10 Best Things To Do In Claremont, New Hampshire

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Located in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, Claremont is a little town with a pretty long history attached to it. The area was first inhabited by Algonquin peoples but it largely displaced when European settlement came to the area. The area was settled in 1764 by European settlers and because of the era the town was established in, there are a lot of old colonial-style buildings still standing around the town. The area is quite picturesque with wooded forest areas and green pastures. The city has even been featured in quite a few areas of popular culture including movies, novels, and TV shows. If you’re planning a visit, book an Airbnb vacation rental and keep reading for the best things to do in Claremont, New Hampshire.

1. Enjoy an evening at Claremont Opera House

The Claremont Opera House was opened on July 22, 1897, at a cost of 62,000 USD. Built in an Italian Renaissance Revival, the historic building is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally, the building housed a meeting area and place where balls and events took place until the 1900s when it officially became the Claremont Opera House. In the 1960s, it went into disuse and was about to be demolished until a committee of locals saved it and restored the interior. And it is now once again a home of the arts in Claremont.

Claremont Opera House

Address: 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Claremont Opera House

Opening hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)

Price: 10 - 60 USD

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2. Stroll through Moody Park

Retired businessman William H.H Moody donated this plot of land to the city of Claremont in 1916 and today, it is a Claremont local landmark. The park is pretty big and is usually host to some events like mountain biking and races but generally, people come here to hang out, go for a jog or a walk with the dog and enjoy nature. In the winter, there is a public skating rink and in the summer, there are picnic areas with grills and tables. This is a great spot to see the natural beauty of New Hampshire.

Moody Park

Address: 152 Maple Ave. Claremont New Hampshire

Website: Moody Park

Opening hours: 8am - 8:30pm (daily)

Price: Free

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3. Learn about Claremont's history at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

Divine Liturgy at 9:30am. If you can not join us, tune in to HROC.org for a live webcast.

Posted by Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church on Sunday, 3 December 2017

Founded in 1909, the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church mainly served the Russian population of Claremont at the beginning of the 20th century. Many Russian immigrants settled here because of the need and demand for factory workers in Claremont, so they needed their own place of worship. Since then, the site has maintained its importance not only in the Orthodox community but in the community of Claremont as a whole.

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

Address: Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

Opening hours: 9:30am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free

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4. Try an escape-room challenge at Escape Factory

Posted by Escape Factory on Friday, 23 August 2019

The recent trend of escape rooms has made its way to Claremont with the Escape Factory. For the uninitiated, an “escape room” locks you in a room with a group of your friends and you have 60 minutes to find and follow clues to escape. Each room has a different theme to it so there is definitely a good incentive to come back and try the other rooms. There’s even a VR arcade on-site as well as a restaurant if breaking out of rooms gives you an appetite.

Escape Factory

Address: 101 Mulberry St, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Escape Factory

Opening hours:Wed - Sun: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 25 USD

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5. Go skiing in Arrowhead Recreation Area

Arrowhead is recruiting new members so we have set a time for the next informational session on Saturday May 19th at...

Posted by Arrowhead Recreation Area NH on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Owned and operated by the city of Claremont, the Arrowhead Recreation Area is the best place to go for an outdoor activity day in the winter. New Hampshire gets its fair share of snow and what better way to enjoy it than to put on some snow pants and head to the Arrowhead Recreation Area. Go skiing, tubing or skating with some friends or family and enjoy a day out on the snow. This is perfect for the whole family.

Arrowhead Recreation Area

Address: 18 Robert Easter Way, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Arrowhead Recreation Area

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 12am (closed from Sun - Fri)

Price: 10 - 15 USD

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6. Have some family fun at Family Fun Zone

Posted by Family Fun Zone arcade bounce house on Thursday, 13 December 2018

If you’re out in Claremont with the kids and you want to give them a grand time then head over to the Family Fun Zone. This giant indoor playground is full of spots for kids to bounce, jump, dive and play. Let them loose on the bouncy castles or the arcade area and watch them have the time of their lives. This is the best spot in New Hampshire for letting kids burn off some of that excess energy in a safe and fun place. They also have birthday packages if it’s your little one’s special day.

Family Fun Zone

Address: 22 Pleasant St, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Family Fun Zone

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 10am - 7pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

Price: 20 USD

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7. Go bowling at Maple Lanes Bowling Alley

Posted by Meyer Maple Lanes on Saturday, 21 July 2018

Get your friends together for a night out with some drinks and bowling. Maple Lanes Bowling Alley is a spot to go in Claremont for bowling and any bowling enthusiast will not be disappointed here. They also host a bunch of events like tournaments and they’re also equipped for different kinds of bowling like the classic 10-pin, candlepin, and even a games room. Packages are also available if you’re a big group.

Maple Lanes Bowling Alley

Address: 125 Maple Ave, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Maple Lanes Bowling Alley

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 15 USD

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8. Savor local cuisines at The Common Man Restaurant

The Common Man Restaurant is a chain that is proudly New Hampshire. Starting their first business in the 70s, the owner soon expanded the Common Man name to a few restaurants and places around the state. The Common Man brand now even has a spa and two inns so if the restaurant doesn’t do it, there are other options. The Common Man Restaurant’s humble beginnings from its small 35-person seating has come a long way and they are as quintessential New Hampshire as you can get, so if you’re feeling hungry make sure to stop by.

The Common Man Restaurant

Address: 25 Water St, Concord, NH 03301, USA

Website: The Common Man Restaurant

Opening hours: 4pm - 9am (daily)

Price: 5 - 30 USD

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9. Enjoy a burger at Time-Out Americana Grill

After your adventure in the Escape Factory, why not head to the Time-Out Americana Grill? Located right next door to the escape rooms, Time-Out Americana Grill is a perfect spot to grab a quick bite before or after your time at the Escape Factory. But if that doesn’t appeal to you, you can always hang out and have a few beers or play pool, which is free at the Time-Out Americana Grill. They also have a games room and board games night so it’s a great way to spend a low-key evening with some friends.

Time-Out Americana Grill

Address: 101 Mulberry St, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Time-Out Americana Grill

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 4pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 5 - 20 USD

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10. Splurge at Claremont Plaza Shopping Center

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There’s nothing wrong with a little retail therapy and the Claremont Plaza Shopping Center is the place to go to get your fix. Hang out and get some food at the food court after your day out shopping or simply just browse the stores and find something you like. It’s a great way to spend a snowy or rainy afternoon.

Claremont Plaza Shopping Center

Address: 216 Washington St, Claremont, NH 03743, USA

Website: Claremont Plaza Shopping Center

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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Enjoy your Claremont trip

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Source: Photo by user AlexiusHoratius used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Claremont has everything in a neat little package. Have fun outdoors no matter what time of the year it is. Enjoy the winter or the summer or enjoy an evening out or head to one of the Claremont’s many good restaurants.

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