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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

No matter where your travels take you, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from the perfect adventure. Let these classic activities guide you to unforgettable experiences as you check-off your way through the state! 

Download your very own copy of our ultimate summer bucket list to print out and keep in your car during your trip. Can you fit them all in in one summer? There's no harm in giving it a shot!


  • The Flume Gorge
  • Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth
  • Water Country in Portsmouth
  • Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
  • Castle in the Clouds
  • More Than 5 Covered Bridges
  • The State House
  • Sugar Hill’s Blooming Fields of Lupines in June
  • The Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park
  • All 7 Regions
  • Motorcycle Week in Laconia
  • Star Island of the Isle of Shoals
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park
  • The Madison Boulder (largest glacial erratic in North America)


  • Drive The Kancamagus Highway
  • Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock
  • Dip Your Toes in Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Attend the Jericho ATV Festival in June
  • Enjoy a Scenic Train Ride
  • Kayak on the Saco River
  • Go Ziplining
  • Camp at a NH State Park
  • Pick-Your-Own Produce at a Local Farm
  • Stay Overnight at a Cozy Bed & Breakfast
  • Explore the Peak of Mount Washington
  • Bike NH’s Rail Trails
  • ATV in the Great North Woods
  • Watch a Drive In Movie
  • Embark on a Scenic Lake Cruise
  • Hang Glide at Morningside Flight Park
  • Hike one of NH’s 4,000-footer Mountains
  • Stay Overnight in an AMC Hut
  • Rock Climb up Cathedral or Whitehorse Ledge
  • Complete Part of the Ice Cream/Beer/Cheese Trail
  • Ride on a Hot Air Balloon


  • A Bear Show at Clark’s Trading Post
  • Whale Watching on the Seacoast
  • A Black Bear in the Wild
  • Either of the 45th Parallel Signs in the North Country
  • The Hampton Beach Sand Sculptures in June
  • A NASCAR Race at NH Motor Speedway
  • A New Hampshire Sunrise
  • A Moose in the Wild
  • A NH Waterfall
  • A Shooting Star in New Hampshire’s Skies
  • The Historic Omni Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods
  • A Theatrical Summer Performance
  • The Currier Museum of Art’s famous Zimmerman House
  • The Walldog Murals in Downtown Keene

Wild New Hampshire Hikes

Discover something new on your next hike through the Granite State! These 6 wild hikes will take you off the beaten path and into the state's most biodiverse landscapes.
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Summer Theatre in the Sun

The perfect recipe for summer fun? Sunshine, laughs, and a good show. Check out these 7 outdoor productions and grab your ticket to summer fun!
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New Hampshire Live and in Concert

What better way to kick-off summer than with an epic concert in the Granite State? Check out these 7 concert venues around the state, pick a show, and start your summer in style!
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Must See Blooms This Season

From springtime daffodils to summer fields full of sunflowers, there are plenty of reasons to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Be sure to include these four events on your road trip through New Hampshire this season.
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Road Trip Packing Essentials

We’ve compiled the ultimate packing list for your summer road trip in New Hampshire so you can focus more on the adventure and less on the planning!
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Snacks to Pack for your NH Road Trip

There’s just something about a road trip that screams snacks. Here are some must-have NH made treats that are sure to satisfy on your travels around the state.

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Sky High Adventures

Whether you’ve always dreamed of taking an epic helicopter ride, lifting off from the water in a seaplane, or feeling the wind in your face on a daring hang glider…NH’s got you covered.
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Kayak With a View

See some of NH’s spectacular scenery this summer from the water. From rapids to leisurely kayaking, paddle your way at these 6 spots. Don’t forget to enjoy the views!   
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Mountain Biking Trails to Try

Rugged terrain or easy riding New Hampshire offers riding for all levels and abilities. Here are 9 mountain biking trails to try this summer.
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Benefits of Kayaking

Paddle your way around NH’s waterways for adventure, scenic views and, did we mention kayaking has a whole lot of physical and psychological rewards too! Learn more now.
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