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NH Travel Advice – Tips for Safe Travelers & Vacationers

New Hampshire travel tipsTravel Wise – Travel Safe! NH Living shares some valuable information about staying safe while visiting New Hampshire.  We suggest adding some of the emergency contact information to your cell phone prior to visiting. New Hampshire, known for its picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and outdoor adventures, is a popular destination for travelers. To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip to the Granite State, it’s important to be prepared and informed. Read about essential tips for traveling safely in New Hampshire, including NH-related travel advice, emergency contacts, safe travel suggestions, and tips for traveling with children and pets. Always check with local authorities if you have any concerns of any kind.

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Traveling Safely in New Hampshire: Essential Tips, Emergency Contacts, and Family-Friendly Travel Advice

NH Travel Tips

  • Research and plan: Before visiting New Hampshire, research the local attractions, weather conditions, and any travel advisories or restrictions. Make a flexible itinerary and consider booking accommodations and attractions in advance, especially during peak seasons.
  • Dress appropriately: New Hampshire experiences diverse weather conditions, so pack accordingly. Layered clothing, sturdy footwear, and rain gear are essential items to prepare for unexpected changes in weather.
  • Stay hydrated and carry snacks: Whether you’re hiking in the White Mountains or exploring our charming towns, it’s crucial to stay hydrated and energized. Carry a reusable water bottle and pack nutritious snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • Follow safety guidelines: Observe and adhere to safety guidelines, such as respecting wildlife, practicing Leave No Trace principles, and following any posted rules or regulations at parks, trails, and recreational areas.

Safe Travel Suggestions:

Road safety: New Hampshire has a beautiful network of scenic roads, but it’s important to drive safely. Observe speed limits, wear seatbelts, and avoid distractions while driving. Be cautious of moose, which are more active during dawn and dusk.
Outdoor safety: If you’re planning outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or skiing, inform someone about your plans, carry a map, and be aware of your physical limits. Check the weather forecast and trail conditions before embarking on any outdoor adventures.

Water safety: New Hampshire is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and ponds. Practice water safety by wearing life jackets when boating or participating in water sports, and be mindful of currents and water temperature. Swim only in designated areas and supervise children closely.

Wildlife encounters: New Hampshire boasts a diverse wildlife population. Maintain a safe distance from animals, never feed them, and securely store food to prevent unwanted wildlife encounters.

Traveling with Children:
Childproof accommodations: If you’re traveling with children, ensure your accommodations are childproofed, with appropriate safety measures in place, such as window locks and electrical outlet covers.
Entertainment and essentials: Pack entertainment options for children, such as books, games, or portable electronics, to keep them engaged during travel. Don’t forget to bring essential items like diapers, wipes, and medications.

Identify emergency meeting points: Discuss and establish emergency meeting points with your children in case you get separated. Teach them to identify authorities or staff members for help.

Traveling with Pets:
NH Pet-friendly accommodations: When traveling with pets, ensure your accommodations allow pets and have the necessary facilities. Research pet-friendly parks, trails, and attractions beforehand.
Secure transportation: Keep your pet secure during transportation by using a crate, carrier, or safety harness. Ensure they have access to fresh water and regular breaks during long journeys.

Pack pet essentials: Carry your pet’s food, water, medications, leash, waste bags, and vaccination records. Additionally, have a recent photograph of your pet in case they go missing.

NH Safe Travel Telephone Numbers:
Emergency services: In case of emergencies, dial 911 for immediate assistance from police, fire, or medical services.
Non-emergency assistance: For non-emergency situations, contact the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381.

Roadside assistance: If you encounter vehicle troubles, call the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s Highway Help at (603) 271-6862.

New Hampshire offers a wealth of natural beauty and family-friendly activities, but it’s essential to prioritize safety during your visit. By following these travel tips, adhering to safety guidelines, and being prepared for emergencies, you can make the most of your trip while ensuring the well-being of yourself, your family, and your pets. Have a wonderful and safe adventure in the Granite State!H Travel & Tourism Guide

Travel safely by using common sense and taking some simple precautions when traveling to New Hampshire or elsewhere. The following suggestions will help ensure a safe trip whether traveling at home or abroad.

NH Hotel, Motel traveler safety tips:

  • Use caution when opening your hotel or motel room door. Always check first before opening the door for unexpected guests. If the person claims to be an employee, check with the front desk before opening your door to confirm.
  • When leaving your room make sure your door is securely closed and locked.
  • When returning to your room late in the evening, use the main entrance of the hotel.
  • Keep your guest room keys in a safe place. Do not display your room keys in public, place them in your wallet or purse out of view. Do not leave your keys on the bar or by the pool or in any place where they may be stolen.
  • Don’t give your room keys or room number to strangers.
  • Keep your valuables in the hotel or motel’s safe deposit box.
  • Use caution when getting into your vehicle. Look carefully before entering parking lots. Report any unusual activity to the front desk.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Keep valuable items out of view, in the trunk if necessary.
  • Check your room doors and windows to be sure they are locked. Check to see if any connecting room doors are locked.
  • Locate emergency exits and stairs and familiarize yourself with fire escape routes.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, always refer to official sources and consult local authorities when necessary.


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