Your Thornton Travel Guide to Summer Fun

You might want to use this Thornton travel guide if you are planning a summer vacation here. This guide will allow you to plan out your vacation based on the activities that work best for you and your family. With a population of only 1,843, many folks are under the impression that Thornton is a small city, but with 50.8 square miles to cover you might think otherwise.

Owl's Nest Golf Course
40 Clubhouse Lane
Campton, NH 03223
(603)726-3076

Golfing is one of the best summer activities near Thornton, but the heat can get to you. To beat the heat you will want to leave your Thornton Bed and Breakfast first thing in the morning. The Owl's Nest Golf is one of the best courses in town, which is why it is worth mentioning in a Thornton Travel Guide. It's only one course, but it plays like three different courses. The only drawback to the place is that the driving range is not in the best shape, but it is natural turf. Green fees will cover 18 holes.

Rocky Ridge Ranch
91 Vintinner Road
Campton, NH 03223
(603)726-8067

One thing that is hard to do in the winter is horseback riding, which is why Rocky Ridge Ranch needs to be included in the summer section of a Thornton Travel Guide. At Rocky Ridge Ranch you can take a guided tour on horseback, or you can even enjoy a covered wagon ride. If you are experienced on horseback you can even take out a horse on your own to ride the various trails. You can also take a horse riding lesson or two while on vacation.

Loon Mountain Park
Rural Route #1
Lincoln, NH 03251
(800)229-7829
www.loonmtn.com

Visiting Loon Mountain Park during the summer is going to be a full day event, so you will want to get up early and head out from your Thornton Inn as soon as possible. Loon Mountain provides visitors with plenty of summertime activities, but what you elect to do is going to depend on personal taste. One of the more popular summer activities is the zip line, but there is also horseback riding and a gondola ride that gives you a great view of the mountain scenery.

Pirate's Cove
Main Street Route 112
Lincoln, NH 03251
(603)745-2125
www.piratescove.net

While golfing is a great summer activity, not everybody in the family can golf on a professional course, which is where adventure golf comes in. At Pirate's Cove the entire family is going to have a fun time trying to see who can get the best score in a round of adventure golf, which requires you to play your way through some of the most unique holes you will ever encounter. Along with the unique holes that you will be playing you will also be able to learn how hobos used to live, which is very different from how they live today.