Manchester’s very own minor league team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The team has been delighting fans and calling the 6,500-seat Northeast Delta Dental Stadium home since 2004.
Each season reveals something new to try in Greater Manchester.
There’s no need to flee the city just because the summer sun has climbed high into the sky (though you are just a short drive from the Atlantic Seacoast and New Hampshire’s iconic White Mountain National Forest if you need to beat the heat). Hop on a climate-controlled van for a craft beer tour and tasting or rent a canoe or kayak and explore the flora and fauna along the Merrimack River.
Local orchards teeming with apples invite visitors to partake in their annual harvest, or try your luck at escaping a 14-acre corn maze. Fall is also the perfect time of year to explore thousands of acres of conservation land, or a section of one of the many rail trails in the area, on bike or on foot. Work up an appetite? Explore the culinary offerings of the state’s most diverse city, with menus tailored to even the most persnickety palate.
Why drive for hours to the mountains when McIntyre Ski Area is right in your backyard? The snowsports school offers skiing and riding lessons for novices and intermediate skiers alike, and the whole family will enjoy the lift-serviced tubing park. Prefer to cozy up indoors when the snow starts blowing? Stop by New Hampshire’s first board-game cafe, or don your bowling shoes for a few strings at one of two Manchester bowling alleys.
Manchester’s agricultural heritage comes to life in the springtime, when the fallow fields of winter are plowed and planted with the fruits and vegetables that will grace the stalls of the farmers markets and the tables of local farm-to-fork restaurants come summer. Go for a walk in the woods at Stark Park, where well-marked historic trails traverse 15 acres, watch volunteers tend to the sustainable, organic community garden, or ready your appetite for the world’s largest Taco Tour.