Fun & unusual places treasured by locals

To seek out

Saigon Asian Market
476 union St, Manchester
Asian grocery with a fantastic assortment of international staples. From whole fish to fresh tripe to 30 varieties of sesame oil, you will find what you need here. Don't pass by the frozen aisle, as there are tons of great Asian specialties including buns, dumplings and noodles.  They have an entire aisle dedicated to Latin groceries as well.

Wildcat Falls Conservation Area
35 Currier Rd, Merrimack
Well maintained trails that ultimately lead to a set of falls on the Sohegan River.  A little beach awaits that encourages wading and water inclined furry friends will definitely enjoy it.  Further upstream are several pools and rock slides that can be swum with the right water levels. It can get crowded on a warm summer weekend.

Moody Pond Marketplace
3 George Moody Rd, Weare
Outdoor, roadside market serving up wood fired pizza and nachos.  It is open Friday nights only, when the weather cooperates, June through September.  Live music, great pizza and a fun crowd.  We make a point to drive out here at least once or twice a season.  It is a very unique experience for central-south New Hampshire.  BYOB.

Moulton's Market
10 Main St, Amherst
Not exactly hidden to anyone that lives in Amherst proper or visits the Village Green, it is a place worth seeking out even if you have no business in central Amherst.  Well stocked country market with lots of locally made goods and a back sandwich counter that serves up some delightful offerings.   I would drive 40 minutes for The Famous Jersey.

Lang Station
Gregg Mill Rd, New Boston
State Forest and parking area along the Piscataquog River offering up something for everyone. There is excellent fly fishing in either direction and the river is easily wadable and offers up a good mixture of pools, pocket water, and runs.  Insect activity is quite good.  The New Boston rail trail runs parallel to the river and is a great place to walk, run, or bike.  It makes for a great snowshoe in the winter, especially after a heavy wet snow.

Lighthouse Local
21 Kilton Rd, Bedford
Market and cafe offering gifts, sandwiches, coffee, and more. As the retail outlet for Bedford Baking Company, they always have freshly baked bread and other unique bakery items. They also stock hard-to-find items made by local artists and craftsmen. A community-first way to fill your stomach and pick up a housewarming or thank-you gift for any occasion.

El Tanampa
197 Wilson St, Manchester
Some people claim this is the best taquiria in New Hampshire, perhaps best in New England north of Boston.  Whether that is true or not, it's a place any true fan of Mexican cuisine should visit.  Very unassuming place but the atmosphere is friendly and it is family run.  The tortas are fantastic and the tacos are a classic style, with your choice of meat on a doubled up corn tortilla with cilantro and onion. The lengua is a must try.