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:NH 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.

Learning to Fly Fish

One newcomer to the Granite State spent a weekend in May learning how to fly fish. See what she learned and perhaps embark on your own fishing adventure.
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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.

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.

an epic summer of fun

Make this summer one for the record books — a vacation that lives on in legend. This summer, go forth and have a blast with the ultimate festivals, hot air balloon rides, hiking and much more!

Click here for recommendations for memorable events and places you should experience this summer.

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More>> Attractions and Things To Do

The Sound of (Monadnock) Music

Fifty-year-old festival Monadnock Music kicks off this weekend and promises a month of unforgettable performances.

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.

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.

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

Step Back in Time in New London

Enjoy a weekend getaway to a town with quite the knack for preserving the past.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane in Fitzwilliam

The southern New Hampshire town is a window to the past.

Sugar Hill: The Place to Be This June

June is the best time to catch the meadows of Sugar Hill lit up with blooming lupine. Here's your guide to a weekend visit.
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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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More>> Cocktails and Food

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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