About Visit Exeter, New Hampshire
Exeter is celebrating it’s 375th in 2013. Events are being held throughout the year to celebrate this milestone. Visit Exeter NH is your resource for all events and activities occurring in and around the historic town of Exeter, NH. Located in the NH Seacoast region, Exeter is ten miles from Portsmouth and eight miles from the Hampton Beach Area. The neighboring towns of Stratham, Newfields, Kensington, Brentwood and East Kingston are a vital part of the greater Exeter area.
Exeter is a vibrant community offering social and cultural events throughout the year. In addition, there are endless recreational activities from snowshoeing to mountain biking. Conveniently located along the Exeter and Squamscot Rivers, Exeter is a great place to fish and kayak.
Exeter, rich in history, is a quaint New England town perfect for walking. Enjoy the day visiting the unique boutique shops and dining establishments along Water Street. Grab a frozen treat at any one of the ice cream/yogurt establishments as you continue your walk through Swasey Parkway and the grounds of Phillips Exeter Academy. Along the way you will enjoy the history and architecture offered by New Hampshire’s Colonial capital.
During the summers, make sure you catch the Monday night Brass band concerts at the Exeter Bandstand, the Outdoor Farmers’ Market on Thursday afternoons and the summer concert series Thursday nights on Swasey Parkway. Autumn is a favorite time of the year for many, the days are warm and the nights are pleasantly cool. Farms come alive during the fall celebrating and sharing their crops, many offering entertainment from hayrides and corn mazes to pumpkin carving and scarecrow-making.
Yearly celebrations include the Exeter Criterium, American Independence Festival, Stratham Fair, UFO Festival, Fall Festival, PowderKeg Beer & Chili Fest, Festival of Trees and Holiday Open House.
Exeter, one of the stops along the Amtrak Downeaster, is the perfect day trip destination. Choose to stay a bit longer by checking in at one of the inns or hotels within walking distance of the train station and the historic town center.
Looking for a gift for someone? Consider purchasing Exeter Area Gift Certificates, in $10.00 denominations. These can be purchased at the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce and redeemed at any of the participating shops and restaurants around town.
Enjoy perusing this site while planning your visit to Exeter.