Best Time to Visit New Hampshire
The White Mountains and the New Hampshire Lakes regions are the most popular images of New Hampshire.
However, there is another New Hampshire, with other kind of travel attractions and landscapes usually more associated with New England: the New Hampshire coastal zone and the rural landscapes of the Merrimack Valley.
Best time to visit New Hampshire
When not to go to New Hampshire
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE?
New Hampshire coast
An historic small town; the first New Hampshire colonial community.
Odiorne Point State Park
Includes ruins of the first historic settlements in New Hampshire
The Merrimack Valley
The Merrimack Valley is more than just the political and financial heart of New Hampshire. Small towns as Canterbury Shaker Village are rather beautiful.
The Lakes Region
The New Hampshire Lakes regions contains thousands of lakes, with local cruises and beautiful sceneries. See New Hampshire Lakes Region
The White Mountains
An all year round destination with mass-tourism traditions backing to the nineteenth century. See: The White Mountains
Travel Map New Hampshire
BEST TIME TO VISIT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Coastal and South New Hampshire
Coastal and south New Hampshire weather is very similar to that of New York or New Jersey: very changeable, with moderate precipitation all over the year, brief heat waves in summer and very cool days in winter and early spring.
In these regions - where snow is concentrated in the winter months - late-spring, late-summer and early-fall are the best months for visits.
Fall's foliage spectacle causes many thousands of weekenders to visit New Hampshire, so you may want to avoid Autumn's weekends if you want to skip the crowds.
White Mountains region
The weather conditions are significantly different in the White Mountains regions. In the higher sites of the White Mountains, weather is extremely severe with snow being very intense in the winter, early spring and late autumn. Winds may also be particularly strong.
You should check previously the weather conditions before attempting to visit high-altitude places, such as Mount Washington.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the case of the White Mountains regions, if you aren't a hiker or an adept of hard outdoors sports, such as skiing, you should avoid November, winter or even early spring.
In other New Hampshire regions humidity and high temperatures may turn some days of July and August uncomfortable, and you may want to avoid them.
Avoid also the winter months, when temperatures may attain very low levels.
See the Concord Weather Table for details about the weather in New Hampshire.