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!
Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation - Lincoln
Zipline Canopy Tours & Off Road Adventures. Soar 200′ above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph on over 3 miles of Ziplines, bridges & platforms on 3 different Zipline courses. Fabulous views of the White Mountains and professional guide staff. New-“Thrillsville” aerial adventure park too! Tours run year round.
American Classic Arcade Museum - 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 in the Funspot Bingo Hall. Fun for all ages. Located on the 3rd floor of Funspot Entertainment Supercenter.
Weirs Beach, New Hampshire 03247
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.
Bartlett, NH 03812
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.
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour - Bretton Woods
Nature hike meets thrill ride. Ten high-flying zip lines, 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.
Cannon Mountain - Franconia
Winter: New Hampshire’s winter playground for the whole family. Skiing & snowboarding. Voted best value in the East four years in a row! Summer: New Hampshire’s only 80-passenger aerial tram offering outstanding views and hiking above the timberline in the White Mountain National Forest.
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-November.
Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough
Enjoy truly breathtaking views from this spectacular turn-of-the-century sixteen-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Walk or hike our 45-miles of trails, riding stables open 7 days a week, 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.
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Castleberry Fairs & Festivals - Rochester
Celebrate American-made works by hand. All events offer juried artisans, live musical entertainment, specialty food sampling and craft demonstrations. 5/23, 24, 25: Mill Falls, Meredith 5/9 & 5/10: Town Common, Hampton Falls 6/27 & 6/28: On the Plains, Kingston 7/11 & 7/12: Community House, Alton Bay 8/8 & 8/9: Town Green, Lincoln 9/5, 9/6, 9/7: Community House, Alton Bay 9/19 & 9/20: Town Common, Hampton Falls 9/26 & 9/27: On the Plains, Kingston 10/3 & 10/4: Mill Falls, Meredith 10/10, 10/11, 10/12: Town Green, Lincoln 11/13, 11/14, 11/15: Rockingham Park, Salem
Rochester, NH 03867
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.
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
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
Feet First Watersports - Merrymeeting Lake-New Durham
Learn to waterski, wakeboard, wakesurf, kneeboard or barefoot using the best methods and latest technology. You need nothing more than desire, we provide equipment and instruction. Lessons by appointment. Learn to ski on your first lesson, guaranteed or its FREE!
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.
Plymouth, NH 03264
Funspot - Weirs Beach
Funspot is the Largest Arcade in the World! with a 18 Hole Self-Service Indoor Mini-Golf, over 600 games including Classic Videos & Pinball as well as Prize Games and Kiddie Rides, Bowling, D.A. Long Tavern, Bingo Hall, Restaurant. Monkey Trunks Zip Lines, Group & corporate outings. Free Party Areas. Free Wi-Fi. Perfect thing to do in the Lakes Region on a rainy day or on your family vacation. Jordan’s Ice Cream Funspot is Your Family Entertainment Super Center Since 1952. Open All Year.
Granite State Circus - Weirs Beach
Affordable family circus fun. July 4 – Labor Day Matinee and evening performances under the big top. Fun for all ages. Tickets online and on location.
Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park - Gilford
Gravity….Done Right! Take in amazing views on ZipTour Ziplines, climb in the trees on the largest aerial obstacle course in New England, explore Gunstock on an Off-Road Segway Tour or relax on a scenic lift ride. Come ride our newest addition, the Gunstock Mountain Coaster, opening July 2016
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
Danbury, NH 03230
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.
Joyce Endee Arts & Craft Shows & Festivals - Gilford
Buy American Made!
5/15-16, 8/6-7: Tanger Outlets, Tilton
5/28-29,10/15-16, 12/17-18: North Conway Community Center, North Conway;
7/2-3, 9/3-4: Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford;
7/8-10, 8/12-14:Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro;
11/26-27: Belknap Mall, Belmont;
12/10: Crown Plaza, Nashua
Laconia Harley-Davidson - Meredith
Everything for the Rider and the Ride! Huge selection of new and used bikes, Genuine H-D clothing, riding gear and souvenirs. Hundreds of parts and accessories. Full service department, Rentals and Riding Academy. Your destination for everything Harley-Davidson! Two convenient locations:
Laconia Harley-Davidson 239 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3), Meredith NH 03253 603-279-4526
White Mountain Harley-Davidson 1275 White Mountain Highway (Route 16), North Conway, NH 03860 603-356-7775
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
Laconia Paintball - Weirs Beach
Laconia Paintball has arrived in the Lakes Region! 22 Acres of FUN! Newbies welcome! Three fields of play, perfect for Birthday Parties, Corporate Team play, Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Players 10 years and up. Download waiver at www.laconiapaintball.com Newest paintball field in NH situated in the Lakes Region. Across from FUNSPOT
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.
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
Moultonborough, NH 03254
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
M/S Mount Washington Cruises - Weirs Beach
Cruise Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Narrated scenic cruises from Weirs Beach Daily. Also serving Wolfeboro, Meredith, Alton Bay and Center Harbor. Summer evenings the ship turns into a floating restaurant and nightclub offering buffet dinner and dancing to live music. See schedule on line at cruiseNH.com. Season late May through late October. US Mailboat, Sophie C. and Doris E. also from Weirs Beach. GPS coordinates: N43° 36.445′ – W71° 27.549′
Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zipline Adventure Park - Laconia
Monkey Trunks offers fun for children, adults and families! Monkey Trunks courses feature ziplines, swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more! Our Weirs Beach location alone has 4 ziplines, including one over a pond, as well as a 35-foot-high giant swing, and is open at night to swing under the lights. All three Monkey Trunks locations include a children’s course on a smaller scale for the littlest of monkeys, with platforms no more than 6’ off the ground. The children’s courses include 6-8 challenges with an 80’ zipline at the finish. Reservations are encouraged and can be made anytime online at www.monkeytrunks.com or by phone at (603)367-4427.
Laconia, NH 03246
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.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway - Bretton Woods
Climb aboard the world’s 1st mountain climbing railway for an unforgettable journey to the summit of New England’s highest peak, Mt. Washington! Open year round. Museum, restaurant & gift shop. Visit website for schedule details and advance ticket purchase (recommended).
Bretton Woods, NH 03589
603-278-5404, (800) 922-8825 (outside NH)
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!
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.
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.
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-229-1975 Ticket Sales: 1-800-358-7268
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
Loudon, NH 03307
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!
Concord, NH 03302
OSG Paintball - Center Barnstead
OSG Paintball is New England’s #1 paintball destination! 10 world-class paintball fields across 35 acres. 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.
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
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.
Portland, ME 04101
Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Campton
August 4-7, 2016 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. Past bands include: The Gibson Brothers Lonesome River Band Balsam Range Flatt Lonesome Nothin’ Fancy Jonathan Edwards Zink & Company Crunchy Western Boys NewFound Grass Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing Seth Sawyer Band Washington County Line The Lonely Heartstring Band Hot Mustard CrabGrass Smokey Green Robinson Gospel Sing
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!
Powered Parachute Instruction - Plymouth
Join certified instructor Bill Wallace for an Adventure Flight getting a “birds Eye” view of the Lakes Region. Flight school offers Introductory Flights, Sport, Private and night Flight Training. Will travel to area airports for your family reunion, company gathering, etc. facebook.com/ppc.bwallace
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.
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
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!
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.
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”.
Holderness, NH 03245
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Holderness
Live native animals in trailside enclosures, hands-on interactive exhibits, children’s activity center and playscape, guided pontoon cruises on Squam Lake. * New in 2016: Water Matters Pavilion featuring live mink, turtles, fish, frogs and 18 water-related exhibits. * Naturalist-led lake cruises and programs* Howling Coyote Gift Shop featuring nature-related items. * May 1-Nov 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.)
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.
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.
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jackson, NH 03846
603-466-3326 x 216
Winnipesaukee Belle - Wolfeboro
70-Foot replica turn-of-the-century paddle boat. Morning & Afternoon and evening cruises available call for details. Offered also for private charter, the ‘Belle’ accommodates up to 150 people.
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.
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, Abenaki Ski Area and the Pop Whalen Ice Arena. 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.
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.”
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.