Jul 6, 2017 6:39 PM
Check out these 5 wallet-friendly activities to do in NH this summer
If you are one of the many people, including me, who opens their wallet and is greeted by dust and sadness, then these five free things to do in New Hampshire are perfect for you.
New Hampshire has many great (free) attractions that visitors and residents have not experienced, and NH1 created a list of our top five that you need to try this summer.
1. Hike Mount Monadnock. For any active readers, this hike is simply a must-do. Mt. Monadnock is one of the most visited peaks in the United States with over 125,000 climbers every year, and if you pick a clear, sunny day (which may be difficult in New Hampshire sometimes), the view from the top stretches to every state in New England. Tie those boots, grab a walking stick, and get climbing!
2. Tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Head out to Merrimack this summer and take the Brewery Tour around the facility. If you enjoy cracking open some crispy suds, the tour will teach you how those cold ones were actually made. It is a must-see for anyone over 21.
3. Visit Robert Frost's farm. The now historical park offers free tours, a trail, and poetry readings for fans of snapping fingers and rhyming words. Don't spend a cent, and see the beautiful view that inspired some of the most famous poetry in United States history.
4. Get fit at one of NH towns' many parks. If you enjoy playing tennis, shooting hoops, kicking a ball around, or just getting fresh air on a brisk walk, check out parks like Griffin Park in Windham and Hedgehog Park in Salem which are free and open to the public. These parks give options for a whole family to get outside and expend some energy on a bright day.
5. Dive into one of the famous swimming holes around the state. On scorchers where you can feel your skin burning by the second, the best solution is to jump into a cool pool of water. Scattered around NH are secluded spots for swimming that provide the relief you might be searching for this summer, and of course, no charge. Check out our article on these spots here for our favorite places to make a splash.
Those are our favorite, free activities in New Hampshire, but we would love to hear yours, so leave us a comment with what you love doing without spending too much.