They say good things come in small packages, and when it comes to New Hampshire, that statement couldn’t be more accurate! New Hampshire is a beautiful state to visit year round, however winter is the peak season for visitors due to the many fun winter activities for the whole family to enjoy. From sleigh riding to ice fishing, New Hampshire offers the best outdoor options during the snowy season. Take a look at some of New Hampshire’s most popular winter activities:

Boy Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing

If there’s one winter activity that all ages can enjoy, especially at the famous Loon Mountain, it’s snow tubing! Most ski resorts in New Hampshire will offer snow tubing to guests and visitors. Enjoy the thrill of flying down a snowy hill in a big tube! This is the type of activity you will want to keep doing over and over again.

Sleigh Riding

Go ahead and sing along to “Jingle Bells” while you take a romantic and exhilarating sleigh ride and “dash through the snow” back to your destination or hotel! There’s nothing that screams “winter” more than a fun sleigh ride, than returning back to your hotel for a cup of warm hot chocolate cozied up next to a fireplace!


If you’ve already experienced snow tubing and sleigh riding and on the hunt for something a little more exhilarating, snowmobiling is just the ticket! Hop into a snowmobile and whip around the trails through New Hampshire’s snowy backcountry. Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter activities in the state.

Snowmobiling in New Hampshire

Ice Fishing

Who says you can’t fish in the winter? If you’ve ever fished in New Hampshire during the summer, you know it’s a fun and rewarding experience. Just imagine fishing those same lakes and ponds when they’re frozen over! Ice fishing is a perfect winter activity for those avid fishermen looking for a great adventure in the dead of winter.

Winter Festivals

Last, but certainly not least, you can’t visit New Hampshire without checking out their statewide Winter Festival tradition, that has been going on since 1911! Taking place every February, Dartmouth University kicks off those fun event complete with human-sled races, polar bear swims and bonfires to keep you warm!

Are you planning vacation to New Hampshire this winter? What winter activities are you planning on during your stay? Tell us about it in the comments below!