New Hampshire is one of those states that offers a little bit of everything. As part of New England, it has just a hint of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of mountains for skiing and hiking, and wonderful small town feels in places like Portsmouth and Exeter.

Boats and Bridge in Piscataqua River

There’s so much to do in New Hampshire that it would be hard to fit it all in one trip, but if you do love a road trip adventure, this is a great place to start!

Plenty of Scenery to Take In

Explore some of New Hampshire’s considerable natural beauty by driving along one of the many scenic byways that crisscross the state. For incredible leaf peeping, try the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, that rolls through the White Mountains past waterfalls and gorges.

For a real adventure, take your car up the Mount Washington Auto Road, with eight miles of steep and windy climbing, it makes the views all the more special. If you’re in New Hampshire during the winter, then try a winter tour with the Snow Coach.

If you want to try something really unique, then take another approach to the top of Mount Washington, via the famous Cog Railway. This tour provides a guided train ride up to the top of the over 6,000 foot summit!

Mount Washington Cog Railway Cars

Enjoy an Adventure Tour

New Hampshire has a lot going on outdoors, so it makes sense to try to take one of the adventure tours offered throughout the state. If you want a once in a lifetime experience, try the Moose and Wildlife Tours in Gorham, offering a 95% chance of a moose sighting!

For budding photographers, there is more than enough to enjoy in New Hampshire. Check out the Adventure Photography Tour, offering a combination of hiking and landscape photography.

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Learn a Bit of History

Take a look at what life was like for New Hampshire’s mill workers with a trip to Frye’s Measure Mill. Listed on the National Register, the workers today are still making traditional goods on the original machinery.

New Hampshire Pewter Co. is also a great choice for a visit, as pewter has it’s roots in New England’s history. A visit here will include a tour of the facilities where you can see the artists at work.

Another classic New England good was mead. This one time favorite beverage of colonials is a mixture of yeast, water and honey. The Moonlight Meadery is working hard to bring mead back, with tours and tastings available daily.

Ever been to New Hampshire? What are some of your favorite places to stop? Let us know in the comments!