Things to do in HANOVER with kids

New Hampshire may be small but it’s jam packed full of incredible places to go with kids. Rivers, valleys, history, mountains - it’s an outdoor paradise!

The world’s first cog railway? Yes please! Mount Washington Cog Railway offers incredible views from up high (be brave!).  Want to go higher? High 5 Ballooning is an option for hot air ballooning over the White Mountains! (be even more brave!)

Snow activities, horseriding, hiking and biking can all be found in the park, from Pillsbury State Park to Franklin Falls Dam - and if you fancy going even deeper Polar Caves Park or Lost River Gorge have fascinating gorges, caverns and gems to uncover!

Don’t forget those snow shoes because the mountains are waiting! Cannon Mountain, and Granite Gorge Ski Area are just some of the places where kids can learn those basics or master their skills!

Farms, camping, railroads, museums too…that’s only scratching the surface!  Great things come in small packages? Got that right…

Enjoy this little gem of New England just bursting with kids fun!

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  • Hood Museum of Art

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    Hanover

    Comprising nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and ...

  • Montshire Museum of Science

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    (1 miles) Norwich

    Fun hands-on science exhibits for kids - both indoors and outdoors - in one of the country's top science museums! Great family fun in Montshire!

  • Quechee State Park

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    (4 miles) White River Junction

    Quechee Recreation Area is a large park spread out over a vast area. It is unique in that 611 acres of the park are not owned by the state, but leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tract ...

  • Green Mountain Railroad Trains Around Vermont

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    (4 miles) White River Junction

    Spend a fun and relaxing day chugging alongside the Connecticut on this 2 hour scenic train ride. Connecticut River for a 2 hour round trip.

  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science

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    (7 miles) Quechee

    It's all about science, nature and natural history at this Vermont institute with fascinating exhibits, fun live shows and kids programs!

  • Campion Ice Skating Rink

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    (8 miles) Hanover

    Please stop by and enjoy one of our public sessions or join one of the many groups that call Campion Rink their "home rink". One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Enfield Shaker Museum

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    (9 miles) Enfield

    The mission of the Enfield Shaker Museum is to protect, enhance, and utilize its historical structures, landscape and Shaker cultural heritage.

  • Sugarbush Farm

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    (9 miles) Woodstock

    Farm fun in Vermont where visitors of all ages can learn how maple syrup is made, make friends with farm animals, and enjoy nature trails!

  • Dartmouth Skiway

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    (11 miles) Lyme

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 25% green runs and a terrain park.

  • Billings Farm and Museum

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    (12 miles) Woodstock

    The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter, Frederick Billings, set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm ...

  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

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    (13 miles) Woodstock

    Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of ...

  • Polar Caves Park

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    (26 miles) Rumney

    America's most sensational glacial caves in the most beautiful of woodland settings. Plus kids can have fun panning for gems at the Polar Sluice, or try the family treasure hunt by torchlight in the ...

  • The Fells

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    (27 miles) Newbury

    One of New England's finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Enjoy the old garden, rose terrace and Japanese water lily pool.

  • The Fort at No 4 Museum

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    (32 miles) Charlestown

    Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement.

  • The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

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    (33 miles) Meredith

    Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of the lake. We travel between Meredith & Lakeport always within view of the lake.

  • Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

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    (33 miles) Rutland

    Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell\'s art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell\'s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). ...

  • Pillsbury State Park

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    (34 miles) Washington

    One of the more primitive gems in New Hampshire, this state park is filled with wildlife, from moose to loons, historic attractions as well as hiking trails and kayaking.

  • Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves

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    (34 miles) North Woodstock

    Adventure for the family in New Hampshire as you explore the Lost River Gorge and the Boulder Caves, with lantern tours and free hiking trails.

  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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    (35 miles) Holderness

    Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day ...

  • New England Maple Museum

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    (35 miles) Rutland

    The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.

  • Franklin Falls Dam

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    (36 miles) Franklin

    A beautiful area in New Hampshire stretching along the Pemigewasset River, with fun activities like canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling.

  • Daniel Webster Birthplace

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    (36 miles) Franklin

    The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site ...

  • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

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    (36 miles) Warner

    Exhibits of Native American objects, special events,and programming. 2.5 acre Medicine Woods Nature Trail. Tipi and Northeast Woodlands lodge frame on grounds. Shop for souvenirs in our giftshop.

  • Vermont Marble Museum

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    (37 miles) Proctor

    We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!

  • Wilson Castle

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    (37 miles) Proctor

    Visit an architectural masterpiece from the 19th Century, and the ONLY real castle in Vermont!

  • Hobo Railroad

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    (38 miles) Lincoln

    Travel through a natural, woodsy setting along the twisting "Pemi" River, just minutes away from Franconia Notch. You can relax, wave to the tubers and kayakers, watch as young boys swing out over a ...

  • Whales Tale Waterpark

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    (38 miles) Lincoln

    Check out our 12 slides, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie play place, Oasis Beach Bar and waveside entertainment every weekend in July and August! One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Clarks Trading Post

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    (38 miles) Lincoln

    Browse museums filled with Americana, witness the extraordinary stunts of the Seyranyan Family Circus and visit our many unique shops. Don't forget our featured attraction The Bear Show a truly ...

  • Green Mountain Railroad

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    (40 miles) Bellows Falls

    Go back to when travel was an exciting adventure, relax, watch the fabulous scenery go by in restored coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. All aboard! One of the many fun family places to ...

  • The Nature Museum at Grafton

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    (40 miles) Grafton

    The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont\'s natural beauty.

  • Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure

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    (41 miles) Weirs Beach

    Active kids love this zipline and high ropes fun for all ages in New Hampshire! A challenging and exciting family day out!

  • Weirs Beach GoKart Track

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    (41 miles) Laconia

    Weirs Beach GoKart Track offers a FUN, safe, clean environment for the ULTIMATE interactive racing experience!

  • Loon Mountain

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    (41 miles) Lincoln

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 20% green runs, ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, terrain training park and air bag.

  • Mount Washington Cruises

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    (42 miles) Belknap

    The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion cruise ship on Lake Winnipesaukeen, NH. It offers scenic cruises, Sunday brunch and dinner dance cruises. The ship stops at 5 ports on the lake, Wolfeboro, ...

  • Magic Mountain Ski Area

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    (42 miles) Londonderry

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 5, offering 30% green runs, plus extensive tubing hill and terrain training park.