Within an hour of Portsmouth:

  1. Drive to the top of Mt. Agamenticus in York, ME and see the fall foliage in 3 states
  2. Visit Great Bay Natural Wildlife Refuge, look for bald eagles
  3. Take a picnic to Adams Point, Durham, NH – drive or bike all the way down Durham Point Road to Bay Road, come out in Newmarket, go left and then pick up Packers Falls Road back towards Durham
  4. Take a foliage cruise on the Heritage or the Gundalow gundalow2
  5. Take a kayak or a canoe down any one of the 7 rivers that make up the “Drowned River Basin” of the Piscataqua – the Belamy, the Cocheco, the Oyster, the Swamscott, the Lamprey, The Salmon Falls and the Piscaqua
  6. Visit the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point –go the long way ‘round, along the beach
  7. Try the apples at Tecce’s or Emery Farm in Durham
  8. Dine along the river in Exeter at the Loaf & Ladle or at George’s Marina in Dover, or Lexi’s Place in Newington on the shores of Great Bay

Within 3 hours of Portsmouth:

  1. Go to one of NH’s Grand Resort hotels – The Balsams, the Mountain View Grand, or the Mount Washington
  2. Go to Castle in the Clouds
  3. Take a cruise on the Mt. Washington around Lake Winnipesauke
  4. Take the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington
  5. Take the tram to the top of Wildcat Mountain