NH.com Summer Fun
Welcome to the NH.com 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 NH.com Summer Fun page as your one-stop source for what to do in summer this New Hampshire!
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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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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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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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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.
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!
NH.com 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!