Guide to Summer in New Hampshire

Summer planner

No matter what you love — the lakes, our sliver of seacoast, splurging, good old-fashioned Yankee thriftiness, historical sites, adventure or antique hunting — we’ve got the summer fun plan for you.

Click here for nearly 200 recommendations for a great summer from the New Hampshire Magazine Staff.

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Take the Plunge: A Guide to NH's Swimming Holes

Cool off this summer by taking a dip in a picturesque swimming hole. Here's a guide (with directions and a map) to some of the best spots in New Hampshire.

NH's Ski Resorts Offer Warm-Weather Adventures

Many of New Hampshire's ski resorts offer summer fun including ziplines, off-road Segway tours and much more. Plus, information about Alpine Adventures and Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure.

Four Great Bike Rides

Our experts recommend scenic bike rides in four different regions of the state. From a covered bridge tour to a route with ocean views, explore the state along these trails.
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NH Farmers Markets

Where to find local produce, meat, baked goods, crafts and much more throughout New Hampshire.

Click here for a list of farmers markets from around the state.

NH Ice Cream Stands & Shops

Craving an ice cream cone? We've got you covered! Here's our list of great ice cream shops and stands broken out by region.

Click here for a list of ice cream shops and stands from around the state.

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Photography Adventure Tours on Mount Washington

Led by renowned photographer Ernie Mills, you’ll capture the gorgeous scenery on the slopes and summit of the Northeast’s highest peak.

Summer Music and Performing Arts Festivals

Fans of great music, theater and the performing arts won't want to miss these great summer 2015 festivals happening all over New Hampshire.

Guide to 2016 Summer Theater in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to some truly excellent summer theater. Whether you appreciate Shakespeare or Broadway, there's sure to be something happening this season that you'll love.

Guide to Extreme Summer Fun in New Hampshire

There’s extreme boxing, extreme sports and extreme workouts, even extreme couponing, so why not extreme summer fun? Here are some suggestions.
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More>> Cocktails and Food

10 Places to Eat Lobster in NH

Here are our favorite casual summer spots to indulge in lobster from seasonal "shacks" to dinner with a water view.

The Last of Summer in a Bottle

Sweet Baby Vineyard's White Peach Wine captures the final days of summer.

Where to Find Lobster Inland

There are plenty of great options for lobster throughout inland New Hampshire.

NH Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

When the weather gets nice it doesn't get better than al fresco dining! Here are some of our favorite restaurants with outdoor dining and deck areas.

Click here for a list of restaurants in NH with outdoor seating.

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More>> Summer Roadtrips

A visit to NH's Star Island

The Star Island Corporation is celebrating its 100th year of “creating an environment that frees all who come to renew spiritually, explore matters of consequence, and gain knowledge about the world as it might ideally be.” Perhaps it’s time you paid a visit to our special island.

Enjoying the Last of Summer in Mason, New Ipswich and Temple

We take advantage of beautiful September weather to explore historic villages close to home.

New Hampshire’s Northern Tip

A trio of towns — Pittsburg, Clarksville and Stewartstown — fill the narrow triangle at the tip of the state, a vast area of forests, lakes and streams and headwaters of the Connecticut River.
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NH Fairs and Festivals

Excited for annual music festivals, the Deerfield Fair, Highland Games, Pumpkin Festival and Hampton Beach Seafood Festival?

Click here for more information and dates for this year's annual New Hampshire Fairs and Festivals from summer food and music to traditional fall state fairs.

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