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New Hampshire Best Outdoor Activities 2012

New Hampshire Best Outdoor Activities 2012
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Alpine Adventures, Lincoln
Summon your inner child and fly through the trees with the White Mountains as your backdrop. If the rush of adrenaline awakens your competitive side, challenge a friend to a race on the dual zipline. 41 Main St. 603-745-9911;

Androscoggin River & Pontook Reservoir, Milan
Steer your boat past a habitat housing wildlife such as moose, ospreys, and loons. Packed with smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, and rainbow trout, this stretch of water is ideal for fishing as well as paddling. Off Route 16. 617-523-0655;

Great Island Common, New Castle
Spanning 32 acres, Great Island Common’s beach is perfect for little ones. The combination of grass, playground, and picnic area also makes it tops with parents. 301 Wentworth Road (Route 1B). 603-436-1992;

Mount Washington Observatory Summit Adventure, Sargents Purchase
Get up close and personal with the tallest summit in the Northeast with an overnight at the summit’s weather station. Not for the armchair adventurer, these excursions require prior hiking experience and familiarity with rugged terrain. 2779 White Mountain Highway. 603-356-2137;

Square Ledge, Pinkham Notch
Take this 1.2-mile self-guided nighttime hike from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center up to Square Ledge (on the side of Wildcat Mountain). The reward: unobstructed stargazing and a chance to watch the moon rise above the peak. 361 Route 16. 603-466-2721;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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Updated Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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