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NH Summer Bucket List: Top 20 Ideas From New Hampshirites

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The weather is getting warmer, and New Hampshirites are looking forward to long days on sandy beaches and sunny mountain trails. We polled NH.Life readers and fans for their must-do activities for the most memorable New Hampshire summer. Results fell into three categories: Outdoor Recreation, Attractions, and NH Events.

Here are the top New Hampshire summer bucket list ideas recommended by the wonderful people who live here!

NH Summer Bucket List: Top 20 Ideas

Top NH Outdoor Recreation

The Kancamagus Highway, Photo Credit: The Kancamagus Highway Facebook Page
Photo Credit: The Kancamagus Highway Facebook Page

After long winter months and the springtime thaw, New Hampshire natives are ready to don their flip-flops and head outdoors for fresh air and sunshine. Check out our resources for the best NH hiking trails, read park and playground reviews, plan a fishing trip, or spend the summer days basking in the sun on one of our shimmering beaches and lakes.

NH Outdoor Recreation Ideas From New Hampshirites

• Gold panning on the Ammonoosuc River

• Kayaking down the Connecticut River

• Hiking Mt. Monadnock

• Rye Beach

• Ellacoya State Park and White’s Lake State Park

• Drive up the Kancamagus Highway

Top NH Attractions

CanobieSummer, Photo Credit Canobie Lake Park Facebook Page
Photo Credit: Canobie Lake Park Facebook Page

New Hampshire is full of fun, summer attractions for the whole family! Visit the NH.Life Kids page for NH Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Mini Golf, and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy in The Granite State!

NH Attractions Ideas From New Hampshirites

• Children’ Museum of New Hampshire

• Story Land, Clarks Trading Post, & Santa’s Village

• Stonewall Farm

• Tyler’s Ice Cream

• Homemade Ice Cream Stands

• Chuckster’s

• Canobie Lake

Top NH Events

HamptonBeachSand, Photo Credit Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition Facebook Page
Photo Credit: Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition Facebook Page

Every region in New Hampshire is alive with its own flavor of community spirit, and the local events are just as unique. The NH.Life New Hampshire Events Calendar at allows custom searches for events coming up in each New Hampshire region. Search for upcoming fun, and explore a new region each weekend!

NH Events Ideas From New Hampshirites

• Hampton Beach Sand Castle Competition

• Highland Games

• East Hill Farm Monthly Themed Dinners

• Historic and/or Haunted Sites and Graveyards

• Greeley Park Movies at the Bandstand—Nashua, NH

• Hampton Beach Fireworks on Wednesday Nights

• Arts and Crafts Fairs, Mud runs, and Cook-offs

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