Driving Tour of New Hampshire's Merrimack ValleyThis tour will send you on a scenic exploration of the Merrimack Valley you won’t forget!! Pick up some ice cream, shop in a main street bookstore, walk over a bridge, and enjoy the riverfront view of old mill buildings. Total driving time is about 2 hours and will depend on how much time one spends at each stop. Google Map 1. Google Map 2.

Bridge Café on Elm
1117 Elm St, Manchester
Begin your day with a delicious smoothie or filling breakfast at this spacious café.

Massabesic Lake
Rockingham Rail Trail head, Auburn, NH
Enjoy the view, but keep your toes out of the water, as this lake is Manchesters’ municipal water supply.

Lang’s Ice Cream
510 Pembroke St, Pembroke, NH 03275
Great summertime stop, open after 11am.

Gibson’s Bookstore
45 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301
Take a stroll down Main St and see what Concord has to offer!

New Hampshire State House
107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03303
Consider taking a tour.

Area 23
254 N State St, Concord, NH 03301
Enjoy the interesting concoctions the folks at Area 23 have on tap or in the kitchen.

Robie’s Country Store
9 Riverside St, Hooksett, NH 03106
Stop to grab a postcard, or ice cream, or other souvenirs. Closed Mondays

Lilac Bridge
Hooksett, NH
A pedestrian bridge overlooking a historic railroad bridge.

Arms Park
10 Arms St, Manchester, NH 03101
Walk down to the riverfront and listen to the water, enjoy the view of the historical mill buildings, and relax!

Murphy’s Taproom
494 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101
A favorite meetup location for Porcupines, Murphy’s Taproom is not far from the SNHU Arena. If you’re there early enough, enjoy the happy hour specials!

Printable Driving Tour of New Hampshire’s Merrimack Valley

Chip is a Free State Project mover living in the Merrimack Valley in New Hampshire. He’s been a member of the Fr33 Aid volunteer group that provides medical support to PorcFest attendees since 2011, and has also served as the A/V coordinator for the New Hampshire Liberty Forum since 2016. Currently he is the chair of the Southern New Hampshire Libertarian Party, a local affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.