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Old 01-08-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Gilmanton NH
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Concord, Portsmouth or if you don't mind crazy there's Manchester. Dover is good, but it's kind of small, though it has some great restaurants like Harvey's and Café Espresso, plus the Cocheco river mills are pretty. Rochester has a sketchy reputation but I haven't any personal experience with it. Driving through it seems nice though.


The touristy towns like Meredith and Alton Bay have walkable areas but those are jam packed with tourists and bumper to bumper traffic in the summer. Laconia is getting better but still has it's share of junkies schlepping around.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Center harbor has a sidewalk, although it doesn't go anywhere.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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Can you recommend cities or larger towns in NH where there are plenty of sidewalks for daily walks?
You just pick any college town. Simple.

Or Peterborough.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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North Conway
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I think there is a difference between Walkability (for daily exercise walks) and having destinations to walk to (such as library, grocery store, other stores). Many small towns don't have much in the way of "destinations" to walk to. Some towns have a library (usually very tiny), a post office, and a gas station if you are lucky. You may want to look at some of the more populated areas of NH. You will still be only a few minutes drive to wilderness areas. There are a gazillion hiking trails all over the state.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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Manchester is a city of 100K+ and has many sidewalks.

There. I said one good thing about this place.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Hillcrest, San Diego
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@Axl1156 - hahaha!
Thank you all for your replies. Looking forward to doing more research and visits.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Nashua
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Nashua has sidewalks all over the place; main street and neighborhoods (so kids can walk to school) plus we have a "rail trail" which is popular. Mine Falls Park has lots of trail with just a little paved.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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You mentioned Dover as the residence of one parent - Dover has a nice downtown and some nice residential neighborhoods. It's also near to walkable / pleasant downtowns in Portsmouth, Kittery, Durham and Newmarket for variety.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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I lived in Portsmouth for a decade. That’s as walkable as you’re going to get. I worked over by Pease for a while and bicycled everywhere. If you can afford the housing, that would top my list.
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