NH is an amazing place. Lots to see and do, good roads, friendly people, unspoiled lakes, wilderness and mountains.
If you are a tourist traveling to, or traveling thru NH, this guide is for you.
Use the links on this page to find the information you need. If we've missed anything, look for the phone numbers
toward the bottom of the page.
Area Descriptions & Travel Tips
Tourism Bests & Shopping Tips
Main Streets for Shopping
Must See Events
Must See Places & Activities
Old Fashioned Town Squares
Unusual / Extreme Recreation
Highway / Travel Tips
Highway Descriptions / Tips
Everett Turnpike Points of Interest
I-89 Points of Interest
I-93 Points of Interest
I-95 Points of Interest
US Route 4 Points of Interest
Rest Area Alternatives
Photography of NH
NH Slide Show
- 150+ Quality assorted photos of NH wildlife, scenic views, covered bridges and more.
Available Printed Materials
Brochures, maps & other materials are available free at most state rest areas and information booths, by mail from various sources, and are available in foreign language editions as noted. Unfortunately, in most cases, phone attendants only speak English.
- A small brochure detailing NH's Zip Line providers, available in from the NH Travel & Tourism Bureau, 603.271.2665.
Bicycle Trail Maps
- Available for each of the 7 tourism regions in NH, the maps are published by the NH Rail & Transit Bureau, 603.271.2468.
Boating & Fishing Public Access Map
- Available from NH Fish & Game, 603.271.3422.
Ice Cream Trail
- Available from Granite State Dairy Promotion, 603.271.3696.
State Highway Maps
- Available in English from the NH Travel & Tourism Bureau, 603.271.2665, or in French, German, Japanese and Hindi editions from the White Mountains Attractions Association, 603.745.8720 and online.
NH Introduction Brochures
- Available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and UK English. Published by NH Travel & Tourism Bureau: ask for the 'Allure' brochure, 603.271.3734.
NH Snowmobile Trail Maps
- Are available from the NH Snowmobile Association at 603.273.0220 or from any Snowmobile Club across the state. Importantly, the statewide map features only the larger trails. 'Local' trail maps are only available from the individual clubs, usually for a nominal fee.
NH Northwoods Wildlife Viewing Map
- Is available online as a .pdf or by calling the NH Tourism Bureau, 603.271.3734.
- Available through NH Travel & Tourism Bureau (603.271.3734):
Wine & Cheese Trail
There are no 'complete' online calendars for NH events anywhere online: they simply don't exist. But there are some good ones.
- A list with descriptions is found here.
Mostly Large Events
- A simple list of annual events, alphabetized by community, can be found here. For county fairs, look here.
Statewide Inclusive Listings
- Including small events, consult VisitNH.gov.
Visiting Manchester, Central or Southern NH?
- Locate a copy of The Hippo, a free weekly newspaper with perhaps the state's BEST food and drink, arts, music and nightlife calendar.
Visiting the Lakes Region?
- Find a copy of The Laker.
- Consult the Chamber of Commerce in the areas you will be visiting, or try the online calendars at NH Public Radio or NH.com.
General Online Resources
NH511.com (Real time online traffic conditions)
From the State of NH, Travel & Tourism Bureau, click here.
If all else fails:
Try calling the information desk at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 603.624.6539, x115.