Gilmanton Offers Both Quiet and Convenience near Lake Winnipesaukee
Known for its quiet and peaceful atmosphere, Gilmanton is an ideal destination for city dwellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life or recreational enthusiasts who simply want to surround themselves with nature’s beauty.
While the town and its two villages, Corners and Gilmanton Iron Works, are not exactly teeming with tourist attractions, you simply need to look outside your vacation rental to find the very best that this area has to offer.
Resting along the shores of Crystal Lake, many Gilmanton vacation rentals offer convenient access to a private boat dock where you can tie up after an exciting day of boating, canoeing, water skiing or fishing. In addition, the private beach right behind your home and the stunning views of the surrounding Belknap Mountains ensure your time in the New Hampshire Lakes Region is nothing short of spectacular.
However, there is so much more to this area than waterfront wonders. The nearby New Hampshire International Speedway is ideal for racing fans, while Gunstock Mountain in Gilford offers excellent hiking, mountain biking, and downhill skiing depending on the time of year you visit.
Although most visitors retreat to Gilmanton for laid-back atmosphere, a day trip to the exciting Lake Winnipesaukee or Weirs Beach is a great way to catch all the best sights without giving up your quiet summer sanctuary. If you can squeeze it into your itinerary, try a ride on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad or a family-oriented afternoon at Surf Coaster USA.