- The list below includes 194 free or cheap things to do in or near Merrimack, New Hampshire, including 105 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Parks.
- From Horse Hill Nature Preserve to Twin Bridges Park & Kids Kove, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Merrimack and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lowell, Manchester, Nashua and Haverhill.
Boston's Blue Hills Reservation is an urban environment that combines iconic rocky summit with 125 miles of outdoor trails. Rich historically and archaeologically, the area boasts 16 historic structures, the Blue Hills Weather Observatory and a National Historic Landmark.
Houghton's Pond rests within the Blue Hills Reservation, offering 7,000 acres of open space. While the focus of the recreational area is a spring-fed kettle hole pond, there is also a playground, concession pavilion, and visitor's center.