Sitting on the backside of Mount Sunapee, the little town of Goshen New Hampshire makes for an excellent country-style retreat.
Looking to enjoy a relaxing, laidback vacation or a change, away from all the noise and bustle?
Well, just pack your bags and come over to this classic New England small town of ours.
This, however, doesn’t mean that you’ll need to miss out on more traditional holiday attractions.
Small as Goshen is, the town lies in close proximity to a number of attractive travel destinations and vibrant communities offering a wide array of tourist attractions.
So, why not head out and explore them while you are at Goshen?
Great “Day Trip” Destinations around Goshen New Hampshire:
1. Pillsbury State Park
This heavily wooded state park is a veritable haven for wildlife enthusiasts and for fans of outdoor adventures alike.
What with its wetlands and several lakes and ponds, the place exudes an unmistakable primitive vibe.
There is a network of mountain biking trails as well.
So, explore one of them if that’s your thing and you may expect to greet some moose or loons on your way!
Also, don’t forget to pay a visit to the historic cellar holes.
Now tastefully refurbished, these are actually remnants of the lumbering industry that thrived here in the 1700s and 1800s.
You may also take to the water and enjoy canoeing and kayaking with your family and kids.
Or, if you turn up during the winter, go for cross country skiing or hop on to a snowmobile.
Just 13 km from Goshen, there are no dearth of activities at the park no matter when you visit it.
2. Friendly Farm, Dublin, NH
At Friendly Farm in Dublin, a 20-min drive from Goshen, you just cannot have enough of extremely cute animals.
The baby goats, turkeys, lambs—the place is full of so many adorable animals.
Meet them, play with them, hug them and all this in a natural and relaxed environment.
So, if you love animals, or you’ve kids with you, this place is a must visit.
Finally, the good news is that the firm also doubles up as a restaurant.
So, once you’re done loving the animals, you can gorge on a huge variety of luscious dishes to make it a perfect outing!
3. Franklin Falls Dam, Franklin, NH
Another great fun place for an all-family visit. Located along a long stretch of the Pemigewasset River, the Franking Dam reservoir offers loads of activities for its visitors.
Horseback riding, kayaking, exploring the tortuous biking trails, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in winter—you just name it!
However, the place is likely to be most appealing to folks that love fishing.
At the reservoir, you can try and catch a variety of stream water species including largemouth bass, brook trout, smallmouth bass and many more.
4. Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme. NH
And if skiing is your thing, we highly recommend not to miss this excellent ski destination.
The lift-serviced open skiing and snowboarding routes cater for all levels of ability. The 104 acres terrain includes 25% black, 50% blue and 25% green runs.
The facility also offers group and private lessons.
What is more, you’ll also find a beginner-friendly terrain where you can hone your newly acquired skiing skills.
And while we’re at skiing, FYI, Granite Gorge Ski Area is another great ski destination located close to Goshen.
Brook Road Inn, Goshen
The town of Goshen offers a few nice lodging options.
Once a hunter’s lodge, the almost 200-year-old structure is now tastefully renovated and turned into an ideal farmhouse retreat.
So, come back and relax in the soothing atmosphere of the inn after all your day’s sojourns.