Father’s Day 2020

Things may look and feel different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate dad on Sunday, June 21


New Hampshire’s outdoor attractions

As the state reopens after a few months for the record books, it’s more important than ever to support newly reopened local attractions and businesses. That said, remember to bring your masks and practice proper social distancing. Your patience will also be key for Father’s Day, which is usually a busy day for many attractions.

Before you go, always be sure to call the business or check out its website to confirm hours, guidelines and information; advanced reservations may also be required at some attractions to control crowd sizes.

Here are some of our favorite attractions that are now open:

Here are some of our favorite attractions that will be open, starting June 20 (reserve your tickets now for opening weekend!):

Mini golf

Up for a challenge? Did you know that the longest mini-golf hole on the planet is at Chucksters Family Fun Park? Dads play mini golf for free on Father’s Day, or check out the other fun things that Chucksters offers, including the zipline, go-karts and batting cages. Chucksters has locations in Chichester and Hooksett.

The mini-golf course at Ponemah Green Family Golf Center in Amherst has been newly renovated. Challenge dad to see how long he can drive the ball at the driving range, which has new driving range mats and a fully accessible grass tee area.

You can also head to Legend’s Golf in Hooksett; dads golf for free on Sunday, June 21.

Adventure seekers

Looking for some Father’s Day thrills? Head north to Pittsburg and hit the ATV trails with Bear Rock Adventures, surf or skydive at SkyVenture NH in Nashua or test your accuracy and shooting skills at AG Paintball in Weare.

Let’s eat!

Encourage dad to take the day off and let the rest of the family do the grilling and meal prep. Check out grilling tips from the chefs at Backyard Brewery and Rick’s Food and Spirits. Don’t forget to splurge on a really great filet minion or marinated chicken breasts from a local butcher.

And if the special guy in your life would love to receive meat as a Father’s Day gift, then check out the meat collections from Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in Raymond.

You can also order a Father’s Day Meal Box from Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Each kit is made for four people. Choose from The Hoppy Dad, The Spicy Dad or the The All-American Dad package. Pre-order by June 17.

To create scrumptious side dishes and homemade desserts, consider stocking up on fresh produce and baked goods at a local farmers market. Concord, Keene, Milford, Portsmouth and many more towns hold their weekly markets on Saturdays. Last-minute shoppers can visit Nashua, Littleton, Salem and Weare on Sunday mornings.

Is strawberry shortcake on the menu for dessert? New Hampshire’s pick-your-own strawberry farms should all be open by mid-late June.

And if you’re looking to grab a pint of ice cream for your banana splits or to top your shortcakes, here’s where to find locally made ice cream in New Hampshire.

Get outside and explore nature

In 2020, Father’s Day falls on the first day of summer, so what better way to celebrate than by getting outside and enjoying the long, daylight hours.

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