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Recreation in New Hampshire

Experience outdoor activities in every season.

If you’re looking for a more active vacation, or if you’re just looking to get your toes wet (pun intended) New Hampshire has outdoor activities for every season and every ability. From beginners to the most experienced experts, New Hampshire has exciting and fun options from hiking, biking, and ATVing, to white water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. You’ll even find some of the more unique recreational options here, like ziplining and dog sledding! Pick a few activities, or keep coming back to try them all over time.

Covid-19 Update: Outdoor activities located in recreational or natural settings are operating under the guidance outlined here. This refers to small groups of 10 or less and includes biking centers, canoe and kayak rentals, mini-golf, outdoor driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, small fishing charters, paint ball, and outdoor guiding services (fishing, hunting, and hiking). This guidance includes outdoor and nature based experiential attractions and business, including: agro-tourism, outdoor walking trails, tours and paths, batting cages, zip lines, chairlifts, ropes courses/aerial parks, disk golf, open off-road vehicle tours, natural science centers, garden tours, diving tours and lessons, caves, petting zoos, balloon rides, helicopter and plane rides (groups fewer than 5) and white water rafting. Individuals or household groups must be seated 6 feet apart (side-to-side and front-to-back). Customers are required to wear a cloth facemask.

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