The Best Chillin in New Hampshire

Looking for the best chillin in New Hampshire? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Hampshire. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near New Hampshire

  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Franconia Ridge Loop

    4.5
    14.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This is a multi-day backpacking loop in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire (located in the the White Mountains).Leave the car at the Lafayette Place Campground, (about 1700' elevation), then head up 1.4mi to Lonesome Lake. If you start hiking in the evening, as the sun is setting, you can ...
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  • Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

    Explore Sabbaday Falls

    5.0
    0.6 mi
    This awesome waterfall is located right off of the Kancamagus Highway (rt 112) that runs from Lincoln to North Conway, NH. The highway itself is a very scenic drive through the White Mountains that has pull off spots every couple of miles.From I93 take exit 32 for Lincoln. Drive straight through ...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    4.8
    34.5 mi
    The Kancamagus Highway is designated an American Scenic Byway. It cuts through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest point along the drive is 3000 feet. It is known as one of the best fall viewing areas in the country. If your interested there is also several campgrounds along thi...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Camp at Lafayette Campground, White Mountains

    5.0
    8.3 mi
    The White Mountains offer some of the most prime foliage sightseeing (aka 'leaf peeping') in New England. Tourists flock to the Franconia Notch State Park area and surrounding parts of the White Mountains every October, but camping is generally less common. October can be a cold month in New Hamp...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike Falling Waters Trail

    4.0
    3 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Falling Waters Trail takes you up to the summit of Little Haystack Mountain, and Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette if you continue to the Franconia Ridge Trail / Appalachian Trail, then over to Old Bridle Path.Also along Falling Waters Trail are stunning waterfalls. The most popular one is Cloudl...
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  • Jefferson, New Hampshire

    Hiking at Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

    4.5
    As hiking in the White Mountain area goes, this is a pretty easy one. This is a family friendly hike along a rail trail and well maintained forest trails. The main attraction here isn't the difficultly. The main attraction here is the spectacular views and the abundant wildlife.This trail begi...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Explore the Basin in Franconia Notch

    4.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Basin is just one stop on the Pemigewasset Recreational Trail that follows along I-93 through Franconia Notch. The parking lot for the Basin is easily accessible from either north or south on I-93, and it has it's own exit sign which can't be missed.Park in the lot and follow the signs toward...
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  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Relax at Prescott Park

    5.0
    Prescott Park is a waterfront park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that is famous for its extensive flower gardens.  During the warmer months, visitors can enjoy the blooms of the annual and perennial beds, sit in the shade of the Japanese crabapple trees, and relax on the white benches along the pe...
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Hike Artists Bluff

    4.5
    1.5 mi
    Starting from the Bald Mountain trailhead, the Artists Bluff trail takes you up a short but steep 1.5 mile path to a beautiful rocky overlook of Franconia Notch State Park. This is the perfect hike to find incredible views of the park and some amazing foliage in autumn. We parked across the stree...
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Cathedral Ledge

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
    During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Hike the Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

    5.0
    4.1 mi / 1807 ft gain
    This is a very well-marked and traveled trail, marked with yellow blazes. Start off at the trailhead (easy parking, $3 fee) and be sure to go counter-clockwise for the best route. The beginning of the trail meanders along next to a babbling brook and through forested terrain. The climb gets stead...
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  • Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

    Photograph Lupines in Sugar Hill

    Every year, more or less around the second week of June, the village of Sugar Hill boasts a magnificent show of lupines. There are several concentrations of lupines in fields along the road, but the highlight of a visit to Sugar Hill is the small hillside near St. Matthew's Church. The vistas tow...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

    3.0
    Starting at roughly 3,000ft above sea level the Mt. Washington Auto Road will take you up nearly eight miles of beautiful, scenic, and well maintained mountain auto roads to The Mount Washington Summit. The summit sits at 6,289 and offers stunning 360° views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range,...
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  • Bristol, New Hampshire

    Drive around Newfound Lake

    As a kid, I spent many of my summer and winter vacations on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and can say without a doubt that it is one of the first places to spark my love for the outdoors. If your'e heading up to the White Mountains in the winter time to ski/snowboard, a drive around Newfound Lak...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Hancock and South Hancock

    9.8 mi / 2220 ft gain
    The Hancock trailhead is located at the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains. The trail itself crosses the road and starts at 2000 feet of elevation on the Hancock Notch trail. It remains fairly flat for the first 3 miles of the trail. After 1.8 miles you will hi...
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  • Crawford Notch Road, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe Mount Jackson

    5.2 mi / 2300 ft gain
    The hike starts across the street from the AMC Highland Center on route 302, which means there is plenty of parking and when you finish there is a fireplace and snacks to warm up with! It starts at the Webster Jackson trailhead and after 1.4 miles breaks off onto the Jackson trail. At that point ...
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