Guide to Summer in New Hampshire

Fourth of July fireowrks and parades

85+ things to do this summer


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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 85+ recommendations for a great summer from the New Hampshire Magazine Staff.

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Where To Take an Easy Nature Walk

Take advantage of New Hampshire's easy trails for enjoying the great outdoors.

Summer Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Lovers

This summer we want you to get outside and choose your own adventure

Three Great NH Waterfall Hikes

How to prepare and where to go for a New Hampshire summer hike that ends with a splash.
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NH Ice Cream Stands & Shops


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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.

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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New Hampshire's Annual Beer Festivals and Events

Don't miss the next great brewfest! Here's a list of annual craft beer festivals happening this summer, plus more happening in the fall.

Rainy Day Adventures: 46 Museums to Visit in New Hampshire

When the summertime impulse to get out of the house encounters bad weather, don't just hunker down in front of a screen. Hit the road and discover the many bright worlds to be explored inside New Hampshire's museums.

Guide to 2017 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.

Opening Dates for Summer Museum Season

With the start of May comes summer museum season. Here's when to go and what to see at a few of our favorites this year.

10 Reasons Why YOU Should Visit the NH Motor Speedway

Need a good reason to go to a NASCAR race in Loudon? Here are 10 of them. If you still refuse, then, to quote New Hampshire’s Sarah Silverman (speaking about something entirely different), “You’re being ridiculous.”

NH Restaurants With Outdoor Dining


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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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The Best Events of the Week: June 12-18

A throwback folk concert, a sand sculpting contest and our very own Best of NH Party are among the best events of the week.

The Best Events of the Week: June 5-11

A mountain bike festival, a community-minded concert and the final show at McGowan Fine Art are among this week's best events.

Where to Find Big Fun in Littleton

There's always gladness in this big little city.
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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.

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Where to Find Lobster Inland

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

10 Places to Eat Lobster in NH

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

How to Celebrate NH Eat Local Month

August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month. Here are a few tips for which farmers markets to check out in each region of the state to get your locavore habit started.

4 Summer Drink Recipes

Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast provides four summer drink recipes made from the herbs and flowers of a backyard garden.
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