Activities For Dogs In New Hampshire On Nice Days

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Introduction

Found in the New England region of the United States is the state of New Hampshire. Compared to other states in the country, New Hampshire is quite small in terms of land area. Generally, New Hampshire is a famous holiday destination during the winter because of its impressive ski mountains, which make it a great choice for winter sports enthusiasts. However, New Hampshire boasts a number of activities and must-see sites all year round. What’s more, New Hampshire is also a largely dog-friendly state. Therefore, you can easily spend a nice summer vacation in the state with your furry friend alongside you. 

Outdoor Escapes Tour

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Sunny Day
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24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food
Water
Flotation vest
Activity description

Are you an adrenaline junkie who loves taking on various outdoor activities? If yes, then you should definitely check out Outdoor Escapes New Hampshire. This tour company organizes several kinds of fun outdoor activities that can be done any day of the year. What is great about Outdoor Escapes is that they also offer activities wherein dogs can participate, such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing and courses on survival skills, among others. They also provide other services such as camping and inn-to-inn tours. Outdoor Escapes can customize a tour according to your needs, preferences and budget. If you want to experience New Hampshire’s outdoors, then booking a tour with Outdoor Escapes will be well worth it.

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Contact Outdoor Escapes
As aforementioned, Outdoor Escapes creates special tours based on the customer’s wants, budget, preferences and other factors. In order to book the perfect tour, get in touch with the company and let them know what you want or expect out of the tour. They will then be responsible for producing a tailor-made tour that meets all your expectations. Be sure to book ahead of time to secure the dates that you want. Depending on the type of tour, you may want to practice kayaking or canoeing with your dog before the big day, so that their comfort level is assured during the trip.
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Have some outdoor fun!
On the day of your tour, be sure to have all your dog’s needs packed and prepared. Remember, owners are responsible for all their dogs’ needs as they do not come with the tour. Also, make sure that you have read and understood the rules regarding bringing of dogs on the tour. When around other people, make sure that your dog is leashed and well-behaved. Also, do not allow your dog to chase wildlife throughout the tour.
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Hiking Excursion

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Sunny Day
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1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Food
Water
First aid kit
Activity description

New Hampshire is a hiking enthusiast’s heaven; there are lots of options for those who want to get a good hike in with their dog, including state parks and hiking trails. Unlike most states in the country, New Hampshire also allows dogs within the state’s main national forest, White Mountain National Forest. The dogs, however, must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. New Hampshire’s impressive nature, outdoor landscapes and trails of all levels make it the perfect venue for a hike. A good hiking spot coupled with fine, sunny weather makes for a perfect adrenaline-filled day with your pooch. 

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Choose a hiking trail
New Hampshire has an impressive list of dog-friendly state parks and hiking trails that cater to hikers of all fitness levels. Narrow your choices down by doing a quick search online. Some New Hampshire-related websites have a comprehensive list of dog-friendly trails along with the difficulty level of each trail. Find one that is appropriate for your experience and ability.
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Step out into the wild
Once you find the spot that you would like to go to, get to the area. Ask about the precautions and rules that you need to follow before you start the hike. Moreover, be sure to have all the necessities for yourself and your dog. This includes food, water, a leash and dog waste bags to clean up after your dog. Go on your hike and make sure to stop once in a while to rest and to take the scenery in.
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Drive Kancamagus Highway

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Sunny Day
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8 hrs
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Leash
Camping gear (optional)
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When visiting New Hampshire, your experience would not be complete without seeing the Kancamagus Highway. Perhaps the most popular freeway in the entire state, “The Kanc”, as it is also called, is a 34.5 mile stretch of road that offers some of the most scenic views in the entirety of New Hampshire. The highway was named after Kancamagus, a Native American who served as the ruler of Sagamon people. People from all over the country go to New Hampshire just to try and ride through The Kanc. It is especially popular during autumn when the leaves start to fall from the trees. Take your dog on a road trip to one of the United States’ most picturesque highways. 

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Drive through the Kanc
In preparation for the drive, make sure that you have enough gas as well as food and water for yourself and your dog. Take note that once you start your drive, you will not find any restaurant or shop until you get to the end of the highway. Hence, you have to make sure that you have enough supplies before you start your road trip. Stop as needed to let your pup stretch and explore scents and sights. Be sure to leave the area as pristine as you found it after each break.
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Find a place to stay
After a long drive, relax and unwind with your pooch and extend your stay in the Kanc area. There are 6 campgrounds available for those who want to experience some time in the wilderness. If you do not feel like roughing it up, there are plenty of other accommodations near the highway for you to choose from.
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Go Whale Watching

In New Hampshire, it is possible for tourists and their pups to see and watch some whales in their natural habitat. Granite State Whale Watch is a 38-year old tour company that offers tourists a chance to observe these gentle giants going about their daily lives. They even let their guests bring their dogs along, as long as they behave well and are leashed.

Shop at Settler’s Green Outlet Village

Settler’s Green Outlet Village is a great place to spend your day in. The shopping center boasts more than 60 restaurants, specialty shops, factory outlets and other stores to check out. It is also extremely dog-friendly; there are stickers marked on the doors of shops that allow you to bring your dog. Moreover, dispensers of dog waste bags are scattered all over the area. They even feature a “Bring Your Dog Shopping Day” during mid-summer, where different doggy goodies are given away.

Conclusion

New Hampshire may be a small state but you will surely not run out of things to do with your pooch. The activities being offered in the state are interesting, diverse and, more importantly, dog-friendly! If you love nature, wilderness, hiking and the outdoors, then New Hampshire is a must-visit for you.