You might think it’s odd to have so many New Hampshire water parks in a state
with so much natural water, but even vacations
on the lakes, rivers, and
ocean beaches will be
enhanced with the thrilling rides of a water park. Additionally, indoor water
parks in New Hampshire are ideal for the cold New England winters, and provide
excellent relaxing activities after a day of skiing on the slopes.
There are both outdoor and indoor water parks in New Hampshire scattered all across the state. Most of them can be found in the resorts of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, and around the beaches of the Atlantic coastline. Many of the indoor water parks in New Hampshire are attached to resort hotels, and are reserved exclusively for the guests of the property. One of these is in North Conway, in the heart of the White Mountains and accessible to the popular Conway Scenic Railroad, numerous ski resorts, and state parks. Additionally, you’re only a few miles from the attractions of Maine. Also in this region is one of the best outdoor water Parks in New Hampshire – the Whale’s Tale, located in Lincoln. One of the major events here is a July Summerfest of outdoor concerts and musical performances.
The hotel resort water parks in New Hampshire include the 55,000 square feet attached to the Manchester Marriott in the Pines. This property is designed as an Adirondack lodge, and has cabins and villas for rent. It also boasts one of the full-service spas in the state. In Candia, also near Manchester, is another of the outdoor New Hampshire water parks – the Liquid Planet. In addition to the typical slides, rides, and flumes, there is an extensive children’s area providing safe, supervised care for the youngest in your group.
The largest of the water parks in New Hampshire (in all of New England, in fact) is Water Country New Hampshire located in Portsmouth. More than a dozen exciting rides and slides are available, and because there is both a wave pool and lazy river ride, waiting in lines is kept to a minimum. For your private relaxation, Water Country New Hampshire has rental cabanas adjacent to the wave pool that are enclosed on the top and have three sides. They can be rented for the day, and are furnished with tables and chairs. Within a couple miles of Water Country New Hampshire you will find Rye Beach, golfing venues, state parks, and numerous Portsmouth hotels and motels.
New Hampshire water parks near lakes and the ocean can be found in Weirs Beach (where there are two), Canobie Lake Park in Salem, and near the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. (Note that this is not a casino in the gambling sense, but a ballroom and concert venue, dating to 1899.)
If you prefer camping instead of resort hotels, you will find that a number of smaller water parks in New Hampshire are part of campground complexes. There is one at Pine Acres in Raymond, about fifteen miles west of Exeter and also within easy driving distance of Portsmouth. This campground and RV park is set on a wilderness lake and has its own private beach, a full time activities director, and small water park.