Things to Do in Souhegan Valley

Welcome to the Souhegan Valley Region!

Find out why people have fallen in love with this unique part of New Hampshire for centuries. In the Souhegan Valley, you will find picturesque towns and villages, breathtaking landscapes, and the quintessential New England feel that can still be found here. Just a short drive from Boston, Hartford, and New York City, you will receive a warm welcome as you explore the area’s rolling valleys and rustic beauty on your vacation or holiday travels.

The Souhegan Valley Region of New Hampshire has something special for travelers in every season of the year. While there are numerous peaceful places to relax and unwind, there are also plenty of fun and exciting things to do.

Visit in the Spring to experience maple sugaring, beautiful flowers, and opening day at our golf courses.

Summertime will provide you with opportunities to spend the day out hiking, biking, or enjoying the many lakes and rivers by canoe or kayak; then you can spend the evenings with concerts out on our towns’ commons, dining, and hit the nightlife in our hometown pubs.

Autumn is marked by beautiful foliage, Fall festivals and quiet country charm.

Even the cold months of winter are packed with fun and adventure: with cross-country and downhill skiing and many scenic trails, you need only strap on your skis or snowshoes for a day to remember.

And year-round don’t miss the our historic architecture in our towns, our many art galleries, our indoor and outdoor farmers’ markets, live music, theater events and much more. We are also a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts! So much awaits you in the Souhegan Valley Region – stay for a day, a week, or a lifetime!

Besides all the shopping, dining and outdoor recreation that are plentiful in the Souhegan Valley, there are a host of cultural, historic and other various activities in our region. We also host a number of popular and well-known festivals.

Cultural Experiences

The Arts are alive and thriving in the Souhegan Valley! Andres Art Institute in Brookline features over 75 sculptures from world renowned artists on 140 acres of trails. The public is invited to walk the trails and admire the wide variety of sculptures – a surprise around every bend! The Institute also holds many special events and symposiums throughout the year.

Wilton is home to several historic mill buildings filled with working artist studios, galleries and shops. Of note is the family-friendly studio, Art Happens. Located in nearby Milford is Creative Ventures Studios, an art gallery and studio.

While in Wilton, take a trip back in cinematic history with a movie at the Wilton Town Hall Theater. Built in 1886, it was first used as a play house for traveling shows and vaudeville. The original stage used by actors in the late 1800’s is still there. In 1912, it was converted to a silent film house. Its popularity boomed as sound was introduced, and World War II hit, as it was the only local theater to provide current news reels.

It also is home to the arts. In fact, Wilton is first discovered by many modern visitors when they arrive there to attend a performance at the summer playhouse, a children’s theater that is attracting growing attention throughout the region and beyond.

All the world is a stage in Milford at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Riverbend Youth Theater Company and the Milford Area Players. Both companies put on numerous productions all throughout the year.

Get Out, Have Fun!

There is always something happening in the Souhegan Valley! From antique shows to local farmers markets to community events, there are many things to see and do. Be sure to check out these events:

Hollis Strawberry Festival – June

Wilton Summerfest – June

Amherst Fourth of July Celebration – July

Hollis Old Home Days – September

The Milford Pumpkin Festival – October

The Hollis Apple Festival – October