Merrimack Valley area of New Hampshire is home to the state capital
of Concord New Hampshire It is also home to NH's three largest
cities, Manchester, Nashua and Concord New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Sports
are the heart of New Hampshire's Merrimack
Valley region. The Manchester Monarchs is
the AHL hockey team, The Manchester Wolves are
the football team, The NH Fisher Cars are the
baseball team and Loudon, NH is the home of 2
NASCAR races each year at NH Motor Speedway.
Verizon Wireless Arena is the best venue to see
the Manchester Monarchs hockey, family shows
such as Disney on Ice, sporting events,
concerts, wrestling, trade shows and
The JFK Coliseum in Manchester hosts high school
hockey games and recreational ice skating.
New Hampshire Agriculture
is booming in New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley
area. One place to get fresh veggies in the
summer is Gould Hill Apple Orchards. Each
year, they have 86 varieties of peaches.
They also have the best corn on the cob,
tomatoes and cucumbers. Gould Hill Apple
Orchards is located in Contoocook NH. The
Peters Brothers Farm in offers the best in
tomatoes, pumpkins, strawberries and squash.
New Hampshire Arts
Merrimack Valley area is rich in arts, history
The Adams Memorial Opera House, located in Derry
NH, hosts musicals, plays, dance, children’s
theater, fine arts shows and concerts.
The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord NH is
the #1 venue for performing arts. This is
where you can see great plays such as The
Nutcracker. The Concord City Auditorium is
your home for the best and most affordable
theater shows. Located in Manchester, The
Currier Museum of Art showcases great works from
top artists such as Picasso, Monet and Matisse.
The museum has recently been expanded to include
a winter garden café and museum shop.
The Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord hosts
exhibitions of regional and national art that
also has historical significance.
NH Museums and Historical Places
Kaleidoscope Children’s Museum in Concord is a
great place to take the kids. They offer a
creative environment where kids can learn
The Manchester Historic Association and Millyard
Museum is a great place to enjoy permanent and
changing exhibits on the history of Manchester,
NH’s largest city.
The Museum of NH History in Concord NH features
exhibits exploring the Granite State’s past.
Americas Stonehenge is located in North Salem NH
and is a man-made trail of chambers, walls and
ceremonial places. Americas Stonehenge
dates back more than 4,000 years.
Canterbury Shaker Village is located in
Canterbury, NH and is a National Historic
Landmark. The village features 25 restored
as well as four reconstructed Shaker buildings.
The village sets on 694 acres of gardens,
fields, ponds and forests. In addition,
the Shaker Village offers tours, exhibits,
workshops, shopping and great food.
New Hampshire Attractions
attractions and entertainment are more your
style, then the Merrimack Valley area is the hot
spot for you.
The Anheuser Busch Brewery and Gift Shop,
located in Merrimack, is a great place to get
free tours and visit the world famous Clydesdale
At Canobie Lake Park in Salem is where families
can go just to have fun. They have over 85
rides, games, live shows and attractions.
If you like sweets, Granite State Candies in
Concord NH is a must see. They have been
in business since 1927 and make their own
chocolate wonders. In addition to gourmet
chocolates, Granite State Candy also sells
roasted nuts, handmade confections and super
homemade ice cream.
The Massabesic Audubon Center in Manchester is a
nature center centered in Lake Massabesic with
live animal exhibits, walking trails and
environmental education programs.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is New
England’s largest air and space museum.
The See Science Center hosts exhibits on light,
electricity, forces and sound.
is a big thing in the Merrimack Valley area.
The Manchester Lawrence Recreational Rail Trail
in Londonderry offers paved trails for great
off-road bike and horseback riding.
the summertime, New
Hampshire's campgrounds are a booming
business. Autumn Hills in Weare offers
large, shady sites for your RV or tent.
The campground offers general store, large
swimming pool and children’s playground.
Blake’s Brook Campground, located in Epsom,
offers special themed weekends, onsite
fireplaces and basketball courts. Circle 9
Ranch Campground in Epsom offers great fun for
the whole family. Located on 21 acres,
Circle 9 Ranch offers 2 ponds for swimming, over
120 campsites and country-western entertainment.
Friendly Beaver Campground in New Boston offers
four swimming pools, two recreation halls and
Saturday night entertainment.
is a huge phenomenon in the fall and fishing is
the thing to do in the spring and summer as well
as ice fishing in the winter. Hoit Road
Marsh in Concord is spread over 216 acres that
contains a wide range of upland species,
numerous wetland species and a limited warm
water fishery. Perkins Pond is 307 acres
and consists of emergent and shrub wetland
NH Golf Courses
courses are plentiful in the Merrimack Valley
area. The Amherst Country Club in Amherst
NH is an 18-hole golf course for both
experienced and new players alike.
The Country Side Golf Course in Dunbarton, NH is
a 9-hole golf course that lies on 3,000 yards
for a par of 36.
The Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH
lays on 6,117 yards of golf for a par of 70.
The course is an 18-hole course.
The Ponemah Green Family Golf Center in Amherst,
NH is fun for the entire family. The
9-hole golf course has an Executive golf course,
a lighted driving range, putting and chipping
green and practice sand bunker.
NH B & B's
Merrimack valley has some of the
best B&B’s and
country inns in NH. Ash Street Inn
in Manchester offers bedrooms with a private
bath, complimentary wireless DSL internet
service and in-room phones. Colby Hill
Inn, located in Henniker NH offers great special
packages including the Gourmet Getaway which
includes two nights lodging, breakfast each
morning and dinner for two by candlelight.
Henniker House B&B in Henniker offers a lot of
history. The house was built in 1859 on
the bank of the Contoocook River and was a
birthing house in the 1920’s house and later was
used as a residence WW II veterans attending
college. The Meadow Farm B&B in Northwood
and sites on 60 acres of woods and fields.
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