Summer in New Hampshire
Summer! The warm sun and the cool lake. The hot sand and the cold ocean. Summer is a season of adventure in New Hampshire, so go explore the seashore, hike some mountains, and go jump in a river or a lake! Enjoy some beets, carrots, parsnips, herbs, greens, strawberries and peas early in the summer, and get ready for the late summer feast of blueberries, melons, peaches, raspberries, green beans, broccoli, corn, eggplant, garlic, cucumbers, onions, peppers, potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes. Fresh food is everywhere in the summer!
Hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, surfing... New Hampshire has so much to offer outdoor adventurers in the summer. Check out our State Parks and our National Forests for lots of fun ideas. There are so many fun restaurants, farmer's markets, flea markets, festivals, and other events to choose from all summer long, there's no excuse to leave New Hampshire.
SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
NH has so many fun and enriching events during the summer. Check out this calendar to find out what's happening all over the state. Learn how to make some easy changes to "green" your summer.
Early summer is the busiest time in the garden. Every day something new sprouts or blossoms or bears food. Flower gardens, herb gardens, pollinator gardens, vegetable gardens, container gardens... even if you only have a windowsill, give yourself the gift of green! It's good for the soul. If you're ready for it, we share lots of information on this site for growing your own food and food for your pollinator friends.
WEATHERIZE YOUR HOME
Weatherizing your home is the best way to keep the heat out during the summer and the heat in during the winter. If you’re desperate for some AC during the day, visit a public place already running one. Go to the library, a bookstore, a grocery store, or a restaurant or cafe to cool off. If you can, get yourself a cool drink (in a reusable cup) while you’re there or make yourself an afternoon ice coffee.
KEEP THE HEAT OUT!
Keep out the heat! Here in New Hampshire, it is almost always cool at night even when it is really hot during the day. In order to regulate the temperature inside your house, you can keep the windows open all night, running a box fan if you want, and then close all the windows once things heat up in the morning.