Summer Activities in Jackson, NH

The postcard-perfect resort town of Jackson, New Hampshire comes to life during the summertime. Hikers, nature fans, and anyone who loves a classic New England town will all find something to appreciate here. And, the Wentworth Inn is the ideal home base for exploring everything that Jackson has to offer. 


The Best Summer Activities in Jackson 


Surrounded by the gorgeous White Mountain National Forest, Jackson boasts a bounty of options for those who want to get out in nature. From steep mountainous hikes to casual wooded strolls, there’s a trail for every type of hiker. Some of the most popular ones include Crystal Cascade, Square Ledge and Lost Pond, the Raymond Path Loop, and the Glen Boulder Trail on Mt. Washington, all of which showcase the incredible natural beauty of the national forest. For a challenging-but-rewarding hike, climb up Mt. Washington — the show-stopping views will take your breath away.


Aside from hiking, you can also swim in pristine mountain lakes and streams, go birdwatching, fish in the forest’s rivers and ponds, and admire the many waterfalls that dot the landscape. Outdoorsy adventures abound in and around town, too. Jackson Falls is a scenic spot that’s beloved by locals and tourists alike. Frolic in the waters of the falls, picnic, read, and bask in the serene setting. Or, rent a tube and spend the day blissfully floating down the Saco River, stopping at sandy beaches and cooling off in the clear water along the way. 


You’ll also discover a number of fun activities, family-style restaurants, art galleries, and local boutiques in Jackson. Simply strolling around town is a must-do. Walk the Loop, a 1.5-mile paved path that encircles the village green and takes you past the famous covered bridge and the collection of quaint shops and restaurants.      


Summer Getaways in New Hampshire

After a day exploring the mountains and soaking up Jackson’s myriad charms, the Wentworth provides a welcome place to lay your head. Hikers will relish soaking in one of the oversized whirlpool or jacuzzi tubs in the cottages. Better yet, treat yourself to a spa suite and enjoy access to a private outdoor hot tub. On-site, we also have a heated outdoor pool, electric bikes and mountain bikes available for rental, and outdoor games that run the gamut from tennis and volleyball to cornhole and croquet. Book your Jackson, NH lodging today — stay at the Wentworth Inn to take advantage of all the best summer activities in the area.