Our Favorite Destinations in Lakes Region NH

A Local's Guide to the Lakes Region NH

At less than 2 hours from Boston, MA, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is New England's Vacation Destination. Our nearly 300 lakes, ponds and streams and surrounding mountain ranges provide guests with the most diverse vacation experience around. Interstate 93 to the lakes is a direct shot from downtown Boston

A tourist favorite for generations, we are nestled among New Hampshire's largest lakes - Winnipesaukee, Squam, Winnisquam, Waukewan, Kanasatka, Wicwas, Pemigewasset, and Winona. Our historic old fashioned charm and friendly atmosphere combine with the natural beauty of lakes and mountains in the quaint towns of Meredith, Weirs Beach, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness, Sandwich, Wolfeboro, Bristol, and New Hampton.

Wooden Bowl Outlet

The Wooden Bowl Outlet is located on scenic highway Route 127, now known as the Currier and Ives highway. Shop discounts in this Yankee wooden ware outlet that begin at 50 percent. More Information

The Inns at Mill Falls

The Inns at Mill Falls are four New Hampshire country inns and Cascade Spa, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, located in the beautiful Mill Falls. Nationally acknowledged this craft gallery represents the finest New England, and New Hampshire Made crafts people. The Inns at Mill Falls

New Hampshire Farm Museum

The Farm Museum consists of two adjoining farmsteads on Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire. The historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead were passed down in the same families for two centuries. Today the properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and consist of 50 acres of field and forest, a working farm, historic houses and barns, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop and exhibits on agriculture and rural life. The museum hosts special events, programs, and workshops as part of its mission to preserve, understand and carry forward New Hampshire's agricultural heritage. New Hampshire Farm museum

The Libby Museum

While visiting Wolfeboro you may also visit the Libby museum and the Castle in the Clouds. The Libby Museum was established in 1912 and is on the registry of national historic places. It is a museum of natural history featuring an Abenaki Native American collection & a Governor Wentworth collection. The Libby Museum offers summer day camp programs for children 4 & up. The museum also features various artists throughout the year. Contact the Libby Museum

Castle in the Clouds

If you only have a day to see New Hampshire, come up to Castle in the Clouds! The Castle's spectacular mountaintop estate offers a 270-degree view of mountains and lakes. You won't believe the truly breathtaking views! The Castle is an iconic, turn-of-the-century 16-room Arts & Crafts mansion perched high on a pristine mountaintop estate overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. When you come up to the Castle, you'll see the beauty of New Hampshire. Castle In The Clouds

Laconia Bike Week

The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region spans from Bradford northwest along interstate 89 to Lebanon at the Vermont border. The Connecticut River borders this region on the western part of the state. In years past, this river was the means of transport for getting goods to market. Cities in this region include Dartmouth, Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, and Enfield to name a few. This "Upper Valley" region is known for its beautiful views and clear lakes. It is home of the Ivy League school "Dartmouth College" and a historical site Fort at #4, a fort of defence during the French and Indian Wars located in Charlestown. The shores of gorgeous Lake Sunapee are known to be the home of a number of celebrities including Steve Tyler of Aerosmith. Take a beautiful scenic ride along a 27 mile stretch of 12A from North Charlestown to West Lebanon or travel along 103 and 11 from Newbury to New London to view the beautiful Lake Sunapee. Both byways are sure to please.