Best time to visit New Hampshire

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Best time of year to visit New Hampshire

Choose May to June and September to October as the best time to visit New Hampshire. It has comfortable weather conditions with a load of things to do. Late spring brings lobster season but also rainy days. However, they almost vanish as June sets in. Early fall is about pleasant temperatures, relatively dry sunny days, and leaves changing colors by leaps and bounds—high time to take part in the New Hampshire Marathon and observe all the beauty. The high season runs from July to August and attracts hordes of tourists to New Hampshire. Summer is hot, with long sunny days, and probable thunderstorms. Winter sees short days, wild snowstorms and freezing cold, but the Christmas lights around New Hampshire are astonishing. Temperatures warm a little in early spring, but the weather is still gloomy and brisk. Hike Mount Washington in April, and you won't regret it.

10 THINGS TO DO IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 21)

New Hampshire Fall Colors

New Hampshire Fall Colors

mid-September–mid-October • nature

The state where your dose of fall foliage resides

Lobster

Lobster

mid-May–mid-November • food

During the lobster season, seafood is particularly succulent

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–March • nature

New Hampshire is blessed with a couple of spots to glare at mindbending aurora borealis

NH Pumpkin Festival

NH Pumpkin Festival

October 15–16, 2021 • event

A great way to welcome fall in New Hampshire's Lakes Region

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls

mid-April–October • nature

Nestled in the White Mountains, this waterfall is one of the tallest and most beautiful in New England

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-May–late October • nature

A great sea adventure along New England's shore

Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road

early May–late October (road race June 19-20, 2021)  • activity

Drive to the highest peak of New England

Tripoli Road

Tripoli Road

mid-May–October  • activity

Tranquil camping in the White Mountains

New Hampshire Film Festival

New Hampshire Film Festival

October 14–17, 2021 • event

One of the largest cinema events of New England

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

all year round • activity

The highest peak of the Appalachian Trail in the Northeast will challenge you with strong winds

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally

Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally

unconfirmedAugust 2022 • event

Balloon festival takes over Drake Field in Pittsfield for three days

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

out of rangeSeptember 10–12, 2021 • event

New England's largest and most favorite food event

Ice Castles

Ice Castles

out of rangeDecember–February • activity

One of the best ways to spend a winter day is to visit a magical ice castle

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January • event

The oldest, largest, and brightest light displays in the state

Gift of Lights

Gift of Lights

out of rangeNovember 26, 2020–January 3, 2021  • event

One of the most impressive Christmas displays in New Hampshire

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

out of rangemid-November–mid-April (best in February–early March) • activity

Winter in New England means it's time to discover the White Mountains

New Hampshire Music Festival

New Hampshire Music Festival

out of rangeJuly 8–31, 2021 • event

One of the best classical music events in New England

New Hampshire Marathon

New Hampshire Marathon

unconfirmedOctober 2, 2021 • event

One of New England's most beautiful races

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