The campsite is set up and you’ve finished the first round of hot dogs and s’mores — time to see what is happening in your part of New Hampshire. From the mountains to the ocean, there are a range of New Hampshire attractions that run the gamut from natural to built-specifically-for-your-amusement. Here are a few options:
In the southwestern corner of New Hampshire, a popular family attraction is Stonewall Farm, an organic farm overlooking the Connecticut River. Stonewall Farm features trails, animals, a nature-playground, gardens, and traditional cheese-making demonstrations.
In the Merrimack Valley, attractions include the Amoskeag Fishways in Manchester, where you can explore the river environment and play an interactive salmon game; or visit the Budweiser Clydesdales at the beverage company’s facility in Merrimack (at least one member of party must be age 21 +). Canobie Lake Park in Salem has over 85 rides, games, and live entertainment — fun for all ages.
New Hampshire’s Seacoast offers miles of sun and sand including classic Hampton Beach with the state park on the “sand & shore” side of Route 1 and the fun, food and action facing the water. You have your choice of two large waterparks, the Casino Cascade Waterpark (Hampton) and Water Country (Portsmouth). Or you can hop on a fishing boat and return to your campsite with an ocean catch that will make your neighbors wonder where you dropped a line!
Camping in New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountains regions? From waterfalls to waterparks, mountain hikes to aerial rides, trained bears to train rides, there are several options to choose from. Find the closest attractions to your campground at VisitWhiteMountains.org and LakesRegion.org.