Moultonborough Boasts Unbeatable Attractions and Convenience Along Lake Winnipesaukee
Although the town of Moultonborough is home to Long Island, the largest island in Lake Winnipesaukee, and it is certainly convenient to all of the lake’s recreational activities, this is an area that calls out to adventurers of every variety—not just those who live for the waterfront.
Any search of Moultonborough will guide you to its two biggest attractions: the lake, which can easily occupy your itinerary with hours of boating, jet skiing, swimming, and fishing, and Castle in the Clouds. While the former may be just steps outside your Moultonborough vacation rental, the latter requires a bit of effort to discover, but the reward is well worth the sacrifice.
Castle in the Clouds is a historic mountaintop estate where you can soak in breathtaking views over Lake Winnipesaukee, tour a 1914 Arts and Crafts mansion, relax at the Carriage House café, and stroll past beautiful gardens and waterfalls. However, the 45 miles of hiking trails on the Ossipee Mountains are the can’t-miss attraction here, leading to popular spots such as Mt. Shaw and Bald Knob.
For another excellent combination of natural beauty and preservation, head over to the Loon Center located on the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. Offering nature trails that lead through upland forests, between giant granite boulders, and end along the pristine shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee, it is a great place for wildlife-viewing, relaxing and simply enjoying the undisturbed beauty of the lake.
While it is easy to overlook when you have the largest lake in the area at your fingertips, don’t forget that Moultonborough is also convenient to the pristine waters of Squam Lake. Whether you want to explore the Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest, learn more about animals at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, or paddle your way to the shores of Moon Island, the “Golden Pond” invites you to get off the beaten path in the Lakes Region.