In New Hampshire, you can camp at the base of New England’s highest peak, 6,288-foot Mount Washington, or sleep under the stars close to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in the state’s Coastal Lowlands, home to 15 miles of coastline. Spend a weekend in the remote northern forests near the Canadian border or on quaint farmlands with fishing ponds and blackberry picking. New Hampshire may be little—it’s the fifth smallest state in the U.S.—but it’s got a lot of open space, and dozens of Tentrr campsites awaiting you.
In the Whites, Mount Washington spikes into the clouds and tempts mountaineers and hikers. White Mountain National Forest covers a whopping 800,000 acres and has some 1,200 miles of hiking trails, including 160 miles of the legendary Appalachian Trail. The charming town of North Conway serves as your gateway to the range and the scenic Mount Washington Valley. Here, you’ll find riverfront campsites on the Saco River, where you can paddle a canoe, catch brook trout, and spot peregrine falcons and bald eagles overhead.
The crown jewel of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake at 72 square miles. Visitors come here for swimming and paddleboarding in the summer or leaf peeping in the fall. Look a little farther and you’ll find stunning, less-crowded lake camping near smaller spots like Lake Winnisquam or Newfound Lake. For a great view of the entire Lakes Region, hike to the above-treeline, rocky summit of 3,121-foot Cardigan Mountain, and you’ll see why New Hampshire earned the nickname the Granite State. You can camp in the hemlock forest near the base of the mountain.
Camping in southern New Hampshire’s hilly Merrimack Valley feels rugged and remote—you’ll sleep amongst pines and maples on private farms along rivers full of bass—but you’re just an hour from Boston’s city skyline. You’ll also be close to the bustling towns of Manchester and Nashua, where you can dine on farm-to-table fare and drink locally- brewed ales. In Nashua, don’t miss the award-winning IPAs in the taproom at Spyglass Brewing Company and the nearly 10 miles of trails in the city’s 325-acre Mine Falls Park. Want to dip your toes in the Atlantic? White-sand beaches aren’t far away.