Get Out! Doing and Learning NH Style

We’ve all endured a few false promises weather-wise, but we think it’s safe (fingers crossed) to say spring is finally here in the Granite State. Now that the weather is turning warmer, it’s time to get the family out and enjoy some of the best the state has to offer. We’re fortunate to be home to some wonderful family “learn while doing” destinations. Here are just a few:

Stonewall Farm in Keene promotes healthy living through education and farming. There is no entry fee to enjoy the farm’s 123 acres of pastures, gardens, wetlands, and forests. Children will enjoy visiting the animals, playing in the nature playground and even taking in a storybook hike. You might even be able to watch the process of making maple syrup!

Strawbery Banke Museum Opening 1 May, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth is a must on your NH bucket list. This 10-acre living history museum features beautifully restored historic homes dating back to 1695. In fact, it is an entire village, complete with costumed role players, traditional crafts, eight heritage gardens, and more. The museum also features many special events including Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds from April 20th through 28th.

Mount Washington Cog Railway is an iconic NH experience you’ll want to do at least once. A three-hour round-trip train ride to the summit of Mount Washington, you can enjoy the classic steam engine or discover the efficient new biodiesel locomotives. Either way, you’ll be taken back in time to the experience travelers had in the early 1900s.  Along the way, you’ll learn about the rich history of Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. While the train requires tickets, the Cog Railway Museum is free.

For more learn while doing ideas check out this article.