With a gazebo in the center of town, a waterfall and stream trickling to the Exeter River, and brick buildings lining Main Street, Exeter, New Hampshire is a picturesque New England town.
Quieter than the busy streets of Portsmouth, Exeter is a clean, calm, easy-going town, sprinkled with healthy eating spots, locally-owned shops, and upscale restaurants that make this charming area worth a visit.
Things to Do in Exeter, New Hampshire
Just outside of town are beautiful historic and modern family homes, farms, and outdoor areas, where locals and visitors can hop on a bike, or tie up their laces for a cycle, or run in the wood-sy outdoors!
A charming area to raise a family, Exeter has everything you need in its small radius—marketplaces, yoga studios, spa services, garden shops, and more! Drive to pick apples at a local orchard, enjoy a picnic on Swasey Parkway, or spend the afternoon by the ocean at Hampton Beach—only a few miles away!
In the summer months, it’s always a treat to visit the weekly farmers market, enjoy annual festivals, and take in live music in the gazebo. The town of Exeter is full of decades of history, so be sure to check out the informational plaques around town or visit the American Independence Museum! When you’re in the mood for a larger taste of city life, hop north on the highway 20 miles away to Portsmouth, or ride the Amtrak Downeaster train from Exeter to Boston’s North Station in an hour’s time.