What to See When You RV - New Hampshire Edition

Posted on October 17, 2018


New Hampshire, the Granite State, is both tranquil and thrilling - something for everyone. It is a beautiful place to explore, take the pressure off, and connect with nature.

In Gorham, the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road is a magnificent setting. You can climb the peak by motorcycle, automobile or on foot. Take your time and enjoy the scenery going up the mountain, but you must start down before the base at the bottom closes in the evening unless you plan to spend the night; then, you must advise the ranger before going up. If you decide to hike up, a shuttle runs down the mountain daily if the weather permits. There is no guarantee, though, so have a plan to descend before you ascend. You will not be able to take an RV up the road, so hiking is probably your best option. But you can still bring bicycles to ride the carriage roads at the foot of the mountain. The elevation is 6200 feet above sea level and more than seven miles long. The Mt. Washington Cog Railway is an alternative route to the summit. Experience the ride on a steam-powered train or a locomotive. The peaceful climb provides incomparable panoramic views.

Enjoy both summer and winter adventures in Bretton Woods. Tree-top zip lines, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tubing, hikes, snowshoeing, and skiing are some of the most exciting exploits anyplace. Soaring down the mountain on skis or tubing is a thrilling ride with stunning vistas. Nature lovers can explore the great outdoors by hiking the backcountry or strolling the gorgeous front trails. Cross open areas of hardwood trees, beaver ponds, sweeping fields and mountain streams for some fantastic landscapes.

Your Class A motorhome or Class C motorhome will travel through scenery that demands you stop and take pleasure in your surroundings. If you are bringing along ATVs or bikes or skis, a toy hauler is a perfect transport.

In Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state, vacationers enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, and swimming. Hike the many trails or go horseback riding. In winter, try ice fishing, snow skiing, and snowmobiling. Nearby attractions include Segway tours at Gunstock and zip lining in Laconia. Kids will love the arcade in Funspot or boat rides on the lake. The Meredith Children’s Museum has a different interactive theme for each room in which children will delight.

A New England vacation would not be complete without camping or picnicking in a wooded, secluded riverfront locale. Camp on the Saco River in the White Mountains and stop at one of the picturesque lookouts to stargaze. There are many activities, such as wine tours, couples massage, and dog sledding. For a special treat, take a break from your gas RV or diesel RV and have a delicious meal at a world-class restaurant. Festive events are prevalent during the Christmas season and are a treat for the entire family. You may be lucky enough to have a white Christmas.

Whether you drive a full-size motorhome or an RUV (recreational utility vehicle), the roads in New Hampshire lead to family-friendly fascinations, ageless hamlets, and river trails. Motorhomes give you the freedom to choose photogenic villages, fall foliage, Colonial historical sites, wooded areas, or wildlife. Whatever your pleasure, driving through New Hampshire is incredible.

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