Day Trips

10 Day Trip Ideas in NH

Things To Do With The Family

New Hampshire Day TripsNew Hampshire welcomes scores of tourists each year. The great thing about New Hampshire is that each season brings an amazing variety of activities to be experienced. From amusement parks and professional sports to natural attractions and historical sites there is always something interesting to do in NH. Ask us about NH Family Trips or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.

New Hampshire Day Trip Ideas

New Hampshire Day Trips for Families1. Portsmouth and the Isles of Shoals – Great microbrews: Portsmouth Brewery is right downtown, or Red Hook a little further out. See a show at the Portsmouth Music Hall. Take kids to the Portsmouth Children’s Museum or historic Strawbery Banke.

2. Hike Mt. Monadnock – Mount Monadnock is the second-most-climbed mountain in the world. There are 40 miles of trails here. You could also walk around downtown Peterborough

3. Canterbury Shaker Village – Once a thriving community of 300 Shakers. They worked, lived, and worshipped together. Guided tours through the buildings and grounds takes about ninety minutes. The Shaker Table is a great restaurant built on the site of the former blacksmith shop.

4. Franconia Notch – White Mountains Region. Visit the Flume and the Basin, take a ride up the Cannon tram, and visit the Ski Museum or the Frost Place. Take the kids to Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln and see the trained bears, or go to Lost River and pan for gold!

5. Mt Washington Valley – Drive your car up the Auto Road, see the observatory, just drive around the area. A greathike in this area is Arethusa Falls, a 200-foot waterfall in Crawford Notch. Families will love all the summer activities at Attitash, including guided horseback rides, a climbing wall, play pool, summit sky ride and Alpine Slide.

6. Concord – Visit the State Capitol. The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is a great idea on rainy days.

7. Lake Winnipesaukee – The Lakes Region area. Visit the League of NH Craftsmen Retail Gallery in Wolfeboro Falls, learn about loons at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, take a cruise around the lake. Weirs Beach has plenty for families to do; water slide, arcade games, boardwalk food, Funspot.

8. Minor League Games – Take in a minor league baseball game the Fishercats are in Manchester or the Pride in Nashua.

9. Canobie Lake Park – Located in Salem is Canobie Lake Park, New Hampshire’s favorite amusement park and an ideal stop for a group with a wide age range.

10.  America’a Stonehenge  – Located in North Salem, and considered by some to be America’s oldest man-made structure, America’s Stonhenge is a series of chambers and mazes to explore. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.

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