There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Start exploring!
The trails in New Hampshire’s state parks, forests and on recreational rail trails offer unsurpassed beauty, challenging terrain, and an experience to last a lifetime – whether on a short stroll with your family or climbing the tallest mountain in New Hampshire.
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The open bed-rock summit perches over Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire. There are other hikes at the southern end of the lake, but none with an expansive open top like Mount Major’s.
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Here you can see excellent and exciting views of the summit and of the Carter ledge! Featuring great views of the White Mountains including Mt. Washington.
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Hilltop Fun Center is located on Route 108 in Somersworth, between Dover and Rochester, NH. Among the activities for families to enjoy are mini golf, a driving range, go-karts, an arcade, and a jungle-themed laser tag course. Food is available from an indoor counter and there are plenty of seats and tables to sit down and eat.
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The 18-hole “Oaks” course at the The Oaks Golf Links facility in Somersworth, New Hampshire features 6,711 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by William Bradley Booth, the Oaks golf course opened in 2004.
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Since 1915, Kingswood Golf Club has maintained its first-class image by being friendly and hospitable. Their reputation for providing quality and matchless course conditions to members and day-players includes plush, well-maintained fairways, velvet-smooth greens, and an engaging course layout to rival some of the best courses in the USA.
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Nestled in the woods of Barrington, the breathtaking view and abundant wildlife makes for an enjoyable day of golf. Nippo Lake Golf Club is one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in the state. For decades, Nippo Lake Golf Club has been entertaining golfers with a challenging course and fine food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere.
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The 9-hole “Farmington” course at the Farmington Country Club facility in Farmington, New Hampshire features 3,108 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.4 and it has a slope rating of 125.
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A trip to New Hampshire is not complete without a visit to the Seacoast Science Center. You will be engaged in fun, hands-on discovery about the habitats and creatures of New Hampshire’s coast.
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A hands-on art and science museum for children of all ages offering a blend of art, science, & cultural experiences for families.
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The New Hampshire Boat Museum is an educational organization focusing on the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire.
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Located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of WWII-era Americans.
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An authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life by depicting historical periods from 1690 – 1945.
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The historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead date to the late 18th century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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New England Dragway is a National Hot Rod Association sanctioned 1/4-mile track hosting both professional & amateur drag racing.
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A 3/8-mile, paved, veteran race track brimming with history. It features concessions, a playground, and on-site camping.
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The combination of the rocky coastline, cool breezes, and pristine waters create a special summer place that is unlike any other in New England.
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There are 5 State Park beaches along the New Hampshire seacoast. These include: Hampton Beach State Park, North Beach, North Hampton State Beach, Jenness State Beach, and Wallis Sands State Park.
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Variety, quality, and value have made New Hampshire’s Antique Alley a “must shop” for both dealers and collectors. Located along Route 4, Antique Alley has been an antiquing destination since the early 1970’s.
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New Bridge Marina offers boat rentals on Milton Three Ponds, as well as jet ski, kayak, and pontoon rentals for hours of fun and relaxation. Stop in and try the famous Shain’s of Maine Ice Creams. New Bridge Marina is the perfect place to spend a little time enjoying the beautiful local views.
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Mount Washington Cruises offers scenic daytime and sunset dinner dance cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH from late May through October. The M/S Mount Washington visits 5 ports on Lake Winnipesaukee and takes passengers on daily cruises from Weirs Beach.
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Rochester Country Club is an 18 hole public course with membership opportunities located on a 150-acre site nestled along the Cocheco River, offering beautiful views of our pastoral countryside.
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Looking for a great place to hike? Blue Job Mountain is located in Farmington and features several great trails!
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Located in Rochester, these hiking trails are good for all skill levels — and there’s even a waterfall!
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Butternut farm is a family friendly, family run, pick-your-own fruit farm! It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon (and to prepare for a yummy dinner!)
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McKenzie’s Farm is all about growing safe and delicious fruit for the surrounding community. You can pick your own, or just go to enjoy some cider and doughnuts!
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