Group Outings & Itineraries


The Lakes Region has the perfect mix of business and pleasure

A central location that’s easily accessible from anywhere in New England makes this the ideal location for hosting group meetings, outings, and team-building exercises. If your group is into adrenaline, relaxation or something in between, your options are limitless and completely customizable.

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Group Itineraries

Putting together a group itinerary can seem daunting, but we’ve done the work for you with an array of sample itineraries that can be customized to suit your needs.

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Winnipesaukee Cruise & Castle Tour
8:30 a.m.: 48 Main Cafe and Creperie

Start your day with a sweet crepe that puts dessert first, or choose something savory to fuel your day’s adventure. Breakfast is served all day.

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9:45 a.m.: Weirs Beach Boardwalk

Take in the expansive view of Lake Winnipesaukee and beyond.

10:00 a.m.: Cruise the Lake

Enjoy a narrated scenic cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington.

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12:45 p.m.: Lunch on the Lake

Choose from the group-friendly NazBar & Grill at the NASWA Resort, T-Bones, Cactus Jack’s, or Hart’s Turkey Farm.

1:45 p.m.: Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith

Enjoy a view of the lake and a 40-foot waterfall while shopping in 12 unique shops and dining in five great restaurants. Open year-round.

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2:45 p.m.: Depart for Castle in the Clouds

A short 15-minute drive brings you to the gates of this unusual Arts & Crafts masterpiece.

3:00 p.m.: Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough

Enjoy truly breathtaking views from this spectacular 16-room turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy delicious lunch, snacks, and refreshments at our Carriage House Cafe and Patio.

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Canterbury, Tilton & Squam Lake
10:00 a.m.: Canterbury Shaker Village

National Heritage Landmark preserving 200 years of Shaker life on 694 acres, 25 original buildings, gardens, trails, a great museum store and Greenwood’s Restaurant. Learn about the fascinating history of the Canterbury Shakers through guided tours, self-guided buildings and exhibits, and visits with our skilled artisans as they create Shaker-style products such as traditional oval boxes, brooms, and textiles. Open daily, May through October, and weekends, November, December, and April.

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12:00 p.m.: Lunch

Canterbury Shaker Village: Tilton Diner, Tilton (20-minute drive); Pizzeria Uno, Tanger Outlet Center, Tilton (20-minute drive); Greenside Restaurant at Lochmere Country Club, Tilton (20-minute drive)

1:00 p.m.: Tanger Outlet Center, Tilton

Brands you know. Choices you want. Prices you’ll love. Shop tax-free at over 50 outlet stores including: Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Carter’s, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Jockey, Old Navy, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Yankee Candle, and more.

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3:00 p.m. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center & Cruises, Holderness

Your group tour can get nearer to nature at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, located on the lake where On Golden Pond was filmed. Experience native wildlife including black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, raptors, and owls on our ¾-mile interactive exhibit trail. Enjoy a 90-minute guided nature cruise on Squam Lake. Or, explore beautiful Kirkwood Gardens and experience natural science programs for all ages.

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5:00 p.m. Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Dinner Train, Meredith

Groups love the Turkey Dinner Train catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm. Reservations must be made in advance.

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Wolfeboro - America’s Oldest Summer Resort
10:00 a.m.: Wright Museum of WWII History, Wolfeboro

The Wright Museum celebrates the contributions of the American people, both on the homefront and in battle during World War II.

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11:45 a.m.: Arrive at Wolfeboro town docks
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Cruise on Winnipesaukee Belle

70-foot replica of turn-of-the-century paddle boat. Accommodates up to 150 people. Reserve in advance.

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1:30 p.m.: Explore the Wolfeboro lakeside downtown shops


NH Boat Museum, Wolfeboro

The exhibits feature the boating history and heritage of NH’s lakes and rivers through events, programs, and hands-on activities. Museum store. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

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Wolfeboro Trolley Company, Wolfeboro

Narrated tours of the oldest summer resort in America. Scenic views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

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2:30 p.m. Depart for Castle in the Clouds

Enjoy truly breathtaking views from this spectacular 16-room turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy delicious lunch, snacks, and refreshments at our Carriage House Cafe and Patio.

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White Mountains: Polar Caves & Cannon Mt. Tramway
9:00 a.m.: Polar Caves, Rumney

A natural scenic attraction now featuring nine glacial caves. Self-guided tours take you to the rock garden, nature trails and caves.

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11:30 a.m.: Woodstock Inn, Station, and Brewery, North Woodstock

Legendary craft brewery located at the Woodstock Inn has won many national awards for its ales. Complementing the brewery are two restaurants: The Clement Room Grill, an upscale bistro, and Woodstock Station, four-year winner of the Best of NH award and a “hidden gem” by the Phantom Gourmet. Learn-to-brew weekends, beer garden, and brewery tours daily at noon.

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1:15 p.m.: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln

Quality family entertainment for over 80 years. Enjoy a trained bear performance, a steam train ride through Wolfman’s Territory and the amazing Yandong Chinese Acrobatic Troupe. Specialty shops and the largest gift shop in the White Mountains.

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4:00 p.m.: Cannon Mt. Tramway, Franconia Notch

80-passenger aerial tramway that whisks you to a 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains that reach into Maine, Vermont, and even Canada.

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5: 30 p.m.: Pemi Valley Excursion, Lincoln

A 2 ½ to 3-hour journey through the majestic White Mountains in search of the gentle giant of the North Country. Times vary by season.

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White Mountains: Alpine Adventure & Cog Railway
9:00 a.m.: Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation, Lincoln

Over three miles of ziplines, bridges, and platforms on three different courses. Views of the White Mountains and professional guide staff. Tours offered year-round.

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9:00 a.m.: Loon Mountain, Lincoln

New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and the zipline are fun for all ages.

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11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods

The world’s first mountain-climbing railway. Journey to the summit of New England’s highest peak, Mt. Washington.

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3:30 p.m. Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett

Two peaks, Attitash & Bear Peak, include 73 trails and modern snowmaking. North America’s longest alpine slides, new year-round mountain coaster, water slides, Oktoberfest, and more.

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3:30 p.m.: Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch

Zipline a half-mile over trees, trails, and the Peabody River at speeds of up to 45 mph, then ride the gondola skyride to the 4,000+ foot summit of Wildcat Mountain.

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Return to Lakes Region

Enjoy the sites along the Kancamagus Highway National Scenic Byway, the first such byway designated in the east.

Heading West - Lake Sunapee
10:00 a.m.: Tarbin Gardens, Franklin

FIve acres of English-style gardens with ponds, a tropical greenhouse, Highland cattle, exotic birds, guided tours. Authentic English Cream Tea.

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10:00 a.m.: Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner

Guided tours take you through 12,000 years of history, with over 1,000 artifacts on display representing Native American culture of yesterday and today.

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12:30 a.m.: Lake Sunapee Cruises, Sunapee

Luncheon cruise and tour of beautiful Lake Sunapee aboard the M/V Mt. Sunapee II restaurant ship. Daily dinner cruises and private charters available. Reserve in advance.

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1:45 p.m.: The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, Newbury

Come and discover 84 conserved acres of beauty and tranquility. Learn the legacy of its founder, diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, during historic guided tours of the 22-room Colonial Revival home.

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1:45 p.m.: Northern Rail Trail

The Rails to Trails Conservancy in Washington DC has added the 52-mile Northern Rail Trail in Grafton and Merrimack Counties to its list of “100 Top Trails in the U.S.” One of the longest trails in New England and the longest in New Hampshire.

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3:45 p.m.: Haunting Whisper Vineyards, Danbury

A winery and vineyard located on 75 acres with panoramic lake and mountain views. Offering red, white, and fruit wines.

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Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation, Lincoln

Zipline canopy tours and off-road adventures. Soar 200 feet above the forest floor at speeds of up to 60 mph on over three miles of ziplines, bridges, and platforms on three different courses. Fabulous views of the White Mountains and professional guide staff. New “Thrillsville” aerial adventure park too! Tours run year-round.

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Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett

In winter, skiers and snowboarders enjoy two peaks, Attitash & Bear Peak, offering a variety of terrain across 73 trails with modern snowmaking. It’s also the original summer fun ski resort with North America’s longest alpine slides, new year-round mountain coaster, water slides, Oktoberfest, and more.

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Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, Bretton Woods

It’s nature hike meets thrill ride with 10 high-flying ziplines, two sky bridges, and three rappels, finishing on an 800-foot dual zip. Open year-round! Located at Bretton Woods – NH’s largest ski area.

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Candia Springs Adventure Park, Candia

Candia Springs Adventure Park offers activities for everyone. In addition to the four water slides and small pool, Candia Springs offers an adventure challenge course with different obstacles, as well as ziplines and an off-road tour. Candia Springs is proud to be a sister park to Alpine Adventures and Whales Tale Waterpark, both in Lincoln, NH.

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Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park, Gilford

Gunstock Mountain Resort is the perfect place for adventure and outdoor fun all year round. Fly on some of the longest ziplines in the country, channel your inner flying squirrel on New England’s largest aerial obstacle course, or take an off-road Segway tour on our expansive nordic trail system.

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OSG Paintball, Center Barnstead

OSG Paintball is New England’s #1 paintball destination! Play our new Star Wars–themed field! The largest paintball park in New England has 11 fields across 43 acres. Family-friendly. We specialize in games for corporate outings, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or just for fun. Open for walk-on play every Saturday and Sunday. Private games are available 7 days a week.

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Polar Caves Park, Rumney

Explore America’s most sensational glacial caves at Polar Caves! Tour our natural scenic attraction, now featuring 9 glacial caves, either on your own or with a guide. Find your way through the boulder maze. Learn why NH is called “The Granite State.” Feed the fallow deer, ducks, and pheasants. Find gems and minerals in the Polar Mining Sluice. A family adventure since 1922!

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Whale’s Tale Water Park, Lincoln

Whether you’re looking to chill out, thrill out, lay out, or play out, you and your family can do that and more at Whale’s Tale! Check out the NEW Bonsai Pipeline, our biggest ride yet! Open mid-June to Labor Day.

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Wildcat Mountain, Jackson

Wildcat Mountain, located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, offers visitors the best scenery in the East and world-class skiing, riding, and outdoor recreation, including New Hampshire’s highest summer scenic gondola and only ZipRider.

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Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad & Dinner Train, Meredith

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad departs Meredith & Weirs Beach daily late June through Labor Day and weekends Memorial Day through mid-June, September, and October. Call 603-745-2135 for schedule and fares. Ask about our dinner trains and themed rides.

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Educational, History & Animal Adventures
America’s Stonehenge, Salem

4,000-year-old megalithic site and astronomical calendar built by an ancient culture. New visitors’ center and gift shop. Snowshoeing. Rentals available. Open year-round.

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Belknap Mill Society, Laconia

Built in 1823, the Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in America and the “Official Meeting House of New Hampshire.” Museum tours and private function space are available. The historic venue is a great setting for bus tour groups, weddings, private events/functions, and meetings. The mill also features a gift shop and art gallery where local artisans sell and display their works. Limited office space rentals are also available for those who love the original mill atmosphere. Museum and gift shop are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. year-round. A tour guide for the museum is available on Thursdays.

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Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury

Canterbury Shaker Village preserves the 200-year Shaker legacy of innovative design, entrepreneurship, and simple living. Includes 25 restored original and four reconstructed Shaker buildings on 694 acres, cafe, store. Open May through November.

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Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough

Enjoy truly breathtaking views from this spectacular turn-of-the-century 16-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Walk or hike our 45 miles of trails. Riding stables open 7 days a week for horseback or pony rides. Stroll the winding paths along beautiful gardens and gorgeous waterfalls, feed the giant trout in Shannon Pond, visit our New Hampshire–themed gift shop and our new art gallery. Enjoy a delicious lunch, snack, and refreshments at our Carriage House Café and Patio.

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Heritage Farm Pancake House, Petting Farm & Stables, Sanbornton

Pancake house serving a traditional family-style breakfast with farm-fresh eggs, homemade pancakes, and real NH maple syrup and bacon from the Fox Country Smoke House. Visit the petting farm animals, take a maple syrup tour and wagon ride, or come by for the haunted house at Halloween.

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The Loon Center, Moultonborough

Located on the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary, the Loon Center offers nature trails, exhibits, videos, and The Loon’s Feather Gift Shop. Free admission. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, mid-May through July 1; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, July 1 through Columbus Day; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, mid-October through mid-May. From Route 25 in Moultonborough, turn on Blake Road to Lee’s Mills Road and follow signs.

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Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner

MKIM offers a fascinating journey into the world of the American Indian. Learn how these cultures lived in harmony with all of nature. Our guided tours take you through 12,000 years of history, with over 1,000 artifacts on display representing native material culture of yesterday and today. The outdoor Medicine Woods Nature Trail guides you through terrain planted with various plants, bushes, trees, and herbs used by American Indians for food, medicines, tools, and dyes.

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Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is a historic working farmstead, blending the past with the present to explore over 200 years of rural living through the lives and contributions of two country doctors. New Hampshire history, pastimes, and lore. Open year-round!

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness

Get nearer to nature! Live native animals in trailside enclosures, hands-on interactive exhibits, children’s activity center and playscape, and guided pontoon cruises on pristine Squam Lake. Howling Coyote Gift Shop features nature-related items. Trails are open daily May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.). Cruises offered daily May through October 23.

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Fun, Entertainment & Historic
American Classic Arcade Museum & Funspot, Weirs Beach

Relive the days when Pac Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong ruled with over 250 classic video and pinball games! Play CASH Bingo and pull tabs supporting ACAM on Tuesday nights starting at 6:45 p.m. in the Funspot Bingo Hall. Fun for all ages. Located on the third floor of Funspot Entertainment Supercenter.

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Funspot, Weirs Beach

Funspot is the largest arcade in the world! Over 600 games, including a huge collection of classic video games and pinball machines, as well as prize games and kiddie rides. 20-lane bowling center featuring auto-scoring and bumpers, 18-hole indoor mini-golf, D.A. Long Tavern, 400-seat bingo hall, Braggin’ Dragon Restaurant. Group and corporate outings. Free party areas. Monkey Trunks Ziplines & Jordan’s Ice Creamery on-site. Your family entertainment super center since 1952. Open all year.

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Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln

Affordable family entertainment since 1928. Bear shows, amazing circus acts, steam train ride into “Wolfman’s Territory,” museum, rides, and more!

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Escape Hour House, Gilford

One of NH Lakes Region’s only interactive escape room venues featuring two challenging theme rooms. Located in Gilford just off the bypass. “The most fun you will have with your group in a long time!” Area 51 – Conspiracy, hoax, or the truth? Find out for yourself, and then get out! The Russian Connection – All is not as innocent as it seems!

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Escape Room Concord New Hampshire, Concord

Escape Room Concord NH is one of the newest escape rooms in the Granite State and offers interesting themes and electronics! We currently offer Escape the Library and plan on releasing Escape the Sanctuary by the end of summer. Watch out for our upcoming Escape the Elevator in the fall. Make your reservation today!

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The Escape Room Experience, Laconia

The Escape Room Experience offers an immersive adventure that everyone will love. Great fun for families, couples, groups, and team-building exercises.

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M/S Mount Washington Cruises, Weirs Beach

No visit to New Hampshire is complete without a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington, a 230-foot excursion cruise ship that has been a Lake Winnipesaukee tradition for more than 140 years. Choose from a wide range of itineraries, from scenic daytime and evening sunset dinner to dance cruises to private charters on this beautiful lake from May through October. From Weirs Beach daily. Also serving Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Meredith, and Center Harbor. Pro tip: Pay a little extra for priority boarding, then grab a seat at one of the newly redesigned upstairs tables.

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Kellerhaus, Weirs Beach

A tradition since 1906. Ice cream sundae buffet, homemade candies, unique gifts, and one awesome view. Open year-round.

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