LAKES LOOP (approx. 134 miles)
From the town docks in Meredith on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, turn east on Rt. 25 to Center Harbor and Moultonborough, where you'll turn south on Rt. 109, a windy route that offers frequent glimpses of the "big lake" as it takes you through Wolfeboro (the oldest summer resort in America).
Outside Wolfeboro, Rt. 109 turns east, passing Wentworth State Park, to Sanbornville were you join Rt. 153.
Go north to Conway to join the Multi-Notch Mountain Ride, or to continue the Lakes Loop, follow it south through Union to Farmington and Rt. 11 east in Rochester. In Rochester, turn southwest on Rt. 202A to Northwood, where you'll briefly turn east on Rt. 4 to pick up Rt. 152 south. In Nottingham, pick up Rt. 156 to Raymond where you'll head north on Rt. 107 through Deerfield, Epsom, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Gilmanton and Laconia. Turn onto Rt. 3, which will take you back to Meredith.
Branch River Valley Trail
The Branch River Valley Trail journeys through the small rural towns of Wakefield and Milton. Take in the stately Belknap Range as you wind through woodlands, open pastures and rivers. This byway travels along Routes 16, 125, 153 and other local roads from Milton to Wakefield, including a side trip on Applebee Road to Milton Mills.
Lakes Region Tour
The Lakes Tour circles New Hampshire's largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee and offers grand views, lakeside villages and resort-type activities. The tour takes various turns, but one suggested route is to drive clockwise starting in Alton and head on to Alton Bay, Gilford, Weirs Beach, Meredith, Holderness, Center Harbor and Moultonborough.