New Hampshire Local Attractions & Things To Do
Stay with us in one of family-friendly cabins in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and you’ll have a multitude of marvelous nearby recreational activities from which to choose, including fishing and kayaking.
Anchorage at the lake is just minutes from:
For a complete list of nearby attractions, visit:
Mount Washington Cruises. Discover New Hampshire’s scenic beauty aboard the motor ship Mount Washington. This renowned cruise ship traverses the state’s largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee. Offering daytime scenic cruises, evening dinner dance cruises, and jazz champagne brunch, the Mount Washington services the ports of Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Center Harbor and Meredith. For more information, visit http://www.cruisenh.com/.
Winnisquam Marine www.winnisquammarine.com
Weirs Beach. Visit Weirs Beach and take a trip back in time. There’s a public beach, an old-time boardwalk featuring arcade games and waterslides, plus the area’s only drive-in theater, specializing in double-features. Enjoy weekly fireworks displays throughout the summer and the annual Bike Week celebration. For more information, visit www.weirsbeach.com [Top]
Wolfeboro. The oldest summer resort in the country, Wolfeboro is one of Lake Winnipesaukee’s busiest ports. Experience the epitome of quaint in this lively little town that overflows with galleries, shops and restaurants. Wolfeboro is also the home of Brewster Academy, one of the region’s most prestigious private schools. For more information, visit www.wolfeboroonline.com/chamber. [Top]
New Hampshire Boat Museum. We invite you to visit the New Hampshire Boat Museum located two miles from the center of Wolfeboro "The Oldest Summer Resort In America". The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker, on a rotating basis. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail boats. For more information, visit www.nhbn.org.
Meredith. Known as the “Latchkey to the White Mountains,” the village of Meredith is home to the famed Mill Falls Marketplace, which overlooks picturesque Meredith Bay and features its own waterfall, brick walkways, shaded benches and colorful flowers. Recommended places to visit include Hart’s Turkey Farm, Burlwood Antiques and the Annalee Dolls Gift Shop. For more information, visit www.meredithnh.org.
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. Prescott Farm Environmental Center is a non-profit center that offers environmental education for all ages during the year. The 160-acre historic family farm is designated as an official New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area, and offers visitors hiking on more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails. Visitors can also explore a three-story historic barn, beautiful heritage and heirloom flower and vegetable gardens, and an old-fashioned maple sugar operation (during the month of March). Located at 928 White Oaks Road in Laconia, NH. (603) 366-5695. www.prescottconservancy.org
Six Gun City. Giddy up, partner, and head on over to Six Gun City. Enjoy everything from Wild West shows and water slides to go- karts and laser tag. Plus, uncover new attractions like Animal Outfitters, an animal stuffing experience, the Gold Rush Express Runaway Train Roller Coaster and a small bumper boat ride for the cowpokes. For more information, visit www.sixguncity.com.
Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center. Willie Nelson. Reba McEntire. Bill Cosby. Weird Al Yankovic. See these top headliners and more at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center. Located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Meadowbrook, which began on a grass field in the middle of a tree farm, has grown into northern New England’s top summer concert venue. A new winter series helps bring music fans in from the cold. For more information, visit www.meadowbrook.net. [Top]
Monkey Trunks. Take adventure to a new height at Monkey Trunks. Money Trunks is New England's largest high ropes and zip line park open to explorers of all ages. Monkey Trunks in located at 1853 Chocorua Mountain Highway (Rte 16) in Chororua, New Hampshire. Contact Monkey Trunks at (603) 367-4427 or www.monkeytrunks.com
Castle in the Clouds. An incredible turn-of-the century estate, Castle in the Clouds sits atop the Ossipee Mountain range and offers breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and beyond. The centerpiece of this 5,500-acre estate is the legendary Arts and Crafts mansion built by entrepreneur Thomas Plant in l914. In addition, there are 45 miles of hiking trails and a thousand feet of cascading waterfalls, plus art shows, hayrides, festivals and musical events. For more information, visit www.castleintheclouds.org.
America's Stonehenge - Explore the Mysteries. America's Stonehenge Is a maze of man-made walls, chambers and ceremonial meeting spaces. It is believed that America's Stonehenge was built over 4,000 years ago, making it the oldest man-made structure in the United States. Like the Stonehenge in England, this structure is an accurate astronomical calendar. This area of New Hampshire is also perfect for snowshoeing and hiking. America's Stonehenge is located in South Salem, NH. (603) 893-8300, www.stonehengeusa.com
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum. Situated in the scenic Lakes Region, the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open all year and features such exhibits as “Water Skiing on Winnipesaukee and the Weirs Ski Club” and “Summer Camps on Lake Winnipesaukee.” In addition, the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society presents “Winnipesaukee Wednesdays,” a lecture series that features various aspects of life on the lake from an historical perspective. For more information, visit www.lwhs.us.
is New England's premier air and space science center. Using state-of-the-art technology, the Discover Center offers advanced permanent and traveling exhibits, simulation experiences, observatory, NASA Educator Resource Center, conference areas, world-renowned planetarium, science store, and cafe. Honoring space pioneers Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard, the Discovery Center is a place to explore, discover and be inspired.
Santa’s Village. Games, rides and activities galore await you at Santa’s Village. This fun-for-everyone-in-the-whole-family attraction offers special shows, great Yuletide festivities and a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus beginning at the end of November and continuing on through Christmas. It’s also open at various times throughout the year.
Whale's Tale Water Park. At the Whale's Tale Water Park, the whole family can play in the only wave pool in the White Mountains. Streak down slides, twist through the flume slides, or splash down the 360 foot tube ride. Visit Whale's Tale Water Park Website for rates and directions.
Concord. Concord’s central location made it a natural choice to be New Hampshire’s state capital, which it became in 1808. Explore Concord’s 1819 State House-the oldest state capitol-its historic downtown shopping area, parks and neighborhoods, as well as its incomparable setting on the bluffs of the Merrimack River. For more information, visit www.ci.concord.nh.us.
Alpine Adventures. With 2 Zip Line courses including, the highest, longest and fastest zips in the east, their Pinzgaur Off Road Tours, Alpine Adventures in Lincoln NH is the White Mountains must do attraction. Call or visit the Alpine Adventures
website at 888-745-9911 for tickets and reservations.
2014 Lakes Region Area Events & Anchorage at the Lake Family Events Schedule
* Blue text indicates event taking place at the Anchorage at the Lake (subject to change, weather permitting)