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Things to do in New Hampshire

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in New Hampshire. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite New Hampshire attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in New Hampshire to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in New Hampshire.

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  • Alyson's Orchard

    Set atop an elongated ridge overlooking the Connecticut River, this 450-acre property is as prized for its gorgeous grounds as it is for its apples... More
  • Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream

    Annabelle’s owner, retired doctor Lewis Palosky, thinks of himself as “an artist, not a businessman,” and his credo is evident in the thick—difficu... More
  • Around the Mountain Trail

    Bike the 12-mile Around the Mountain Trail, which runs from Brown Mountain past Eagle Lake. More
  • Black Mountain

  • Bretton Woods Ski Resort

    Take ski lessons at this family-friendly mountain resort. More
  • Canterbury Shaker Village

    Canterbury was a prominent Shaker village for 200 years and stands as a remarkable—and picturesque—example of how Shaker life evolved over time. More
  • Cathedral of the Pines

    The outdoor chapel sits on a bluff and overlooks Mount Monadnock. There's a beautiful altar made of stones donated from every state in the nation. More
  • Chutter's General Store

    Visit the “World’s Longest Candy Counter”. More
  • Emery Farm

    This farm, founded in 1655, is the perfect autumn stop for apple-picking. More
  • Enfield Shaker Museum (and the Great Stone Dwelling)

    The once-haunted inn is now closed, taken over by the nearby Enfield Shaker Museum. Beginning in April, visitors can tour the Great Stone Dwelling ... More
  • Franconia Notch State Park

    Hike the boardwalks at The Flume gorge inside the park More
  • Goose Pond

    Cast for bass on this pond, north of Keene (hike there from the trailhead on E. Surrey Rd.). More
  • Maine State Sea Kayak

    Unlike other outfitters in the area, Maine State Sea Kayak brings you to the remote western side of the island on four-hour tours to see osprey, se... More
  • Mount Monadnock

    Hike this national monument. More
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway

    Take the kids up the Northeast’s highest mountain, an excitingly steep ride on 1869 steam trains More

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