Summer Fun in NH Canobie Lake Park Summer Fun

Welcome to the Summer Fun Page and welcome to summer in New Hampshire! The air is hot and the skies are clear and blue (most of the time)! Use the Summer Fun page as your one-stop source for what to do in summer this New Hampshire!

NH Beaches & Lakes Map

Cool off this summer on the shores and in the waters New Hampshire beaches and lakes, then lay back and catch some rays on the golden sands. Click on a map marker for more information about each beach/lake. Use the + / - buttons to zoom in/out.

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NH Amusement Parks Map

Roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, water rides, clowns, fried dough, cotton candy, hot dogs...need we say more? Amusement parks are definitely the best way to spend a summer day. And while you're spending the summertime in NH, take a day to check out an amusement park. Filled with rides, coasters and food, you won't be disappointed. Favorites include Canobie Lake Park, Clark's Trading Post, Story Land and Santa's Village. Click on a map marker for directions and information about each amusement park. Use the + / - buttons to zoom in/out.

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NH Horseback Riding Map

If you're looking for a romantic getaway activity, family time, or just a few hours communing with nature while mounted on a noble steed, horseback riding in New Hampshire offers fun for all ages! Use the + / - buttons to zoom in/out.

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NH State Fairs & Festivals Map

If there's one thing New Hampshire knows how to do well it's our annual state fairs. From an renaissance fairs to a 4h fair, NH has some of the best and biggest fairs. Popular NH fairs include: Deerfield Fair, Hopkinton Fair, Rochester Fair, Belknap Fair and Sandwich Fair. Fair dates can change annualy. Click on a green fair tent marker for Web site URL, this year's summer event dates, directions, and information about each state fair or festival. Use the + / - buttons to zoom in/out.

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Summer Cookout Recipes


1 Bottle of red wine (I like a Chianti!)
1 Lemon cut into wedges
1 Orange cut into wedges
1 Cup sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Shot Spiced Rum
1 Shot brandy
2 Cups ginger ale or citrus tonic

1. Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar, brandy, rum, and quartered strawberries. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale just before serving.
2. To serve immediately use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.

Coleslaw with Strawberries

By: Debbie, Hollis, NH
1-8oz. container Lo fat lemon yogurt
¼ cup mayo
2 tsp. lemon juice
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 bag (16 oz.) coleslaw mix
1Pt. hulled and sliced strawberries
¾ cup sliced scallions
½ cup raisins
In a large bowl whisk; yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Add coleslaw mix, scallions and raisins and berries. If you are making this for a crowd I would triple this recipe! You can also do this ahead of time just don’t add the berries till before you serve (it turns everything pink). Happy cooking!

Raman Noodle Salad

By: Cathy Foley, Hudson, NH
4 pkgs Chicken Raman Noodles
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 package coleslaw
1 can cashews
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Canola Oil
3 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tsp pepper
Cook Noodles without seasoning packets (packets are used for the dressing) * You can add oil to water to prevent noodles from sticking. Break up noodles and drain, flush with cool water.
Make Dressing:
Combine: All seasoning packets from noodles, Oils, Sugar, Vinegar, Pepper
Add Coleslaw to cooled noodles, then add scallions and nuts. Pour Dressing over noodle mixture and mix well. Stir in Chow mein noodles before serving.
To keep the Chow Mein noodles and Cashews crunchy, add before serving so they don't soften up.

Kickin’ Buffalo Chicken Dip

By: Melissa L., Goffstown, NH
Cook and shred 2 cups boneless chicken. Soak chicken in one cup of your favorite hot wing sauce, we like Red Hot sauce, for 15 minutes. While chicken is soaking, mix 2 8oz. packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup ranch dressing, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and a dash to 1/4 teaspoon of dried pepper seasoning (for extra spice we use dried ghost pepper or jalepeno seasoning). Combine chicken with cheese mixture and add 1 cup more of the hot wing sauce. Place dip in a oven safe bowl or plate and cook for 20 minutes at 350. Top dip with remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and heat until cheese is melted and dip is bubbly. Enjoy and serve with tortilla chips or on top of toasted pita slices! We always have great feedback for this buffalo chicken dip!

Asian Simple Pork

By: mardi2gras, Derry, NH
Take a pork loin, on wax paper or table top, pour out equal amounts of ginger powder, sugar, garlic powder, then half measure of black pepper. Roll pork loin in mixture till covered. Place in zip lock bag with soy sauce to cover. Longer marinate, stronger flavor. Grill over flame until medium. Lovely!

Summer Activities has many great summer-fun information resources and tools for you! From delicious ice-cream trails, to community playground reviews, to the summer-ripe pick-your-own farms, use our maps and guides to best enjoy summertime in New Hampshire!

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Fireworks in NH

Happy Independence Day! Check our fireworks map and events list for celebrations in your area!

NH Dairy Ice Cream Trail

Endure scorching New England summer heat with a creamy, frozen, New Hampshire treat!
Travel the NH Dairy Ice Cream Trail
Free and low-cost things to do for family and kids in NH; discounts, deals, events

Free Things To Do In NH

Find information on very low-cost to FREE attractions and events in New Hampshire. Read NH playground reviews from our fans, plan a picnic with our state parks map, find great local discounts and deals, and free community events in your area!

NH Pick-Your-Own Farms

Own season in New Hampshire! If you are lucky, you may find some early strawberry crop harvests at a nearby farm. Visit our pick-your-own page and find picking tips and a farm near you on our interactive map.
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Fish NH, licencing, lakes, water bodies,fishing map

Fish NH

Fish NH has all you need to know about licensed fishing in New Hampshire. Together with The NH Fish & Game Department, we have created an interactive map marking all of New Hampshire's State & Federal fishing-friendly water bodies.

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