Lakes Region, NH

Welcome to the New Hampshire Lakes Region

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region comprises four gorgeous, clear-water jewels just a short drive from Boston: Lake Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam Lakes, and Lake Winnisquam. Winnipesaukee, also known simply as “Winnie”, is the largest of the four, covering 72 square miles and containing 253 islands. It offers incredible boating, fishing, paddling and all-around aquatic fun. There’s lots to and see on shore, too, from dining to hiking to shopping and biking. Plus, there’s history to appreciate aboard the former steamship Mount Washington, based at The Weirs, or at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro.

Big Squam and Little Squam are famous as serving as the location for the movie “On Golden Pond”, and offer plenty of peace and quiet. Hiking trails abound in the Squam area, and you can learn about the local flora and fauna at the Holbrook Nature Center.

Naturally, fall is prime time to visit the Lakes Region, given the spectacular foliage, crisp hiking and biking weather, and fewer crowds. The lakes also see less boat traffic, making it a great time to paddle and fish.

The opportunities for outdoor adventure extend beyond leaf-peeping season, of course. Winter activities in the Lakes Region range from snowmobiling to ice fishing. Plus, there’s great skiing and snowboarding at Gunstock Mountain, overlooking Winnipesaukee. Crosscountry ski and fat-tire bile trails are also available in the area.


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Hermit Woods Winery
72 Main St, Meredith, NH 03253

Award-winning wines made from local fruit.  
Town Docks Restaurant
289 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253

Fun outdoor dining on Lake Winnie.
North Water Marine
18 Endicott St, Laconia, NH 03247

Full-service marina and boat dealership.
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