#1. Take A Hike
It doesn’t mater if you are an expert or newbie, New Hampshire has a hiking trail for every skill level. From the White Mountains and Great North Woods, all the way to the Monadnock and Lakes Region, there are endless options for your next hiking adventure. There is a trails for every skill level, from paved bike paths to some of the most rugged and challenging terrain in the East.
Pack a lunch and hit the trails this summer. Mount Willard, located in the heart of Crawford Notch, is an excellent option for a short and easier day hike that the whole family can enjoy. Soak in the breathtaking views of the valley and towering nearby peaks for a true NH hiking experience in just a few hours.
#2. Visit a waterfall
Check out the remarkable waterfalls located in New Hampshire, and don’t forget to pack the camera! Many of the falls can be spotted right from the trailhead parking lot, while others require a rigorous hike to reach them. For those who aren’t looking for a full-on hike, stop off at The Basin, located directly off 93 in Lincoln. For those looking for a longer day, check out Zealand Falls. Located in Bethlehem, the falls are nearby both Zealand Mountain and the Zealand Falls AMC Hut. To access the falls, take a leisurely stroll on the Appalachian Trail and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.
Still not done chasing waterfalls? Here is a full list of the most iconic and scenic waterfalls New Hampshire has to offer!
#3. Go on a zip-lining adventure
Are you in need of an outdoor adventure? Are you an adrenaline junkie? This summer, spend an entire day amongst the trees at Monkey Trunks, tackling different courses with swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, rope swings, rock walls, and so much more. With two locations in New Hampshire, there are always plenty of exciting and thrilling activities for everyone to try. Challenge yourself on the zip-line adventure course or climb your way through the treetop spider web. Monkey Trunks is a dream come true for adrenaline junkies!
#4. Rent an ATV
Experience the state of New Hampshire in your own ATV rental for the day. Spend an morning or afternoon cruising around more than 1,000+ miles of dirt trails and wide open vistas. Check out White Mt. ATV rentals, located in the town of Gorham. You will be ready to hit the (dirt) road for an adrenaline pumping adventure you will never forget!
#5. Cool off in the water
New Hampshire is filled with tons of unique swimming holes, natural water slides, giant lakes, flowing rivers, rock chutes, and wading pools to check out this summer. For the more experienced adventurers, take the nearly 9-mile journey up and over two exposed, rugged summits, North and South Baldface.
On the descent, be sure to make a pit stop and visit the Emerald Pool. Follow along a short spur trail, roughly one mile from the trailhead parking lot. The pool water is a beautiful shade of green, giving the name “Emerald” its true meaning. There are plenty of rocks to jump from, or opt to wade in your own private swimming pool for some well-deserved R&R.