Lakes Region of New Hampshire Wolfeboro
Besides being the oldest summer resort town in America, a quaint lakeside community, and a primary stop of the M/S Mount Washington, Wolfeboro is loved for its downtown shops, its many trails and beaches, and the home of several museums. There’s lot to do there. The town’s website provides and extensive list of parks, such as Cate Park, Clark Park, and downtown’s Bean Park. Also near the downtown is the Front Bay Conservation Area, a wooded parcel of land on Bay Street along the shores of what is now known as “Back Bay” of town, which features secluded paths, birding, wildlife viewing and picnicking. Another top spot is Elie’s Woodland Walk, which offers a wildlife viewing on a self-guided nature trail along Route 109 near Lake Wentworth. Be sure to catch a ride on the Winni Belle and Millie B for a boat ride you won’t soon forget! The Winni Belle is a 65-foot replica turn-of-the-century paddle wheeled boat, and the Millie B is a 28’ mahogany triple cockpit “Woodie” replica of a 1928 Hacker-Craft. A ride on either of these delightful boats will give you an unforgettable experience of the golden age of boating. And, everyone must take the history tour of Wolfeboro aboard Molly the Trolley!
There are also numerous beaches, like Albee Beach on Wentworth and Carry Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, both of which have town lifeguards on duty during the summer. Don’t miss the annual Antique Boat Show and Biannual Vintage Boat Races. Enjoy the outdoors even more, by exploring the many great hiking trails https://www.traillink.com/city/wolfeboro-nh-trails that surround the Wolfeboro area.
The Great Waters Music Festival is a seasonal favorite with concerts held in the beautiful Kingswood Arts Center on McManus Road. You’ll also enjoy a variety of craft fairs and festivals in this delightful lakeside town. The Clark House Museum Complex includes tours of the Clark House, a 1778 house that served as farmhouse on the site’s
100-acre farm, as well as an antique firehouse, the 1805 Pleasant Valley School House, and a 1840s-era barn. And not to be missed is the Libby Museum. Built in 1912, the museum has continued its founder’s original goal of educating visitors to the wonders of the natural world. A popular visit for summertime tourists, the Libby also holds memories for area grownups who remember it when they were young.
The Wright Museum of World War II is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of that era’s Americans. It features exhibits, histories and special events. The New Hampshire Boat Museum showcases the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of the state with exhibits and outreach programs, as well as events, publications and activities.
During winter months, the Abenaki Ski Area and the Foss Field Ice Rink are popular. In February, enjoy the Winter Carnival Week by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation, (https://www.wolfeboronh.us/parks-recreation) which is a fun week for the entire family during their February vacation week with lots of events and activities including a snow shoe dinner! Also in February is the Fire and Ice Festival at the Wolfeboro Inn. The first week of March visitors will enjoy the Fisherville Brew and Chew event.
For more, visit:
– The Wright Museum of World War II at www.wrightmuseum.org
– The New Hampshire Boat Museum at www.nhbm.org
– The Clark Museum at www.wolfeboronh.us/clark-museum-complex
– The Libby Museum at www.thelibbymuseum.org
-The Wolfeboro Trolley Company – http://www.wolfeborotrolley.com