A summer in New Hampshire is like no other. Our small state is jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences you just can’t find anywhere else. From summiting the tallest peak in the northeast to sampling signature NH craft beer—you’ll find perfectly unexpected adventures around every corner. Check out a sampling of some of New Hampshire’s most unique experiences to inspire your summer bucket list!
Conquer the Tallest Peak in the Northeast
There are three ways to summit this one-of-a-kind towering peak, and three magnificent ways of experiencing its grandeur. The brave can conquer the mountain on foot, the daring can reach the summit aboard the historic Cog Railway, and the bold can ascend the mountain by car via the Auto Road!
Take a Moose Safari Tour
Ever seen a moose in the wild? In New Hampshire, local guides know the best spots to seek out these wild beasts and can practically guarantee a sighting for you. Book a tour with Gorham Moose Tours, Pemi Valley Moose Tours, or North Conway Moose Safari Tours this summer!
Set Sail aboard a Historic Gundalow
In the 1600s, gundalows were used as cargo barges to transport goods up and down waterways in Maine and New Hampshire. These vessels are unique to the Piscataqua Region, and the Gundalow Company in Portsmouth offers unique sunset sails and narrated tours aboard an authentic gundalow replica!
Cruise on the Oldest Floating Post Office in the U.S.
On Lake Winnipesaukee, you have a rare opportunity to cruise aboard the Oldest Floating Post Office in the Country! A two hour cruise aboard the Sophie C. will guide you along calm waters as the boat makes her stops to local islands and the crew hand-delivers mail to summer residents!
Master a World-Class Golf Course
At the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, you can tee off and challenge an award-winning 18-hole or 9-hole championship golf course with the dramatic view of Mount Washington as the backdrop to your game. With such inspiring scenery and grandeur, how could you possibly have a bad game?
Explore New Hampshire’s Craft Beer Scene
Over 90 craft breweries fill mugs with the taste of the live free or die state in New Hampshire. From traditional New England style IPA’s to dark stouts and fruity sours—our brewers do it all with a signature NH flair you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
Soar above the state in a Seaplane
With Lakes Region Seaplane Services, the docks and beaches that line the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee become runways for takeoff—and the 71 square miles of water become a landing strip! Enjoy a soaring flight over New Hampshire’s big lake, taking in the sights and sounds above the mountainous skyline.
Stay in a Grand Resort Hotel
New Hampshire has three grand hotels unlike any other. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is tucked away at the base of Mount Washington, offering a luxurious retreat in the mountains. The Mountain View Grant Resort delivers elegance and comfort with a first-class spa on-site and dazzling views of the White Mountains. On the seacoast, Wentworth By the Sea is an oceanfront oasis where the hotel’s stunning views of the Atlantic are simply unparalleled.