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Thornton New Hampshire Travel Guide

For a truly relaxing vacation, consider visiting Thornton, New Hampshire. Nestled in the Pemigewasset River Valley of New Hampshire's White Mountains, Thornton was incorporated in 1763, and named after Doctor Matthew Thornton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Whatever time of year you're visiting, there's always be plenty for the whole family to do.

Things to Do in Thornton New Hampshire

Thornton is an outdoor paradise. During the spring and summer months, there is plenty of opportunity for hiking at nearby Welch Mount Dickey Mountain Loop. Take your time and enjoy the fantastic views; the hike is considered moderate difficulty, so you'll see families with children and animals on a leash, plus a trail runner or two roaming around. The trails are very well marked and boast some truly amazing views!

If you are looking for something a little different, check out Valley Snow Dogz. Here, you'll find sled dog rides during the spring, winter and fall months. Wheels are used during the non-snowy months and sleds during the winter. The tours are located throughout the area, including Waterville Valley, Thornton, and Squam Lake. During the winter months, there is also plenty of sking nearby in Waterville Valley Resort and Campton Mountain.

After a long day, there are a number of local antique shops and other stores in town that make for relaxing shopping and are great to bag a local souvenir from your vacation.

Best Places to Stay in Thornton New Hampshire

Thornton is relatively small so the best areas to stay are close to the lakes and forests for picturesque scenery. The town has a large selection of vacation homes, including apartments, condos, cabins, B&Bs, and hotels. There are also a number of homes to choose from with features that are perfect for you and your family and friends, like a living room, flat screen TV, and a full kitchen.

Best Time to Visit Thornton New Hampshire

The summers in Thornton New Hampshire, are best, although sometimes experience a little rain, while the winters are freezing and snowy. The rest of the year averages from 19 to 78 degrees. The best time to visit is from late June to early September when the foliage is particularly stunning.

Price and Availability in Thornton

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Thornton is in February, while the cheapest month is in September. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Thornton is in the high season in August. Thornton has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Thornton tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Thornton tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Thornton

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Thornton. The hottest month in Thornton is June, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Thornton is November with 5.54 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.06 inches of rain.

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