New Hampshire Magazine - Best Places New Hampshire 2020

Dear readers and friends,

As summer draws near, the world beckons us to get out and enjoy it. This year, of course, is different, with many attractions and businesses closed until further notice while we work and isolate ourselves out of the coronavirus pandemic. But what a magazine can do better than just about any other medium is deliver the fun, excitement and beauty of our world into your home and your hands. Best Places: New Hampshire, our special May issue, can serve as your dream book while you plan for the better days ahead.

Filled with great stories, lush photography and illustrated maps, Best Places is the next best thing to actually touring the state in person. Don’t miss the 2020 update to Steve Taylor’s famous list of “100 Things You Should Do to Know the Real New Hampshire.”

Be well, be kind and thanks for reading,

Rick Broussard
Editor

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Best Places to Get Away From it All

Camp on an island in a remote northern lake, gaze at the Milky Way free from city lights (or any lights, for that matter), hike through a vast wilderness — these are just some of the ways to find an escape in nature.

The Worst Places

When you’re sitting in summer beach traffic at the Hampton tolls or fending off ticks and tourists in the mountains, it can be hard to remember why we believe New Hampshire is the best place to live. Still better than Massachusetts though.

100 Things You Should Do to Know the Real New Hampshire

Twenty-five years ago, Steve Taylor, a lifelong scholar of all things New Hampshire, compiled a list of places, things to do, events and other diversions that offered insight into the culture and values of the state. Much has changed since its last update in 2006, so Taylor revisited the list, tweaking a few things here and there. See if you can experience all 100.

Samantha Brown Really Gets Around

The Travel Channel star and the host of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” on PBS gives a little love to her home state, and learns a thing or two about what it has to offer to avid explorers.

Adventure Towns: Southwest NH

Our "Adventure Towns" series is all about the basecamp towns. Each has easy access to the great outdoors, a community with a sense of adventure and a culture that values keeping it local. Here's the pick for the southwest area of New Hampshire.

Adventure Towns: Great North Woods

Our "Adventure Towns" series is all about the basecamp towns. Each has easy access to the great outdoors, a community with a sense of adventure and a culture that values keeping it local. Here's the pick for the Great North Woods.

Adventure Towns: White Mountains

Our "Adventure Towns" series is all about the basecamp towns. Each has easy access to the great outdoors, a community with a sense of adventure and a culture that values keeping it local. Here's the pick for the White Mountains.

Adventure Towns: Lakes Region

Our "Adventure Towns" series is all about the basecamp towns. Each has easy access to the great outdoors, a community with a sense of adventure and a culture that values keeping it local. Here's the pick for the Lakes Region.

Adventure Towns: Coastal NH

Our "Adventure Towns" series is all about the basecamp towns. Each has easy access to the great outdoors, a community with a sense of adventure and a culture that values keeping it local. Here's the pick for the coastal area of New Hampshire.