New Hampshire is a brilliant place to holiday at any time of the year. Popular in autumn for its incredible foliage, winter for skiing, and nature coming alive in spring, summer is often overlooked. But with temperatures rising all over the world, a serene trip to the White Mountains or a swim in the Swift River may be the refreshing alternative to the crowded beaches and theme parks offered elsewhere. In addition, many of these activities won’t hit your wallet hard, so as Granite Staters like to say “Live Free” or at least relatively inexpensively.
With more than a dozen state parks scattered through the small state, you’re never far from an economical hike or respite in the wilderness. Echo Lake, Ellacoya, Wentworth, and many more state parks dot the map, each and every one with beautiful panoramas of New Hampshire’s splendor. For fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and general nature appreciation, New Hampshire’s landscapes will appease any lover of the outdoors.
If you’re going to wear stuffy cottons at the peak of summer, you may as well do it in the crisp northern air and keep the sand traps of stuffy humidity from ruining the tranquility of hitting the links. Check out Breakfast Hill in Greenland, Owl’s Nest in Thornton, or Brentwood in Keene for the picturesque links you’ll have come to expect from New Hampshire. With mini-golf options all over the state, kids can get in on the actions, too.
With music, food, art, and market festivals common throughout, there’s always somewhere worth spending the day nearby. As artisans gather from all over the region to display their wares, the backdrop of New Hampshire’s beauty purifies the experience as one can browse the offerings of breweries, wineries, cheese makers, and other culinary masters. Shop local artists and listen to local bands while relaxing among other like-minded travelers and natives.
Additional activities include horseback riding, fruit picking, amusement parks, and countless other experiences to familiarize yourself and your family with New Hampshire’s majesty. With hotels and eateries for all budgets, New Hampshire can easily accommodate visitors of all types. Enjoying the northeast has never been easier, so if you’ve been waiting to get away, now’s the chance.