Skip to main content

Your Ultimate New Hampshire Summer Travel Bucket List

Jul 09, 2024 12:52PM ● By Elise Renaud

Are you looking for something to do this summer without traveling too far? Here are several ideas to keep you busy and explore something new.

Where to visit:

  • The Flume Gorge

  • Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth

  • Water Country in Portsmouth

  • Cathedral of the pines in Rindge

  • Visit your community’s historical center/museum

  • Castle in the Clouds

  • The State House

  • The Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park

  • Star Island of hte Isle of Shoals

  • Saint-Gaudens Naitonal Historical Park

  • The Madison Boulder

  • A local aquarium

What to see:

  • A bear show at Clark’s Trading Post

  • Whale watching on the coast

  • A black bear in the wild

  • A NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • A sunrise

  • A moose in the wild

  • A sunset

  • A waterfall

  • A shooting star

  • The theatrical performance

  • The Walldog Murals in downtown Keene

Things to do:

  • Go for a bike ride

  • Eat at the restaurant you’ve been wanting to try

  • Drive the Kancamagus Highway

  • Have a game night

  • Watch a newly release film at the theater

  • Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock

  • Swim in Lake Winnipesaukee

  • Take a scenic train ride

  • Go kayaking

  • Camp at a state park

  • Go antiquing

  • Go ziplining

  • Visit a local farmer’s market

  • Spend the night at a bed and breakfast

  • Visit Mount Washington

  • ATV in the Great North Woods

  • Watch planes take off at the airport

  • Attend a baseball game

  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen

  • Go to a drive-in movie

  • Take a scenic lake cruise

  • Go hang gliding

  • Rock climb up Cahtedral or Whiehorse Ledge

  • Complete part of the Ice Cream/beer/Cheese trail

  • Take a ride on a hot air balloon 

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Image's free newsletter to catch every headline