New Hampshire Sports & Outdoors

  • tiny huts sitting on ice give slight protection
    tiny huts sitting on ice give slight...
    by Pawtuxet
  • huddled in one of those huts? not me!
    huddled in one of those huts? not me!
    by Pawtuxet
  • Stopping for pic when cycling in NH
    Stopping for pic when cycling in NH
    by atufft

New Hampshire Sports & Outdoors

  • Ice fishing or torture? You decide

    I was fascinated by the number of people out on the ice...lots of lakes around. Folks build these little houses on the ice and they fish for hours. Guess there is a little stove inside the house for warmth...but couldn't possibly be comfortable enough for the likes of me. I was surprised to see so many of these little buildings on several of the...

  • Fishing

    I am no fan of fishing - have way too little patience for that :-) But I did see a lot of people doing this in the White Mountains. Naturally, the region is heaven for fishing. The clear and cold rivers and lakes are home to trouts for example. Fishing licenses are required and available online at and at more than 275 license...

  • Hiking: Sawyer Pond

    We drove towards Crawford Notch. Unlike recommended we took (gravel) Sawyer River Rd. only about 2 miles, then parked the car. I suspected that the parking at the end of the road was fully occupied (I was right!) and so we decided to hike the remaining 2 miles to the start of the actual hiking trail. Only three or four cars passed us on the way, so...

  • Appalachian Trail

    As said before, the White Mountains are heaven for hikers. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses the White Mountains from Southwest to Northeast. The trail is well maintained but due to the high elevations the character of the White Mountains leg of the trail is quite different to that in other regions. Much of the Trail is above timberline, where...

  • Wildcat ZipRider

    If you're looking for a thrilling adventure then do the ZipRider - you're on a seat, hanging on a zip-line cable and riding down for a half mile at a speed of up to 45 mph ... it's fun. You won't enjoy the views on your first ride, so I recommend you repeat that experience.It has become quite expensive - the first ride is $20, additional rides $10....

  • Hiking: AMC Center Pinkham Notch

    Hiking is the favourite outdoor activity of most White Mountains visitors (except for the inevitable driving). An excellent place to start a hike is the Visitor Center of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) at Pinkham Notch. They provide meals in their restaurant, up-to-date trail information, educational offerings on the mountains and the Trading...

  • NASCAR in New Hampshire

    NASCAR rolls into New Hampshire twice a year - once in July and again in mid-September. New Hampshire International Speedway is... well... it ain't Daytona. It's a one mile flat track and not nearly as fast as many other NASCAR venues. Still, there's some great racing there, and one can plan a real nice trip around a race - as I did this fall...

  • Boating, swimming, kayaking...the works!

    Lake Winnepesaukee is our lake of choice in New Hampshire. We are so lucky to have friends with an old fashioned waterfront "camp". Not the slick kind of condo development or modern house...oh, no. This is what New Hampshire was really all about.

  • Climbing Mount Monadnock

    Mount Monadnock is located in the southwestern corner of the state. A "Monadnock" is a single rock peak above a plain that remains after the land around it has been worn away by glaciers". Mt. Monadnock appears huge because it stands alone above the farmland.The towns in this area are small and spread far apart. It's quite quaint with farms,...

  • Winter Sports in New Hampshire

    Although I myself am not fond of winter sports, I find it great that the state encourages, and resorts provide opportunities for those who do enjoy winter sports. nowmobile rentals are available at most resorts in the northern part of the state. In addition, snowmobile tours from one-hour jaunts up to a 120 mile Great Woods North Tour is offered at...

  • Walk the Fairways that Celebrities...

    While at The Mount Washington Hotel, Allan and I played 18 holes of golf. It was just spectacular. We played on the Par 71 Mount Washington Course. It was such fun to play a course that was built in 1915 and has hosted four New Hampshire Opens! I must admit that it was a challenging course, and the magnificent setting nestled in the Ammonoosuc...

  • hiking is a great sport!

    Hiking is a great way to not only burn off calories but to see more of the nature you came to explore and get more in touch with it too. New Hampshire's White Mountains are full of great trails for all abilities so get out there and enjoy nature at its very best. Good hiking boots are essential for the White Mountain trails as they are rugged and...


New Hampshire Hotels

  • Port Motor Inn

    505 Us Route 1 Bypass, at Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 3801, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Stonehurst Manor

    Wonderful location. The Stonehurst Manor has hotel room accommodations plus a superb restaurant....

  • Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown

    For a baseball fan, there is nothing better! My family and I make the trip from Boston every summer....

  • Hampton Inn Nashua

    407 Amherst Street, Nashua, New Hampshire, 03063, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Residence Inn Concord

    91 Hall Street, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Mt. Coolidge Motel

    US Route 3, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03262, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Gale River Motel and Cottages

    1 Main St, Franconia, New Hampshire, 03580, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mainsail Motel & Cottages

    40 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, New Hampshire, 03842, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Stepping Stones Bed & Breakfast

    6 Bennington Battle Trail, Wilton, New Hampshire, 3086, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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