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.
Summer options include the obvious-- boating, canoeing , fishing, and swimming at the areas many beaches on Lake Winnipesaukee. There are plenty of hiking trails around to take in the view from above the trees, whether on foot or on horseback. Winter visitors can enjoy plenty of snow related action with skiing and snowboarding at Gunstock, ice fishing on the areas many lakes, or snowmobiling on New Hampshires extensive network of trails.
This is the schedule as of February 24 2014. During the shows, Weirs Beach itself is closed and the fireworks are launched directly from it. Great viewing can be had from anywhere along the boardwalk or even out on the lake itself.
- July 3, 2014 @ Midnight at Weirs Beach
More shows will be announced depending on fundraising success. The Weirs Action Committee is a non-profit organization and they are in charge of the fundraising for the shows. If you would like to help, please donate through their website.
New Hampshire has no statewide sales tax, so it's as if everything everywhere is always on sale. Tilton offers you the Tanger Outlet Center, where you can enjoy a full day of shopping at more than 50 big name department stores. Up in Moultonborough, you'll want to check out The Old Country Store and see what has kept it in business for an amazing 228 years. You shouldn't miss strolling around Meredith village at the Mill Falls Marketplace if you are seeking the quaint little shops and antique stores that you'd expect to find in small town New England.
Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest and most popular lake in New Hampshire and certainly one of the most scenic. Beginning in Alton, at the southern gateway to the Lakes Region, the route follows NH 11 north through Alton Bay up through Gilford. The Alton area became one of the earliest tourist destinations around the lake with the arrival of rail in the later half of the 19th century. This western side of the lake shows off exceptional views of the lake and Ossipee Range and offers many different recreational opportunities.
Check out these suggestions of area attractions and things to do that children may enjoy. We'll cover boat rides on the lake, the worlds largest arcade which is Funspot, and the general Weirs Beach area. A short drive away, you have more options including the Squam Lakes Natural Scenice Center and fun seasonal activities like corn mazes.