17 Special New Hampshire Picnic Spots
August 12, 2014 - Picnic Time
Looking for a good approach to spend some time with a family? Pack those peanut butter and safety sandwiches, squeeze a cooler and raise a kids into a automobile for a one-of-a-kind cruise this summer.
It’s loyal that some of these can't be finished during a day trip, though if we are already vacationing nearby, these lifelike locations are watchful for we to compensate them a visit.
Cathedral of a Pines, Rindge – A inlet preserve, this County Park offers walking trails and cruise tables. This alfresco cathedral offers monumental views of Mt. Monadnock. While there, be certain to revisit a Altar of a Nation, built in 1946, a stones that make adult a physique of a Altar come from all 50 states and each U.S. President given Harry Truman.
Website: Cathedral of a Pines
Ragged Neck, Rye – This tiny famous area, located during Rye Harbor State Park, is an conceivable paradise. Bring binoculars and take a look during a Isles of Shoals in a distance, and watch fisherman entrance and going from a harbor. There is an acknowledgment price to get into this park.
Website: Ragged Neck
Cate Park, Wolfeboro – Cate Park facilities a bandstand where song is achieved during a summer months. Located during a Town Docks, a park also provides views of Wolfeboro Bay. Be certain to take a brief travel to a Yum Yum Shop on Main Street for dessert.
Echo Lake, Franconia Notch – Beautiful Echo Lake is during an betterment of 1,931 feet and offers views of Mount Lafayette and Cannon Mountain. Visitors are acquire to spend a day swimming, fishing or usually sitting on a sweeping beside a primitive waters. You can also lease a dug-out or paddle vessel and suffer some time out on a water. A scenic route around a lake provides views of a sheer, 700-foot Cathedral Ledge. There is a price to get into a park, that is usually open until Sep 1.
Website: Echo Lake
Sunapee Harbor – Sunapee Harbor sits beside a old-fashioned and still lake. Put a sweeping down on a grassy bank circuitously a retreat or lay dockside and suffer a views of a jetty and boats on a water. During a summer, song plays underneath a tent nearby, and we advise a discerning travel to Marzelli’s for a juicy gelato.
Rhododendron State Park, Fitzwilliam – The Rhododendron State Park explodes with tone in mid-July – a ideal time for a family picnic. That’s when a 16-acre timber of Rhododendrons, a largest timber in northern New England, is in full bloom. Come travel along a .6 mile route that encircles a grove, or instead ramble a wildflower route that is lush during opposite times. You competence find yourself serenaded by songbirds who are naturally drawn to this place, while we suffer a cruise lunch with your family.
Website: Rhododendron State Park
Massabesic Lake, Manchester – You’ll have to move your possess food and drinks though a views during a corner of Massabesic Lake are design perfect, with sailboats adding to a views. The lake provides celebration H2O for a City of Manchester. There are walking and biking trails around a lake if we confirm to set out on a walk. Swimming is not authorised though families come to lay during a cruise tables and suffer a healthy surroundings.
Prescott Park, Portsmouth – a city-owned park, a pacific peace of a pleasing bliss famous as Presscott Park, is a ideal environment for a picnic. Flowers are in freshness via a summer deteriorate and a sound of using water, as good as a beauty of a Piscataqua River that sits beside it, emanate a enchanting garden experience. There are 10 acres of gardens, walkways, seating, advancing and weed areas designed for open use. In a evenings during a summer, a party is set for party and low-pitched entertainment. Bring a sweeping and suffer a beauty of this special place.
Great Island Common, New Castle (Lisa Martineau)
Corcoran Pond, Waterville Valley – The shores of Corcoran Pond are a good place to plunk down and soak adult a vicinity of lifelike Waterville Valley. The circuitously Town Square has many singular shops and a pool is a glorious mark to put down a sweeping and lay for awhile. It seems there is always something function here during a summer months – from fishing derbies to concerts to fireworks. So come down and suffer a beauty of a poetic “town during a finish of a road.”
Great Island Common, New Castle – Enjoy 32 acres of strand greenspace, hilly seashore and beach. This city owned park has benches and cruise tables though since not move your possess chairs or sweeping and lay for awhile? The site facilities views of dual lighthouses, a Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and a Whaleback Lighthouse. You can also see a Isles of Shoals off in a distance. A pleasing and little-known mark on a seacoast, this one is certain to yield some memories for a whole family. There is a tiny price for use of a park.
West Rattlesnake Mountain, Center Sandwich – You’ll be sitting on prosaic rocks for this cruise and we should wear your walking boots since we need take travel about a mile to a site. But it’s value a superb monumental views of Squam Lake that approximate we from this location. Worth each step!
Forest Lake State Park, Dalton – Picnic tables are accessible beside a grassy area and 200 feet beach on a seaside of Forest Lake. Kids can also float in a shoal waters here and we consider this is a little-known special mark for a day with a family.
Edward MacDowell Lake (Devon Hamilton)
MacDowell Dam during Edward MacDowell Lake, Peterborough – Take in a vicinity during MacDowell Dam, wander along several hiking trails, play some horseshoes or take a float here. Enjoy a shade of one of a cruise shelters or squeeze a cruise list and offer a filet minon (or duck fingers) we brought for a occasion. The fantastic views here are generally pleasing in early fall.
Umbagog Lake State Park, Cambridge – Lake Umbagog sits in a heart of “Moose Country” or a North Woods and a abounding wildlife is usually partial of a captivate here. The 7,850 hactare lake is one of a many primitive lakes in a State of New Hampshire. Unfettered beauty surrounds you. This might need some-more than a day outing though there is a campground circuitously with 27 sites. Pack something juicy and robust for this outing since we might breeze adult renting a dug-out to try this pretentious lake.
Website: Umbagog Lake State Park
Table Rock, Dixville Notch – Table Rock is definitely for a some-more brave among you. You should be a clever hiker to conduct a cruise during a tip of this near-vertical hike. Still it’s not a prolonged trek to a edge that is famous as ‘Table Rock’ (quite wise for a picnic, wouldn’t we say?) and yet, we advise we stay divided from a hilly precipice and have a safer chair divided from a edge where we can still take in a many monumental views we might ever experience.
Wason Pond, Chester – Wason Pond – A tiny park on Raymond Road in Chester on a Wason Pond, where a kids can float or fish. Or, take a wander underneath a recently built lonesome overpass (or “kissing” bridge) and listen to a sounds of using water. There is also a tiny stadium for a kiddies to bake some energy. There are cruise tables and copiousness of room to lay down a sweeping and mangle out a folly sandwiches!
Hampton Beach, With usually 13 miles of coastline, Hampton Beach is a beachy-est and a many judicious place to move a family for an afternoon of sunshine, sea breezes and a cruise lunch. Pack a cooler, travel a boardwalk, suffer some song on a Sea Shell Stage and make some memories for a whole family. Best of all, dessert – from grill buck to ice cream to salt H2O taffy – is usually a brief travel away.