Resources for New Hampshire's Lakes Region
Ellacoya State Park
280 Scenic Drive, Gilford
Swimming, picnicking, and camping on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, with mountain views.
65 Aviation Drive, Gilford
Operating out of Laconia Municipal Airport; sweeping views from classic open-cockpit rides over the Lakes Region.
Funspot & American Classic Arcade Museum
579 Endicott St. North, Weirs Beach
603-366-4377; funspotnh.com, classicarcademuseum.org
Arcade paradise, with 500 games on the main floor, a 20-lane bowling center, cash bingo, mini-golf, and an upstairs museum of vintage coin-operated games.
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
503 Endicott St. North, Weirs Beach
Preserving Winni’s history and heritage through artifacts and photos; exhibits focus on vintage souvenirs, the steamboat era, waterskiing, and summer camps.
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach
Seasonal scenic day cruises and evening dinner-dance cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Ahern State Park
Right Way Path, Laconia
Hiking, biking, and fishing on Lake Winnisquam.
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith
12 retail shops and 7 restaurants, with brick walkways, a 40-foot waterfall, gardens, and views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
The Old Print Barn
343 Winona Road, New Hampton
Thousands of original artworks on display in a Civil War-era barn.
18 Quarry Road, Meredith
Farm stand, bakery, and garden center, with seasonal corn maze.
Wellington State Park
650 West Short Road, Alexandria
Sandy beach on southwest Newfound Lake, plus fishing and picnic areas, boating lanes, and hiking trails.
Newfound Audubon Center
North Shore Road, Hebron
Three sites: Paradise Point Nature Center and Hebron Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary on Newfound Lake’s northern shore, and Bear Mountain Sanctuary, a wooded hillside habitat off the northwest shore. Trails open year-round, plus programs and activities daily July-August and weekends in June