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Things to do in Alexandria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Best state park in NH. Amenities include beach, hiking, swimming in Newfound Lake, picnic area, flushing toilets/showers. Food shack. Boat ramp as well.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a local secret, known to be the cleanest lake in New Hampshire. You can swim, boat, kayak, paddle board, fish, ice fish, ice skate and just relax while you take in the beautiful sights. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful apple orchard with sweeping views. Pick-your-own or shop at the stand.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Shackett's is pricier than Hannafords, but definitely worth a trip for their delicious donuts & souvenier t shirts!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Park
“Great place to launch a non motorized boat. Also the location for Newfound Lake Associations Eco Tours.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Medium to hard climb depending on trail you choose. Bald top with spectacular 360 views. Ideal for leaf peeping!”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Mount Cardigan is located in Alexandria, NH not far from the shores of Newfound Lake. It too is one of the few mountains in NH with an operational firetower. For a very short hike approach the mountain from the west side through Canaan and take the 1.5 mile West Side Trail to the summit. For a different and more challenging approach, try the Holt Trail from the east. The Holt trail is not recommended for your descent as the top part is steep and dangerous going down.
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
Grocery or Supermarket
Natural Feature
Natural Feature