Fun Things To Do In Concord

Looking at the birth place of the alarm clock, you can thank the city of Concord, NH for getting you up every workday. While the workweek may be quite the grind, Concord offers so many wonderful options to help you unwind. Here are some of our favorite ways to blow off steam in the capital of NH.


The Contoocook River Canoe Company. This is a family owned and operated business specializing in sales, rentals, instruction and guided tours of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards since 1997. It’s a truly unique way to enjoy the scenic views of Concord on the Contoocook and Merrimack Rivers. Visit or call (603) 753-9804 for details.


Carter Hill Orchard. Being so much more than a place to pick apples, Carter Hill is a family owned farm on a beautiful landscape with many features. Although apple picking season does not start until Labor Day, Carter Hill Orchard offers pick-your-own delectable blueberries and peaches in July. Their market offers quiet the variety of fruits and veggies and their bakery creates mouthwatering dishes with farm made ingredients that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Visit or call (603) 225-2625 for details.


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Their mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful, and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth, and space science. The Discovery Center has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth, and space sciences and become immersed in this entertaining learning environment. Visit or call 603.271.7827 for details.


Mooney Mountain Guides.  Here is a year round Rock, Ice, and Mountain Climbing school & guide service based in New Hampshire and Vermont.  MMG’s experienced staff of climbing guides and instructors specialize in private custom trips, personal instruction, family climbs, and group team building events. MMG offers guided rock and ice climbs, lessons, mountaineering courses, leadership training, alpine climbs, and Mt. Washington ascents. Visit to check out their special summer offers!


Cork & Canvas. Their talented artists will instruct you on how to paint the "painting of the evening" step by step. At the end of the night you will take home your very own masterpiece worthy of hanging up at home or in the office! Join them in their Downtown Concord location for a FUN filled evening with friends and family! Don’t forget to order drinks and bites from the in-studio bar! Visit or call 603.856.7766 to book a session.


The Barley House. Here’s an Irish Style Pub with the appeal of a modern American Tavern. Come visit one of their two locations in New Hampshire and enjoy their modern twist on a classic menu elevated to gourmet levels. Come by and taste their house beer or the many beers they have on tap. They have different events including Irish Music and Pub Trivia regularly. Stop by if you want some beer, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, soups, or even gluten-free options. Visit or call (603) 228-6363 for details.


Granite Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy new American cooking from Chef Corey Fletcher and his talented team. Granite offers seasonal menus influenced with French, Mediterranean, and Asian style using local New England products whenever possible! They offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, nosh, dessert, bar and wine menus. They also offer fine wine tasting and catering. Granite Restaurant & Bar at The Centennial Hotel is pleased to bring it's well-earned reputation as Concord's fine dining alternative to service off-site catering.  Visit or call 603.227.9005 for reservations.


The Common Man. A restaurant in Concord, N.H., located in New Hampshire's capital city, offers a variety of options to their guests - from their comfortable expanded lounge, Doc's Primary Pub, and deck areas, to their cozy dining room with crackling fireplaces, and private event rooms for functions. They have everything from hearty comfort food to lighter locally crafted options. Check out or call (603) 228-3463 for details on all of their restaurants.


Beefside. This place is a small but fantastic restaurant which specializes in Barbeque and Seafood. Their signature roast beef is to die for and their ribs fall right off the bone. Their BBQ menu items come right from their own in-house smoker. Even though they specialize in beef, they are quite famous for fresh seafood as well so, bring a big appetite and take on the Fisherman’s platter. Not to mention, their service is known for being exceptional.  Check out or call (603) 228-0208 for details. 

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22 Jun 2016

By Trevor Shaw