Whether you’re a thrill-seeking adult or an adventurous family with young kids, New Hampshire offers some pretty amazing attractions to push you out of your comfort zone. From ziplines at hair-raising heights to the world’s longest mini golf hole to one of the few “eye of the storm” water slides in the country, these are the adventures you’ll remember forever.
Alpine Adventures is a one-stop shop for extreme thrills. Escape into the tree canopy of the White Mountains with the first, longest, highest, and fastest zipline in New England, Alpine’s original Zipline Canopy Tour. But for a “White Knuckle Drop” and dual zip line racing, don’t miss the SkyRider tour. Or maybe soaring through the air and onto a giant airbag is more your style? Check out their Thrillsville Aerial Park for:
- Self-guided challenge course
- Bridges, cargo nets, climbing tower, a treehouse
- 2 ziplines
- Quick Drop Free-fall
- BigAirBag© Stuntzone & Collosus ramp
Roller coaster fans will love the Off-Road Adventure Tour. A 6 wheel drive, custom off-road “Pinzgauer” takes you through Alpine’s private 300-acre terrain on Barron Mountain to experience panoramic views of the White Mountains. Or experience the area on your own two feet with a guided trek.
There are only a few places in the country where you simulate being in the middle of a tornado, but Whale’s Tale’s “Eye of the Storm” ride is one of them. First, you’ll slide down a tunnel and then into a giant bowl, sliding several times around before dropping through a hole in the center of a pool. A TripAdvisor “Traveler’s Choice” in the Top 25 Waterparks in the USA category, your Whale’s Tale admission ticket gets you: unlimited use of 11 waterslides, huge wave pool, 1/4 mile lazy river, kid’s activity area and course tubes.
Did you know that NH is home to the longest mini golf hole on the planet? Just minutes from Concord, Chuckster’s Family Park lives up to its name. There’s something fun for everyone, including:
- kid’s bumper boats
- batting cages
- climbing wall
- Light Frenzy
- Balloon Blast
- and 32 flavors of ice cream!
Can’t make it to the White Mountains? Candia Springs is a sister park to Alpine Adventures and Whale’s Tales, combining the best of both parks but in a location close to Manchester and the Seacoast. Four water slides, a small pool, adventure challenge course with different obstacles as well as ziplines and an off-road tour make Candia Springs a thrilling escape for people of all ages.
5. Story Land
Apologies in advance if Story Land’s catchy theme song is now in your head. For generations, Story Land’s 23 themed rides, exciting live shows, interactive play areas, storybook characters, nursery rhyme animals (and that TV jingle!) have delighted families visiting the White Mountains. It’s like the Disneyland of New England without having to catch a flight. Already visited? Keep your eyes peeled for Story Land’s new “Living Shores Aquarium” opening this spring.
There are few places in New Hampshire as beloved as Santa’s Village. Check out their TripAdvisor reviews to get a glimpse of how this park inspires devotion from its fans. Despite the Christmas theme, Santa’s Village in the summertime is a great place for rides, a water park, and live entertainment!