S kip the hustle and bustle of the city, and step into nature to discover the unparalleled beauty of New Hampshire. From lakes to mountains to seacoast, New Hampshire is an endless source outdoor adventure, offering everything from fly fishing to horseback riding, rock climbing to canopy tours. Experience the incomparable natural beauty of New Hampshire’s topography by kayaking through the mountains or biking the rugged terrain. Take the family for a hike up a mountain or grab your surfboard and hit the waves. Whatever you choose, don’t come alone! There’s plenty of fun to be had by everyone.  

Start your journey exploring Mount Washington. This historic landmark is known for its breathtaking views and unpredictable climate. Climb to the top of New England’s highest peak on the world’s first mountain-climbing Cog Railway train. Find adventure at every turn when you drive, tour and explore the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road. For experienced hikers, you can also choose to hike the 6,288 feet peak. The most popular route? The Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

See New Hampshire’s sights from a bird’s eye view and soar above the trees. Travel to new heights on a zip line above the trees on a 2.5 km ride over Gunstock Mountain: one of the longest zip line canopy tours in all of the USA. Or you can opt for a view of Attitash Mountain on their mile-long Ziptour Adventure – the longest single zipline in New Hampshire. Come with your spouse, friends or family, and challenge their fear of heights. They’ll love you for it!

Just a short drive from the Lakes Region, spend the day on one of New Hampshire’s many state beaches. Located in Hampton, NH, the Hampton Beach State Park offers miles of sandy beach and the perfect location for swimming, picnicking, sand castle building, and soaking in some rays. Jenness State Beach is a great family destination with a charming New England boathouse and the perfect waves for boogie boarding and surfing.

Take a twist on zip lining. Try a Moonlight Canopy Tour at Mount Sunapee: a zip line tour under the stars. Grab your girls and travel from peak to peak at great speeds and fly through a canopy of oak, maple, birch, and evergreen trees. It’s a thrilling adventure, perfect for making memories with your besties.

Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest – between Lincoln and Franconia – is Franconia Notch State Park, a great spot for family outdoor activity. Top attractions include visiting the Flume Gorge; a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base. Enjoy a casual walk through, or experience the two mile loop. Take in the beautiful flowers, trees, and mountain views while biking the 14km recreation path or an easy-moderate hike up the Artist’s Bluff and Bald Mountain.

New Hampshire is a land of contrasts, where you can climb a mountain one day and hit the waves the next. The Granite State has more state-park land than almost any other state, and the opportunities for outdoor recreation are exhilarating.

 

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