New Hampshire April 01, 2017
11 Epic Adventures Every New Hampshirite Must Take Before They Die
If you live in New Hampshire, you’re lucky enough to call New England’s playground home. We have anything you need for epic adventures, from tall mountains to deep lakes and rolling ocean waves. Here are 11 epic New Hampshire adventures that every New Hampshirite must take before they die!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Attend the Pittsfield Balloon Festivals.
If there's anything that makes the New Hampshire wilderness even more beautiful it's hot air balloons rising en mase over the mountains.
2. Splash in the Saco.
The Saco River is one of New Hampshire's recreational gems, perfect for floating, kayaking, or taking a swim!
3. Ride the Cog Railway.
Even if you've driven to the summit of New Hampshire's tallest mountain, riding the Cog Railway, which has taken travelers to the summit for nearly 150 years, is an adventure in and of itself.
4. Ski the slopes.
Whether you're a regular ski bunny or someone who has never gone down-hill skiing, hitting the slopes will give you an unforgettable adrenaline rush.
5. Surf At Rye.
Surfing isn't typically an adventure associated with New Hampshire, but anyone who has watched the surfers at North Hampton or Rye knows how fun it can be!
6. Attend Bike Week.
Laconia's Bike Week is one of the most well-loved bike festivals in the country. Even if you're not into motorcycles, experiencing the festivals is an adventure every New Hampshirite should have.
7. Go snowmobiling through the Great Northern Woods.
New Hampshire's north country is a snowmobiling oasis, with hundreds of miles of trails that go right to the Canadian border. The trails will take you into the wilderness and up close to The Granite State's wildlife.
8. Try cross-country skiing.
If downhill thrill is too much thrill the slow, steady, rhythmic gliding of cross-country skiing may be more to your taste. Skiing silently through the wilderness will make you feel more in touch with nature than ever.
9. Go on a Whale Watch.
The Humpback Whales are names for their location off the New England coast, so the waters off New Hampshire are a prime area to see the creatures. Plus, you'll spot other wildlife and cruise along the Isles of Shoals.
10. Go sugaring.
Not all adventures need to be faced-paced. Spending an afternoon collecting sap and creating maple sugar in the early spring is the perfect way to kiss winter goodbye.
11. Hike to a waterfall.
New Hampshire is full of waterfalls, and many of them are a short hike away from the parking area, like these falls just off the Kancamangus.
Time to get started!