Recreation in New Hampshire varies with the season and region you choose to visit. Activities range from hiking a rugged mountain trail to canoeing in the Merrimack River. Ocean, rivers, lakes and mountains are accessible to visitors and residents alike for a myriad of recreation opportunities.
Special attractions include: Colonial homes in Portsmouth, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester and the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord. Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest body of fresh water offers an array of opportunities including the m/s Mount Washington cruises. Covered bridges, quaint villages and dazzling tax-free shopping areas are favorite activities enjoyed by those looking for less strenuous recreation.