Attractions - Tons of Fun in the Lakes Region

 

Lakes Region Attractions – Fun things to do on your NH Vacation!

The Lakes Region attractions have you covered from A to Z. From arcades to zip lines, there’s quite a bit for everyone to do! Museums, festivals, amusement rides, theaters and train rides are just a handful of the ways to have fun in the Lakes Region. Attractions here promise to help create a memorable vacation! From the Lake Winnipesaukee hotspots like Laconia, Meredith and Weirs Beach, to quieter towns like Gilford and Sandwich. There are tons of Lakes Region attractions to chose from and enough to keep you entertained and laughing for your entire New Hampshire vacation! Start planning your family adventure now!

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.


105 Haverhill Road
Salem, NH 03079
603-893-8300

http://www.stonehengeusa.com/
[email protected]

American Police Motorcycle Museum - Meredith

The museum has always been a collaboration of those that share the same passion; a love of motorcycles and a desire for the wonderful history of these two wheeled machines.


194 Daniel Website Highway
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253
603-279-6387

http://Americanpolicemotorcyclemuseum.com/
[email protected]

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 is the original summer fun ski resort with North America’s longest Alpine Slides, new year round Mountain Coaster, waterslides, Oktoberfest and more.


775 Route 302
Bartlett, NH 03812
603-374-2600

http://www.attitash.com/

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 12p-6p year-round.  A tour guide for the museum is available on Thursdays.


25 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-8813

http://www.belknapmill.org/
[email protected]

Castleberry Fairs & Festivals - Rochester

Celebrate American-made works by hand. All events offer juried artisans, live musical entertainment, specialty food sampling and craft demonstrations.
May 13 & 14 Hampton Falls; 
May 27, 28, & 29 Meredith;
June 15 & 16 Alton Bay;
August 12 & 13 Lincoln;
September 2, 3 & 4 Alton;
September 16 & 17
Hampton Falls; September 30th & October 1st
Meredith; October 7, 8 & 9 Lincoln.


38 Charles Street
Rochester, NH 03867
603-332-2616

http://castleberryfairs.com/

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!


110 US Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-8913

http://www.clarkstradingpost.com/
[email protected]

Discover Sandwich New Hampshire - Center Sandwich

A guide to area businesses, events and activities of this quintessential New England town. There is something for everyone.


Sandwich Business Group
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

http://www.discoversandwich.com/

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 at www.EscapeRoomConcordNH.com

 


240 Airport Road
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
603-225-2271

http://www.escaperoomconcordnh.com/
[email protected]

Escape Room Experience, The - Laconia

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


555 Main Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
603-366-6296

http://www.theescaperoomexperience.live/
[email protected]

Experience Squam Private Boat Excursions - Holderness

Private boat excursions on Squam, 23′ Sea Ray Bowrider up to 10 people. Cruise, swim, view wildlife, fish, sunsets, tour historic Church Island and visit “On Golden Pond” movie sights. Apr-Nov


859 US Route 3
Holderness, NH 03245
603-968-3990

http://www.experiencesquam.com/
[email protected]

Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center - Plymouth

Join us in our renovated vaudeville-era Main Street theater for performances by Grammy award-winning musicians, comedy shows, local theatrical events and more. Don’t miss our Silent Film series and independent film premieres. Visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com for event listings and tickets.


39 South Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
603-536-2551

http://flyingmonkeynh.com/

Granite Life Candies, Gifts & T’s - Sanbornton

A unique must-see-and-taste destination stop while visiting the Lakes Region.  Experience NH made gifts, candies, homemade chocolates, amazing fudge, custom t-shirts and more!  Open Year-Round, 10am-4pm daily BUT if you’d like to come earlier or later we are a phone call away at 603-321-2046. We’re happy to open our friendly doors around your schedule. 


258 Upper Bay Road
Sanbornton, New Hampshire 03269
6033212046

https://www.facebook.com/GraniteLifeNH/
[email protected]

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 Zip Lines 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.  


718 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, NH 03249
603-293-4341

http://www.gunstock.com/
[email protected]

Haunting Whisper Vineyards - Danbury

A family winery & vineyard located on 75 acres with panoramic lake and mountain views. Offering red, white and fruit wines, stop by for a free wine tasting! Retail store on premises. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm from May 1-December 24. Located between Lake Sunapee and Newfound Lake, off US Route 4


77 Oak Ridge Road/Route 4, PO Box 219
Danbury, NH 03230
www.HauntingWhisper.com

http://HauntingWhisper.net/

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 & 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.

Add November & December Friday & Saturday 7:30 – 12:30
Facebook heritagefarmpancakehouse


15 Parker Hill Road
Sanbornton, NH 03269
603-524-5400

http://www.heritagefarmpancakehouse.com/
[email protected]

Joyce Endee Arts & Craft Shows & Festivals - Gilford

Buy American Made! 

AUG 5-6: Tanger Outlets, Tilton

OCT14-15, DEC/16-17: North Conway Community Center, North Conway;

SEPT 2-3: Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford;

NOV 25: Belknap Mall, Belmont;

DEC 9: Crown Plaza, Nashua


1 OxBow Lane
Gilford, NH 03249
603-528-4014

http://www.joycescraftshows.com/
[email protected]

Laconia Historical & Museum Society - Laconia

Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Laconia, Lakeport, & The Weirs. Changing exhibits/lectures are free to the public at the Laconia Library year-round


695 Main Street
Laconia, NH 03247
603-527-1278

http://www.LaconiaHistorical.org/
[email protected]

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum - Weirs Beach

Discover the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee. Historical photos, maps, artifacts and memorabilia. Special Events. Museum store. Open all year. Free admission.


Route 3 between Weirs Beach and Meredith
Weirs Beach, NH 03247
603-366-5950

http://www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org/
[email protected]

Loon Center (The) - Moultonborough

Located on the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary, the Loon Center offers nature trails, exhibits, videos, and The Loon’s Feather Gift Shop. Admission Free. Open 9-5 Mon – Sat, mid May – July 1; 9-5 every day, July 1 – Columbus Day; 9-5 Thur – Sat, mid October – mid May. From Route 25 in Moultonborough, turn on Blake Road to Lee’s Mills Rd. and follow signs. (603) 476-5666 www.loon.org


183 Lee's Mill Road
Moultonborough, NH 03254
603-476-5666

http://www.loon.org/

Loon Mountain Resort - Lincoln

A spectacular four-season mountain resort offering scenic gondola sky rides, mountain biking, climbing wall, skiing, snowboarding and special events. Reservations: (800) 229-STAY, Lodging: (800) 227-4191


60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-8111, Snow Phone: 603-745-8100

http://www.loonmtn.com/
[email protected]

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.


18 Highlawn Road
Warner, NH 03278
603-456-2600

http://www.indianmuseum.org/
[email protected]

New England Pond Hockey Classic - Nashua

Pond Hockey Classic is a grassroots sport event management company specializing in the creating unique pond hockey tournaments in the Northeast, providing the hockey community with a competitive, traditional, and nostalgic pond hockey experience that benefits everyone involved from local and regional businesses to the hockey community, charitable organizations, sponsors and of course the participants!


7 Kyle Street
Nashua, NH 03062

http://www.pondhockeyclassic.com/
[email protected]

NH Boat Museum & Vintage Boat Rides on Millie B - Wolfeboro

NH Boat Museum exhibits feature the boating history and heritage of NH’s lakes and rivers. Events, Programs & Hands-on Activities. Museum Store. Also vintage Boat Rides on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Millie B. Free museum pass with every boat ride or discount coupon to ride the Millie B with museum admission. Open Memorial Day Weekend-Columbus Day, Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 12noon-4pm.


399 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03896
603-569-4554

http://www.nhbm.org/
[email protected]

NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln

The NH Highland Games & Festival will take place September 15-17, 2017 at Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln.  The largest Scottish festival in the Northeast, this three-day gathering at Loon Mountain celebrates everything Scottish—food, music, culture, dancing, athletics, and more. Activities and Fun for all ages! Children 14 and under are FREE! Watch the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Massed Bands with over 500 pipes and drums; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; Scottish Fiddle Championship; Heavyweight Scottish Athletics; National Highland Dance Competition; Solo Piping & Drumming; Scottish Harp & more. Tickets are available at the gate and online. For more information and a schedule of concerts & events, visit us online.


60 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-229-1975 Ticket Sales: 1-800-358-7268

http://www.nhscot.org/
[email protected]

Mailing Address: 25 Triangle Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301



NH Motor Speedway - Loudon

New England home for NASCAR Sprint Series and Loudon Motorcycle Classic in the NH Motor Speedway. Also visit the family friendly speedway for a wide range of amateur race weekends including motorcycles, sport cars and go-karts. Events run from April through October


Rt. 106
Loudon, NH 03307
603-783-4931

http://www.nhms.com/

NH State Parks - Concord

NH State Parks provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities, and offer year-round recreation fun for the whole family!


NH DRED 172 Pembroke Rd, PO box 1856
Concord, NH 03302
603-271-3556

http://www.nhstateparks.org/

OSG Paintball - Center Barnstead

OSG Paintball is New England’s #1 paintball destination! Play our new Star Wars themed field!  11 fields across 43 acres.  Family Friendly.  The largest paintball park in New England.  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.

 


1053 North Barnstead Road
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
1-800-707-7529

http://www.osgpaintball.com/
[email protected]

Oxford Casino - Portland

The Oxford Casino hilltop Casino includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12 seat, video poker bar.


48 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-774-7528

http://www.oxfordcasino.com/

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Campton

August 2-5, 2017 – Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival – Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton There’s lots of great music coming down the pike for every Bluegrass flavor and plenty of Festival improvements in store for you.


Pemi Valley Excursions & Moose Tours - Lincoln

Family Fun! Spot a moose on tour in the Summer and Fall at Pemi Valley Excursions & Moose Tours. Give us a call to have a call.


Rt. 112, Main Street
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-2744, Fax: 603-745-3289

http://www.moosetoursnh.com/
[email protected]

Pepi Herrmann Crystal, Inc. - Gilford

Pepi Herrmann Crystal is known for quality since 1974. Custom work, engraving, repair, trophies, cut glass, Museum & Gallery. Swarovski dealer.


3 Waterford Place
Gilford, NH 03246
603-528-1020, 800-426-3288

http://www.handcut.com/
[email protected]

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center - Laconia

PFEEC offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools.


928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
603-366-5695

http://www.prescottfarm.org/
[email protected]

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm - Tamworth

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is an 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


58 Cleveland Hill Road
Tamworth, NH 03886
603-323-7591 1-800-686-6117

http://www.remickmuseum.org/
[email protected]

Santa’s Village - Jefferson

OH What Fun at Santa’s Village! With over 30 rides and attractions you’re sure to enjoy a day your family will never forget! Experience our wonderfully themed rides; an interactive water park; great live shows; Santa and his reindeer. It’s Christmas Today!


528 Presidential Highway Rte 2
Jefferson, NH 03583
603-586-4445

http://www.santasvillage.com/
[email protected]

Skydive New England - Lebanon

2017 marks our 33rd year of operation in southern Maine. Skydive New England is known for it’s fun and friendly atmosphere, and our passion for the sport. We employ state-of-the art training methods, and use only the latest technology in skydiving equipment. We boast an excellent safety record, and all of our instructors are fully licensed through the United States Parachute Association (USPA). Each of our instructors have completed an intense training program to ensure the best possible methods of instruction. Our student training program is among the best in the country and continuously evolves to meet the advances in our sport.


40 Skydive Lane
Lebanon, Maine 04027
800-U-GO-JUMP

http://www.skydivenewengland.com/
[email protected]

Squam Lakes Association - Holderness

The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to serving the natural splendor of the Squam Lakes area, SLA offers many ways to enjoy NH’s “Quiet Lake”.


PO Box 204
Holderness, NH 03245
603-968-7336

http://www.squamlakes.org/

Story Land - Glen

Story Land is a children’s theme park featuring wonderfully themed rides, lively shows, friendly storybook characters, unique play areas, and lots more.


Route 16
Glen, NH 03838
603-383-4186

http://www.storylandnh.com/
[email protected]

Tarbin Gardens - West Franklin

Tarbin Gardens is the destination for nature lovers, bird and butterfly watchers, photographers and artists, and, of course, for garden enthusiasts. Flowering trees,shrubs and perennials fill the English landscape style gardens creating a parade of new vistas.


321 SALISBURY ROAD (Route 127 SOUTH)
West Franklin, New Hampshire 03235
603-934-3518

http://www.tarbingardens.com/
[email protected]

Tilton Sports Center - Tilton

Indoor training facility located in the heart of the Lakes Region. Our Turf Field will accommodate any sport that can be played on turf. The field is available for rent for training, teams and leagues. We also have a basketball hoop, 4 indoor batting cages for softball or baseball. The LOFT at Tilton Sports Center is home to the largest indoor Obstacle Course. The LOFT also hosts group fitness classes, birthday parties, summer camps, meeting/events and one on one training.

 


100 Autumn Drive
Tilton, New Hampshire 03276
603-528-7600

http://www.tiltonsportscenter.com/
[email protected]

Triathlons-Tritanium Sports - Gilford

Sport event organizing and management.  Join us August 13, 2017 for the City on the Lakes Tri Festival replacing the Timberman Triathlon in New Hampshire at Opechee Park, Laconia, NH. Sprint distance in and around Laconia, the City on the Lake.  Aquabike athletes and Relay Teams are welcome.  USAT Sanctioned. Join us September 23 & 24, 2017 for the Lakes Region Tri Festival at Newfound Lake.  Sprint and Olympic distances around beautiful Newfound Lake and through pastoral New Hampshire. Aquabike athletes and Relay Teams are welcome.  USAT Sanctioned. 


1200 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, New Hampshire 03249
603-387-4534

http://www.tritaniumsports.com/
[email protected]

Waterville Valley Association - Waterville Valley

An intimate resort located in the middle of the 700,000 acre White Mountain National Forest. Come ready to play – skiing, golfing, camping, hiking, swimming, tennis and many other outdoor opportunities. Unique shops and enjoy wonderful dining.


PO Box 365
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
1-800-GO-VALLEY (1-800-468-2553)

http://www.visitwatervillevalley.com/
[email protected]

Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre - Laconia

Seasonal drive-in movie theater located in Weirs Beach with a snack bar & 4 screens showing first-run films. 


76 Endicotte St. N.
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
603-366-4723

http://www.weirsdrivein.com/

WeirsBeach.com - Weirs Beach

WeirsBeach.com is an on-line vacation planning guidebook for Weirs Beach, featuring photographs of its natural beauty and postcards from its historical past. Extensive information for the first-time or any-time visitor.


Lakeside Avenue
Weirs Beach, NH 03246

http://www.weirsbeach.com/
[email protected]

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 Water Park! Checkout the NEW Bonsai Pipeline, our biggest ride yet! Open Mid-June to Labor Day.


481 Daniel Webster Highway (US Rt. 3)
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-8810

http://www.whalestalewaterpark.net/
[email protected]

White Mountains Attractions - North Woodstock

White Mountains Attractions are a wonderful place to escape, explore and create unforgettable memories. Experience towering peaks, stunning scenery unrivaled anywhere in the Northeast, spectacular waterfalls, tax-free shopping, limitless recreation and 17 legendary attractions that have all provided a lifetime of memories and cheer for generations of visitors.


PO Box10
North Woodstock, NH 03262
603-745-8720, 800-FINDMTNS

http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/
[email protected]

Wildcat Mountain - Jackson

Wildcat Mountain, located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, has been offering visitors #1 scenery in the East & world class skiing, riding, and outdoor recreation including New Hampshire’s highest summer scenic gondola and only ZipRider.


542 Route 16
Jackson, NH 03846
603-466-3326 x 216

http://www.skiwildcat.com/

Winnipesaukee Pier at Weirs Beach   - Laconia

Interactive games, bouncy houses, bungee jump, picnic areas and parking.  Sale’s Pizza; Texas BBQ, fried dough, cotton candy, and a sandwich with breakfast available.  Retail shop, rental shop for paddle boards, Members Only Club overlooking the lake, boat slips and gas bumps.

 


263 Lakeside Avenue
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
603-366-5188

http://www.winnipesaukeepier.com/

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad & Dinner Train - Meredith

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad departs Meredith & Weirs Beach daily late June thru Labor Day, Weekends, Memorial Day weekend thru mid-June, Sept & Oct. Call 603-745-2135 for schedule & fares. Ask about our dinner trains & themed rides.


154 Main Street
Meredith, NH 03253
603-745-2135, 603-279-5253

http://www.hoborr.com/
[email protected]

Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation - Wolfeboro

The Wolfeboro Department of Parks and Recreation oversees 5 parks, 3 beaches, 1 skate park, 1 multi-use rail trail, Pop Whalen Ice Arena and Abenaki Ski Area.  The Department also provides structured recreational programming for participants ages 3-100+ and annually enrolls over 3000 individuals in recreational programming ranging from summer day camp, sailing and swim lessons to the Granite Man Triathlon, ski and snowboard camp and skating lessons. 

 


390 Pine Hill Road
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894
603-569-5639

http://www.wolfeboronh.us/parks-recreation
[email protected]

P.O. Box 629
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894



Wolfeboro Trolley Company - Wolfeboro

Take narrated tours of the Oldest Summer Resort in America on Wolfeboro Trolley Company. See scenic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, beautiful waterfront homes and learn why Wolfeboro is know as “The Jewel of Lake Winnipesaukee.”


60 N. Main St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-1080

http://www.wolfeborotrolley.com/
[email protected]

Wright Museum of WW II - Wolfeboro

Entering its 3rd decade, the Wright Museum of WW II is nationally known for its collection of over 14,000 WWII items and memorabilia representing both the home front and the battlefields. See our 1939-45 Time Tunnel; tanks, weapons and uniforms; and WW II photos, quilts and paintings. Experience the past and be inspired by a nation united. May 1 – Oct 31: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun Noon-4.


PO Box 1212, 77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-1212

http://www.wrightmuseum.org/
[email protected]

Amenities

    Handicap Friendly
    Internet Access
    Meeting Space Available
    Onsite Restaurant
    Open Year Round
    Pet Friendly
    Pool
    Waterfront
Great hotels, Resorts, Cabins, bed and breakfast and camping listings in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire home of Lake Winnipesaukee

STAY

There are so many fabulous places to stay in the Lakes Region!

Fun Lakes Region attractions on and around Lake Winnipesaukee. Amusement parks, spas, boat rentals, museums, music, hiking and more!

PLAY

When you travel to the Lakes Region, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained!

Delicious Lakes Region restaurants, cafes, bistros and diners are ready to serve your family breakfast, lunch and dinner on your vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee.

DINE

You’re sure to find appetizing choices on your getaway.

Tax free shopping at the hundreds of Lakes Region outlets, stores, galleries, markets, farms and gift shops!

SHOP

Tax free shopping and an abundance of commercial and artisan wears!

Lake Winnipesaukee Real estate listing services. Make buying your vacation home in the lakes region easy!

LIVE

Looking to relocate your family to the beautiful NH Lakes Region?

Sign up for updates, deals and FREE information about family vacations in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire