If you’re looking for the right spot to spend your summer holidays, look no further. Serene, picturesque lakes and hikes, famous craft breweries, summer festivals — have we convinced you yet?
New Hampshire shines during the summer and fall, with their beaches, lakes, and rivers offering the perfect place to cool down on a warm day. Rent a surfboard, kayak, or canoe to enjoy the water, and once you’re done, enjoy the amazing cuisine the area has to offer.
The perfect destination for everyone, from families with young children to young couples with a sense of adventure, New Hampshire has something for everyone. Here are our top five reasons why the state is a hidden treasure that should not be ignored.
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The perfect destination for families with young children, New Hampshire is the place to get some fresh, crisp air and exercise. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be an avid hiker to tackle the mountains in New Hampshire, with plenty of easy to moderate hikes that are totally kid-friendly. Try Mount Major in Alton, Mount Kearsarge in Warner, or Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch State Park for a fun-filled family day out.
During the summer and fall months, choose from a wide array of festivals and events to attend in New Hampshire.
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The Celebration of Lupines pays homage to the annual blossoming of the captivating wildflower, with the brilliant colours of the lupine flower carpeting local fields making for great photo opportunities. Enjoy the view of the long-lasting blossoms and dazzling butterflies against the backdrop of New Hampshire’s majestic mountain ranges.
Held between June 8 and 16, Laconia Motorcycle Week is the one motorcycle rally you have to attend at least once in your life. It is the world’s oldest, dating back nearly 100 years, with unmatched scenery throughout the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
If you’re a beer lover, New England Brew Fest, now in its 15th year, is a celebration of fantastic beer in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. A 21-and-over only event, you can look forward to live music, beer sampling, and good times all around on June 22.
If shopping is your jam, then New Hampshire is the place for you. With tax-free shopping, you can go on the shopping spree of a lifetime, whether you’re on a girls shopping trip, a solo trip to revamp your entire wardrobe, or an antiquing trip with your mother.
You’ll find everything you could ever hope for in New Hampshire, all without the hassle of paying taxes on your purchases. Spend your days browsing the outlet stores or the independent boutiques you can find around the state.
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When the weather gets warmer and the humidity sets in, what is better than relaxing alongside a refreshing, beautiful lake? With 944 lakes in New Hampshire, you’ll have a wide array to choose from depending on what you want to do. Head to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire to kick back, relax, and take advantage of the warm weather by spending the weekend camping. Or, for a more secluded lake experience, plan a getaway to Lake Francis for picturesque views and the opportunity to experience wildlife up close and personal.
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The craft beer craze shows no signs of slowing down, and it is easy to find quality brewers in New Hampshire, with plenty of great breweries in the state. Here are a few spots to put on your itinerary: Woodstock Brewery, Tuckerman’s Brewing Company, Throwback Brewery, Concord Craft Brewing Company, and Smuttynose Brewing Company, many of them offering brewery tours of their facilities.
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