Renowned for its cool mountain air, lakes & streams, central New Hampshire is an appealing destination for vacationers looking for a reprieve from notoriously hot summer months in cities and suburbs. And it’s not just about sitting inside air conditioned hotels and restaurants (which most have). Outdoor fun can still be had when temps reach into the 80’s and above . . .
How about a hike? Yes, physical exertion can get uncomfortable when it’s hot, but many NH hikes will take you above 4,000 feet where the air is cooler and there tends to be unfettered breezes (and views). Some hikes feature cool streams, swimming holes and waterfalls – a great place to cool off in a hurry!
And don’t forget about some cool NH attractions, like the Polar Caves in Rumney, Lost River in Woodstock, Whales Tale Water Park in Lincoln, the Flume Gorge in North Woodstock and Sculptured Rock in Groton. You’ll find cool caves and refreshing mountain water to keep the summer heat at bay!
And most importantly, central New Hampshire is full of the most picturesque lakes in New England! You’ll find Newfound Lake, Squam Lakes, Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee, among others. Each offer swimming access plus plenty of room for boating, waterskiing, paddle boarding, kayaking and more.
So whether you’re planning your summer getaway or just need a quick escape from the July & August humidity, be sure to keep central New Hampshire in mind. It’s close, accessible and a COOL place to beat the summer heat!