OVERVIEW: New Hampshire is one of the most beautiful states I have ever been to and it is a traveler’s dream destination. There are so many different areas to choose from…southern NH which is very close to Boston, the White Mountains, the lakes region, the seacoast. There is so much to do that you can never run out of activities. There’s so much to do… ski, snowboard, hike, climb, snowshoe, swim, mountain bike, go on a whale watch. There are many quaint villages to explore, beaches to relax on, and mountains to climb. It is a gorgeous state that has classic New England charm.
“Live free or die!”
One of my Travel Bucket List activities was dog sledding but I always thought I’d have to go to Alaska for the experience. That’s when I discovered Muddy Paw. Located in Jefferson, NH, this amazing experience will make you want to sign up for the Iditarod. Ok…that may be pushing it… but you will definitely fall in love with sled dogs and be in awe at how intelligent, hardworking, and snuggly they can be. There was not one dog that was not friendly. My girls still talk about Blue and Jack!
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The SEE Science Center is located in one of the beautiful old mill buildings in Manchester, NH. It consists of 2 floors of hands-on exhibits that cater to toddlers as well as older kids. I loved that each activity explains the science behind it, as well as encourages kids to make a hypothesis or align the activity to a part of their lives.
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Southern New Hampshire residents have a gem of a museum right in our backyard. The Currier Museum, located in Manchester, is the perfect way to spend an afternoon filled with culture. The museum has a large collection of American and European art. They even have a Picasso as well as a Monet. The paintings are well labeled and at times there are even detailed place cards displayed that you can use to better understand what you are looking at.
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In Concord, NH there is a great place that is a tribute to 2 New Hampshire space pioneers: Alan Shepard, America’s first astronaut to travel into space, and NASA’s teacher-in-space, Christa McAuliffe. This small discovery center is filled with many hands-on activities that teach families about space. It is a fun place to spend a few hours.
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