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!

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

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.

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

38 Charles Street
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.

Sandwich Business Group
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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


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 for event listings and tickets.

39 South Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

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.  

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

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

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

183 Lee's Mill Road
Moultonborough, NH 03254

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.

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.

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

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

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.

1053 North Barnstead Road
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.

48 Free Street
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

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.

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”.

PO Box 204
Holderness, NH 03245

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.

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.


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. 

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. 

76 Endicotte St. N.
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

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.

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

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. 

P.O. Box 629
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894

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.


    Handicap Friendly
    Internet Access
    Meeting Space Available
    Onsite Restaurant
    Open Year Round
    Pet Friendly
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