Residents of Portsmouth balance out the long New Hampshire winters by living an active life outdoors when summer finally comes around. Whatever your fitness or interest level, the city has something for you. No need to go full Ironman – you can observe, learn, or roll your sleeves up and really dig in to your sport of choice during your next Portsmouth getaway at the Ale House Inn.
Seacoast Mavericks Baseball – New England has a soft spot for baseball, and Portsmouth is home to the Seacoast Mavericks, a collegiate level summer team that plays at Leary Field. Fun fact, the team has a connection with the Boston Red Sox – former standout pitcher Bob Stanley is President of the team. Head over on a cool summer evening for some fast-moving action, classic concessions, and good old fashioned fun. The season opens on June 4th with a game against the Nashua Silver Nights.
Piscataqua Sailing Association – Whether you’re an experienced skipper, beginner deckhand, or firm landlubber, this motley crew is the place for you. Located on the seacoast at the Maine-New Hampshire border, PSA brings together sailors of all levels for races in between Kittery, ME and Rye, NH. The club hosts different classes of boats most nights of the week, with at least one weekend ocean race a month, usually on Saturdays.
Seacoast Road Race Series – All you’ll need are your running shoes to participate in this series of eight road races designed to promote health and community while taking in the sights and sounds of Portsmouth’s historic downtown and breathtaking coast. Distances range from 5-10k and field crowds of up to 2,000 (not to mention the cheering spectators). The series begins in early May and wraps up in mid-October, unless you decide to go all in for the bonus round – the Seacoast Half Marathon on November 8.