With a series of pristine lakes and idyllic ponds, New Hampshire offers a wide array of water sports and activities. You can Jetski on the ocean, take a boat tour, hike to a waterfall, or just relax and take in the beautiful water views. New Hampshire is home to more than 100 waterfalls, and there are more than 200 sites in the state where you can fish and swim. New Hampshire also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country with countless places to discover, from water parks to miniature golf. The coastal trails and marshes of New Hampshire’s beaches offer bird watching and kayaking opportunities, along with plenty of places for seaside picnicking.
Just a one hour drive from our campus, Portsmouth is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States – and it puts 400 years of history at your feet. You can visit the John Paul Jones House to meet the “Father of the American Navy” who led a crew of local New Hampshire men against the British on the high seas during the Revolutionary War. You can also visit Strawbery Banke, a 10 acre museum of restored houses, featured exhibits, and historic landscapes and gardens. Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century. You can also take a boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor or the Isle of Shoals, or simply visit an array of local shops and eateries.