshire day trips:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Cruise to the Isles of Shoals
This rocky outcrop of islands off the New Hampshire coast is a charming seaside village where you can get a taste for maritime life. The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company has cruises that depart from Portsmouth and will give you plenty of time on the islands.
Sugar Hill just might be the most beautiful town in New Hampshire, especially when the Lupine are blooming in early summer. As an added bonus, Sugar Hill is also home to Polly's Pancake Parlor, where you can get some of the best pancakes in the state!
Peterborough is nestled in the Monadnock Valley, so part of the day trip fun is the drive. Of course, the town has plenty to offer, from darling dining to a local theater troupe!
Explore Lost River Gorge
Lost River Gorge is a natural oasis, just waiting to be explored. Plus, the nearby towns of Woodstock and Lincoln are full of New Hampshire activities and tourist favorites!
5. Hang Out In
Hanover is home to Dartmouth College, as well as some of the most delicious and diverse dining in the state. Plus, as the crown jewell of the Upper Valley, Hanover offers spectacular views over the west of the state and into neighboring Vermont.
Only a small percentage of New Hampshire residents live near the seacoast, so taking a day trip to New Hampshire's biggest coastal city is well worth the drive. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, some of the oldest architecture in the state and the salty ocean air.
Charming Tamworth is right between the Lakes Region and The White Mountains, so no matter which way you drive to it you're sure to see some gorgeous sites.
The New Hampshire Waterfall Loop
New Hampshire has lots of amazing waterfalls, but finding them all (and hiking to them!) can be tough. Luckily this loop lets you see many waterfalls in one day, and you can even see a few of them from the comfort of your car.
9. Lick Your Way Along The
New Hampshire Ice Cream Trail
I scream, you scream.... This ice cream trail makes the perfect road trip. It will wind you through some gorgeous rural towns in the state, and along the way you'll get to taste some of New Hampshire's best treats.
While you’re planning, be sure to check out these
9 under-appreciated New Hampshire state parks!