Summer is on the horizon, and all of our favorite amusement and water parks are opening their gates to the public once again.

Everyone loves visiting these destinations while accompanied by friends, family, or a significant other. Amusement parks have something for everyone, whether you're looking to experience exhilarating thrill rides, soar to new heights on swings and ferris wheels, enjoy family-friendly options like tilt-a-whirls or teacups, play games to win prizes, or even watch live entertainment. Similarly, water parks have countless options for those who want to conquer slides of all shapes and sizes, or instead relax in the lazy river.

Thankfully, we live in a region with lots of amusement and water parks, many of which have special accolades. For instance, did you know New England's home to the largest inflatable park, largest indoor water park, and oldest continuously-operating amusement park in the entire country? Yep, it's true.

So, enough of our chatter. Let's check out some of the best amusement and water parks in New England, according to locals. How many of these places have you been to?

Have a Blast at These 15 Amusement and Water Parks in New England

When the weather gets warmer, you know what that means: it's time for ice cream. Here are some of the best places in the Granite State to enjoy the treat. You could even embark on a fun summer road trip to visit these spots.

This Ice Cream Trail in New Hampshire is a Sweet Road Trip You Have to Take

Starting in Kingston, this scrumptious NH ice cream trail starts in Kingston and travels north all the way to Pittsburg before journeying back down to the Seacoast Rye Beach area.

Now, here's a look at some popular roller coasters in New Hampshire and Maine. How many have you dared to conquer?

11 Roller Coasters in Maine and New Hampshire

There are so many theme parks in Maine and New Hampshire that can bring fun for the whole family. However, if you are an adventure seeker, you may be a fan of going on roller coasters. There are roller coasters for all ages that you can enjoy. 

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