Alton Vacation Rentals are Your Ticket to the Beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee Area
Nestled along the southeastern portion of Lake Winnipesaukee with 5 miles of shoreline in Alton Bay, the cozy town of Alton invites you to enjoy the wonders of this amazing lake on your next vacation to the New Hampshire Lakes Region.
Sometimes referred to as the “Big Lake,” Lake Winnipesaukee is teeming with activities right outside of waterfront Alton vacation rentals. Whether you want to explore the coastline around nearby Wolfeboro Harbor or journey out further in search of amazing views and the lake’s 244 islands, you won’t find a better body of water for boating, kayaking, or jet skiing in the Lakes Region.
While it is easy to cruise the lake in search of some spectacular sights, the best way to get the inside information on Lake Winnipesaukee is aboard the M/S Mount Washington. With narrated adventures leaving out of Alton Bay, you can soak in the views of the Ossipee, Belknap and Sandwich mountain ranges, and possibly even Mount Washington, while someone else does all the navigating.
However, the Big Lake isn’t the only source of entertainment in Alton. The Merrymeeting River makes its way to Alton Bay and offers great fishing and boating opportunities, while the surrounding mountains are overflowing with hiking and sightseeing adventures you simply cannot pass up.
When searching for the best hiking spots near your Alton vacation rental, you simply cannot beat the journey through the Mount Major State Forest all the way to the top of Mount Major, where breathtaking views of the lake are your reward for a difficult climb. The hike to the summit of Straightback Mountain, which is also in the Belknap Range, is another excursion to consider if you can squeeze it into your action-packed schedule.