Discover the Beauty and Excitement of the Great Outdoors in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region
Although Lake Winnipesaukee may be the centerpiece of the New Hampshire Lakes Region, it is the smaller, less crowded options that should command your attention the next time you want both a relaxing and active vacation.
Depending on the kind of atmosphere you are looking for, Newfound Lake is always a popular choice as the home of the naturally stunning Wellington State Park and Profile Falls, while Barnstead offers a cozy town feel complete with vacation rentals located along the small yet picturesque Locke Lake.
However, there is certainly plenty of diversity between these two destinations, ranging from Squam Lake, which is close to attractions such as Castle in the Clouds and plenty of recreational pursuits, to Crystal Lake in Gilmanton, where you can soak in breathtaking views of the Belknap Mountains before exploring the surrounding delights of nearby Weirs Beach.
In addition to all of the waterfront excursions that lie mere steps away from Lakes Region vacation rentals, there are also plenty of other attractions and diversions to fill your itinerary. Hiking and mountain biking at Gunstock Mountain is always a convenient option when you stay along Lake Winnisquam, while visiting the Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness are perfect day trips for history buffs.
Although the surrounding Belknap and Ossipee Mountains certainly lend themselves to physically demanding activities, all you need is a great pair of clubs for a mountain experience you’ll never forget. With spectacular courses such as the Indian Mound Golf Course near Lake Ossipee and the White Mountain Country Club in Ashland offering the beauty of a classic New England setting, you simply couldn’t ask for anything more relaxing in the Lakes Region.