Greater Meredith Area
Meredith is a quaint picturesque village on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The town, which is also called “the heart of the Lakes Region,” has always been much more than a travel stop. Hosting one of the area’s most celebrated and award-winning downtowns and winter events that are now bring almost summer-level traffic counts, Meredith is one of the region’s most visited communities. You can park and walk to shops, lodging and dining, as well as walk along the boardwalk along the lake. The M/S Mount Washington and Miss Meredith can be caught at the town docks. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards at EKAL or go on their fun pontoon boat ride. The Town Docks restaurant is a favorite for beachside dining with your toes in the sand. There are many dining options in Meredith lakeside; in the historic mill building; along the main street and be sure to stop at Hermit Woods Winery for a tour and tasting.
Meredith is home to several popular lodging businesses offers every option from luxurious to rustic to camping! The Greater Meredith Program has helped businesses fill the small center of town with shops. Recently the program developed the very popular 33-stop Meredith Sculpture Walk, which offers works of artists from around the country in a carefully designed downtown walking pattern outlined in map handouts. The town, which shares a border with Laconia and its Weirs Beach attractions, is also home to the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, which gives 1-2 hour excursions along the shores of the lake between Meredith and Lakeport, almost always within view of the lake. The train is especially busy during the fall foliage season. Since 2010, the town has been host to the first New England Pond Hockey Classic, which features hundreds of outdoor hockey lovers from teams all over the country playing on small rinks built on the ice of Meredith Bay. The February weekend tournament has become one of the top pond hockey tournaments in the country, with teams coming from all over
North America to play as thousands of pond hockey fans watch. The bay is also home to one of the state’s top fishing tournaments, the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby, which awards large prizes to those catching the largest fish in several fish categories from any lake in the state. The late-February tournament is often won by anglers from far-away towns, who rush their large fish to derby headquarters on the edge of Meredith Bay in hopes of winning. Theater programs like the Winnipesaukee Playhouse and the InterLakes Summer Theater highlight the town’s night life. The town is also home to several landmark Lakes Region businesses, like Annalee Dolls and Hart’s Turkey Farm restaurant.
For more, visit:
– Clearwater Campground at www.clearwatercampground.com.
– The Meredith Sculpture Walk at www.greatermeredithprogram.com/sculpture-walk.html.
– The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad at www.hoborr.com/winni.html.
– Annalee Dolls at www.annalee.com.
– Hart’s Turkey Farm at www.hartsturkeyfarm.com.
– The Winnipesaukee Playhouse at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.
– The Interlakes Summer Theatre at www.interlakestheatre.com.
– The New England Pond Hockey Classic www.pondhockeyclassic.com/newengland.
– The Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby at www.meredithrotary.com.