The Granite State is so-called for its majestic mountains. New Hampshire RV rental seekers will want to explore this beautiful state. Before you set off on your trip, first consider the different RV classes. Camper rentals in New Hampshire differ from motorhome rentals in New Hampshire in that a camper needs your vehicle to tow it while a drivable motorhome is all-in-one. Large motorhomes range from 20 to over 45 feet, but you can tow a pop-up camper rental in New Hampshire with a large sedan or SUV.
RV rental in New Hampshire includes the bus-sized Class A, which sleeps eight or more. If you desire luxury, then a Class A will suit your plans. For groups planning a lot of outdoor time, a Class B supplies quarters on a smaller scale and is more maneuverable than a Class A. A Class C ranges from 20 to 31 feet for groups of around four adults, and it's truck chassis design may prove more familiar to drive.
Tow along trailers, fifth wheels, and pop-up campers deliver comfort on a more modest scale than motorhomes. If you've fallen in love with a fifth wheel, be aware that a special in-bed hitch is necessary. You'll be surprised at the amount of storage packed into each tow-along.
There are plenty of great campgrounds in New Hampshire that you can take your RV. Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday campground in the northern part of the state is centrally located for theme parks such as Santa's Village and Story Land. Due to its locale near Mt. Washington, which is the highest peak in the Northeast, the Holiday is popular for hikers, wildlife observers, and those simply seeking relaxation by its pool. Both back-in and pull-through sites supply generously sized pads with full hookups. The grounds are pet-friendly, and the Mount Washington Cog Railway is only eight miles away.
Southeastern Hampton Beach State Park lets you settle into one of 28 sites to enjoy magnificent sunsets over the water before heading out for an evening to the multiple restaurants and night spots across the way. Full hookups supply the comforts of home, and fireworks on certain nights provide plenty of excitement.
An RV trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a park. Unfortunately, New Hampshire doesn't have any national parks, but there are quite a few state parks.
Rollins State Park in Warner lies at the base of an auto road that ascends to within half a mile of Mount Kearsarge's summit. The park contains picnic tables and hiking trails for soaring views of the vicinity. Three other nearby parks, Mount Sunapee, Winslow, and Wadleigh, are linked by the hiking trail called Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway. Prepare for warm summer days and bring a jacket for evening jaunts. After your trip to the summit, visit Warner's Waterloo Covered Bridge, a functioning 19th century covered bridge.
New Hampshire supplies plenty of safe, well-lit storage facilities all over the state. In the northwest, visit Lancaster's Jefferson Self Storage and Meadow Leasing Inc. for securing your vehicle. In the south, Peterborough's Fitzwilliam Self Storage offers 24/7 access and two locations near the Massachusetts border. Laconia's Winnisquam's Storage provides climate-controlled units amid the Lake Region.
Throughout the state, dumpstations provide necessary sewage maintenance, including Concord's Cold Brook Campground, Laconia's Hack-Ma-Tack Family Campground, Lancaster's Roger's Campground, and Rindge's Woodmore Family Campground & RV Park.
During your road trip planning, make sure to pencil in a trip to northern New Hampshire's Gorham, site of the longest-lasting celebration of Independence Day. From July 3 through July 7, each night glows with fireworks in addition to daily concerts, parades, a midway, and vendor booths. After you’ve eaten your fill of hot dogs, marvel at the Presidential Range section of the White Mountains near Gorham, each of whose peaks are named for American presidents and other prominent figures.
Attend the annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival at Loon Mountain Resort for one of the largest such events in North America. Scottish sports such as caber tossing thrill onlookers with demonstrations of strength. The dance competitions showcase the Highland Fling, the bagpipes lilt in a full marching band, and Scottish culture establishes a jovial atmosphere with entertainment for all ages.
Those who want to get a closer look at Mount Washington will be delighted to know that you can ride a train to the mountain's peak.
Minor league baseball teams compete with Manchester's New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. For women's full contact football, try catching a game played by Manchester Freedom at Manchester High School West. Collegiate sports to root for from Hanover's Dartmouth College's teams include baseball, basketball, rowing, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and football.
Tamworth holds the Barnstormers Theatre, the oldest ongoing professional summer theater in the US. Since 1931, the theater has hosted touring companies as well as producing its own shows. Autumn holds sugaring off demonstrations at Warner to accompany its Fall Foliage Festival. If you travel to Manchester during the winter, try the McIntyre Ski Area for skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. In spring, visit Laconia for the annual Motorcycle Week that rallies motorcycle fans with races and motorcycle skills shows.
For traveling around New Hampshire, you'll want to use I-89, I-93, and I-95, which run throughout the state.