The Lakes Region of New Hampshire has been delighting visitors for generations. Dotted with 258 islands and at a healthy 72 square miles in size, Lake Winnipesaukee is the centerpiece of the regions natural beauty and its endless activities. Beautiful lake and mountain views set the backdrop for relaxing days spent strolling around charming lakeside villages, sightseeing, enjoying unique attractions and just about every form of recreation you can think of.
More than just a summer destination; visitors during the winter months can enjoy exceptional ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and more. Start planning your trip today! Our site offers information on hotels and dining, the scoop on the attractions and recreation, and photos of the towns around Lake Winnipesaukee including Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Alton Bay and Wolfeboro.
For many, the scenery of the Lakes Region alone is often the attraction to visit, but for those who like to pack a vacation full of activities, we've got you covered! Some of the more recent additions include multiple zip line options in Laconia and Gilford, and even off-road segway tours. Perennial favorites include cruising Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Mt. Washington, taking in the amazing views while touring the historic Castle in the Clouds estate, and having some fun at the largest arcade in the world, Funspot! You'll also want to check out the Weirs Beach Drive-in Theater and maybe hop on a scenic train ride.
Lake Winnipesaukee is a boaters paradise. It's the largest lake in the state, with seventy two square miles of clear blue water set against a backdrop of rolling hills and mountains. Enjoy wide open areas for satisfying your need for speed and numerous quiet coves and sheltered areas for exploring and lounging around. For all its splendor, Winnipesaukee is not the only paradise in town; it's just one of 273. There are many places that offer boat rentals or jet ski rentals, or places to launch your own boat. You can also sit back and relax while taking a guided tour aboard a cruise vessel such as the Mt. Washington. This article will break down your options!
Laconia Bike Week is the worlds oldest motorcycle rally and one the largest events of its kind in the country. It's been running strong for over 90 years and this year will be no exception. When making your hotel or campground reservations this year, take note that the event starts on Fathers Day instead of ending on it like it usually does. Also, don't forget to request your copy of the rally news, which is the offical publcation that will give you all the details and the full entertainment schedule. The link is located down at the bottom of this article. Lets all collectively cross our fingers and hope for dry and sunny weather this year!
We proudly boast a wide variety of both summer and winter recreational activities that will keep your family busy for the trip you're planning now and the trips you're planning for years to come. We've got plenty of beaches for the obvious stuff like swimming, no shortage of amazing fishing on the water or on the ice in winter, lots of great hills and mountains for hiking, and you know the boating or paddling is going to be good. Winter visitors will appreciate the skiing, tubing and snowboarding over at Gunstock, and the states expansive network featuring thousands of miles of snowmobiling trails.