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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More>> Sports and Outdoor Fun

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.

Kayak Racing

New Hampshire is rich with opportunities for great paddling.

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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More>> Attractions and Things To Do

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 2015 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.

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.
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More>> Cocktails and Food

10 Casual Places to Eat Lobster

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

Hermit Woods Winery's Lakehouse White is Perfect for Summer

The Lakehouse White is a creative blend of local fruit that you'll want to sip on a warm day this summer.

Five Great Ice Cream Stands and Shops

From old-fashioned decadent ice cream to modern nitrogen-frozen treats, here are five ice cream shops and stands not to miss this summer.

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 areas.

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

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More>> Summer Roadtrips

Drive & Dine Jackson to Gorham

A food-focused road trip from Jackson to Gorham including gorgeous scenery, several shops, things to do and, of course, great places to eat.

Kick Off Summer in Ashland and Holderness

We begin at one of NH’s prettiest lakes and explore the two towns that guard it — Ashland and Holderness.

Late Summer Weekend Trip to Newfound Lake

Those lazy days of late summer are perfect for a weekend of exploring New Hampshire’s secret lake
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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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