Things to Do

Home to miles of remote wilderness, breathtaking scenery and plenty of wildlife, NH & VT’s Great North Woods is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors. For the ultimate opportunities for things to do in New Hampshire, there is no better place to start looking than the Great North Woods.

The Great North Woods packs the Most of Things to do in New Hampshire!

Here, you can hike miles of wilderness trails and climb mountain peaks without the crowds you find elsewhere. Paddle pristine lakes and rivers surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests while you listen to the haunting calls from loons and look for moose along the shoreline.

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For anglers, the region’s lakes, ponds and rivers feature some of the best fly fishing in the eastern United States, with a variety of species including landlocked salmon. Hunters love the North Country’s bird hunting scene, thanks to the region’s ideal groundcover for pheasant, grouse and woodcock. It’s also a great area for hunting deer, moose and bear.

For an adrenaline rush, enjoy a motorized adventure through the region’s forests. In the summer, rent an ATV and explore the Ride the Wilds trail system, which has more than 1,000 miles of interconnected ATV trails.

In the winter, the North Country becomes the snowmobiling capital of the Northeast, with hundreds of trails groomed to perfection each night.

Whatever outdoor adventure you seek, you’ll find it in the Great North Woods.

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This 32 page guide to our neck of the woods will help you find our local merchants, outdoor adventures and tourist events you won’t want to miss!

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